Screen Door Summer Music Festival 2018

 

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.

Festival Dates: Wednesday 15 August - Sunday 19 August

Wednesday 15 August

10AM - First Congregational Church, Camden
BACH FOR BREAKFAST PART 1 - ORGAN 101

6PM - Rockport Opera House
FESTIVAL OPENING CONCERT

8:30PM - Union Hall
MICHAEL NICOLAS, cello and CONRAD TAO, piano

 

Thursday 16 August

10AM - First Congregational Church, Camden
BACH FOR BREAKFAST PART 2 - THE WORLD-FAMOUS ORGANIST

3PM - Rockport Opera House
SYMPHONASAURUS

7:30PM - Rockport Opera House
HOMAGE

 

Friday 17 August

10AM - First Congregational Church, Camden
BACH FOR BREAKFAST PART 3 - GETTING SERIOUS

5:30PM - Union Hall
ALTIUS STRING QUARTET with YOONAH KIM

8:30PM - Union Hall
THE WESTERLIES

 

Saturday 18 August

10AM - First Congregational Church, Camden
BACH FOR BREAKFAST 4 - BACH DID IT

1PM - Union Hall
THE DVOŘÁK PIANO QUINTET EXPERIENCE

5:30PM - Pascal Hall
PALAVER STRINGS - VOICE IN THE CROWD

8:30PM - Union Hall
QUARTET FOR THE END OF TIME

 

Sunday 19 August

11AM - First Congregational Church, Camden
BACH FOR BREAKFAST PART 5 - PULLING OUT ALL THE STOPS

1PM - Union Hall
PIANO PORTRAITS
The Bixler Family Concert

6PM - Venue to be confirmed
LES ILLUMINATIONS

All programs and artists are subject to change.

There are many Subscription Packages available for this year’s Summer Concert Series and Screen Door Festival. You can view them here on our Subscriptions Page.

For the five weeks leading up to the festival we have weekly performances on Thursday and Friday Evenings – please see our Summer Concert Series page for more information

We invite you to support Screen Door by becoming a Friend of the Festival.

 

Free Festival Week Concerts for our Community!

 

Wednesday 15 August - 1PM - Camden Village Green
THE WESTERLIES PLAY ON THE GREEN

Thursday 16 August - 1PM - Camden Village Green
ALTIUS STRING QUARTET PLAYS ON THE GREEN

Friday 17 August - 1PM - Camden Village Green
PALAVER STRINGS PLAY ON THE GREEN