Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music

Gamper Festival

July 7-10, 2022

We look forward to announcing Gamper programs in the spring. At this time, we are planning to have a full in-person Festival while adhering to CDC guidelines and recommendations, as well as the safety protocols of Bowdoin College. For those unable to join us in person, all concerts will continued to be streamed live online.

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 composer-in-residence Derek Bermel.

Over its history, the Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music has featured many celebrated composers such as Milton Babbitt, Luciano Berio, William Bolcom, John Corigliano, George Crumb, Jennifer Higdon, Missy Mazzoli, Gabriela Ortiz, Ralph Shapey, Joan Tower, and Melinda Wagner.

The Charles E. Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music is funded in part by The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc., the Alice M. Ditson Fund, the Charles Gamper Music Fund of the Maine Community Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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