We are thrilled to announce the much-awaited return of the Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival 2023, a true cultural gem in Westman for 18th years! This year's festival is set to be particularly special as we join the global celebrations honoring the double anniversary of the legendary composer and pianist Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff (1873-1943), commemorating 150 years since his birth and 80 years since his passing.

To inaugurate the festivities, we invite you to join us for the enchanting "Soirée Rachmaninoff" on the Opening Night, taking place on Saturday, August 19, at 7:30 pm in the Lorne Watson Recital Hall at Brandon University's School of Music. The evening will be graced with tribute performances dedicated to this iconic composer, featuring exceptionally well-known father-son pianists Alexander and Daniel Tselyakov.

Our beloved "Coffee Concert/Serious Fun" will return on Saturday, August 26, at 10:30 am at the perfect acoustical Erickson Lutheran Church. This delightful morning concert will blend humour and entertainment, showcasing light classical works, musicals, tangos, and jazzy-style musical moments. As always, we will provide complimentary coffee and pastries to complement the music and enhance your enjoyment.

Later, the same day, August 26, at 7:30 pm, we are excited to present another fantastic Festival Concert at the same location, Erickson Lutheran Church. This evening event will feature beautiful romantic candlelight and relaxing music, promising a soothing and captivating experience for all in attendance.

Finally, to conclude the festival, we present the "Young Artist's Initiation - Rachmaninoff Celebration" on Saturday, October 14, at 4:00 pm in the Erikson Lutheran Church. This concert will showcase the talents of pianists: Vivian Yin, Sophia Ye, Joy Sunqiaoyi Zhang, Zhuo Song, Jia Zhang, Haocheng Gong, Xingduan Qiao, Wanting Ren, and Darina Lavrukhina.


Here are the details for the concert locations and ticket prices:

Saturday, August 19, 7:30 pm:

Lorne Watson Recital Hall, School of Music, Brandon University; 270-18th Street Tickets:

Adults: $30 (at the door $35) Senior/Students: $20 (at the door $25)


Saturday, August 26, 10:30 am:

(coffee at 10:30 am, concert starts at 11:00 am) :

Erickson Lutheran Church, 30 3rd Street SW, Erickson Tickets: Adults: $30 (at the door $35) Senior/Students: $20 (at the door $25)


Saturday, October 14, 4:00 pm:

Erickson Lutheran Church, 30 3rd Street SW, Erickson Tickets: Adults: $20 (at the door $25) Senior/Students: $15 (at the door $20)


For further information, ticket reservations, and program details, please visit our website at www.clearlakefestival.ca. Alternatively, you can contact the School of Music, Brandon University, at (204) 727-9631 or via email at burba@brandonu.ca. You may also reach out to the Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival directly at (204) 571-6547 or email tselyakov@hotmail.com.

We are eagerly looking forward to welcoming you to the 18th Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival, where we will celebrate the timeless legacy of Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff while enjoying exceptional performances in the company of fellow music enthusiasts.


Alla Turbanova, Director, Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival