Highlands Cashiers Chamber Music Festival
Begun in 1982, the Highlands Chamber Music Festival was assisted with a $5000 grant from Mr. and Mrs. Donald Kahn of Miami, Florida, through the Janet Annenberg Hooker Charitable Trust. The grant was given to Dr. Lucas Drew through the University of Miami School of Music to create the Highlands Chamber Music Festival. The first series of concerts was presented in cooperation with the Hudson Library and the Highlands Episcopal Church of the Incarnation. The enthusiastic response from the music lovers of Highlands encouraged the founding of the annual season of performances.