Classical music returns to Lake George

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LAKE GEORGE, NY (NEWS10) – The Lake George Music Festival is back in the village this weekend, ringing in a northern weekend calendar with a classic opening.

The festival features performances from professionals who can’t wait to get back to their violins, horns and more since the COVID-19 pandemic. Your chance to see and hear their return runs from August 18 to 25.

It won’t be a totally dry weekend, however. Friday appears to be mostly cloudy with a high of 83, but rain is expected to return on Saturday and Sunday.

Friday August 20, 2021

George Tri Lake Camp

  • What: The first annual Lake George Triathalon training camp. Includes swimming, video portal analysis, and bike and run time with trainer Dr. Mike Halstead and Alpha Win Race Director Tommy Struzzeri. Online registrations. The triathlon is scheduled for September 4-5.
  • When: Friday August 20 – Sunday August 22
  • Or: Battleground Park State Campground, 2224 Route 9, Lake George

Annual Fire Family Summer Festival and Craft Show

  • What: Annual fundraiser for a craft show by and for the Lake George Volunteer Fire Department. Includes music, food and activities for the kids.
  • When: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Friday August 20 – Saturday August 21; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, August 22
  • Or: Shepard Park, Lake George

Lake George Music Festival

  • What: Series of classic shows in Lake George. Friday’s schedule includes Fantaisie for Violin and Harp, Op. 124 (1907), Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 – 1921); violin Barbora Kolářová, harp Rosanna Moore; Trois Sarabandes: dance suite for string quartet (2018), Molly Herron (winner of the LGMF composition competition 2020); violins Sophia Szokolay and Alyssa Wang, viola Jiawei Yan, cello Jesse Christeson; Movements furtifs (2014), Ted Hearne (born 1982), cello Evan Kahn, percussion Dylan DiMauro; Monochrome (2005), Jonathan Bailey Holland (born 1974); flute Michael Avitabile, violin Gregory Lewis, cello Mia Barcia-Colombo, piano Sun-A Park; The Firebird (1910), Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) arr. Guido Agosti (1901-1989); Piano Sung-Soo Cho
  • When: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, August 20
  • Or: Carriage House in Fort William Henry, 48 Canada Street, Lake George
Saturday August 21, 2021 (1 of 2)

Open water swimming at Lake George

  • What: 2.5K, 5K or 10K options. Registration fee of $ 85 to $ 110 depending on the distance. The price includes swimming lessons, refreshments, swimming cap, shirt and medal. Swimming comes with rewards.
  • When: Saturday August 21
  • Or: The Hague

George Tri Lake Camp

  • What: The first annual Lake George Triathalon training camp. Includes swimming, video portal analysis, and bike and run time with trainer Dr. Mike Halstead and Alpha Win Race Director Tommy Struzzeri. Online registrations. The triathlon is scheduled for September 4-5.
  • When: Friday August 20 – Sunday August 22
  • Or: Battleground Park State Campground, 2224 Route 9, Lake George

Annual Fire Family Summer Festival and Craft Show

  • What: Annual fundraiser for a craft show by and for the Lake George Volunteer Fire Department. Includes music, food and activities for the kids.
  • When: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Friday August 20 – Saturday August 21; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, August 22
  • Or: Shepard Park, Lake George

Adoption clinic at Walker’s Farm, Home & Tack

  • What: Dog and cat adoption clinic in coordination with several animal rescue and adoption centers.
  • When: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, August 21
  • Or: Walker’s Farm, Home & Tack, 5565 State Route 4, Fort Ann

Lake George Music Festival

  • What: Series of classic shows in Lake George. Saturday includes a children’s concert and an institute of composers concert with the Rhythm Method String Quartet and student composers.
  • When: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday, August 21
  • Or: Carriage House in Fort William Henry, 48 Canada Street, Lake George

Irishbrook Concert Series: Beg, Steal, or Borrow Northern Borne

  • What: Music, bonfire, music circles and camping. $ 40 entry. El CarroDel Taco food truck on site.
  • When: Doors open at 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 21
  • Or: Irishbrook, 1048 County Route 59, Cambridge

33rd Annual Warrensburg Lobster Cooking

  • What: Baked lobster with $ 20 to go, including lobster, corn on the cob, baked potatoes and dessert. Hosted by Warrensburg Masonic Lodge.
  • When: 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday August 21
  • Or: Warrensburg Masonic Lodge, 3893 Main Street, Warrensburg

Under the lights at the Crandall Park Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show

  • What: Car show with live music and great food. Registration fee of $ 10, all models and years are welcome.
  • When: 4 pm-8pm Saturday August 21
  • Or: Crandall Park, Glens Falls
Saturday August 21, 2021 (2 of 2)

Wiawaka take-out barbecue at the wheel

  • What: Take out and drive BBQ dinner, $ 20 per meal including pulled pork, BBQ chicken, coleslaw, macaroni salad, buns and apple brownies. Fundraising for Maison Wiawaka.
  • When: 5 p.m. Saturday August 21
  • Or: Wiawaka House, 3778 State Route 9L, Lake George

Journeys exhibition opens at North Country Arts

  • What: New gallery opens at North Country Arts in The Shirt Factory gallery.
  • When: 5-7 p.m. Saturday August 21
  • Or: The Shirt Factory, 71 Lawrence Street, Suite 120, Glens Falls

Glens Falls Greenjackets vs. Syracuse Smash

  • What: Glens Falls football game. Tickets cost $ 8 for adults, $ 6 for seniors and military veterans, $ 4 for students aged 6 to 17. Free for active military personnel.
  • When: 7 p.m. Saturday August 21
  • Or: East Field, 175 Dix Ave, Glens Falls

Nietzche! Musical comedy

  • What: Show presented by Kimerer LaMothe, hosted by the Fort Salem Theater. History of Friedrich Nietzsche in musical form, directed by Kyra Gee and music by Geoffrey Gee. Free entry.
  • When: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, August 21
  • Or: Fort Salem Theater, 11 East Broadway, Salem
Sunday 22 August 2021

George Tri Lake Camp

  • What: The first annual Lake George Triathalon training camp. Includes swimming, video portal analysis, and bike and run time with trainer Dr. Mike Halstead and Alpha Win Race Director Tommy Struzzeri. Online registrations. The triathlon is scheduled for September 4-5.
  • When: Friday August 20 – Sunday August 22
  • Or: Battleground Park State Campground, 2224 Route 9, Lake George

Annual Fire Family Summer Festival and Craft Show

  • What: Annual fundraiser for a craft show by and for the Lake George Volunteer Fire Department. Includes music, food and activities for the kids.
  • When: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Friday August 20 – Saturday August 21; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, August 22
  • Or: Shepard Park, Lake George

Epic Craft and Vendor Fair

  • What: Handicraft exhibition with vendors. Customers are encouraged to bring unpackaged toys to donate to Tri-County Marines Toys for Girls and Boys. Fashion show at 1 p.m.
  • When: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday, August 22
  • Or: The Barn at French Mountain, 5 Mill Road, Lake George

James Street Quartet at Slyboro Cider House

  • What: Classical and contemporary music from the James Street Quartet of Glens Falls, accompanied by artisan cider and local artisan cheeses at Hicks Orchard. Donations appreciated.
  • When: 4-5 p.m. Sunday August 22
  • Or: Cidrerie Slyboro, 18, chemin Hicks, Granville

Grumbellies Presents: Dinner and Show with Bobby G. Rice

  • What: Singer-songwriter performing in Fort Ann.
  • When: 4-6:30 p.m. Sunday August 22
  • Or: Grumbellies, 64 Catherine Street, Fort Ann

Grandmother’s table

  • What: Al fresco dining on Maple Street in Glens Falls, five-course dinner by local chefs, all at a large table across the street. $ 50 per person.
  • When: 4-6:30 p.m. Sunday August 22
  • Or: Maple Street, Glens Falls

Lake George Music Festival

  • What: Quartet for four violins (1949), Grazyna Bacewicz (1909-1969); Barbora Kolářová, Sophia Szokolay, Petros Karapetyan, Gregory Lewis – violins; Trio for oboe, trombone and piano (1985), Ronald Roseman (1933-2000); Oboe Lauren Williams, trombone Kevin Dombrowski, piano Sung-Soo Cho; A String Quartet is like a Flock of Birds, nine meditations and dances for string quartet (2020), Paul Novak *; * Laureate of the LGMF 2021 composition competition; violins Alyssa Wang and Bora Kim, viola Sarah Greene, cello Evan Kahn; Rhapsody in Blue (1924), 18 min George Gershwin (1898-1937) arr. Henri Levine (1892-1951); Sung-Soo Cho and Sun-A Park, piano. $ 25 entry.
  • When: 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Sunday August 22
  • Or: Carriage House in Fort William Henry, 48 Canada Street, Lake George

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