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A Decade of Music: The Atlantic Music Festival Presents its 10th Season

The annual festival gathers renowned musicians for its 10th year of music and innovation in Waterville, Maine

The Atlantic Music Festival returns this summer to Colby College for its 10th season, bringing internationally renowned artists and students to present classical masterpieces alongside groundbreaking new works and world premieres. From now through July 28th, an ensemble of talented musicians will perform across Colby College’s beautiful campus.

The Festival has firmly established itself as a breeding ground for extraordinary new works since its inception. Over 350 world premiere performances took place within the first nine years, and the Festival is set to present more than 50 this season. This record is unprecedented and allows audiences the chance to be a part of history in the making. A complete list of the concerts can be found on the Atlantic Music Festival website along with digital programs.

The distinguished AMF Orchestra, consisting of world-renowned musicians, will perform two eclectic programs on Saturdays at 7:00 PM. The July 14th concert includes Dances of Galánta by Zoltan Kodaly, Symphony No. 5 by Jean Sibelius, and Jegichagi by AMF Artistic Director Solbong Kim. The finale concert on July 28th will feature Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 and Le Tombeau de Couperin by Maurice Ravel.

AMF’s Chamber Music Series will feature both new and established composers. Piano Institute concerts begin July 14 at 1:00 PM in Lorimer Chapel, with the Piano Competition Winner’s Recital on July 23rd at 7:00 PM in Lorimer Chapel. In addition, the Festival’s Institute Programs, including the Future Music Lab and Opera Workshop, will have concerts highlighting some of the best and the brightest artists on the classical music scene. The Opera Workshop program will also be presenting a full performance of Dido and Aeneas. The complete schedule can be found at www.atlanticmusicfestival.org.

As the leading festival of its kind, the Festival continues to offer all of its concerts completely free of charge as a gift to the community. Through its I Am Four Years Old campaign, the Festival sustains a public reaffirmation of its core values, cultivating awareness of musicians’ place within the community and exploring musical responses to violence, social injustice, or illness.

For more information about AMF 2018, including the complete schedule of events, please visit www.atlanticmusicfestival.org, or call the Festival office at 1-888-704-1311.