Open Rehearsals for Festival Concerts

Listen and watch the faculty at work during these open dress rehearsals. Fridays at 9:30 a.m. 

  • June 28 - Program One
  • July 5 - Program Two
  • July 12 - Program Three
  • July 19 - Program Four
  • July 26 - Program Five
  • August 2 - Program Six
  • August 9 - Program Seven
  • August 16 - Program Eight, Catalyst Quartet
  • August 23 - Program Nine, Verona Quartet
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Kneisel Hall Children's Concerts

Interactive educational concerts for children and their families at Blue Hill Public Library. Fridays at 2 p.m.

Free admission, donations welcome.

  • June 28
  • July 5
  • July 12
  • July 26
  • August 2
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Festival Program One

  • Friday, June 28 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 30 at 4:00 p.m.

Beethoven: Piano Trio, Op.70, no.1 “Ghost”
Isaacman-Beck, Kouzov, Vonsattel

Hindemith: Viola Sonata Op. 11, no. 4
Hong, Vonsattel

Schubert: Piano Trio No. 1 in B-flat Major, D. 898
Smukler, G. Krosnick, Coop

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MASTER CLASS

Master Faculty coaching students in open classes give our audiences a glimpse of how the magic happens on stage. All master classes take place at 7:30 p.m.

Free tickets available, general admission seating, donations welcome.

  • July 3 Wednesday, Barbara Mallow
  • July 8 Monday, Joel Krosnick
  • July 10 Wednesday, James Lee III
  • July 29 Monday, Nina Lee
  • July 31 Wednesday, Jerry Grossman
  • August 5 Monday, Robert McDonald
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Festival Program Two

  • Friday, July 5 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 7 at 4:00 p.m.

Mozart: Piano Quartet in G minor, K. 478
Smukler, Hong, G. Krosnick, Coop

Beethoven: Cello Sonata No. 3 in A Major, Op. 69
Mallow, Coop

Martinů: Three Madrigals for Violin and Viola, H. 313
Mills, Hong

Ravel: Piano Trio in A minor
Bowlin, Kouzov, Vonsattel

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Festival Program Three

  • Friday, July 12 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 14 at 4:00 p.m.

Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Op. 78
Smukler, Vonsattel

James Lee III, String Quartet, “Untranslatable”
Bowlin, Jang, G. Krosnick, Hong

James Lee III, Ekah
G. Krosnick, Vonsattel

Brahms: Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor, Op. 60
Jang, Hong, Kouzov, Coop

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Gregory C. Carroll Young Artists' Concert

10 spectacular student performances to choose from! Come hear what repertoire our students have prepared during their intense chamber music immersion on the coast of Maine.

Free admission, donations welcome.

  • July 13, Saturday 7:30 p.m.
  • July 15, Monday 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
  • July 16, Tuesday 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
  • August 7, Wednesday 7:30 p.m.
  • August 8, Thursday 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
  • August 10, Saturday 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
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Kneisel Hall On Tour

The Young Artists take their performances on the road to area communities. 7 p.m. at various locations.

Free admission, donations welcome.

  • Thursday, July 18 – Alamo Theatre, 85 Main Street, Bucksport
  • Monday, July 22 – St. John’s Episcopal Church, 315 Main Street, Southwest Harbor
  • Tuesday, July 23 – Beth Eden Chapel, 99 Naskeak Point Road, Brooklin
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Festival Program Four

  • Friday, July 19 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 21 at 4:00 p.m.

Schulhoff: String Quartet No. 2
dePasquale, Bowlin, Hong, Kouzov

Faure: Violin Sonata No. 1 in A Major, Op.13
Bowlin, Coop

Beethoven: Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 97 “Archduke”
Smukler, G. Krosnick, Vonsattel

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Festival Program Five

  • Friday, July 26 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 28 at 4:00 p.m.

Weinberg: Violin Sonata No. 5, Op. 53
Smukler, McDonald

Ives: Piano Trio
Copes, Lee, McDonald

Bridge: Two Pieces for Viola and Piano
Carr, Jiang

Brahms: Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, Op. 8
Bowlin, Ramakrishnan, Jiang

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Festival Program Six

  • Friday, August 2 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 4 at 4:00 p.m.

Mozart: Piano Trio in G Major, K564
Smukler, Lee, Jiang

Brahms: Cello Sonata No. 1 in E minor, Op. 38
Grossman, Jiang

Dohnányi: Piano Quintet No. 2 in E-flat minor, Op. 26
Bowlin, Copes, Carr, Ramakrishnan, McDonald

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The Blue Hill Troupe will take the stage with a production Gilbert & Sullivan's H.M.S. Pinafore at The Bay School’s Emlen Hall. 

  • Friday, August 2 @ 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 3 @ 1:30 p.m.

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Festival Program Seven

  • Friday, August 9 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 11 at 4:00 p.m.

Dvořák: Romantic Pieces, Op. 75
Bowlin, Jiang

Dvořák: Piano Trio No. 2 in G minor, Op. 26
Copes, Ramakrishnan, Jiang

Dvořák: String Quintet in E-flat, Op. 97
Smukler, Bowlin, Carr, Copes, Lee

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Festival Program Eight

  • Friday, August 16 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 18 at 4:00 p.m.

D’Rivera: A Farewell Mambo

D’Rivera: But, Just a Minute (from the Catalyst Quartet’s Minute commissioning project)

D’Rivera: Wapango

Astor Piazzolla/Arr. Catalyst Quartet: Suite del Angel for String Quartet

Gershwin: Lullaby

Dvořák: String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, Op. 96 “American”


Catalyst String Quartet

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Festival Program Nine

  • Friday, August 23 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 25 at 4:00 p.m.

Mozart: String Quartet No. 7 in E-flat Major, K.160

Britten: String Quartet No. 3, Op. 94

Verdi: String Quartet in E minor

Verona String Quartet

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