Chamber Music on the Mountain Festival returns this month

Courtesy, Mount Sequoyah Center

A new multi-day, multi-venue classical music festival that debuted last year will return to NWA this month.

The second ever Chamber Music on the Mountain Festival will kick off with its first public performance on Wednesday, July 20 at Fayetteville Public Library, followed by additional performances featuring talented local and regional musicians around the region throughout the rest of July.

The idea behind the festival, according to the website is to make classical music accessible to the community through community outreach programs, performances in casual settings and affordably priced tickets.”

The kick off performance at Fayetteville Public Library will feature CMM Musicians and FJC Nonet, and the “program is filled with classical chamber music repertoire that are jazz influenced, as well as jazz repertoire that are classically inspired.” The show is free to attend and open to the public. A second performance by the same group of musicians will take place on July 21 at Thaden School.

After that, a host of events are scheduled at venues around the region, including fun music with Latin American music flare on July 22 at Mount Sequoyah Dining Hall, a program of Telemann’s Concerto for Recorder and Flute, Weber’s Clarinet Quintet and a jazzy Piano Quintet by Zwilich at Mount Sequoyah’s Miller Lodge on July 24, and more.

Events included in the festival range from free to around $20, and a full festival pass to all the ticketed events is available for $100.

A full schedule of events for this year’s festival and more information about the event is available at