July 4 – July 7, 2024
Presented as part of the Bowdoin International Music Festival since 1965, the Charles E. Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music represents a sustained commitment to nurturing and promoting the music of our time. It is programmed by Festival composers-in-residence Derek Bermel and Andreia Pinto Correia.
Over its history, the Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music has featured many celebrated composers such as Clarice Assad, Milton Babbitt, Luciano Berio, William Bolcom, John Corigliano, George Crumb, Tansy Davies, Jennifer Higdon, Rozalie Hirs, Pierre Jalbert, Füsun Köksal, Missy Mazzoli, Jeffrey Mumford, Gabriela Ortiz, Ralph Shapey, Alex Temple, Joan Tower, and Melinda Wagner.
The Gamper Festival is funded in part by the Charles Gamper Music Fund of the Maine Community Foundation, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc., the Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, the Amphion Foundation, and New Music USA.