The Bach Virtuosi Festival, a world-class concert series for lovers of the baroque repertoire, brings music to residents and visitors of southern Maine. Founded by Lewis Kaplan, his vision was met with extraordinary success from the public, the press, and the artists themselves. The vision goes on in June 2018 with the same artists, the same standards, and the same integrity to the music. Restructured under the name, Bach Virtuosi Festival, Portland will once again have world class performances of Bach played with both brilliance and love.
One performance this summer will be a free benefit on Saturday, June 23rd at 7:30 PM at the Falmouth Congregational Church. This free performance with violinists Lewis Kaplan and Yibin Li will benefit the Falmouth Food Pantry via voluntary contributions. The church administers this program for the needy in Falmouth and surrounding areas.
AEOLIAN CHAMBER PLAYERS, INC
The Bach Virtuosi Festival is presented by Aeolian Chamber Players, Inc., a non-profit corporation. The mission of Aeolian Chamber Players, Inc. is to advance the knowledge of music by presenting and supporting public performances of music and other programs, by commissioning new musical works, and by assisting talented students in their musical studies and early careers.
The corporation sponsored music performances and other musical endeavors by the Aeolian Chamber Players, a chamber music group performing throughout the United States and Europe, including residencies at various colleges and at the Bowdoin International Music Festival. It made significant grants for the performances of the Portland Bach Festival in June 2016 and 2017. The musicians who performed at PBF are the nucleus of the Bach Virtuosi Festival, which will be held in June 2018.