Bar Harbor Music Festival includes chamber music, jazz, outdoor concert



The Ardelia Trio will play classical music at the Bar Harbor Congregational Church on July 16. The performance is one of many taking place during the 43rd year of the Bar Harbor Music Festival. PHOTO COURTESY OF BH MUSIC FESTIVAL

The Ardelia Trio will play classical music at the Bar Harbor Congregational Church on July 16. The performance is one of many taking place during the 43rd year of the Bar Harbor Music Festival.
PHOTO COURTESY OF BH MUSIC FESTIVAL

BAR HARBOR — The Ardelia Trio return to the Bar Harbor Music Festival on Thursday, July 16, 8 p.m. They will perform music by Vivaldi, Schubert, Paul Schoenfield and Mendelssohn at the Bar Harbor Congregational Church.

The Ardelia Trio is a dynamic presence on the international chamber music scene. Forged by a common commitment to presenting innovative and engaging interactive concerts, violinist Janey Choi, cellist Clara Yang and pianist Jihea Hong-Park formed the group after working together in various capacities as performing and teaching artists. In their inaugural year, they were awarded a prestigious grant to partner with arts organization Mecenat, and establish a community concert residency in Seoul, South Korea. In 2009, they were selected to present a workshop at the 53rd Annual National Conference of the College Music Society. Highlights of this year include appearances at Carnegie’s Weill Hall and their return engagement at the Bar Harbor Music Festival.

On Sunday, July 19, at 8 p.m., The Wolverine Jazz Band will celebrate its 11th consecutive season at the Bar Harbor Music Festival at Jazz Night at the Jackson Laboratory Commons. Considered one of Boston’s finest Dixieland, traditional jazz and swing bands, the group will entertain the anticipated sold-out house with music by Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, W.C. Handy, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller and Bing Crosby. Jimmy Mazzy, banjo and vocals, will be the special guest artist. A cash bar will be available for the Jazz Night audience.

The Bar Harbor Festival String Orchestra conducted by Francis Fortier will perform three concerts in the final week of the 2015 Festival. Music by Mozart, Vivaldi, Tchaikowsky, Cionek and Grieg is programmed for the first two of these concerts. Yang will be soloist on July 22 and 24, and violinists Jeffrey Ellenberger and Choi will be soloists for the July 26 gala.

On Wednesday, July 22, at 8 p.m. (rain date Thursday, July 23, 8 p.m.) the string orchestra will perform its 43rd Annual admission-free (voluntary contribution) Acadia National Park Outdoor Concert at Blackwoods Campground Amphitheatre in Otter Creek. As public parking is not available there, shuttle busses will depart from the Jackson Laboratory parking lot on Route 3 for the amphitheatre every 10 minutes beginning at 6:45 p.m., returning during and after the concert.

Tickets for the Ardelia Trio are $25. Jazz tickets are $45. Student tickets are $15. All tickets entitle the purchaser to a reserved seat.

For tickets, call 288-5744, email [email protected], visit www.barharbormusicfestival.org or stop by these Bar Harbor businesses: Testa’s Restaurant, The Bar Harbor Inn Gift Shop and Sherman’s Books and Stationery. The Festival does not accept credit cards at the door.

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