The season starts with the KHBH Together in Music residency. The theme is My Blue Hill and the focus question that will be discussed and answered in all venues is: “How can I describe my personal world with music?”  Alumni Alex Fortes, violin; Jen Chang, viola; Hannah Collins, cello (Director); Solon Gordon, piano will work with students at the Consolidated School, GSA as well as play at Parker Ridge, the Blue Hill Library (children’s concert) and give a FREE concert at
Kneisel Hall Friday at 7:00 p.m. This concert will feature pieces by young Maine Composers as well as works by Dvořák, Bartók, Janácek.

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Wed May 31: 9:30-11:45 Parker Ridge Portrait Painters.  KH musicians visit the Parker Ridge
Thu. June 1 9:30-10:45 a.m. GSA Arts Week workshop: “Words vs. Music Creative Lab”
Thu. June 1 4:00 p.m. Blue Hill Library Concert “Folk Songs & Fairy Tales from Around the World”
Fri. June 2 3:00 p.m. Parker Ridge Living Room Performance
Fri. June 2 7:00 p.m. FREE Concert at Kneisel Hall (137 Pleasant Street)

PROGRAM FOR MAINE STUDENTS

June 17 – June 24 student musicians from all over Maine spend a week of chamber music making with Kneisel Hall young artists.
Sun. June 18 4:00 p.m.   Concert Maine Musicians, Concert Hall
Sat. June 24 1:00 p.m. Concert Maine Musicians, Concert Hall

FESTIVAL CONCERTS

From Friday, June 24 to September 3 Kneisel Hall will be full-to-the-brim with chamber music – concerts Friday nights, Sunday afternoons, open rehearsals, master classes, young artists concerts – weeks full of gorgeous music. The Hall is worth a visit. The walls of our 95 year-old wood-paneled Concert Hall, are covered with pictures, letters and programs from Kneisel’s day to the present; all forms of memorabilia are framed and hanging for view. Taken as a whole the collection is a history of chamber music in the United States. The collection lends immediacy to the music; some of the works that are performed each season are by composers whose pictures and autographs are on the walls. Kneisel Hall is a very special place, indeed.

We hope to see you soon and often at Kneisel Hall!