SLLMF artists perform in concert during the 2021 season. Submitted photo

The Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival will celebrate its 50th anniversary during this summer’s concert season. The Festival will celebrate with five concerts at Deertrees Theatre in Harrison.

Music Director Mihae Lee remarked, “We are thrilled to be back at Deertrees for a full five-week festival celebrating our golden jubilee season. With twenty-four exceptional and acclaimed musicians performing this summer, our programs will showcase many of the beloved masterworks of Beethoven, Bizet, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Piazzolla, Poulenc, Ravel, Schubert, Schumann, and Shostakovich, as well as lesser-known gems of the chamber music repertoire, such as works of Donizetti, Fiala, Foote, Handel-Halvorsen, Prokofiev, and Weber. Also, we are delighted to include a beautiful piece by celebrated 20th century African-American composer William Grant Still. Last but not least, we are looking forward to the world premiere of our own commissioned work by Maine composer, Beth Wiemann, which will evoke the beauty of the lakes region of Maine.”

The Festival’s five concerts at Deertrees Theatre are on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 on July 12, 19 and 26 and Aug. 2 and 9.

July 12
DONIZETTI: Trio for Flute, Bassoon and Piano
BETH WIEMANN: “The Lake Guide” (2021), commissioned by the SLLMF
BEETHOVEN: Septet in E-Flat Major for Winds and Strings, Op. 20

July 19
WEBER: Flute Trio in G Minor, Op. 63
PIAZZOLLA: Histoire du Tango for Flute and Guitar
SCHUMANN: Piano Quintet in E-Flat Major, Op. 44

July 26
FOOTE: Nocturne and Scherzo for Flute and String Quartet
SHOSTAKOVICH: Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 67
SCHUBERT: String Quintet in C Major, D. 956, Op. 163

Aug. 2
HANDEL-HALVORSEN: Passacaglia in G Minor for Violin and Cello
FIALA: Duo Concertante for Oboe and Bassoon
POULENC: Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano
BIZET: Selections from Jeaux d’enfants for Piano Four-Hands, Op. 22
MENDELSSOHN: Piano Trio No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 66

Aug. 9
PROKOFIEV: Overture on Hebrew Themes for Clarinet, Strings and Piano, Op. 34
WILLIAM GRANT STILL: Folk Suite No. 2 for Flute, Clarinet, Cello and Harp
RAVEL: Introduction and Allegro for Harp, Flute, Clarinet and String Quartet
BRAHMS: Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25

For more information about the concerts and the artists and to purchase tickets, go to Individual tickets are $30 per concert; season tickets are $125. Deertrees Theatre applies a heritage fee to each ticket. In addition to online purchases, tickets can be bought at the door on the night of the concert. Season tickets only are also available by sending your check to SLLMF, P. O. Box 544, Harrison, Maine 04040.

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