2022 BAR HARBOR MUSIC FESTIVAL

Francis Fortier, Artistic Director
Allison Kiger, Associate Director

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56th SEASON
BAR HARBOR
MUSIC FESTIVAL
JUNE 26 – JULY 24, 2022

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Kelci Kosin


Cara Chowning

Sunday, June 26 at 4:00 p.m.
Opening Day Tea Concert
“Sweet Dreams, Shining Stars, and Sentiments of Love”
KELCI KOSIN, Soprano
CARA CHOWNING, Pianist
“The beauty, the emotion, the strength of her voice, and her amazing French diction are exceptional.”
– Claude Tomasi
Music by Rossini, Richard Strauss, Schubert, Robert Schumann,
Fauré, Amy Beach, and Verdi

Tea served during intermission, courtesy of Bar Harbor Tea Company
“La Rochelle,” 127 West Street, Bar Harbor

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Brass Venture

Wednesday, June 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Opening Night Concert
BRASS VENTURE
Returning by Popular Demand!

“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
Music featuring “Acadia” by Eric Ewazen, J.S. Bach, Brahms, Bernstein, Sousa, and W.C. Handy. With a special side-by-side performance with MDI High School Brass Students as part of the Festival’s Community Connections.

The 1932 Criterion Theatre, 35 Cottage Street

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Matthew Graybill

Friday, July 1 at 7:30 p.m.
MATTHEW GRAYBIL, Pianist in Recital
“Matthew Graybil’s playing marks him…as one of the most sensitive, poetic young pianists to debut on record in recent memory.”
– Fanfare Magazine
Music by Rameau, Stravinsky, Beethoven, Bellini, Chopin, and Liszt

The 1932 Criterion Theatre, 35 Cottage Street

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Christopher Johnson

Saturday, July 2 at 7:30 p.m.
CHRISTOPHER JOHNSON, Pianist in Recital
The first Josef Lhevinne Award to a pianist “possessing a brilliant technique coupled with a deep musical understanding and exemplifying the Lhevinne School of Pianism.”
“The electrified audience leapt to their feet to give Mr. Johnson a well-deserved standing ovation.”
– New York Concert Review
Music by Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Gershwin, Deborah Fortier (world première), Chopin, and Liszt

The 1932 Criterion Theatre, 35 Cottage Street

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Allison Kiger

Tuesday, July 5 at 7:30 p.m.
ALLISON KIGER, Flutist AND FRIENDS
“A lovely flutist” – New Jersey Classical.
“Bohème and Beethoven”
Allison Kiger, Flutist
Christopher Johnson, Pianist
Concetta Abbate, Violinist, and
Stan Renard, Violist
Music by Beethoven and Juergen Franz

The 1932 Criterion Theatre, 35 Cottage Street

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Francis Fortier

Wednesday, July 6 at 5:30 p.m.
26th Annual “New Composers” Forum
“Composers as Artists of Time”
Guest Composers and Performers
Ann-Louise Walton, Composer
Skip La Plante, Composer, Pianist and Instrument Builder
Eric Thomas, Composer and Clarinetist
Daniel Pyle, Organist
Allison Kiger, Flutist and Curator, “New Composers” Program
Michelle Lou, Composer
Yannis Kyriakides, Composer
Francis Fortier, Artistic Director, Bar Harbor Music Festival

The 1932 Criterion Theatre, 35 Cottage Street


Eric Thomas


Daniel Pyle


Skip La Plant

Friday, July 8 at 7:30 p.m.
38th Annual “New Composers” Concert
“Composers as Artists of Time”
Music by John Weaver,
Eric Thomas
(world première),
Anna-Louise Walton (world première),
Skip La Plante (world première), and
David Hurd

Saint Saviour’s Episcopal Church, 41 Mount Desert Street

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Celine Mogielnicki


Isaac Bray


Cara Chowning

Sunday, July 10 at 7:30 p.m.
‘POPS’ Concert
“Golden Songs from the Golden Era”
Songs of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein
Celine Mogielnicki, Soprano
Isaac Bray, Baritone
Cara Chowning, Pianist

The 1932 Criterion Theatre, 35 Cottage Street
Pre-Concert Buffet Dinner: Fogtown Brewery (nextdoor to Theatre)
beginning at 5:45 p.m.

The 1932 Criterion Theatre, 35 Cottage Street

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Antonio Galera Lopez

Tuesday, July 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Returning by Popular Demand!
ANTONIO GALERA
Pianist
“Galera López represents all that we admire in a pianist: warm sound, artistic phrasing, and ­faultless technique.”
– Joseph Youngblood, Palm Beach Daily News
All-Spanish music program: Albéniz Asencio, de Falla, Sánchez Benimeli, Coli, and Ginastera

The 1932 Criterion Theatre, 35 Cottage Street

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Cara Chowning

Friday, July 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Bar Harbor Music Festival Opera Theatre
“La Bohème”

by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by: Illica and Giacoso
Directed by Joseph DeSota
Music Director, Cara Chowning
Chloe Olivia Moore, Soprano,
“A wealth of shades.” – Washington Post

“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 Criterion Theatre, 35 Cottage Street

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The Ardelia Trio

Saturday, July 16 at 7:30 p.m.
THE ARDELIA TRIO
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
Music by Mozart, Sophia Serghi, Frank Bridge, and Smetana

The 1932 Criterion Theatre, 35 Cottage Street

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Wolverine Jazz Band

Sunday, July 17 at 7:30 p.m.
JAZZ NIGHT
Returning for the 17th Consecutive Season!
WOLVERINE JAZZ BAND
John Clark Leader, Clarinet/Sax
Bob Barta Banjo, Guest Artist
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 and Refreshments Available

The 1932 Criterion Theatre, 35 Cottage Street

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Kayoung An

Monday, July 18 at 7:30 p.m.
KAYOUNG AN, Pianist
“Amazement” – Pianist, Yuja Wang
Music by Handel, Debussy, and Brahms

The 1932 Criterion Theatre, 35 Cottage Street

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Francis Fortier, Conductor

Friday, July 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Seventeenth Annual Bob Noonan Memorial Concert
FRANCIS FORTIER, Conductor
KAYOUNG AN, Piano Soloist
“Passionate, expressive, bold, and sensitive.”
– Critics at Seoul (Korea) Arts Center performance
Music by Mozart, Vivaldi, Mendelssohn, and Dvo˘rák
The 1932 Criterion Theatre, 35 Cottage Street

Pre-Concert Buffet at Fogtown Brewery (next door to theatre)
Seating begins at 5:30 p.m., Cash Bar Available

The 1932 Criterion Theatre, 35 Cottage Street

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BAR HARBOR FESTIVAL STRING ORCHESTRA

Sunday, July 24 at 7:30 p.m.
FESTIVAL GALA
BAR HARBOR FESTIVAL STRING ORCHESTRA
FRANCIS FORTIER, Conductor
CHRISTOPHER JOHNSON, Piano Soloist
JANEY CHOI and ERIKA ATCHLEY, Violin Soloists
“Master conductor Francis Fortier… master’s touch resounds.”
– York Daily Record, Pennsylvania
Music by Elgar, George Walker, J.S. Bach, and Ernest Bloch

Pre-Concert Buffet at Fogtown Brewery (next door to theatre)
Seating begins at 5:30 p.m., Cash Bar Available

The 1932 Criterion Theatre, 35 Cottage Street

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All Performances complying with CDC Guidelines

Tickets & Information
BAR HARBOR MUSIC FESTIVAL
741 West End Avenue
Suite 4-B
New York, New York 10025-6222
Telephone: 212-222-1026
email: info@barharbormusicfestival.org

Tickets on Sale
Tickets $30  Students $15
Pops, Jazz, Gala $45
Opera $80, $50, $35
The Rodick Building (left of Post Office), 59 Cottage Street,
Bar Harbor, Maine 04609-1800, Telephone: (207) 288-5744