Bowdoin International Music Festival
Founded in 1964 by Artistic Director Lewis Kaplan and the late Robert K. Beckwith, the Bowdoin College International Music Festival presents six weeks each summer of distinguished classical artists from renowned chamber groups, orchestras and conservatories worldwide. These professional and extraordinary young musicians travel to Brunswick, Maine each summer to participate in the Bowdoin International Music Festival.
2013 Program: June 22, 2013 through August 3, 2013
The theme for the 2013 season is "Around the World in 40 Days" celebrating the international connections of today's world. The three major concert series will present three concertmasters – David Coucheron (Atlanta), Frank Huang (Houston), and Renee Jolles (Orpheus Chamber Orchestra); violinists Ilya Kaler and Mikhail Kopelman; cellists Steven Doane, Amir Eldan, and David Requiro; pianists Boris Slutsky, Emma Tahmiziàn, and Peter Basquin; the Ying and Shanghai Quartets; and the Naumburg Trio (all winners of the Naumburg award). Many other artists will also appear, including the rising stars of the Bowdoin Virtuosi program.
Duets and solo artists presented in the Studzinski Recital Hall.
Festival artists presenting a mixture of established and contemporary works in a casual setting.
The premier series presents traditional chamber music and orchestral repertoire performed by artists from around the world.
Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music
A long weekend of recent works performed by Festval artists and participants.
Bowdoin Festival Extra
Special events held throughout the summer, including lectures, masterclasses, and performances by instructors and participants.
Artists of Tomorrow
The Studzinski Recital Hall will host dozens of concerts featuring participants performing for an audience of peers, the public and instructors.
Additional ticket and schedule information is available by contacting the Bowdoin International Music Festival Administrative Office at 207.373.1400 or the Box Office at 207.725.3895. Ticket prices vary from free - $50.