Screen Door Summer Music Festival 2019

 

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.

Save Time and Money by reserving a Subscription Package for the Screen Door Festival.

Screen Door Pass
The Screen Door Pass is your all access ticket to all 16 Screen Door Festival Concerts, including the finale, a savings of over 50% off the single ticket prices.

Bach for Breakfast Subscription Package

Daily concerts from Wednesday 14 August to Sunday 18 August, 10AM, Union Hall

Each day of our Screen Door festival begins with Bach for Breakfast. This enormously popular 5-part morning series is presented by acclaimed violinist Jennifer Koh and this year explores the connection between J. S. Bach’s major pieces for solo violin and our present day through juxtapositions with commissioned works by contemporary composers. Recognized for intense, commanding performances, delivered with dazzling virtuosity, Jennifer is a forward-thinking artist dedicated to celebrating Bach’s powerful contemporary resonance. Masterworks explored in the series include Bach’s Violin Sonata No. 3 in C Major, and his monumental D Minor Partita No. 2, as well as pieces by Philip Glass, John Harbison, Missy Mazzoli, and Esa-Pekka Salonen. Coffee and muffins are available before the concert.

Festival Dates: Wednesday 14 August - Sunday 18 August

Wednesday 14 August

10AM - Union Hall
BACH FOR BREAKFAST PART 1 - AN INTRODUCTION

5:30PM - Rockport Opera House
FESTIVAL OPENING CONCERT

8:30PM - Union Hall
LARK & THURBER

Thursday 15 August

10AM - Union Hall
BACH FOR BREAKFAST PART 2 - BEGINNING WITH BACH

4PM – First Congregational Church, Camden
PEDALS, PIPES & POPSICLES

7:30PM - Rockport Opera House
MAXWELL STRING QUARTET

Friday 16 August

10AM - Union Hall
BACH FOR BREAKFAST PART 3 - UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF BACH’S PARTITAS

5:30PM - First Congregational Church, Camden
REORGANIZED

8:30PM - Union Hall
GUILHEM DESQ & FRIENDS

Saturday 17 August

10AM - Union Hall
BACH FOR BREAKFAST 4 - UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF BACH’S CHACONNE

1PM - Union Hall
THE BEETHOVEN SEPTET EXPERIENCE

5:30PM - Union Hall
ROBERT AND CLARA SCHUMANN

8:30PM - Union Hall
CUERDAS AMERICANAS - MUSIC FROM CUBA AND BRAZIL
 

Sunday 18 August

10AM - Union Hall
BACH FOR BREAKFAST PART 5 - A CULMINATION

1PM - Union Hall
PIANO AND WINDS

6:00PM - TBD
SEASON FINALE – AS ONE

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 Concerts for our Community!

Tuesday 6 August at 9:30AM – Zoot Coffee (31 Elm St, Camden)
MORNING COFFEE CONCERT

Wednesday 7 August at 5PM - Pascal Hall
ENVISION FACULTY PERFORMANCE - SOUVENIR

Friday 9 August at 4PM – Union Hall
ENVISION WORKSHOP SHARING

Sunday 11 August at 5PM - Rockport Marine Park
JAZZ ON THE WATER - CREATIVE ENSEMBLE COLLECTIVE

Wednesday 14 August at 1PM – Camden Village Green
PUSH FARTHER PLAYS ON THE GREEN

Thursday 15 August at 1PM – Camden Village Green
TOOMAI STRING QUINTET PLAYS ON THE GREEN

Thursday 16 August at 1PM – First Congregational Church, Camden
CHRISTOPHER HOULIHAN REVERBERATES ON ELM STREET

Program and Artists are subject to change.