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2018 Chamber Music Festival of the Bluegrass

May 26 - May 27 | $30 - $80

Presented by Hilliard Lyons

*Online sales for the Chamber Music Festival have ended. Please visit the Will Call tent at the Meadow View Barn to purchase tickets day of. 

Spend the weekend with world-acclaimed musicians from New York’s Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Now in its 12th year, the Chamber Music Festival of the Bluegrass is a Central Kentucky cultural destination.

Join CMS Artistic Directors David Finckel and Wu Han and other renowned artists for remarkable performances in  the Meadow View Barn. Chamber music enthusiasts will also enjoy two educational lectures, led by Patrick Castillo, exploring the history of each featured piece of music.

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Become a Patron! The Chamber Music Festival is a signature fundraiser for Shaker Village. Patrons support both the festival and Shaker Village’s nonprofit mission to inspire generations by sharing the legacy of the Kentucky Shakers. Patron benefits include preference in lodging and dining reservations, exclusive events and opportunities to meet the artists.

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EXCLUSIVE PATRONS’ GALA {Friday, May 25}
Cocktails, Private Concert, Dinner To Follow

CONCERT I  {Saturday, May 26 at 11 a.m.}
Meadow View Barn 

SUMMER LUNCHEON FOR SPONSOR + BENEFACTORS {Saturday, May 26 at 12 p.m.}

CONCERT II LECTURE {Saturday, May 26 at 3 p.m.}
West Family Wash House

CONCERT II {Saturday, May 26 at 5 p.m.}
Meadow View Barn 

CONCERT III {Sunday, May 27 at 11 a.m.}
Meadow View Barn

CONCERT II LECTURE {Sunday, May 27 at 3 p.m.}
West Family Wash House

CONCERT IV {Sunday, May 27 at 5 p.m.}
Meadow View Barn 


2018 Artists

JUHO POHJONEN, piano
WU HAN, piano
PAUL HUANG, violin
ERIN KEEFE, violin
MATTHEW LIPMAN, viola
DMITRI ATAPINE, cello
DAVID FINCKEL, cello
RADOVAN VLATKOVIĆ, horn


Arrival Information: Event tickets will not be mailed in advance. Please visit Will Call to receive your tickets onsite. All tickets are general admission seating, and venues will be opened for seating 30 minutes prior to performances.

All concerts check-in at the Meadow View Barn.

Directions to the Meadow View Barn: After turning into Shaker Village from US-68, turn left at the three-way stop by the yellow guard shack, then turn right into the third bay of the parking lot. At the end of the parking lot, turn left up a small slope, then make a hard left onto the gravel turnpike. Continue ¼ of a mile, then turn right toward the Meadow View Barn. Parking is available in the field to the southwest of the barn.

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