HARRISON — The Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival will open its 46th season July 17 at Deertrees Theatre by remembering composers Achille-Claude Debussy of France and Gioachino Antonio Rossini of Italy.

The performance begins at 7:30 p.m.

The festival is designed by music director and renowned pianist Mihae Lee.

The opening concert celebrates the 100th anniversary of the death of Debussy and the 150th anniversary of Rossini. The “Sonata for Strings” by 12-year-old Rossini will be followed by the “Violin Sonata” of Debussy, one of his three important late works which will be performed throughout this season.

“The Piano Quintet” by Hummel, virtuoso pianist and celebrated composer who influenced a generation of Romantic composers, was a precursor to the beloved “Trout Quintet,” which Schubert composed in Hummel’s honor. The program closes with Brahms’ “Horn Trio.”

Lee will be joined by hornist William Purvis, violinists Min-Young Kim and Keiko Tokunaga, violist Laurie Kennedy, cellist Ani Kalayjian and bassist Andrew Roitstein.


All concerts are at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 8 at the theatre on 156 Deertrees Road. Individual tickets are $25. Five concerts subscriptions are $100. They are free for those age 21 and younger. All tickets are for open seating.

Tickets will be held at the front entrance box office and are available on concert nights starting at 6:45 p.m. Reserved tickets must be picked up by 7 p.m.

Purchase tickets online at http://sllmf.org/tickets/ or via check mailed to P.O. Box 544, Harrison, ME 04040.

For more information go to www.sebagomusicfestival.org.

Violinists Min-Young Kim and Philip Palermo, cellists Eliot Bailen and Bonnie Thron, and violist Laurie Kennedy perform during the Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival’s 2017 season.

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