Shaker Village hosting Chamber Music Festival

Published 4:45 pm Thursday, May 23, 2024

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill is pleased to welcome  back the world-renowned musicians from New York’s Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center  (CMS) for the 16th annual Chamber Music Festival of the Bluegrass, presented by Baird Private  Wealth Management and Baird Trust. The festival will feature four performances throughout Memorial Day weekend, May 24-26.

CMS Artistic Directors David Finckel and Wu Han will present the performances in Shaker  Village’s Meadow View Barn overlooking picturesque pastures and rolling hills of Kentucky  bluegrass. In addition to performing themselves, Finckel and Wu Han will be joined by six exceptional artists, several of whom are excited to be making return appearances at the  festival.

Chamber music fans will also enjoy two educational lectures in the 1820 Meeting House given  by retired principal flutist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra Michael Parloff. The lectures are open to all ticket holders and will explore the history of pieces performed during the festival.  Works presented this festival season include pieces from familiar composers including Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy and Schubert. Complete music selections and artists for each  concert can be viewed online at

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Ticketing for the event is offered at two levels: General Admission and Event Patrons. General  Admission tickets begin at $50 per person and include daily admission into Shaker Village.  Patron ticket holders will enjoy a private preview concert, private dining with the musicians and  reserved seating at each concert. Patron tickets begin at $1,250 per person.

Lodging and dining reservations are available during the festival. Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill is in Harrodsburg. To plan your visit to Shaker Village of Pleasant  Hill, or to learn more, visit or call 859.734.5411.


The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS) is one of eleven constituents of the largest  performing arts complex in the world, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Through its many  performance, education, recording, digital, and broadcast activities, CMS brings the experience  of great chamber music to more people than any other organization of its kind with a full

season in New York, as well as national and international tours. Under the artistic leadership of  David Finckel and Wu Han, CMS presents a wide variety of concert series and educational  events for listeners of all ages, appealing to both connoisseurs and newcomers. The performing  artists constitute a revolving multi-generational and international roster of the world’s best  chamber musicians, enabling CMS to present chamber music of every instrumentation, style,  and historical period.

The performances will be in Shaker Village’s Meadow View Barn.