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.
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
Thursday 15 August
Friday 16 August
Saturday 17 August
Sunday 18 August
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!
Program and Artists are subject to change.