Bay Chamber Concerts was founded as a summer chamber music festival in 1961 by the late Andrew Wolf, pianist, and flutist Thomas Wolf. The two teenage brothers had summered in Rockport, Maine since early childhood.
In organizing a concert series, they were following in the footsteps of famous musicians who had been associated with the Curtis Institute of Music summer music colony established in Rockport by the great philanthropist Mary Louise Curtis. From 1930 to 1945, illustrious musicians from all over the world came to the area to teach and to give concerts in a boat barn.
From October 2008 through May 2009, Bay Chamber Concerts will bring some of the world’s most exciting performers to the Midcoast area. Join us as we present the very best in classical, jazz, world music and dance!
Join us this July and August for the 49th Summer Music Festival. The Summer Music Festival presents award-winning international artists in the beautiful backdrop of Midcoast Maine.
Each year we plan a major fundraiser to support our music education programs – and this year’s Gala will be entirely unique. The performers will be some of the best and brightest young musicians from our own education programs.