Special Events:

Friday, June 13 — 7:00 p.m.
Ludwig van Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Coronation Mass

Sabrina Laney Warren, soprano; Sarah

Kennedy, mezzo-soprano; Zachary Vanderburg, tenor; Jared Levin, baritone

Blue Lake International Choir, Alumni Choir, and International Youth Symphony Orchestra

Michael Klaue, conductor

Stewart Music Shell

Friday, June 27 — 7:30 p.m.
Guest Recital:
Edisher Savitski, piano
with Walter Verdehr, violin
Stewart Music Shell

Saturday, July 12 — 8:00 p.m.
Grand Rapids Symphony
David Lockington, conductor
Blodgett Recital Hall
Benefit concert for Blue Lake Public Radio.
Call 231-894-2616 for more information.

Saturday, August 2 — 8:00 p.m.
Blue Lake Alumni Day concert:
Ludwig van Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony

Sabrina Laney Warren, soprano; Sarah

Kennedy, mezzo-soprano; Zachary Vanderburg, tenor; Jared Levin, baritone

Blue Lake International Choir, Alumni Choir, and International Youth Symphony Orchestra

Michael Klaue, conductor

Friday, August 8, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 9, 7:30 p.m.
The Blue Lake Monster:

An Evening of Classic Big Band Jazz

Bill McFarlin, director

Edie Evans Hyde, featured vocalist

Stewart Music Shell

Benefit concert for Blue Lake Public Radio.

Call 231-894-2616 for more information.

2014 BLUE LAKE SUMMER ARTS FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

As a part of the 2014 Summer Arts Festival, Blue Lake’s Opera Department, under the artistic leadership of Dr. James Niblock, will present Engelbert Humperdink’s Hansel and Gretel for the camp community. First performed in Weimar, Germany in 1893, this well loved fairy tale opera will serve as an introduction to opera as a synthesis of the arts for our campers. Select seats are reserved for public: For Opera ticket information, call (231) 894-1966 ext. 207.

Throughout the Summer Arts Festival, Blue Lake offers more than 175 performances to our public and camper audiences with select concerts broadcast live on Blue Lake Public Radio – WBLV 90.3 (Muskegon, MI), and WBLU 88.9 (Grand Rapids, MI), and online at bluelake.org. For a complete schedule of public events, call 800-221-3796 or visit bluelake.org.

SEASON HIGHLIGHTS

Friday, June 13 — 7:00 p.m.
Ludwig van Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Coronation Mass
Sabrina Laney Warren, soprano; Sarah Kennedy, mezzo-soprano; Zachary Vanderburg, tenor; Jared Levin, baritone
Blue Lake International Choir, Alumni Choir, and International Youth Symphony Orchestra
Michael Klaue, conductor
Stewart Music Shell

Session 1

Friday, June 27 – 7:30 p.m.
The Blue Lake Opera Department, Dr. James Niblock, Artistic Director, presents an abridged version for students of Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel by the professional singers and instrumentalists of the Blue Lake Faculty. Sung in English with supertitles.
Miller Theater
Admission $20.  Seating is limited.
Call 231-894-1966 to reserve tickets.

Friday, June 27 — 7:30 p.m.
Guest Recital:
Edisher Savitski, piano
with Walter Verdehr, violin
Stewart Music Shell
Admission:  $5

Saturday, June 28 — 7:30 p.m.
Faculty Showcase
Stewart Music Shell
Admission:  $5

Sunday, June 29 — 7:30 p.m.
Walter Verdehr and Friends Recital I:
Walter Verdehr, violin
With: Igor Kalnin, violin; Roman Kosarev, viola
Carl Donakowski and Tanya Ell, cello
Ken Beachler, speaker
Rose Theater
Admission:  $5

Sunday, June 29 — 7:30 p.m.
Festival Band
Wesley Broadnax, conductor
Stewart Music Shell
Admission:  $5

Monday, June 30 — 7:30 p.m.
Rita Linard and Rene Miska, flute
Marie Blair, piano
Blodgett Recital Hall
Admission:  $5

Wednesday, July 2 — 7:30 p.m.
Amber Liao, piano
Blodgett Recital Hall
Admission:  $5

Thursday, July 3 — 7:30 p.m.
Logan Place, trumpet, and Dan Pate, percussion
Blodgett Recital Hall
Admission:  $5

Thursday, July 3 — 7:30 p.m.
St. Stephan’s Orchestra from Augsburg, Germany
Stewart Music Shell
Free of charge

Friday, July 4 — 7:15 p.m.
Staff Band
Wesley Broadnax, conductor
Stewart Music Shell
Admission:  $5

Saturday, July 5 — 7:30 p.m.
Festival Orchestra
Raphael Jiménez, conductor
Walter Verdehr, violin
Premiere of Violin Concerto by Dr. James Niblock
Stewart Music Shell
Admission:  $5

 

Session 2

Friday, July 11 – 7:30 p.m.
The Blue Lake Opera Department, Dr. James Niblock, Artistic Director, presents an abridged version for students of Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel by the professional singers and instrumentalists of the Blue Lake Faculty. Sung in English with supertitles.
Miller Theater
Admission $20.  Seating is limited.
Call 231-894-1966 to reserve tickets.

Friday, July 11 — 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 12 — 7:30 p.m.
Faculty Showcase
Stewart Music Shell
Admission:  $5

Saturday, July 12 — 8:00 p.m.
Grand Rapids Symphony
David Lockington, conductor
Blodgett Recital Hall
Benefit concert for Blue Lake Public Radio.
Call 231-894-2616 for more information.

Sunday, July 13 — 7:30 p.m.
Festival Band
Myron Welch, conductor
Premiere of by blue lake, listening, dreaming by Dr. Timothy Mahr
 Stewart Music Shell
Admission:  $5

Sunday, July 13 — 7:30 p.m.
Walter Verdehr and Friends Recital II:
Walter Verdehr, violin
With:  Stephan Picard and Fangye Sun, violin
Daniel Tressel, cello; Chen-Yu Huang, harp
Ken Beachler, speaker
Rose Theater
Admission:  $5

Sunday, July 13 — 7:30 p.m.
Tookula Choir from Minden, Germany
Miller Theater
Free of charge

Monday, July 14 — 7:15 p.m.
Marie Blair, piano
Blodgett Recital Hall
Admission:  $5

Tuesday, July 15 — 7:30 p.m.
Jonathan Sokasits, piano
Blodgett Recital Hall
Admission:  $5

Wednesday, July 16 — 7:30 p.m.
International Jazz Ensemble
Glenn Williams, conductor
Stewart Music Shell
Free of charge

Wednesday, July 16 — 7:30 p.m.
International Jazz Orchestra
Tim Froncek, conductor
Bartlett Shell
Free of charge

Wednesday, July 16 — 7:30 p.m.
International Ballet Ensemble
Cory Goei and Eve Schulte, Co-Artistic Directors
Miller Theater
Free of charge

Wednesday, July 16 — 7:30 p.m.
Fire Brigade Band from Kropp, Germany
Blodgett Recital Hall

Thursday, July 17 — 7:15 p.m.
Staff Band
Myron Welch, conductor
John Roseboom, guest conductor
Stewart Music Shell
Admission:  $5

Friday, July 18 — 7:30 p.m.
Ian Davidson, oboe
Blodgett Recital Hall
Admission:  $5

Friday, July 18 — 7:30 p.m.
International Northern Winds
John Heath, conductor
Stewart Music Shell
Free of charge

Friday, July 18 — 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 19 — 7:30 p.m.
Blue Lake Dance Ensemble
Miller Theater
Free of charge

Saturday, July 19 — 7:30 p.m.
Festival Orchestra
Myron Welch, conductor
Ramon Kosarev, viola
Stewart Music Shell
Admission:  $5

 

Session 3

Friday, July 25 – 7:30 p.m.
The Blue Lake Opera Department, Dr. James Niblock, Artistic Director, presents an abridged version for students of Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel by the professional singers and instrumentalists of the Blue Lake Faculty. Sung in English with supertitles.
Miller Theater
Admission $20.  Seating is limited.
Call 231-894-1966 to reserve tickets.

Friday, July 25 — 7:30 p.m.
International Youth Symphony Orchestra
Michael Klaue, conductor
Stewart Music Shell
Free of charge

Saturday, July 26 — 7:30 p.m.
International Southern Winds
William Monroe, conductor
Stewart Music Shell
Free of charge

Sunday, July 27 — 7:30 p.m.
Festival Band
Donald Flickinger, conductor
Stewart Music Shell
Admission:  $5

Sunday, July 27 — 7:30 p.m.
Igor Kalnin, violin
Rochelle Sennet, piano
Blodgett Recital Hall
Admission:  $5

Monday, July 28 — 7:30 p.m.
Susan Ruggiero, soprano; Danilo Mezzadri, flute; Yoo-Jung Kim, piano
Blodgett Recital Hall
Admission:  $5

Tuesday, July 29 — 7:30 p.m.
Lindsey Jacob, composer
Blodgett Recital Hall
Admission:  $5

Tuesday, July 29 — 2:30 p.m.
St. Bonaventura Orchestra and Choir from Dillingen, Germany
Bartlett Shell
Free of charge

Wednesday, July 30 — 7:30 p.m.
Susan Hayes, flute, and Jim Jeter, bassoon
With:  Phillip O. Paglialonga, clarinet; Chen-Yu Huang, harp; and Wan-Chin Chang, piano
Blodgett Recital Hall
Admission:  $5

Thursday, July 31 — 7:15 p.m.
Staff Band
Donald Flickinger, conductor
Stewart Music Shell
Admission:  $5

Friday, August 1
International Choir
Kelli Falls, conductor
Stewart Music Shell
Free of charge

Friday, August 1 – 7:30 p.m.
Lois Geertz, violin, and Evelyn Dias, piano
Blodgett Recital Hall
Admission:  $5

Friday, August 1 — 7:30 p.m.
Blue Lake Brass Faculty
Rose Theater
Admission:  $5

Saturday, August 2 — 7:30 p.m.
Blue Lake Alumni Day concert:
Ludwig van Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony
Sabrina Laney Warren, soprano; Sarah Kennedy, mezzo-soprano; Zachary Vanderburg, tenor; Jared Levin, baritone
Blue Lake International Choir, Alumni Choir, Staff Choir, and Blue Lake Festival Orchestra
Michael Klaue, conductor
Free of charge

 

Session 4

Friday, August 8 – 7:30 p.m.
The Blue Lake Opera Department, Dr. James Niblock, Artistic Director, presents an abridged version for students of Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel by the professional singers and instrumentalists of the Blue Lake Faculty. Sung in English with supertitles.
Miller Theater
Admission $20.  Seating is limited.
Call 231-894-1966 to reserve tickets.

Friday, August 8, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 9, 7:30 p.m.
The Blue Lake Monster: An Evening of Classic Big Band Jazz
Bill McFarlin, director
Edie Evans Hyde, featured vocalist
Stewart Music Shell
Benefit concert for Blue Lake Public Radio.
Call 231-894-2616 for more information.

Friday, August 8 — 7:30 p.m.
Leonard Falcone International Euphonium and Tuba Festival
Guest Artist Recital:  Les Neish, tuba
Blodgett Recital Hall
Admission:  $5

Saturday, August 9 — 7:30 p.m.
Leonard Falcone International Euphonium and Tuba Festival
Adjudicator Recital
Blodgett Recital Hall
Admission:  $5

Sunday, August 10 — 7:30 p.m.
Blue Lake Festival Band
Joseph Manfredo, conductor; Les Neish, tuba
Stewart Music Shell
Admission:  $5

Sunday, August 10 — 7:30 p.m.
Daniel McCarthy, violin and viola
Fonyue Donn, piano
Blodgett Recital Hall
Admission:  $5

Monday, August 11 — 7:30 p.m.
Leonard Falcone International Euphonium and Tuba Festival
Artist Level Competition
Blue Lake Festival Band
Joseph Manfredo, conductor
Blodgett Recital Hall
Admission:  $5

Tuesday, August 12 — 2:30 p.m.
Jugendorchester Wertingen, from Germany
Stewart Music Shell
Free of charge

Wednesday, August 13 — 7:15 p.m.
Krista Jobson, flute; Chris Nichols, clarinet
Blodgett Recital Hall
Admission:  $5

Thursday, August 14 — 7:30 p.m.
Chris Hornung, bass, and Wan-Chin Chang, piano
Blodgett Recital Hall
Admission:  $5

Friday, August 15 — 7:15 p.m.
Staff Band
Carl Bjerregaard, conductor
Stewart Music Shell
Admission:  $5

Saturday, August 16 — 7:30 p.m.
Season Final concert:
Blue Lake Festival Orchestra
Camper and Staff Solo Competition Winners
Session 4 Student Choral Ensembles
Carl Bjerregaard, Donald Flickinger, and Fritz Stansell, conductors
Stewart Music Shell
Admission:  $5

Hansel and Gretel, acrylic, by Marie Ruggiero, part of a triptych located in the lobby of Blue Lake’s Miller Theater, artwork commissioned by Dr. James and Mrs. Helen Niblock


The Blue Lake Opera Department
Dr. James Niblock, Artistic Director
presents an abridged version for students of
Engelbert Humperdinck’s:

Hansel and Gretel

by the professional singers and
instrumentalists of the Blue Lake Faculty.
Sung in English with supertitles.

Performances open to the public on:
Friday, June 27
Friday, July 11
Friday, July 25
Friday, August 8

All performances 7:30 p.m.
in Miller Theater.
Admission $20.  Seating is limited.
Call 231-894-1966 to reserve tickets.