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World-Class Faculty & Aspiring Virtuoso’s Return for Musical Collaboration, Instruction, and Performances During Week of August 11-15 


August 4, 2014, Lake Placid, NY– The Lake Placid Institute for the Arts & Humanities launches the 10th Annual Chamber Music Seminar for Adults during the week of August 11-15, hosting a group of chamber music enthusiasts who come together to play and study the great chamber music literature under the tutelage of a highly accomplished and prize-winning faculty. The faculty concert will be held at 6:00 P.M. on August 13 in the Northwoods Inn Cabin Grill. This one-hour program features the six faculty members performing a mix of chamber music and solos, including works by Mozart, Beethoven, Dvorak, Bartok and Bach. The week culminates with two informal performances given by the students who have come to Lake Placid from all over the country, on Friday, August 15 at the Northwoods Inn Cabin Grill at 2:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M.  The evening performance will last into the evening, and will be a festive setting with a cash bar.  There is a suggested donation of $20 toward the Lake Placid Institute for the faculty concert; the student performances are free to the community, though donations to the Institute are always welcome.


The Seminar is held at the Lake Placid High School where participants—all string players and pianists– meet for six to eight hours daily honing their chamber music skills through intensive rehearsals and coaching sessions. “It’s our love for chamber music that brings us together, but it’s also the lure of Lake Placid and its breathtaking beauty, the warmth of the people, the lovely hospitality of the Northwoods Inn and the Lake Placid High School,” said Artistic Director Linda Rosenthal.  “We are very grateful for the invaluable support and encouragement of the Lake Placid Institute to bring our faculty and participants back year after year. I can’t imagine a more exhilarating or inspiring setting for this Seminar.”       

 “We are honored to have such accomplished talent convene here each summer,” said Charles Noth, Chairman of the Lake Placid Institute.  “This annual ensemble reinforces our area’s rich heritage as a destination for artists and musicians to create and perform for a sophisticated audience – in the Adirondacks!” Faculty participants include Ms. Rosenthal who is a solo violinist, violinist Kathleen Butler-Hopkins, pianist Steven Heyman, violinist/violists Laura Klugherz and Andrew Knebel, and cellist Jeffrey Solow.


ABOUT THE LAKE PLACID INSTITUTE FOR THE ARTS & HUMANITIES The Lake Placid Institute for the Arts & Humanities (LPI) is committed to fostering opportunities for learning, sharing, and celebrating the Adirondacks’ rich creative heritage through high quality, innovative educational and cultural programs.  The Institute is also a platform for artists, leaders, and thought leaders to present their work and share their ideas, while also providing residents, visitors, and students of all ages with the opportunity for cultural and intellectual enrichment.  Programs include the Adirondack Roundtable, the Great Adirondack Poetry Contest, the Chamber Music Seminar, a 24 Hour photo contest, and an annual trip to the Broadway theatre in Manhattan.  The institute partners with regional and national arts organizations, and is always open to new ideas and partnerships for presenting impactful programming to the area.