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10 Ways to Experience the Festival for FREE!

May 30, 2018

1. COMMUNITY CONCERTS: As part of the Community Concert Series, students engage with audiences audiences in over 20 venues throughout Maine. Highlights of this year's series include Rising Tide Brewing, Portland Museum of Art, Flight Deck Brewing, Piper Shores, and the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine. Finally, join Brunswick Community Night at H ...

Live Streaming Returns

May 20, 2018

In 2017, its inaugural year, live streaming reached over 10,000 viewers from 113 countries. This summer the Festival continues live streaming performances and events to anyone with an internet connection. Local and global audiences can access exceptional Young Artists Series performances, Subscription Series events, and Masterclasses, a first-hand look ...

The 2018 Subscription Series

May 8, 2018

Concerts feature world-class musicians in intimate settings. If you would like to order tickets, please contact the Box Office at 207-373-1400. June 25: Escher String Quartet The summer opens with the Escher String Quartet’s Festival début. They begin with the only complete movement of Schubert’s mysteriously unfinished twelfth string quartet before ...

Introducing the 2018 Concert Season

April 19, 2018

Sundays will present two matinee concerts in Studzinski Recital Hall featuring exceptional guest artists. Sō Percussion will bring their perspective with multi-genre original productions and sensational interpretations of modern classics, while Peter Serkin, one of the most accomplished pianists alive today, presents Mozart and Schumann. Mondays will fea ...

2017 Annual Report

December 18, 2017

The Festival is thrilled to share the 2017 Annual Report. We hope each page reminds you of the treasured moments of this past summer. Thank you for helping us make this another banner year for the Festival.

Special Winter Concert with the Ying Quartet

November 30, 2017

The Festival is pleased to present the Grammy Award-winning Ying Quartet on February 12, 2018 in Studzinski Recital Hall on the Bowdoin College campus. Artistic Directors David Ying and Phillip Ying bring their Quartet to Brunswick for a special concert in partnership with Bowdoin College. The program begins with Beethoven’s Quartet Op. 74, composed amid ...

You Can Inspire the Extraordinary

November 29, 2017

Dear Festival Friends, Thank YOU for giving me an incredible opportunity that has transformed my relationship with music, not only as a habit and vocation, but also as a means of living and growing among others. Your enduring connection with the Bowdoin International Music Festival helped give me an experience that will influence the rest of my life. I ...

Applications Now Accepted

November 12, 2017

The Bowdoin International Music Festival is one of the world’s premiere music institutes. The students at the Festival are defined by their dedication, creativity, curiosity, and passion for excellence in music. Applications are now being accepted for our 2018 summer program. In no time at all, more than 250 students from around the globe will be selecte ...

2018 Admissions Tour

October 23, 2017

We are going on tour! This fall, join Festival staff, alumni, and faculty at 16 conservatories to learn more about the 2018 Festival. If you are an aspiring musician or music-lover, stop by the lobby to chat about the 2018 institute, live streaming service, and other opportunities for a life-changing trip to beautiful Brunswick, Maine. Cleveland Institu ...

Introducing Susanne Stover

October 11, 2017

We are happy to announce that Susanne Stover has been hired as the Festival's new Finance and HR Officer. Stover comes to the Festival following a 20+ year corporate career in New York and California, most recently as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the New York Racing Association and Chief Financial Officer for Rosa Mexicano Restau ...