Monday, July 18, 2011

Maine Summer Festivals!

The Maine International Film festival is still going strong, but there are many other festivals happening this week (and throughout the summer). If you have not locked in your plans you should make a point to attend as many of these offerings as you can. Here are just a few.

Image provided by Bay Chamber Concerts

Ossipee Music Festival, July 21-24, 2011
A four day acoustic music event with over 60 hours of live music from two stages. The Festival is host to the New England Flat-picking, Banjo and Songwriting Contests. It also hosts numerous workshops and dances and the four day children music academy, Roots & Sprouts.

Bates Dance Festival, July 1 – August 13, 2011
The Bates Dance Festival brings together an international community of choreographers, performers, educators and students in a cooperative community to study, perform and create new work.

Bowdoin International Music Festival, June 25 – August 6, 2011
Each summer, the Bowdoin International Music Festival brings renowned artist instructors, performers, soloists, and gifted pre-professional classical musicians from around the world to beautiful Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine for six weeks of intensive chamber music study, collaboration, and performance.

Bay Chamber Concerts, July 1 – September 1, 2011
Each week in July and August, you can find a concert presented on Wednesday and Thursday nights. Most summer concerts start at 8:00 p.m. Most Wednesday night concerts are at the Strand Theatre, all Thursday night concerts are at the Rockport Opera House.

The DaPonte String Quartet, June 11 - August 29, 2011
The DaPonte String Quartet was formed in Philadelphia in 1991 and came to Maine in 1995 on a Rural Residency Grant. At the end of the grant period the four musicians and their families decided to put down personal and professional roots in Maine.

More offerings can be found on the Maine Arts Commission Events Calender or on the Office of Tourism Maine Performs page.

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