2018 BAR HARBOR MUSIC FESTIVAL

Francis Fortier, Artistic Director
Deborah Fortier, Associate Director

52nd SEASON BAR HARBOR MUSIC FESTIVAL
JULY 1 – JULY 29, 2018

2018 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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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April Martin

Cara Chowning

Sunday, July 1 at 4:00 p.m.
OPENING DAY TEA CONCERT
April Martin, Soprano
Cara Chowning, Pianist

“April Martin’s performance was a standout, sweet of phrasing and full of temperament.”
–The Cleveland Plain Dealer Maine Seacoast Mission,

127 West Street, Bar Harbor

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Brass Venture

Tuesday, July 3 at 8:00 p.m.
OPENING NIGHT
BRASS VENTURE
(Sponsored by Bar Harbor Bank & Trust)

“Individually 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

Bar Harbor Congregational Church, 29 Mount Desert Street

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Alexandra Beliakovich

Friday, July 6 at 8:00 p.m.
ALEXANDRA BELIAKOVICH, Pianist
World Piano Competition Prize Winner

DEBUT RECITAL
Music by Haydn, Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Satie and Burleson

Bar Harbor Congregational Church, 29 Mount Desert Street

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Janinah Burnette, Soprano

Tuesday, July 10 at 8 p.m.
“POPS” CONCERT
“The Best of Broadway”
Featuring music by Cole Porter, Stephen Sondheim, Jerome Kern, Stevie Wonder, and Duke Ellington

“Ms. Burnett treated her potentially campy role with the care and affection you might give a long lost
family heirloom.”
–The New York Times

The Great Room, Bluenose Inn, 90 Eden Street, Bar Harbor

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Joshua Cody

Wednesday, July 11 at 5:30 p.m.
22nd Annual “NEW COMPOSERS” FORUM 

Allison, Kiger, Flutist
Ashe Gordon, Violist
Ina Zdorovetchi, Harpist
Composer, Joshua Cody, Moderator

Gates Auditorium, College of The Atlantic,
105 Eden Street, Bar Harbor

Admission Free, Voluntary Contribution

Alexandra Beliakovich

Thursday, July 12 at 8 p.m.
ALEXANDRA BELIAKOVICH, Pianist
World Piano Competition Prize Winner

Music by J.S. Bach, Prokofiev and Schumann

Saint Saviour’s Episcopal Church, 41 Mount Desert Street

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Allison Kiger

Joshua Cody

Ashe Gordon

Maria Rindenello-Parker

Friday, July 13 at 8:00 p.m.
35th Annual “NEW COMPOSERS” CONCERT
Allison, Kiger, Flutist
Ashe Gordon, Violist
Maria Rindenello-Parker, Harpist
Ashe Gordon

Celebrating Joshua Cody, Charles Ives Award-winning composer and New York Times Notable Book author.
“Hugely complex . . . but beautifully poetic and even quite a bit of fun.”
–Randy Kennedy, The New York Times

Bar Harbor Congregational Church, 29 Mount Desert Street

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Chris Ladd

Saturday, July 14, at 8 p.m.
CHRISTOPHER LADD, Guitarist

“ . . . rendered confidently and expressively.”
–Fingerstyle Guitar

Bar Harbor Congregational Church, 29 Mount Desert Street

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Christopher Johnson

Tuesday, July 17 at 8:00 p.m.
CHRISTOPHER JOHNSON, Pianist
Returning by Popular Demand!

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

Featuring Ravel’s “Le Tombeau de Couperin”

Bar Harbor Congregational Church, 29 Mount Desert Street

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Antonio Galera-Lopez

Thursday, July 19 at 8:00 p.m.
ANTONIO GALERA LOPEZ, Pianist
Returning by Popular Demand!

“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 de Falla, Faure, Chopin, and Granados.

Saint Saviour’s Episcopal Church, 41 Mount Desert Street

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Jamie Van Eyck

April Martin

Doug Jones

Friday, July 20 at 8:00 p.m.
Bar Harbor Music Festival Opera Theatre
“HANSEL AND GRETEL”
By Engelbert Humperdinck

Jaime Van Eyck – Hansel
April Martin – Gretel
Doug Jones – Witch
Cara Chowning – Music Director & Pianist
Fenlon Lamb – Stage Director

A Big Hit at the Met this Season!
Directed by Fenlon Lamb / Cara Chowning, Music Director

“. . . Sung in a manner that would have had audiences in any grand opera house in the world in awe.”
–Nan Lincoln, Mount Desert Islander

The 1932 Criterian Theatre, 35 Cottage Street, Bar Harbor

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The Ardelia Trio

Saturday, July 21 at 8:00 p.m.
THE ARDELIA TRIO
Returning by Popular Demand!

Janey Choi, Violinist
Clara Yang, Cellist
Jihea Hong-Park, Pianist

“ . . . There is something very special and unique about the way they present classical music.”
–Korea’s EBS Network Evening News

Bar Harbor Congregational Church, 29 Mount Desert Street

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Wolverine Jazz Band

Sunday, July 22 at 8:00 p.m.
JAZZ NIGHT
Returning for the 14th Consecutive Season!

WOLVERINE JAZZ BAND
John Clark, Leader, Clarinet/Sax
Guest Artist: Jimmy Mazzy, Banjo

One of Boston’s finest Dixieland, Traditional Jazz, and Swing Bands

Music by Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, W.C. Handy, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, and Bing Crosby.

Cash Bar Available

Jackson Laboratory Commons, 600 Main Street, Bar Harbor

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BAR HARBOR FESTIVAL STRING ORCHESTRA

Francis Fortier, Conductor

Wednesday, July 25 at 8:00 p.m.
(Rain date Thursday, July 26 at 8:00 p.m.)
46th ANNUAL ACADIA NATIONAL PARK
OUTDOOR CONCERT

Bar Harbor Festival String Orchestra
Francis Fortier, Conductor
Jeffrey Ellenberger, Assistant Conductor
Allison Kiger, Flute Soloist

“ . . . a little bit of civilization in the woods. It was truly a great evening.”
–Audience Member

Music by Mozart, Vivaldi, Scarmolin, Edmund Cionkek (world premiere), and Suk

Admission Free, Voluntary Contribution

Blackwoods Campground Amphitheatre, Route 3, Otter Creek
(Public Parking NOT Available at Blackwoods. Shuttle buses depart from The Jackson Laboratory Parking Lot on
Route 3 for Blackwoods every 10 minutes beginning at 6:45 pm, returning during and after the concert.)

Antonio-Galera-Lopez

BAR HARBOR FESTIVAL STRING ORCHESTRA

Friday, July 27 at 8:00 p.m.
FOURTEENTH ANNUAL BOB NOONAN
MEMORIAL CONCERT

Bar Harbor Festival String Orchestra
Francis Fortier, Conductor
Antonio Galera Lopez, Piano Soloist

“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 J.S. Bach, Mozart, and Suk

Saint Saviour’s Episcopal Church, 41 Mount Desert Street

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Francis Fortier, Conductor

Christopher Johnson

Sunday, July 29 at 8:00 p.m.
FESTIVAL GALA
Bar Harbor Festival String Orchestra
Francis Fortier, Conductor
Jeffrey Ellenberger, Assistant Conductor
Christopher Johnson, Piano Soloist

“Master conductor Francis Fortier . . . master’s touch resounds.”
–York Daily Record, Pennsylvania

Music by J.S. Bach, Scarmolin, Edmund Cionek, and Chopin.

Dancing to Strauss Waltzes immediately following the concert.

Pre-concert Buffet Dinner beginning at 6:00 p.m. (optional)

The Gates Center, College of The Atlantic, 105 Eden Street, Bar Harbor
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ARTISTS & PROGRAMS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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