ChamberFest Brown County to feature week of music

Classical music takes centerstage at various venues Sunday through Aug. 20 at the annual ChamberFest Brown County in Nashville.

The event features world-class artists performing in a variety of styles and configurations.

“Music has the power to make us smile and move us to tears,” said Andreas Ioannides, ChamberFest artistic director. “It can transport us back in time, or inspire us to dance in the moment. For all our happiest days, and our saddest, there is music.”

Organizers say they are honored to be hosting, among others, the Lincoln String Quartet, comprised of members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra including its principal cellist John Sharp; baroque violinist and Avery Fisher career grant-winner Rachell Wong; and Indiana University Jacobs School of Music professors Mark Kaplan, violin, and Peter Stumpf, cello.

Plus, performers such as Elisabeth Pridonoff, internationally known as a pianist, will be featured. She was was on the faculty of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music for more than three decades. She has also given performances and master classes all over the world and has adjudicated prestigious competitions.

“There is no greater pleasure than sharing music with colleagues,” Pridonoff said. “I am honred to be invited to perform.”

ChamberFest provides the opportunity for people to attend concerts, lectures, and interdisciplinary events through a collaboration with educational and civic organizations in Brown County. We seek to inspire audiences in rural Indiana through classical music performance and education of the highest caliber.

Admission is free for all performances at the Nashville United Methodist Church, Brown County Presbyterian Fellowship, and St Agnes Catholic Church. Donations are accepted. If you wish to ensure your seat, you may reserve it for a fee of $20.

Tickets for the Lincoln String Quartet performance on August 20 at the Brown County Playhouse are available for purchase. Information: chamberfestbrowncounty.com/tickets.