The 57th Bar Harbor Music Festival

…one of New England’s great music festivals
– Nan Lincoln, The Bar Harbor Times

The Bar Harbor Music Festival

. . . an acclaimed series of classical and popular concerts.”
Down East Magazine, Vacationtime Guide

Francis Fortier

Founder and Artistic Director

Bar Harbor Festival String Orchestra

Christopher Johnson

Antonio Galera-Lopez

Young Audience Concerts

The Bar Harbor Music Festival
57TH ANNUAL GALA
BENEFIT DINNER
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2023
6:30 P.M.

COCKTAILS • SILENT AUCTION
7:30 P.M.
DINNER, CONCERT, AND DANCING

THE LIEDERKRANZ CLUB
THE BALLROOM 6 EAST 87TH STREET, NEW YORK CITY
BLACK TIE (OPTIONAL) R.S.V.P.

FLOURISHING IN ITS 57TH YEAR
“Maine’s Premier Music Festival”
— WGBH Classical New England/Boston

CONTRIBUTION: $400 PER PERSON
($250 TAX DEDUCTIBLE TO THE EXTENT PROVIDED BY LAW)
TABLE OF EIGHT: $3,200
TABLE OF TEN: $4,000

Welcome to the 2023 Bar Harbor Music Festival 57th Season

“Maine’s Premier Music Festival”
— WGBH Classical New England/Boston

“…one of New England’s great music festivals”
— Nan Lincoln, The Bar Harbor Times

Acclaimed by Phi Beta Baton as “…one of the nation’s proving grounds for gifted young artists,” the Bar Harbor Music Festival, founded by violinist Francis Fortier in 1967, has gained national recognition for its unique and pioneering work.

The Festival has made a major contribution to the music world by advancing the careers of over 2,300 aspiring instrumentalists, singers, and composers. Coupled with our “Arts and Tourism” initiatives, it has provided a vital cultural and economic service for the community and visitors from all over the world.

The Festival’s outreach programs, such as the admission-free outdoor concerts in Acadia National Park, artist-in-residence programs in American schools, colleges, and universities, as well as its Young Audience Concerts have won new audiences for classical music and fostered music education.

Its annual Summer Festival and Touring Program have reached out to audiences totaling over one million, as music lovers gravitate to this musical gem in the spectacular setting of Bar Harbor, Maine.

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Francis Fortier, Conductor and Founder

Francis Fortier, Conductor and Founder