Festival Activities

2020 Schedule

Friday, May 15

Prelude Performance: Student Players of Central Louisiana, 4 pm

Labyrinth Opening Ceremony, 5 pm

Dinner at the Sugarmill Cafe, beginning at 5 pm

Concerts at 6 and 8, details to come.

Dr. Tanners' Introduction to the Labyrinth, 7

Saturday, May 16

Tour the Sugarmill, Walk the Labyrinth, Enjoy Lunch and Dinner at the Sugarmill Cafe

At 11:30, take a seat for the premiere of musical and scholarly tribute to Solomon Northup.  The day's full concerts are at 1, 2:30, 6, 8, starting with a festival favorite: Ajero Family Piano at 1At 4 pm, Festival scholarship takes the stage with the Cello and Flute Music of Saariaho presented in words and music by Jackson Harmeyer, Paul Christopher and Zendra J. White.

Sunday, May 17

Grab Lunch at the Sugarmill Cafe, Walk the Labyrinth and Participate in the Art Auction.

Today's concerts are at 1 and 3 pm, with the Rosalie Piano Trio providing the Grand Finale. 

Come early.  Admire the architecture. View the art.  Walk the Labyrinth. Grab lunch or dinner at the Sugarmill Cafe. Relax under the oaks.  A game of chess? Stay all day.

Confirmed Performers (as of August 15)

  • Ajero Family Piano, Nacogdoches, Texas

  • Goforth and Robin, South Louisiana

  • Mercer-McCollum Duo, Louisville, Kentucky

  • Rosalie Piano Trio, Central and South Louisiana

  • String Ensemble of NW La., Natchitoches, La.

  • Versipel, New Orleans

Plus Paul Christopher, Brian Dunbar, Jackson Harmeyer (presenter), Annelle and Martin Tanner (presenters) Jose Gabriel Velazquez and Zendra J. White.