Crescent City Chamber Music Festival 2021 – Free public concert n ° 1
Free Public Concert No.1 Thursday September 30, 2021 Felicity Church Opening Night Gala BYOB Jason Vieaux, Guitar and the Escher Quartet 6:30 p.m. Doors Open 7:30 p.m. Concert The Crescent City Chamber Music Festival (CCMF) will commemorate its sixth anniversary with seven free public concerts at venues New Orleans from September 30 to October 10, 2021. This year’s festival is themed “(Over) come Together” and will bring together 21 world-class chamber artists as well as prominent classical musicians from New Orleans. Orleans. Music lovers will be treated to performances by Grammy-winner and elite classical guitarist Jason Vieaux, described by NPR as “perhaps the most precise and moving classical guitarist of his generation.” In a different twist for the festival, the October 5 concert at the Center for the Performing Arts at the University of New Orleans will feature all the local classical musicians. This year’s festival will host the Escher String Quartet in Residence, an American string quartet based in New York City, where they perform at the Chamber Music Society at Lincoln Center. And as always, the festival will once again feature the famous Manhattan Chamber Players, a collective of New York musicians who have delivered compelling performances of the most moving pieces the chamber repertoire has to offer year after year at CCCMF. Festival director and New Orleans native Luke Fleming made Crescent City his permanent home, returning from New York during the pandemic. He is now part of the faculty of the School of the Arts at the University of New Orleans. “I am delighted to be back home in the city I love, teaching music and also working to develop the Crescent City Chamber Music Festival here in New Orleans,” Fleming said. He continues to perform around the world with some of the most talented musicians in the world, many of whom volunteer at CCCMF. Community outreach is an important part of the festival’s mission. Since its inception, the festival’s musicians have performed privately for the public at nursing homes, hospitals, schools, homeless shelters and other aid organizations across the Greater Greater Montreal area. New Orleans. “It’s important to the festival’s mission that we continue to make our community outreach and our free performances accessible to people from all walks of life,” said Fleming. “We will, of course, follow any COVID-19 protocols in place at that time. Join some of the world’s most talented classical musicians for performances filled with deeply moving musical masterpieces performed in magnificent magnificent acoustic halls.