Festival Announces Online Season

Brunswick, Maine—After making the difficult decision to cancel in-person activities this summer, the Bowdoin International Music Festival is pleased to announce a full calendar of online events during its six-week season, which runs June 29 – August 7. The season will feature a variety of opportunities to engage with the Festival from home, including rebroadcasts of past concerts, new performances from Festival faculty, artist talks, and more. The Festival will build on its strong history of livestreaming by presenting a robust schedule of digital content, all free of charge. Under the artistic direction of David Ying and Phillip Ying, the Festival will continue to serve as a premier outlet for the arts.

The Rebroadcast Series will include 12 concerts featuring the Festival’s world-renowned faculty and guest ensembles from the past three seasons, including the Brentano, Borromeo, Jupiter, Turtle Island, and Ying Quartets, and the Horszowski Trio. Each concert will include introductions from Festival Artistic Directors David Ying and Phillip Ying as well as new commentary from the performers. The Festival will also present concerts from faculty at home as circumstances allow. The Ying Quartet will kick off these concerts on Friday, July 3 at 4:00 PM EDT. Stay tuned for additional announcements.

Join artists and industry experts for their insights into a variety of music topics. Sessions include Making the Most of Social Media with Festival alum Ray Chen, Streaming Musical Audio with audio engineer Stephen Roessner, and Collaboration from Idea to Stage with cellist Jeffrey Zeigler and composer Paola Prestini.

Meet the Composer sessions will feature Festival composer-in-residence Derek Bermel, Andreia Pinto Correia, Brett Dean, Aaron Jay Kernis, Gabriela Ortiz, and Michel van der Aa presenting about their work and creative processes.

The Festival’s artist faculty will be working with students — from 36 states and 20 countries — in 100+ online masterclasses over six weeks. Select sessions open to the full Festival community will give a firsthand look into the teaching and learning process.

Stay tuned for regularly posted video performances from students, who are continuing to study and create from home, as well as new music from Festival composition students in collaboration with this year’s Festival fellows.

The first concert of the season will be Monday, June 29 at 7:30 PM EDT, featuring the Horszowski Trio. To learn more about the Festival’s 2020 online season, please visit:

Events: https://www.bowdoinfestival.org/online-public-events/
Livestream Page: https://www.bowdoinfestival.org/festivalive/
Ways to View Livestream: https://www.bowdoinfestival.org/festivalive/ways-to-view/