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 2023 Bar Harbor Music Festival 57th Season will be held in Bar Harbor, Maine from June 25 – July 30 presenting a wide variety of music ranging from Mozart to Duke Ellington.

A Glorious Summer of Music of Solo Recitals, Chamber Music, “New Composers”, Opera, String Orchestra, and Jazz Night will delight music lovers.

TICKETS MAY BE PURCHASED ONLINE STARTING APRIL 15, 2023
AND WILL BE MAILED TO YOU AFTER MAY 1, 2023

Our 57th Season!

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BAR HARBOR MUSIC FESTIVAL SPRING 2023 BENEFIT MUSICALE

Thursday, April 27, 2023
The Kosciuszko Foundation
15 East 65th Street, New York City

SAVE THE DATE! – Our 2023 Spring Benefit
Featuring Antonio Galera, Pianist
Thursday, April 27, 2023

CONTRIBUTION
$350 per person
($200 tax deductible to the extent provided by law)

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Welcome to the 2023 Bar Harbor Music Festival 57th Season

June 25 – July 30, 2023 Bar Harbor, Maine

“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