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Atlantic Music Festival Embarks On Second Decade Of Musical Innovation

Waterville, Maine - The Atlantic Music Festival returns to Colby College for its eleventh summer, bringing together world-class musicians and rising talent to present groundbreaking world premieres and classical masterworks.  From July 5th through 27th a diverse group of composers, instrumentalists, vocalists, and conductors will fill Colby College’s wooded campus with music.

The Festival’s mission—to cultivate originality, independence, and innovation—has fostered a dynamic environment in which new musical creations can flourish. In its first decade, the Festival premiered nearly 400 works. This year, a distinguished composition faculty of twelve will mentor emerging composers and debut over 50 new works.

The concert series kicks off with a performance by the internationally renowned Trio Fibonacci at 7:00 PM Friday, July 5th in Lorimer Chapel on the Colby campus. Celebrated for its brilliant interpretations of the full range of piano trio repertoire, the Trio’s program will include Dvorak’s Dumky Trio and the Smetana Piano Trio in g minor.

The AMF Orchestra, comprised of world-class instrumentalists, presents concerts at 7:00 PM on Saturday, July 13th and Saturday, July 27th in Lorimer Chapel. Dean Whiteside, a past fellow of the Conducting Institute, takes the podium as Resident Conductor this year. Guest artists will also perform on AMF’s Chamber Music Series, which features works for small ensemble by both new and established composers.

In addition, the Festival Institutes will present a series of concerts showcasing students, including Nights at the Opera (July 12th and 25th), Piano Institute Concerts (July 13th and 23th), Piano Competition Winner’s Recital (July 22nd), and the Future Music Lab Concert (July 23rd), an evening featuring experimentations in cutting-edge music technology and techniques directed by new-music pioneer Mari Kimura.

Uniquely among leading festivals of its kind, AMF continues to offer all of its concerts and events free of charge as a gift to the community.

For more information about AMF 2019, including the complete schedule of events, please visit www.atlanticmusicfestival.org, or call the Festival office at 1-888-704-1311.