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KU Summer Chamber Music Festival Slated for July 1-8

May 24, 2017

KUTZTOWN, Pa. - The Kutztown University Summer Chamber Music Festival will be held Saturday, July 1 - Saturday, July 8.  Participants and faculty will perform free concerts each evening, July 2 - 7 and a closing concert on July 8 at 2 p.m. 

The festival will offer one week of intensive study to ambitious high school and college age musicians, including daily private lessons and chamber music coaching. It is open to piano, strings, winds and percussion with faculty from Kutztown University, the Manhattan School of Music, the New York City Ballet Orchestra and other prestigious institutions.

Founded in 2010 by Dr. Maria Asteriadou, the KU Summer Chamber Music Festival features an intensive and comprehensive approach to learning the core chamber music repertoire for strings, piano, percussion and winds.  Talented students from around the world join forces for one week for a fully immersive musical experience, working with the festival's renowned roster of devoted musicians and pedagogues.  For more information visit 

2017 Concert Schedule  

Sunday, July 2, 7:30 p.m.

Schaeffer Auditorium

Opening Night

Works by...

Festival faculty will perform beloved chamber works from all eras.  

Monday, July 3, 7:30 p.m.

Georgian Room, Old Main

The Great Romantics

Festival faculty and students will perform some of the most celebrated works from the Romantic era.  

Tuesday, July 4, 7:30 p.m.

Schaeffer Auditorium

American Fireworks

Students and faculty will showcase American favorites.  

Wednesday, July 5, 7 p.m.

Kutztown Park Band Shell, 440 East Main Street

Music without Borders

A potpourri of classical and popular favorites performed by faculty and festival participants.  

Thursday, July 6, 7:30 p.m.

Schaeffer Auditorium

The essence of the piano

A variety of works for piano(s) performed by festival participants.  

Friday, July 7, 7:30 p.m.

Schaeffer Auditorium

The Edge of Expression

Performed by festival participants.  

Saturday, July 8, 2 p.m.

Schaeffer Auditorium

Passion and Precision

Performed by festival participants.