The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Lyra Music Festival returns to Smith College July 8-28th

WHAT: Lyra Music Festival
WHEN: July 8-28, 2018
WHERE: Smith College, Northampton MA 01060

The Lyra Music Festival is an outstanding series of summer classical music events bringing together world class musicians, outstanding young string players and pianists and an exceptional faculty of professional musicians and educators for concerts, masterclasses and outreach performances. Join us in Northampton, MA in July for this exciting summer festival!

Season Passes and Individual Event Tickets are for sale Here

Guest Artist Concerts:
Internationally recognized musicians join Lyra Music on the solo concert stage each summer. Guest Artists have included musicians such as Simone Dinnerstein, Frederic Chiu, Matthew Zalkind, Itamar Zorman, Sibbi Bernhardsson, Michael Brown, Dane Johansen, Spencer Myer, Alexi Kenney, and Melissa White. These world class musicians perform in festivals and with ensembles including: Marlboro Music Festival, Ravinia Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Escher Quartet, Pacifica Quartet, Harlem Quartet, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Cleveland Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic. 

Lyra Festival audiences also have the option to go behind-the-scenes, attending Masterclasses where they will hear Lyra Music Workshop advanced students perform and watch as these students receive one-on-one coaching with Lyra Music Guest Artists. Learn more about the musical process and these incredible guest musicians as they share their personal insights and inspiration with Lyra Workshop students and the public.

Outreach Concerts:
The Lyra Festival brings music to the community! Lyra Music’s exceptional students perform free outreach concerts, sharing live classical music with audiences and organizations in the surrounding community. Lyra Students perform at nursing homes, senior centers and even enjoy a collaboration with the Eric Carle Museum and Stamell Stringed Instruments performing for the youngest audiences.

All ticketed events will be held at Sage Hall, Smith College

July 12, 2018 | 1:30 PM
Cello Masterclass with Nicholas Tzavaras

July 12, 2018 | 7:30 PM
Nicholas Tzavaras, Cello
“Richly Singing” and “Beautifully Nuanced” (New York Times) cellist of the Shanghai Quartet in concert with Rieko Aizawa, pianist of the Horzowski Trio.

July 14, 2018 | 10:00 AM
Violin Masterclass with Kristin Lee

July 14, 2018 | 4:00 PM
Kristin Lee, Violin
“Simply spectacular” (The Advocate), award winning violinist with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in concert with pianist, Jeremy Jordan, a Young Steinway Artist.

July 20, 2018 | 1:30 PM
Piano Masterclass with Gilles Vonsattel

July 20, 2018 | 7:30 PM
Gilles Vonsattel, Piano
Steinway Artist and pianist with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, “...a study in intensity.” (The New York Times)

July 21, 2018 | 4:00 PM
Lyra Music Faculty Artists Chamber Works
Lyra Music Faculty Artists are international performers and artist educators. Join us for an intimate concert of chamber music.

July 28, 2018 | 1:00 PM
Lyra Music Student Gala Final Concert

Telephone: (917) 622-0395

Mailing Address:
Lyra Music, Inc.
c/o Akiko Sasaki
57 Robinson Street
Beacon, NY 12508

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