Dear Friends,

With great anticipation and pride we welcome you to the 7th edition of the North Shore Chamber Music Festival! This season will bring the new heights of music making, extraordinary ensembles and star musicians that will inspire, elevate and entertain – truly a season not to be missed!

NSCMF welcomes for the first time the extraordinary Escher String Quartet, ensemble in residence of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the winner of the Avery Fisher Career Grant. Known for our original programming, we present Stravinsky’s blockbuster The Soldier’s Tale (Histoire du Soldat) in a rendition by an “all-star band”! Principal players of the Chicago Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, the legendary Canadian Brass, our Artistic Director violinist Vadim Gluzman and Festival’s favorite clarinetist Ilya Shterenberg are joined by Maestro David Danzmayr, Henry Fogel as a narrator, and actor Ray Frewen, acclaimed for his roles in Chicago Fire and Prison Break.

Exploring the two sides of Johannes Brahms’ artistry is the program called Brahms – the philosopher, the gypsy. The glorious Clarinet Quintet, the exhilarating G minor Piano Quartet, and festival’s first commission of a new piece – pianist and composer Adam Neiman will present his “Homage to Brahms”. A dream team is assembled for this performance – pianists Adam Neiman and Angel Yoffe, Escher Quartet, violist Paul Neubauer, Vadim Gluzman, and Ilya Shterenberg. Not to be missed is the Nachspiel Special – back by popular demand are Paul Neubauer and his Gypsy Band!

NSCMF is proud to welcome one of the foremost chamber orchestras in the United States – the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra from Columbus, OH in Mostly Mozart Gala. Under the leadership of its charismatic Music Director, the Austrian Conductor David Danzmayr, ProMusica will present Mozart’s extraordinary Symphony No. 29 and will join forces with Vadim Gluzman and Paul Neubauer in performance of the eternal Sinfonia Concertante.

Our outreach and educational initiatives – Arkady Fomin Scholarship Fund, Creative Learning Program at the Betty Haag Academy of Music support the students of all ages and ability levels through masterclasses, workshops and performing opportunities. Recipients of our scholarships from the US, Germany, Russia and South Korea, are proving their talents on national and international stage, winning important international competitions and appearing in recitals and orchestras around the world.
To find out more details about the Festival, artists, events, purchase tickets, or make a tax deductible contribution please continue exploring our website, or contact us by email or phone 847 370 3984.

We look forward to welcoming you in June! Come and join our family: 

North Shore Chamber Music Festival – the music makers!

Yours truly,

Vadim Gluzman
Artistic Director

Angela Yoffe
Executive Director