Screen Door Summer Music Festival

Screen Door Summer Music Festival

Thursday, Aug 15, 2019 at 10:00am


Screen Door is a five-day musical extravaganza along one of the most scenic coastlines in the world. It features fresh performances by world-renowned musicians, presented in intimate venues, all in a distinctly relaxed summer-in-Maine atmosphere.

Screen Door welcomes you to vibrant variety. While you can get your Bach, Beethoven or Brahms fix at the festival, you will also experience novel, one-of-a-kind creative happenings — summer fun for audience and artists alike.

And Screen Door is a destination. Look out at Midcoast Maine’s craggy and rugged shoreline, a bay dotted with hundreds of uninhabited islands, and a crown of pined mountains. The musical venues are approachable, sometimes historic, and always New-England-beautiful. And this high-note of summer is famously laid back: Leave stodgy behind, wander around with a glass of wine and introduce yourself to the young artists who just opened their doors to you.


10:00am: Bach for Breakfast Part 2 – Beginning with Bach

Jennifer Koh, violin

Part 2 of our 2019 series exploring Bach and his contemporary resonance presented by the "brilliant violinist" (The New Yorker) Jennifer Koh.

Featured works in Part 2:

BACH Violin Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001
PHILIP GLASS Sarabande in Common Time
BACH Sarabande from Violin Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004

Coffee and muffins are available before the concert.

Location: Union Hall, Rockport

Tickets: Adults $30; Under age 25 $10

4:00pm: Pedals, Pipes & Popsicles

Christopher Houlihan, organ

Inspired by the American Guild of Organists’ series, Bay Chamber invites young people, particularly keyboard players, ages 8-18, to a fun event exploring the "King of Instruments," the pipe organ. Led by organist Christopher Houlihan, this workshop concert offers an introduction to the instrument and the incredible soundworld that it creates.  Free popsicles to enjoy!

Tickets: Adults $10; Under age 25 $10

Location: First Congregational Church, Camden

7:30pm: Maxwell String Quartet

Colin Scobie, violin
George Smith, violin
Elliott Perks, viola
Duncan Strachan, cello

With special guest Laura Weiner, horn

1st Prize and Audience Prize winner at the Trondheim (Norway) International Chamber Music Competition in 2017, the Maxwell Quartet has been hailed for "great communication" by The Strad Magazine and as "brilliantly fresh, unexpected and exhilarating" by The Scottish Herald. The Glasgow-based ensemble is now firmly established as one of Britain’s finest string quartets, with a strong connection to their folk music heritage and a commitment to bringing together wide-ranging projects and programs to expand the string quartet repertoire.

MOZART Horn Quintet in E-flat Major, K.407/386c
DEBUSSY String Quartet in G minor
A selection of Scottish Folk Tunes
JAMES MACMILLAN Memento (1994)
SHOSTAKOVICH String Quartet No. 9 in E-flat Major, Op. 117

Location: Rockport Opera House, Rockport

Tickets: Adults $45; Under age 25 $10

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