The Blue Ridge Chamber Music Festival brings internationally-acclaimed musicians to beautiful Blue Ridge in an effort to enhance the lives of those in the North Georgia Mountains and Southern Appalachia.
For the last six seasons, two weeks every June, the Blue Ridge Chamber Music Festival has featured artists who have performed in all the major music halls throughout the world. From Carnegie Hall in New York City to major halls in Europe, these world-class musicians bring beautifully performed classical music to Blue Ridge. Unique concerts are performed in collaboration with the Blue Ridge Community Theater in which Scott Flavin, Director and Violinist, writes plays about composers and time periods and combines them with live music performed by the Bergonzi Quartet. Hugely successful and widely attended, these plays are a highlight of each season. In addition, outreach concerts are also performed at the Fannin County Library. Throughout the two week concert series, world-acclaimed musicians come to Blue Ridge and share their music and talent with a most appreciative audience. Included in the concert series is a performance by the Board members - Scott Flavin, Maggie Flavin, Jana Young, and Lissa Knight (owner of Cabin Rentals of Georgia), which is very popular.
The Founders and Directors, Scott and Maggie Flavin, are both professional musicians and professors at the University of Miami. On a summer vacation, they visited Blue Ridge, fell in love with the vibrancy of the town, the love of the arts, and the beauty of the surroundings, and decided to create a music festival in North Georgia to celebrate the exciting world of chamber music. Since the first festival in 2014, the BRCMF has been fortunate to bring world-class musicians playing some of the greatest music ever created, and have provided free children's concerts in collaboration with the Fannin County Public Library and Feed Fannin.
The mission of the BRCMF is to bring beautiful classical music to the Blue Ridge area along with an educational outreach program to aspiring young musicians.