The Clearlake Chamber Music Festival is the first and only one of its kind bringing chamber music and jazz to the Manitoba’s countryside for several summer days for the past 14 years without any interruption. However, we are living unprecedented times with COVID-19 impacting all aspects of our lives and summer festivals are no exceptions.
Consequently, we are concerned about the safety of our organizers, musicians, audience and volunteers, which are all an important part of our extended Clear Lake Festival family. Careful consideration and consultation with our sponsors and funding agencies have been conducted for the past month. Providing it will be safe, we are considering to postpone the 15th anniversary of the Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival, which celebrates Manitoba’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation.
Given how challenging and stressful these times are, we feel that it is even more appropriate to take advantage of the healing power of music and the unseen bridges that it builds, and thus helping our audience to connect be emotionally closer while respecting the physical distance rules.Therefore, we are also looking at options for offering the Clearlake Chamber Music Festival experience without an in-person audience, whether that would be through online platforms or via broadcasting.
As we progress with organizing the Festival, we will make sure to share with you further information and details.
We are sending our best wishes for health and safety to you and your loved ones and are looking forward to sharing beautiful chamber music again with you soon.
Alla Turbanova, Director
Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival