Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival celebrates 14 years this July

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The fourth week of July marks the fourteenth season of the Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival directed by pianists Alexander Tselyakov and Daniel Tselyakov. This year’s Festival is comprised of 6 concerts: five chamber concerts and a jazz concert. Performances run from Wednesday, July 24 through Sunday, July 28 and feature a wide variety of musical styles and artists.

The Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival continues to be an important part of Canada’s cultural calendar delighting people of all ages with a powerful musical experience. This year’s ambitious schedule is sure to please and promises to inspire new lovers of classical music as well as satisfy the appetites of seasoned enthusiasts. The large scale roster of talented guest artists includes: Alexander Tselyakov, Piano; Daniel Tselyakov, Piano; Paul Shore, Host; Kerry DuWors, Violin; Katie Gannon, Violin; Michael Scholz, Viola; Simon Fryer, Cello; Crystal White, Double Bass; Nancy Hennen, Flute; Chris Byman, Clarinet; Alla Turbanova, Piano; Sabina Rzazade, Piano; Michael Cain, Jazz Piano; Eric Platz, Percussion; Diogo Peixoto, Guitar; and Steve Hamilton, Jazz Bass.

The wide variety in programming will make for an engaging program, and the exceptional musical talent guarantees an exciting and pleasurable experience for all.

“Manitoba’s rich cultural identity is best expressed through the arts,” said the Honourable Cathy Cox, Manitoba’s Minister of Sport, Culture and Heritage. “The Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival is playing a valuable role in making arts accessible to all Manitobans.”

The Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival occupies a special place in music lovers’ hearts, minds and summer plans. Don’t miss out on a wonderful week of outstanding music in the beautiful natural surroundings of Clear Lake and Riding Mountains National Park!

CELEBRATING 14 YEARS OF CHAMBER MUSIC, the 2019 Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival will bring music to three Manitoba communities: the Lorne Watson Recital Hall, School of Music, Brandon University (Wednesday, July 24 – Friday, July 26); the Erickson Lutheran Church (Saturday, July 27 – Sunday, July 28); and the Wasagaming Community Arts, Wasagaming in Clear Lake (Saturday, July 27). Details are available at



Lorne Watson Recital Hall, Brandon University


We are thrilled to open the Festival with Mozart’s brilliant Piano Concerto No. 23 and with one of the most popular piano concertos ever written, Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 featuring Master Soloist, Alexander Tselyakov. After the concert, mingle with all Festival artists at a complimentary wine and cheese reception sponsored by Brandon University.


Lorne Watson Recital Hall, Brandon University


An evening of superb program selections includes one of Dmitri Shostakovich’s best-known chamber works, the Piano Quintet in G Minor, Opus 57. Artists will include virtuoso musicians Daniel Tselyakov, soloist; Kerry DuWors, violin; Kathy Gannon, violin; Michael Scholz, viola and Simon Fryer, cello.

FRIDAY, JULY 26, 7:30 PM

Lorne Watson Recital Hall, Brandon University

The evening program will include one of Saint-Saëns most famous works, Carnival of the Animals, which was written as a musical joke for an all-ages audience and one of the monuments to the young Mendelssohn’s tremendous gifts, his Piano Sextet, Opus 110.


Erickson Lutheran Church


Come and relax with a complimentary coffee and pastries while enjoying our surprising concert full of humour and entertainment from light classical works to musicals, tangos, and a jazzy style concerto.


Wasagaming Community Arts


Each summer the Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival features some of Canada‘s most celebrated jazz musicians. This year jazz pianist Michael Cain and percussionist Eric Platz will be joined by Steve Hamilton, bass, and, from Brazil, guitarist Diogo Peixoto.

SUNDAY, JULY 28, 3:00 PM

Erickson Lutheran Church


The Festival’s Grand Finale will impress with the excellent and exciting selections of Saint-Saëns, Gershwin and Tchaikovsky’s music featuring Nancy Hennen, flute; Chris Byman, clarinet; Daniel Tselyakov and Alexander Tselyakov, pianists. Sensitivity, depth, emotional intensity and technical brilliance come together in this fabulous FESTIVAL GRAND FINALE.

Concert Locations:

  • July 24-26:
    • Lorne Watson Recital Hall, School of Music, Brandon University, Queen Elizabeth II Music Building
  • July 27:
    • 11:00 am Erickson Lutheran Church, 30 – 3rd Street SW, Erickson, MB
    • 7:30 pm Wasagaming Community Arts, (Clear Lake) Riding Mountain National Park, 110 Wasagaming Drive
  • July 28:
    • Erickson Lutheran Church, 30 – 3rd Street SW, Erickson, MB

Ticket Prices:

  • Adult Festival Pass $90
  • Seniors 65+ Pass $70
  • Student Festival Pass $35
  • Adult Tickets $25 (at the door $30)
  • Senior Tickets $20 (at the door $25)
  • Student Tickets $15 (at the door $20)

Where to Buy Tickets:

  • Brandon University School of Music • (204) 727-9631
  • Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival • (204) 571-6547
  • Ted Good Music, Brandon • (204) 728-1110
  • Surridge’s Music Centre, Brandon • (204) 727-3322
  • Wasagaming Community Arts Gallery, Wasagaming (Clear Lake) • (204) 848-2993
  • Poor Michael’s Bookshop, Onanole • (204) 848-0336
  • The Green Spot Home & Garden, Brandon • (204) 727-5884
  • The Green Spot Cottage Country, Onanole • (204) 848-3516


  • Payment may be made by Visa, MasterCard or Cheque
  • Mail cheques made payable to Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival with details of concert order to:

Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival
School of Music
Brandon University
270-18th Street
Brandon, MB R7A 6A9


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