Bar Harbor Music Festival

Acclaimed by Phi Beta Baton as "...one of the nation's proving grounds for gifted young artists",

Bar Harbor Music Festival

the Bar Harbor Music Festival, founded by violinist Francis Fortier in 1967, has gained national recognition for its unique work. It has become a beacon of hope for young artists, as it remains one of the few festivals in the US whose guiding mission is to provide performance opportunities for outstanding up-and-coming talent. The Festival has advanced the careers of over 1,800 aspiring instrumentalists, singers, and composers, presenting a glorious summer of music encompassing recitals, chamber music, "Pops", "New Composers", opera, jazz, and string orchestra concerts in the breathtaking setting of Bar Harbor, Maine.