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The Bowdoin International Music Festival is pleased to introduce their 2016 season: Re-Invention.

March 31, 2016

Brunswick Music Festival Announces 2016 Summer Season


BRUNSWICK, ME — The Bowdoin International Music Festival is pleased to introduce their 2016 season: Re-Invention. The idea of re-invention is always at the heart of composition, performance, and teaching— everything the Festival is all about. It also characterizes the growth process that keeps the Festival relevant and dynamic.

The Monday Showcase series features string quartet based programs played by world-class resident and guest ensembles including the Ariel, JACK, Jupiter, Shanghai, and Ying Quartets, joined by faculty in special guest appearances.

Wednesday Upbeat! concerts fill intimate Studzinski Recital Hall at Bowdoin College with revered favorites to lesser-known gems. Musical adventure awaits the listener at each concert, every piece chosen for its special qualities, and presented with others of often contrasting qualities. Rousing tangos from Argentina are heard alongside stalwarts of the Baroque period, and deeply felt sonatas of the Romantic era are coupled with 20th century masterpieces.

Festival Fridays showcase some of the Festival’s most appealing offerings, from intimate duos to large-scale orchestral drama. “Can’t miss” selections include Beethoven’s majestic Violin  Concerto played by 2016 Grammy award winner Augustin Hadelich, Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune, Tchaikovsky’s always thrilling first Piano Concerto played by Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Jon Nakamatsu, and much more! These series are often fully subscribed with limited tickets available. Guarantee your seats and save by subscribing now.




The mission of the Bowdoin International Music Festival, founded in 1964, is to prepare gifted young musicians from around the world for a life in music through study with world-class artists, and to present classical music in concerts performed to the highest artistic standards. The Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music, founded in 1965, has commissioned and presented the work of emerging and established composers, including Luciano Berio, George Crumb, Sebastian Currier, William Bolcom, George Rochberg and many others. Over its 51­year history, the Bowdoin Festival has established itself as a vital force throughout the music world. Visit the Festival on the web at bowdoinfestival.org


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