2019 BAR HARBOR MUSIC FESTIVAL

Francis Fortier, Artistic Director
Deborah Fortier, Associate Director

53rd SEASON BAR HARBOR MUSIC FESTIVAL
JUNE 30 – JULY 28, 2019

2019 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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Audrey Babcock

Cara Chowning

Sunday, June 30 at 4:00 p.m.
OPENING DAY
Sunday, June 30 at 4:00 p.m.

TEA CONCERT
AUDREY BABCOCK, Mezzo-Soprano
CARA CHOWNING, Pianist
Tea Served During Intermission
The Bar Harbor Historical Society

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Brass Venture

Tuesday, July 2 at 8:00 p.m.
OPENING NIGHT
BRASS VENTURE

“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 5 at 8:00 p.m.
ALEXANDRA BELIAKOVICH, Pianist
World Piano Competition Prize Winner
Music by J.S. Bach, Granados, Bartok, and Schubert 

Bar Harbor Congregational Church, 29 Mount Desert Street

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Allison Kiger

Alexandra Beliakovich

Sunday, July 7 at 8:00 p.m.
ALLISON KIGER, Flutist
ALEXANDRA BELIAKOVICH, Pianist

Bar Harbor Congregational Church, 29 Mount Desert Street

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Audrey Babcock

April Martin

Tuesday, July 9 at 8 p.m.
“POPS” CONCERT
“The Best of Broadway”
AUDREY BABCOCK, Mezzo-Soprano
APRIL MARTIN, Soprano
CARA CHOWNING, Pianist

The Great Room Pre-Concert Buffet Dinner served beginning at 6:00 p.m. (optional) In Rose Garden Restaurant

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

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Ramin Amir Arjomand

Wednesday, July 10 at 5:30 p.m.
23rd Annual “NEW COMPOSERS” FORUM 
RAMIN AMIR ARJOMAND, Pianist and Composer

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

Admission Free, Voluntary Contribution

Margaret Mills

Friday, July 12 at 8 p.m.
Pre-Concert Lecture at 7:00 p.m.

36th Annual “NEW COMPOSERS” CONCERT
MARGARET MILLS, Pianist
Music by Nicholas Scarim, Ramin Amir Arjomand, Richard Wilson, Brian Schober, and Gloria Coates.

Bar Harbor Congregational Church

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Christopher Johnson

Sunday, July 14 at 8:00 p.m.
CHRISTOPHER JOHNSON, Pianist
Music by Beethoven, Chopin and Liszt

” . . . the electrified audience leapt to their feet to give Mr. Johnson a well-deserved standing ovation.”
– New York Concert Review

Bar Harbor Congregational Church, 29 Mount Desert Street

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Antonio Galera Lopez

Antonio Galera Lopez

Wednesday, July 17, at 8 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 J.S. Bach, Franck, Debussy, and Dutilleux

Bar Harbor Congregational Church, 29 Mount Desert Street

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Fenlon Lamb

Cara Chowning

Friday, July 19 at 8:00 p.m.
BAR HARBOR FESTIVAL OPERA THEATRE
“CARMEN” By Georges Bizet
FENLON LAMB, Stage Director
CARA CHOWNING, Music Director

The 1932 Criterion Theatre

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Antonio Galera Lopez

Antonio Galera Lopez

Saturday, July 20 at 8:00 p.m.
THE ARDELIA ENSEMBLE
Featuring ANTONIO GALERA LOPEZ, Pianist
JANEY CHOI, Violinist
CHRISTOPHER SOUZA, Viola
ANDREA LEE, Cello
Music by Turina, Dohnanyi, and Schumann

Bar Harbor Congregational Church

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Wolverine Jazz Band

Sunday, July 21 at 8:00 p.m.
JAZZ NIGHT
Returning for the 15th 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

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Francis Fortier, Conductor

Wednesday, July 24 at 8:00 p.m.
(Rain Date: Thursday, July 25 at 8:00 p.m.)
47th ANNUAL ACADIA NATIONAL PARK OUTDOOR CONCERT
BAR HARBOR FESTIVAL STRING ORCHESTRA
FRANCIS FORTIER, Conductor
JEFFREY ELLENBERGER, Assistant Conductor
Music by Mozart, Geminiani, Scarmolin, and Tchaikowsky

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

Blackwoods Campground Amphitheatre
Admission Free (Voluntary Contribution)

Antonio Galera-Lopez

Francis Fortier

Friday, July 26 at 8:00 p.m. 
15th Annual Bob Noonan Memorial Concert

BAR HARBOR FESTIVAL STRING ORCHESTRA
FRANCIS FORTIER, Conductor
ANTONIO GALERA LOPEZ, Piano Soloist
Music by Mozart, Geminiani, and Tchaikowsky

“Galera Lopez represents all that we admire in a pianist; warm sound, artistic phrasing, and faultless technique.”
– Joseph Youngblood, Palm Beach Daily News

Saint Saviour’s Episcopal Church

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BAR HARBOR FESTIVAL STRING ORCHESTRA

Francis Fortier, Conductor

Sunday, July 28 at 8:00 p.m.
FESTIVAL GALA
BAR HARBOR FESTIVAL STRING ORCHESTRA
FRANCIS FORTIER, Conductor
JEFFREY ELLENBERGER, Assistant Conductor
Music by Mozart, Scarmolin, Barber, and Britten

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

Pre-Concert Dinner served beginning at 6:00 p.m. (optional)
The Gates Center, College of The Atlantic

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