The 2016 Concert Season

It is our pleasure to introduce the Festival’s 2016 season: Re-Invention. In fact the idea of re-invention is always at the heart of composition, performance, and teaching—everything we do at BIMF. It also characterizes the growth process that keeps our Festival relevant and dynamic.

The Monday Showcase series features string quartet based programs played by our world-class resident and guest ensembles including the Ariel, JACK, Jupiter, Shanghai, and Ying Quartets, joined by faculty in special guest appearances.

Wednesday Upbeat! concerts fill intimate Studzinski Recital Hall at Bowdoin College with offerings from revered favorites to lesser-known gems. Musical adventure awaits the listener at each concert, every piece chosen for its special qualities, and presented with others of often contrasting qualities. Rousing tangos from Argentina are heard alongside stalwarts of the Baroque period, and deeply felt sonatas of the Romantic era are coupled with 20th century masterpieces.

Festival Fridays showcase some of the Festival’s most appealing offerings, from intimate duos to large-scale orchestral drama. “Can’t miss” selections include Beethoven’s majestic Violin Concerto played by 2016 Grammy award winner Augustin Hadelich, Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune, Tchaikovsky’s always thrilling first Piano Concerto played by Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Jon Nakamatsu, and much more!

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We look forward to sharing an incredible summer of music with you!