Chamber Music Festival of the Bluegrass

Experience the magic

For 10 years, Shaker Village has partnered with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center to present The Chamber Music Festival of the Bluegrass. The acclaimed Festival has become a Central Kentucky cultural destination, bringing world-renowned musicians to a restored tobacco barn.

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From the Artistic Director…

“With the sun’s warm rays raking the pasture to my left, I watch two men–one from France carrying a violin, and one from New York carrying a viola–ascend the side staircase to perform the first concert of Chamber Music Festival of the Bluegrass. I can’t believe I sat here exactly 10 years ago and did the same thing: yes, this is the 10th anniversary season of a now-historic partnership between Shaker Village and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center…” read more

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Bring New York’s best musicians to Kentucky’s most iconic destination by becoming a Festival Patron. Exclusive Patron events include private performances, spectacular dining and reserved seating. Follow the link below or email for Patron information.

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Buy the CD

The Simple Gifts: The Chamber Music Society at Shaker Village CD recording captures a historic moment in American history–the first performance of Aaron Copland’s landmark ballet score Appalachian Spring in the heart of an authentic Shaker Village.

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Spend the weekend with world-acclaimed musicians from New York’s Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Now in its 11th year, the Chamber Music Festival of the Bluegrass is a Central Kentucky cultural destination. Join CMS Artistic Directors David Finckel and Wu Han for remarkable performances in the Meeting House and the Meadow View Barn.

Please consider purchasing tickets early! Venue seating is limited.

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