BRUNSWICK — The Bowdoin International Music Festival announces its 2018 concert season that will be presented June 24 to Aug. 4.

Sundays will present two matinee concerts in Studzinski Recital Hall. S? Percussion will bring their perspective with multi-genre original productions and sensational interpretations of modern classics, while Peter Serkin, one of the most accomplished pianists alive today, presents Mozart and Schumann.

Mondays will feature world-class ensembles including the Brentano, Escher, Jupiter, Turtle Island, and Ying Quartets, joined by faculty in special guest appearances. There will also be a double-feature with the Jupiter and Ying Quartets, featuring Mendelssohn’s Octet.

Wednesdays bring world-class performances of chamber music. Festival faculty, guest artists and fellows collaborate to explore the chamber music repertoire and present patrons with inspiring interpretations.

Fridays showcase some of the Festival’s most anticipated offerings, from chamber music to concertos with orchestra. Selections include the Festival début of cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan — playing Tchaikovsky’s concerto-like Rococo Variations — and Dvo?ák’s Violin Concerto performed by violinist Itamar Zorman. Both Hakhnazaryan and Zorman have won the International Tchaikovsky Competition.

More than 90 percent of Festival presentations are free of charge, including student performances, lectures, master classes, studio classes, community concerts, the Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music and more.


Live Steaming allows audiences to view Festival events on any Internet-connected device.

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So Percussion

Narek Hakhnazaryan

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