2019 Season


Tickets: VIP $45 / Adults $35 / Seniors $25 / Students $5 / 18 and under are free
*VIP tickets guarantee reserved seating in the front portion of the Lodge. All other seating is General Admission.


July 08, 2019

Musicians of the NYC Ballet Orchestra

with Elizabeth Pitcairn


Glen Inanga, piano

Arturo Delmoni, Concertmaster

Michael Roth, viola

Sarah Hewitt-Roth, cello

Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828) - Impromptu for piano in C minor Op. 90, No. 1


J.S. Bach (1685 - 1750) - Double Concerto for Two Violins and Orchestra

     I. Vivace

     II. Largo, ma non tanto

     III. Allegro

               Featuring the LMC Faculty String Orchestra


Robert Schumann (1810-1856) - Piano Quintet in E-flat Major Op. 44

     I. Allegro brillante

     II. In modo d'una marcia. Un poco largamente

     III. Scherzo: Molto vivace

     IV. Allegro ma non troppo

President and Artistic Director Elizabeth Pitcairn is joined by musicians of the NYC Ballet Orchestra and LMC alum pianist Glen Inanga.

July 22, 2019

Legacy Concert

​Toby Blumenthal & Elizabeth Pitcairn with guest cellist Hai Zheng Olefsky



Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827) - Seven Variations in E-flat Major for cello and piano
(on the aria Bei Männern welche Liebe fühlen from Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute)

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827) -  Violin Sonata No. 5, Op. 24 “Spring”

     I. Allegro

     II. Adagio molto espressivo

     III. Scherzo: Allegro molto

     IV. Rondo: Allegro ma non troppo

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827) - Piano Trio in B-flat Major Op. 97 “Archduke” 

     I. Allegro moderato

     II. Scherzo

     III. Andante cantabile ma però con moto. Poco piu adagio

     IV. Allegro moderato - Presto

LMC Founder and Steinway Artist Toby Blumenthal returns to center-stage with Elizabeth Pitcairn and Hai Zheng Olefsky.

July 29, 2019

Chris Brubeck's Triple Play Returns



Chris Brubeck - electric fretless bass, piano, bass trombone and vocals

Joel Brown- acoustic guitar and vocals

Peter Madcat Ruth- harmonicas, jaw harps, ukulele and vocals

Paul Desmond (arr. Chris Brubeck) - Take Five 

Dave Brubeck (arr. Russell Gloyd) - Koto Song

Chris Brubeck/J.S. Bach - Variations on Themes by Bach

Dave Brubeck (arr. by Chris Brubeck) - Blue Rondo a la Turk

and more!

Performing out on our outdoor Shed Stage, Triple Play returns to LMC for an exciting program featuring our students in the Luzerne Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Stephen Czarkowski. Covered seating available, as well as spaces on the lawn. Following the program, VIP ticket holders are invited to attend a “Meet and Greet” reception with the performers.

August 12, 2019

Fabulous Philadelphians

​with Elizabeth Pitcairn

This performance is dedicated to the memory of LMC’s dear friend, Philadelphia Orchestra musician Luis Biava.


Paul Roby, violin

William Polk, violin

Che-Hung Chen, viola

Kerri Ryan, viola

Priscilla Lee, cello

Hai-Ye Ni, cello

Nathaniel West, bass

W.A. Mozart (1756 - 1791) - String Quintet No. 4 in G minor, K. 516

     I. Allegro

     II. Menuetto: Allegretto

     III. Adagio ma non troppo

     IV. Adagio - Allegro

Antonín Dvorák (1841 - 1904) - String Quintet No. 2, Op. 77

     I. Allegro con fuoco

     II. Scherzo. Allegro vivace

     III. Poco andante

     IV. Finale. Allegro assai

Our summer finale concert of our 39th season continues the annual tradition of Philadelphia Orchestra musicians performing at Luzerne Music Center with its Artistic Directors. Following the program, VIP ticket holders are invited to attend the “Meet and Greet” open bar reception with the performers.

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Tickets: Adults $15 / Students $5 / 18 and under are free

Featuring programs curated and performed by the renowned LMC faculty. Each concert incorporates music from all periods, including LMC’s composers-in-residence Jacob Walsh and Matthew Recio!

June 21, 2019

Faculty Artist Concert #1

7:30 PM

Michael Kamen (1948-2003) - Quintet

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) Arr. Robert Richmond -  Piano Concerto in G Major

  I. Allegramente


Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) - Two Eyeglasses Obligato, WoO 32


Jake Gunnar Walsh (b. 1993) - Mango & Tango for woodwind quintet


W.A. Mozart (1756-1791) - Piano Quartet in G minor, K. 478

  I. Allegro


Darius Milhaud (1892-1974) - Sonata for 2 violins and piano, Op. 15

  I. Anime

  II. Modere  


Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904) - String Quintet No. 2, Op. 77

  I. Allegro con fuoco

June 28, 2019

Faculty Artist Concert #2

7:30 PM

Ingolf Dahl (1912-1970) - Music for Brass Instruments                     

  I. Choral Fantasy on “Christ Lay on the Bonds of Death”


Joseph Jongen (1873-1953) - Trio for violin, viola, and piano, Op. 30

  I. Prélude


Lukas Foss (1922-2009) - 3 American Pieces

  I. Early Song  ​

Jake Gunnar Walsh (b. 1993) - Reaching Turiya for oboe, string trio, and narrator​

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) - String Quintet B flat Major No. 2, Op. 87

  I. Allegro vivace

Paul Hindemith (1895-1963) - Kleine Kammermusik No. 2, Op. 24

  I. Lustig. Mäßig schnell Viertel

  II. Walzer. Durchweg sehr leise

  III. Ruhig und einfach

  IV. Schnelle Viertel

  V. Sehr lebhaft​

Robert Schumann (1810-1856) - Piano Quintet in E flat Major, Op. 44

  I. Allegro Brillante

July 05, 2019

Faculty Artist Concert #3

7:30 PM

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) - London Trio No. 1

  II. Andante

  III. Finale: Vivace

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) - Horn Trio in E♭ Major, Op. 40

  II. Scherzo, Allegro

Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904) - String Quintet No. 2, Op. 77

  II. Scherzo, Allegro vivace


John Psathas (b. 1966) - Fragments


John Adams (b. 1947) - Road Movies  

  I. Relaxed Groove


Jake Gunnar Walsh (1993) - Flicker for clarinet and string quartet


Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) - Septet for winds and strings

  I. Adagio – Allegro con brio

July 19, 2019

Faculty Artist Concert #4

7:30 PM

Robert Lamm (b. 1944) Arr. Mike Zion - 25 to 6 to 4​


Matthew Recio (b. 1991) - Venus for string quartet

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) - Clarinet Trio in A minor, Op. 114

  I. Allegro

Amy Beach (1867-1944) - Piano Quintet in F# minor, Op. 67

  II. Adagio espressivo​

Francis Poulenc (1899-1963) - Trio for oboe, bassoon, and piano

  I. Presto

  II. Andante

  III. Presto

Pablo de Sarasate (1844-1908) - Navarra for two violins and piano, Op. 33

Max Bruch (1838-1920) - Acht Stücke for clarinet, viola, and piano, Op. 83

  V. Rumänische Melodie: Andante

Erno von Dohnányi (1877-1960) - Piano Quintet in C minor No. 1, Op. 1

  I. Allegro

July 26, 2019

Faculty Artist Concert #5

7:30 PM

Kerry Livgren (b. 1949) Arr. Mike Zion - Carry On My Wayward Son


Matthew Recio (b. 1991) - Catch me if you can

  *World Premiere*


Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904) -String Quintet No. 2, Op. 77

  III. Poco andante


David Lang (b. 1957) - These Broken Wings

  Part 3

Andrian Pervazov (b. 1963) - /dev/jam for trombone and harp


Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) - Quintet in E♭ Major, Op. 16

  III. Rondo: Allegro ma non troppo


Nicholas Walker (b. 1972) - Zugzwang - Eight Duos

  VII. Geborgenheit - The Perfect Combination of Cozy, Warm, Safe, & Comfortable

  VIII. Luftschloss - An Unrealistic Dream - an "Air Castle”


Pyotr Iliyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) - Souvenir de Florence

  I. Allegro con spirit

August 02, 2019

Faculty Artist Concert #6

7:30 PM

Freddie Mercury (1946-1991) Arr. Leonard - Bohemian Rhapsody


Matthew Recio (b. 1991) - Communications for clarinet in B♭ and cello

  * World Premiere*

Robert Paterson (b. 1970) - Embracing the Wind for flute, viola, and harp


Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) - L’Histoire du Soldat (The Soldier’s Tale)

  The Triumphant Dance of the Devil

  Three Dances


Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel (1805-1847) - Three Pieces for piano, four hands

  No. 2 Allegro molto


Péter Tóth (b. 1965) - Apocryphal Sonata

  *American Premiere*

Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805) - String Quintet in E Major No. 5, Op. 11

  IV. Rondeau andante sotto voce

Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904) - String Quintet No. 2, Op. 77

  IV. Finale. Allegro assai

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Student programs are family friendly and free! Please review our on- and off-campus listings below.

On-Campus Performances (203 Lake Tour Road, Lake Luzerne)

Student Showcases

​Indoor Lodge

Saturday, June 22 – 7:30pm (Solo Showcase)

Friday, June 28 – 3:30pm (Chamber Showcase)

Saturday, July 6 – 7:30pm (Solo Showcase)

Thursday, July 11 – 7:00pm (Chamber Showcase)

Saturday, July 20 – 7:30pm (Solo Showcase)

Saturday, July 27 – 7:00pm (Chamber Showcase)

Sunday, August 4 – 1:30pm (Solo Showcase)

Saturday, August 10 – 7:00pm (Chamber Showcase)

Piano Prelude

Indoor Lodge

Sunday, June 23 – 1:30pm

Saturday, June 29 – 1:30pm

Sunday, July 7 – 1:30pm

Friday, July 12 – 1:30pm

Sunday, July 21 – 1:30pm

Sunday, July 28 – 1:30pm

Sunday, August 4 – 1:30pm

Sunday, August 11 – 1:30pm

Luzerne Symphony and Ensembles

Outdoor Shed Stage

Sunday, June 23 – 1:30pm

Saturday, June 29 – 1:30pm

Sunday, July 7 – 1:30pm

Friday, July 12 – 1:30pm

Sunday, July 21 – 1:30pm

Sunday, July 28 – 1:30pm

Saturday, August 3 – 3:00pm

Sunday, August 11 – 1:30pm

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Off-Campus Performances

Lake Luzerne Local Performances

Free and open to the public

Move it For the Music 5K

Saturday, July 6 - 8am

Town of Lake Luzerne Pavilion Park

Tuesday, July 30 - 6:00pm

SPAC Young Artist Series

Only SPAC ticket holders permitted access to gazebo stage.

Wednesday, July 31 - 7:00pm

Wednesday, August 7 -  7:00pm

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