World Class Music - Right Here At Home!

The Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra is celebrating seventeen years fulfilling its mission to produce live orchestral performances providing entertaiment, education and inspiration for our northern Michigan community.

Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra

Photos contributed by Liz Bert, August 17, 2017

"View from my hotel room in Bratislava at Crowne Plaza Bratislava"

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Photos contributed by Maggie Poxson, August 17, 2017

"Views from my window at the Crowne Plaza, Bratislava"

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Presidential Palace

Photos contributed by Kim Teachout, August 17, 2017

"Welcome Dinner - Coolest party ever"

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Good Friends

Photos contributed by Sue McRae, August 17, 2017

"Wine tasting and Welcome Dinner"

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Exploring Bratislava

Welcome dinner






Wine tasting!


Day 2 -stopped for lunch. Cabbage soup and local beer

Photos contributed by Joanna Van Eizenga, August 17, 2017

"Bratislava and Wine Country"

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Photos contributed by Dibby Smith, August 17, 2017

"Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra Day 2 - quiet morning so we went walking through Old Town Bratislava again. Went up in a tower and had great views including the castle up on the hill. Wandered on through the streets, got a good look at the "UFO" circular restaurant above the bridge over the Danube. Found the Post Office and bought a few postcards. Saw the "blue church", the American Embassy, and other sites around. Got on the bus at 3 pm to go visit the red stone castle about an hour out of town, then on to a great Welcome Dinner at an old mill which is now a winery. Dinner in a small barn, with festive music and Libor's sister was in the band! Between dinner and dessert we had a wine tasting - really good wines! A fabulous time was had by all. And we were especially happy because Sue had arrived safely yesterday morning!"

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Views from the tower





This is a monument to the Jewish district which was demolished years ago

There is a rotating restaurant up there

The U.S. Embassy

The blue church!

The castle above Bratislava



The UFO restaurant in the distance

All but two of our musicians in the same place at the same time!!

Arriving at the mill

The owner serving homemade liquor to us


And more!

Carolyn won the prize! A free bottle of wine for her!

Our musicians

Our dinner-duck-very tasty!!

The life of the party!

Palate cleansers at wine tasting!



Libor and his sister, Miriam. You should hear them sing a duet!!



Outside wall of red stone castle

This bench has solar-powered charging ports!

Karen and Kathie

Libor sharing about the place and the music

The waterwheel still works!

We had no fun really!

The Vision of the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra is that we will be
"the Resident Chamber Orchestra of Northern Michigan that produces a sustainable, high-quality product that delights the community."

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