Welcome to our 51st season!
Heartfelt thanks to everyone who made our 50th anniversary season so special and successful! We couldn’t have done it without our amazing musicians, Board of Trustees, sponsors, individual patrons, and, of course, our loyal and devoted audience who filled the hall each week and gave us resounding standing ovations. As the Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival looks forward to the next 50 years, it is wonderful to acknowledge that the Festival has become a summer highlight for many residents and visitors in southwestern Maine.
I am delighted to welcome a roster of exceptional musicians to the 51st season. Most of our favorite musicians will be returning as well as many new, fantastic musicians who will join us for the first time. I am thrilled to announce the upcoming season’s programs, which will showcase beloved masterworks by Bartok, Beethoven, Brahms, Dohnanyi, Dvorak, Franck, Gershwin, Kodaly, Mozart, Poulenc, and Shostakovich. In addition, we will present lesser known but marvelous works by Ben-Haim, Haydn, Rachmaninoff, Saint-Saens, and Schubert.
This summer we hope to continue with our community outreach program in more intimate venues in Harrison, Bridgton, South Bridgton, South Paris, Waterford, Scarborough and Falmouth. Of course, we also look forward to our annual repeat performance on Chebeague Island as well as additional repeat performances in New Hampshire, the Mountain Top Music Center in Conway and Electric Earth Concerts in Jaffrey Center, and in Connecticut at Chestnut Hill Concerts in Old Saybrook.
Not only will we continue to bring world-class concerts to our audience, we are committed to the vitality of live music and how it contributes to enriching the lives of everyone within our community. For the artists who have performed at the Festival, a crucial part of their experience has always been the chance to share their talent and commitment with our devoted audience and with this wonderful musical community.
We urge you to continue to check our website for more details, such as bios of the artists as well as information on how to donate to the Festival. We invite you to “like” us on Facebook and ask you to spread the word about the Festival to your friends. Please note that by purchasing a season ticket for all five concerts, you will receive many benefits, including a savings on tickets and invitations to open rehearsals.
Thank you for your love and support, and I look forward to seeing you at the opening concert on July 11th.