Brilliance. Passion. Community.

“Can’t Miss Classical Event
of the Summer!”

—The Boston Globe, Classical Music Critics' Picks


Message from Lewis Kaplan, Director

Eight years ago, I had the vision to bring the greatest baroque artists to Portland to perform the music of Johann Sebastian Bach in intimate venues. It has always been about the music! This vision met with extraordinary success from the public, the press, and the artists themselves. The vision continues June 20 - 27, 2023 with outstanding artists, the same talented standards, and the same integrity to the music. The Bach Virtuosi Festival offers Portland residents and visitors what they expect: world-class performances of Bach and his contemporaries.

Brilliance. Passion. Community.

“Sharing the stage with Lewis Kaplan was an extraordinary experience for me. The evening was a fusion of ideas and art that was greater than the sum of our individual talents, and I am grateful to have been a part of it.”

Senator Angus King
“A Lincoln Portrait,“ narrated by Angus King;
Bowdoin Festival Orchestra, conducted by Lewis Kaplan

Our Commitment to Portland

World-class performances
Our world class, internationally renowned musicians will bring you the brilliance performances of Bach with both skill, passion and love.
Critically acclaimed
Our concerts have reached extraordinary success with the public, the press and the artists, which motivates us to bring our fans more remarkable performances.

Thank you to Our Sponsors

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