Francis Fortier, Conductor

2016 BAR HARBOR MUSIC FESTIVAL
Francis Fortier, Artistic Director

50th  Golden Anniversary Season
July 3, 2016 – July 31, 2016
Bar Harbor, Maine

"…one of New England's great music festivals"
-Nan Lincoln, The Bar Harbor Times

"Maine's Premier Music Festival"
- WGBH Classical New England/Boston

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(artists and programs subject to change)


Keith Harris
Cara Chowning

Brass Venture

O P E N I N G    D A Y
Sunday July 3 at 4:00 p.m.
TEA CONCERT
KEITH HARRIS, BARITONE
"Keith Harris masterfully incarnates all nuances...bringing this baritone to the top of a great cast."
- Altamusica.com
CARA CHOWNING, PIANIST

Music by Robert Schumann, Maurice Ravel,
Gerald Finzi, Roger Quilter, and John Jacob Niles
Tea Served During Intermission

The Maine Sea Coast Mission, 127 West Street, Bar Harbor

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O P E N I N G   N I G H T
Wednesday, July 6 at 8:00 p.m.
BRASS VENTURE
"Indiviually they are expressive, technically impressive performers, and together they form an ensemble which gives such exciting performances."
- Eric Ewazen, Composer-in-Residence at The Juilliard School

Music by Giovanni Gabrieli, J.S. Bach, Puccini, and Copland
Featuring the world premiere of "Scenes from the Great Park" by Eric Ewazen, Composer-in-Residence at the Juilliard School, celebrating the Centennial of Acadia National Park

Bar Harbor Congregational Church, 29 Mount Desert Street

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Christopher Johnson

Friday, July 8 at 8:00 p.m.
CHRISTOPHER JOHNSON, PIANIST

Music by Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, and Gershwin

Bar Harbor Congregational Church, 29 Mount Desert Street

Christopher Johnson, Pianist
"To hear Christopher Johnson now, on the cusp of a great career, is to
believe. Posessing a Van Cliburn intensity, he deserves to have the career
of a true musical star."
--Donald Palladino, The Westfield Leader, New Jersey

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Janinah Burnett

Keith Harris

Sunday, July 10 at 8:00 p.m.
POPS CONCERT
"The Best of Broadway"
FENLON LAMB, MEZZO-SOPRANO
JANINAH BURNETT, SOPRANO
"Soprano Janinah Burnett's timeless vocal quality and poignant portrayals...are heart-rendingly touching."
- The Sunday Times, London
KEITH HARRIS, BARITONE
"Keith Harris masterfully incarnates all nuances . . . bringing this
baritone to the top of a great cast."
--Altamusica.com
CARA CHOWNING, PIANIST

Music by Jerome Kern, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, Harold Arlen, and George Gershwin
Pre-Concert Buffet Dinner served beginning at 6:00 p.m. (optional)

The Bar Harbor Club, 111 West Street

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Edmund Cionek

Tuesday, July 12 at 5:30 p.m.
 20th Annual "NEW COMPOSERS" FORUM
EDMUND CIONEK, MODERATOR

Bar Harbor Congregational Church, 29 Mount Desert Street

Claudia Schaer
Max Lifchitz

Wednesday, July 13 at 8:00 p.m.
33rd Annual "NEW COMPOSERS" CONCERT
"Summer Sounds"
NORTH/SOUTH CONSONANCE DUO
CLAUDIA SCHAER, VIOLINIST
MAX LIFCHITZ, PIANIST

Music by Luciano Berio, Augusta Read Thomas, Muhly, Max Lifchitz, Daria Semegen, and Edmund Cionek (world premiere)

Bar Harbor Congregational Church, 29 Mount Desert Street
The audience is cordially invited to a reception following the concert at the Argosy Gallery II, 6 Mount Desert Street, to meet the Artists and Composers.

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Fenlon Lamb
 

Friday, July 15 at 8:00 p.m.
BAR HARBOR MUSIC FESTIVAL OPERA THEATRE
DON GIOVANNI

Fenlon Lamb, Stage Director
Cara Chowning Music Director

The historic Criterion Theatre, 35 Cottage Street, Bar Harbor

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Antonio Galera-Lopez

Sunday, July 17 at 8:00 p.m.
ANTONIO GALERA LOPEZ, PIANIST
"Galera Lopez represents all that we admire in a pianist: warm sound, artistic phrasing, and faultless technique."
-Joseph Youngblood, Palm Beach Daily News

Music by Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, and Granados

Bar Harbor Congregational Church, 29 Mount Desert Street

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Allison Kriger

Tuesday, July 19 at 8:00 p.m.
ALLISON KIGER, FLUTIST
ANTONIO GALERA LOPEZ, PIANIST

Music by Schubert, Debussy, and Manuel de Falla

Bar Harbor Congregational Church
29 Mount Desert Street

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Friday, July 22 at 8:00 p.m.
THE ARDELIA TRIO
"...There is something very special and unique about the way they present classical music."
- Korea's EBS Network Evening News
JANEY CHOI, VIOLINIST
CLARA YANG, CELLIST
JIHEA HONG-PARK, PIANIST

Music by Beethoven, Josef Suk, and Shostakovich

Bar Harbor Congregational Church, 29 Mount Desert Street

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Margaret Mills

Saturday, July 23 at 8:00 p.m.
MARGARET MILLS, PIANIST
JEFFREY ELLENBERGER, VIOLINIST
ROBERT TENNEN, CELLIST
Music by Ruth Schonthal, Miriam Gideon, Charles Griffes, Charles Ives, and Amy Beach

Bar Harbor Congregational Church, 29 Mount Desert Street

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Wolverine Jazz Band

Sunday, July 24 at 8:00 p.m.
JAZZ NIGHT
WOLVERINE JAZZ BAND
"New Orleans Dance Hall Memories"
Cash Bar Available

Jackson Laboratory Commons, 600 Main Street, Bar Harbor

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Bar Harbor Festival String Orchestra

Gerard Reuter

Wednesday, July 27 at 8:00 p.m. (rain date July 28, 8:00 p.m.)
44th ANNUAL ACADIA NATIONAL PARK
OUTDOOR CONCERT
BAR HARBOR FESTIVAL STRING ORCHESTRA
FRANCIS FORTIER, CONDUCTOR
GEORGE NEPTUNE, BARITONE SOLOIST
GERARD REUTER, OBOE SOLOIST
JEFFREY ELLENBERGER, VIOLIN SOLOIST

Music by Mozart, J.S. Bach, Edmund Cionek (World Premiere), and Josef Suk. Mr. Cionek's new work, "Songs of the Sky", inspired by Acadia National Park, is part of Acadia's Centennial Celebration. Native American, George Neptune is the Baritone Soloist

Blackwoods Campground Amphitheatre, Otter Creek

FREE! (VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTION)

 

Bar Harbor Festival String Orchestra

Friday, July 29 at 8:00 p.m.
12th Annual Bob Noonan Memorial Concert
BAR HARBOR FESTIVAL STRING ORCHESTRA
FRANCIS FORTIER, CONDUCTOR
ANTONIO GALERA LOPEZ, PIANO SOLOIST

Music by Mozart and Josef Suk

Saint Savior's Episcopal Church, 41 Mount Desert Street, Bar Harbor

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Bar Harbor Festival String Orchestra

Sunday, July 31 at 8:00 p.m.
FESTIVAL GALA
BAR HARBOR FESTIVAL STRING ORCHESTRA
FRANCIS FORTIER, CONDUCTOR
GEORGE NEPTUNE, BARITONE SOLOIST
GERARD REUTER, OBOE SOLOIST
JEFFREY ELLENBERGER, VIOLIN SOLOIST

Music by Mozart, J.S. Bach, Edmund Cionek, and Tchaikowsky
Pre-Concert Dinner served beginning at 6:00 p.m. (optional)

The Bar Harbor Club, 111 West Street

Pre-Concert Dinner/Buffet: $45.00

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Artists & Programs subject to change

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After June 13
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59 Cottage Street
Bar Harbor, Maine 04609-1800
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TICKETS & INFORMATION

Tickets… $25   Students… $15
"Pops", Jazz, & Gala….$45
Opera..$35; $45.00, $50.00, & $80.00
Pre-Concert Dinner $45 (includes tax & gratuity)
 All tickets entitle you to a reserved seat

 

 

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