About Mimir Chamber Music Festival
The Mimir Chamber Music Festival proudly celebrates its 23rd anniversary season in 2020, with an exciting global reach as we take the Festival online for a rare opportunity to offer a one-of-a-kind performance experience because of the Coronavirus shutdown.
The Festival will broadcast performances on July 7, 9, 10* and 11, all at 7:30pm in time zones associated with Auckland, Melbourne, Berlin and Dallas/Fort Worth. These pre-recorded performances were commissioned by Mimir, and it is a unique chance to hear leaders of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Houston, Nashville and Pittsburgh symphonies; Grammy Award-nominated recording artists; and a beautiful performance of Beethoven's song cycle An die ferne Geliebte (To the distant beloved) from Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
On opening night, we also have a special performance of Arnold Schoenberg's Nottorno for Strings and Harp introduced by the composer's son, Larry Schoenberg.
*The Mimir Emerging Artistsâ€™ concert on July 10 will feature performances by three pre-formed groups, representing the Sibelius Academy (Helsinki), the Indiana University Jacob School of Music, and the University of Houston Moores School of Music. They have been chosen through highly competitive international audition process.
Mimir has presented over 150 exceptional concerts by our renowned Mimir Artists, and we have mentored some 350 talented young Emerging Artists. The addition of a week-long festival in Australia in 2013 further enhances Mimirâ€™s international reputation as a leading venue for chamber music performance and instruction.
We invite you to experience the magic and intimacy of chamber music by joining us online as we celebrate the 23rd season of the Mimir Chamber Music Festival, July 5 through July 11, 2020.