Chamber Music on the Mountain Festival returns this month

Courtesy of Mount Sequoyah Center

A new multi-day, multi-venue classical music festival that started last year will return to NWA this month.

The second Chamber Music Festival on the Mountain will kick off with its first public performance on Wednesday, July 20 at the Fayetteville Public Library, followed by additional performances featuring talented local and regional musicians from across the region throughout July. .

The idea behind the festival, according to the website, is to make classical music accessible to the community through community outreach programs, performances in casual settings and affordable tickets.

The launch performance at the Fayetteville Public Library will feature CMM Musicians and FJC Nonet, and the “program is filled with jazz-influenced classical chamber music repertoire, as well as classically-inspired jazz repertoire.” The show is free and open to the public. A second performance by the same group of musicians will take place on July 21 at Thaden School.

After that, a host of events are scheduled at venues in the area, including fun music with a touch of Latin American music on July 22 at the Mount Sequoyah Dining Hall, a program of the Concerto for Recorder and Flute by Telemann, the Quintet for Clarinet by Weber and a Jazzy Piano Quintet by Zwilich at Miller Lodge in Mount Sequoyah on July 24 and more.

The events included in the festival range from free to around $20, and a full pass for all paid events is available for $100.

A full schedule of events for this year’s festival and more event information can be found at chamber music on the


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