Summer Concert Series and Festival


Another exciting and eventful summer has come and gone,
we at Bay Chamber thank you all for your patronage!

If you’re a year-round resident, please check out our Performing Arts Series events that go from September through June!
We have many programs in the Music@Noon and Music@Dusk series and also a handful of Free Family concerts, and other Special Seasonal Events!

Summers are a busy time at Bay Chamber with more than 40 concerts over a six-week season!

The Summer Concert Series

This annual 5-week concert program is the cornerstone of Bay Chamber’s 50+ year history of presenting chamber music in Rockport. Artists from all over the world return each summer to perform in our two local venues, the beloved Rockport Opera House and Union Hall, offering intimate concerts in an informal setting.

Thursday Night Series
The weekly anchor and musical jewel of our summer program takes place in the historic Rockport Opera House with, excellent acoustics, balcony and orchestra reserved seating and it’s air-conditioned!

Café Nights
Evening concerts in Union Hall offer even more interactive and adventurous musical experiences, often including lighter repertoire. Here you can experience great music while sipping select wines. Union Hall performances are intimate, engaging and lots of fun!

For the 6th week of the summer season we offer our Screen Door Summer Music Festival.

Screen Door is a five-day musical gathering 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.

Scroll down to view some wonderful videos about our Screen Door Summer Festival. 


An interview with Simone Dinnerstein


Rebecca Fischer and Anthony Hawley speak


Matt Moran speaks on Screen Door Summer Music Festival