Bowdoin International Music Festival Opens!
“Fifty Years of Great Music”
More than 250 musicians from around the world arrive in Brunswick this weekend to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Bowdoin International Music Festival, led by Festival co-founder Lewis Kaplan in his final year as artistic director. Over the next six weeks, renowned performing artists and aspiring virtuosos will collaborate on more than 90 concerts, held in Brunswick and from Portland to Day’s Ferry. From solo recitals and masterclasses to chamber concerts and orchestral performances, music lovers will be serenaded with a wealth of traditional and contemporary classical music.
The Bowdoin Festival concert season opens on Monday, June 30 with the first of six concerts presenting the complete Beethoven String Quartet Cycle, to be performed by four of America’s greatest string quartets. Concerts continue with the Wednesday Upbeat! concert on July 2, the first Artists of Tomorrow student concert on Thursday, and the opening Festival Fridays concert on July 4. The renowned Ying Quartet will take the stage for Monday’s concert; the Festival’s distinguished artist faculty perform Wednesday and Friday. Thursday’s concert will feature the Festival’s new Kaplan Fellowship program. Read more