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2021 BAR HARBOR MUSIC FESTIVAL

Francis Fortier, Artistic Director
Allison Kiger, Associate Director

55th SEASON BAR HARBOR MUSIC FESTIVAL
JUNE 27 – JULY 25, 2021

2021 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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Artists and productions are subject to change

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Cara Chowning

Sunday, June 27 at 4:00 p.m.
OPENING DAY
Sunday, June 27 at 4:00 p.m.

TEA CONCERT
KELCI KOSIN, Soprano
CARA CHOWNING, Pianist

Tea Served During Intermission
“La Rochelle” 127 West Street

“The beauty, the emotion, the strength of her voice, and her amazing French diction are exceptional.”
—Claude Tomasi

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Andromeda Quintet

 

OPENING NIGHT
Wednesday, June 30 at 8:00 p.m.
ANDROMEDA QUINTET
“THE ANDROMEDA QUINTET IS A TERRIFIC ENSEMBLE, AND THEY PLAY GREAT MUSIC.”
– ELIZABETH RAUM
Music by Eric Ewazen, Morely Calvert, Elizabeth Raum, and Victor Ewald.
The 1932 Criterion Theatre, 35 Cottage Street

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Christopher Johnson

Friday, July 2 at 8:00 p.m.
CHRISTOPHER JOHNSON, Pianist

Music by Beethoven (Sonata, Opus 28 in D Major “Pastorale”),
Charles-Valentin Alkan, and Chopin (Etudes, Opus 25 complete)
The 1932 Criterion Theatre, 35 Cottage Street

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Allison Kiger

Tuesday, July 6 at 8:00 p.m.
ALLISON KIGER, Flutist & Friends

“A LOVELY FLUTIST” – NEW JERSEY CLASSICAL.

CHRISTOPHER JOHNSON, Pianist
PHOEBE DURAND, Harpist
ERIC THOMAS, Clarinetist, and
JAMESON PLATTE, Cellist

“FRENCH CHARM AND JAZZ” A PROGRAM OF COMMUNITY AND DIVERSITY
Music by Chaminade, Boulogne, J.S. Bach, Farranc, Bozza, Connesson, and Bolling
The 1932 Criterion Theatre, 35 Cottage Street

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Skip LaPlante

Jessie Cox

Wednesday, July 7 at 5:30 p.m.
25th Annual “NEW COMPOSERS” FORUM
“NEW FRONTIERS IN MUSIC AND INSTRUMENTS”

Skip La Plante,
Composer, Pianist,
and Instrument Builder
Moderator

THE PANEL TO INCLUDE:
Guest Composers and Performers
JESSIE COX, Composer, Drummer, and Scholar
ALFRED W. LERDAHL, Composer
ALLISON KIGER, Flutist & Curator,
“New Composers” Program
LAURIE BENNETT, Vocalist
FRANCIS FORTIER, Artistic Director, Bar Harbor Music Festival

This event will take place on Zoom and include a Q&A for the audience. Login instructions will be available on this website closer to the event date.

Friday, July 9 at 8:00 p.m.
38th Annual ‘NEW COMPOSERS’ CONCERT

“NEW FRONTIERS IN MUSIC AND INSTRUMENTS”
SKIP LA PLANTE
Composer, Pianist, and Instrument Builder
JESSIE COX
Composer, Drummer, and Scholar

World Premières by Skip La Plante and Jessie Cox
The 1932 Criterion Theatre, 35 Cottage Street

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Alice Anne Light

Carlos Enrique Santelli

Sunday, July 11 at 8:00 p.m.
“POPS” CONCERT
Bluenose Inn, The Great Room

“SONGS OF LOVE AND HOPE”
Alice Anne Light, Mezzo-Soprano
Carlos Enrique Santelli, Tenor
Cara Chowning, Pianist

Music by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Kander and Eb, and Jerome Kern, among others.

Cash Bar and Refreshments Available
Bluenose Inn, The Great Room

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Antonio Galera Lopez

Antonio Galera Lopez

Tuesday, July 13 at 8:00 p.m.
ANTONIO GALERA LOPEZ
, Pianist

Music by Beethoven “Moonlight” Sonata, Liszt, Ascencio, Debussy, and Ginastera

The 1932 Criterion Theatre, 35 Cottage Street

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Mozart

Friday, July 16 at 8:00 p.m.
BAR HARBOR FESTIVAL OPERA THEATRE
MOZART’S “COSI FAN TUTTE”

Alice Anne Light – Mezzo-Soprano,
Dorabella

Chloé Olivia Moore – Soprano,
Fiordiligi

Carlos Enrique Santelli – Tenor,
Ferrando

John Allen Nelson – Baritone,
Guglielmo

David Small – Baritone,
Don Alfonso

April Martin – Soprano,
Despina

Cara Chowning – Music Director & Pianist

Joseph DeSota – Stage Director

The 1932 Criterion Theatre

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Janey Choi

Saturday, July 17 at 8:00 p.m.
THE ARDELIA TRIO
Janey Choi, Violinist
Clara Yang, Cellist
Jihea Hong-Park, Pianist

Music by Vivaldi, Beethoven, Rebecca Clarke, and Piazzolla

The 1932 Criterion Theatre, 35 Cottage Street

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Wolverine Jazz Band

Sunday, July 18 at 8:00 p.m.
JAZZ NIGHT
WOLVERINE JAZZ BAND

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

The 1932 Criterion Theatre, 35 Cottage Street

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Francis Fortier, Conductor

Wednesday, July 21 at 7:30 p.m.
(Rain date Thursday, July 22 at 7:30 p.m.)
48th ANNUAL ACADIA NATIONAL PARK OUTDOOR CONCERT
BAR HARBOR FESTIVAL STRING ORCHESTRA
FRANCIS FORTIER, Conductor
JEFFREY ELLENBERGER, Assistant Conductor

Music by Mozart, Vivaldi, Scarmolin, and Suk

Blackwoods Campground Amphitheatre
Admission Free (Voluntary Contribution)

Francis Fortier

Friday, July 23 at 8:00 p.m.
16th Annual Bob Noonan Memorial Concert
BAR HARBOR FESTIVAL STRING ORCHESTRA
FRANCIS FORTIER, Conductor
ANTONIO GALERA LOPEZ, Piano Soloist

Music by Mozart, Beethoven, and Suk

The 1932 Criterion Theatre

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BAR HARBOR FESTIVAL STRING ORCHESTRA

Francis Fortier, Conductor

Sunday, July 25 at 8:00 p.m.
FESTIVAL GALA
BAR HARBOR FESTIVAL STRING ORCHESTRA
FRANCIS FORTIER, Conductor
JEFFREY ELLENBERGER, Assistant Conductor
CHRISTOPHER JOHNSON, Piano Soloist

Music by Mozart, Scarmolin, Barber, and Bloch

“MASTER CONDUCTOR FRANCIS FORTIER … MASTER’S TOUCH RESOUNDS.”
– YORK DAILY RECORD, PENNSYLVANIA

Cash Bar and Refreshments Available
The 1932 Criterion Theatre, 35 Cottage Street

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