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Q&A with Michael-Thomas Foumai, composer

January 13, 2016

What inspires an individual to create music? What leads someone down the path to becoming a professional musician? What is it that drives creation, transformation, and discovery? These are all questions explored in this new interview series with a handful of Bowdoin’s most talented and hard-working students. This is your chance to peek behind the stage and ...

Q&A with Kristin Leitterman

November 25, 2015

On Monday, December 7, 2015, Festival fellows will be presenting a special concert in New York City. The concert will be an evening of music by Barber, Lavignac, Martinů, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, and Michael-Thomas Foumai, our first Kaplan Fellow in composition. The performance begins at 7:30pm at Christ & St. Stephens Church. In preparation for the event ...

Fellows in Concert in New York: Sounds of Summer

November 6, 2015

Fellows in Concert in New York: Sounds of Summer A Night with the Fellows Monday, December 7, 7:30 pm Christ & St. Stephen’s Church, 120 West 69th Street, New York The Festival’s Fellows have arranged an evening of music by Barber, Lavignac, Martinů, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, and Michael-Thomas Foumai, the Festival's first composition fellow. Th ...

Family Connections: Conversations with the Yings

June 22, 2015

Bowdoin International Music Festival kicks into high gear in a matter of days. Before we start attending concerts, masterclasses and all the other events that make up the intense six-week program, we wrap up our interview with Artistic Directors David Ying and Phillip Ying. We offer here a glimpse into the factors that have influenced these two brothers who ...

Putting It All Together: Conversations with the Yings

June 12, 2015

Part two in a series of recent conversations between the Festival and new Artistic Directors David Ying and Phillip Ying. We were curious how these two brothers manage to create the varied programs that are packed into a very short six-week season that encompasses more than 100 concerts, master classes, community programs, chamber coaching, and teaching. ...

Getting to Know You: Conversations with the Yings

June 5, 2015

Over the coming weeks we will share some recent conversations with David Ying and Phillip Ying as they embark on their debut season as Artistic Directors of the Festival. Below is the first in a series of short interviews. Here they discuss where they came from and what the season’s theme, The Art of Friendship, means to them. The Importance of Being an ...