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Jun
19
Wed
Bach Virtuosi Festival @ St. Luke’s Cathedral
Jun 19 all-day
Bach Virtuosi Festival @ St. Luke’s Cathedral | Portland | Maine | United States

Held in intimate spaces (St. Luke’s Cathedral and Etz Chaim Synagogue) The Bach Virtuosi Festival offers residents and visitors of southern Maine a world-class concert series for lovers of the baroque repertoire.

Played with brilliance, love and integrity, the BVF was founded by violinist Lewis Kaplan as a way to bring performances of Bach and his contemporaries to Portland, Maine.

Tickets here.

Jun
20
Thu
Bach Virtuosi Festival @ St. Luke’s Cathedral
Jun 20 all-day
Bach Virtuosi Festival @ St. Luke’s Cathedral | Portland | Maine | United States

Held in intimate spaces (St. Luke’s Cathedral and Etz Chaim Synagogue) The Bach Virtuosi Festival offers residents and visitors of southern Maine a world-class concert series for lovers of the baroque repertoire.

Played with brilliance, love and integrity, the BVF was founded by violinist Lewis Kaplan as a way to bring performances of Bach and his contemporaries to Portland, Maine.

Tickets here.

40th Annual Greek Festival at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church @ Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
Jun 20 @ 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
40th Annual Greek Festival at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church @ Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church | Portland | Maine | United States

40th Portland Greek Festival – June 20 – 22 (Thursday and Friday, 11:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Saturday, 11:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.).

We are looking forward to hosting all our visitors with good food & pastries, lots of music, dancing and plenty happy fellowship!

See photos of past festivals

Jun
21
Fri
Bach Virtuosi Festival @ St. Luke’s Cathedral
Jun 21 all-day
Bach Virtuosi Festival @ St. Luke’s Cathedral | Portland | Maine | United States

Held in intimate spaces (St. Luke’s Cathedral and Etz Chaim Synagogue) The Bach Virtuosi Festival offers residents and visitors of southern Maine a world-class concert series for lovers of the baroque repertoire.

Played with brilliance, love and integrity, the BVF was founded by violinist Lewis Kaplan as a way to bring performances of Bach and his contemporaries to Portland, Maine.

Tickets here.

40th Annual Greek Festival at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church @ Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
Jun 21 @ 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
40th Annual Greek Festival at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church @ Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church | Portland | Maine | United States

40th Portland Greek Festival – June 20 – 22 (Thursday and Friday, 11:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Saturday, 11:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.).

We are looking forward to hosting all our visitors with good food & pastries, lots of music, dancing and plenty happy fellowship!

See photos of past festivals

Bach Virtuosi Festival Performanceat Portland Museum of Art @ Portland Museum of Art
Jun 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Join the Portland Museum of Art and Bach Virtuosi Festival for our third annual free concert performed by graduate students from The Juilliard School and Eastman School of Music, a gift to the City of Portland.

The selection of music being performed will include Bach solo works and chamber music in addition to other beautiful classical pieces, which accentuate the museum’s collections.

Click here for more events hosted by Bach Virtuosi Festival.

MEET THE PERFORMERS

Bo Pang

Bo Pang (born in China, 2002) received his first violin lesson at the age of five with parents and now, he is studying in The Juilliard School with Prof. Lewis Kaplan. During his studies, he won several violin competitions such as: the gold prize of the Beijing Division of the National Youth Artistic Violin Competition in 2011, the gold prize of the Beijing Division of the Fifth China Art Global Competition, the first prize in the violin competition of China Art Park International Festival in 2016.

Bo also joined in many Master Classes since he was young. He has attended master class of famous violinists and professors such as: Lewis Kaplan, Paul Roczek, Rainer Küchl, Pierre Amoyal, Lucie Robert, Herbert Greenberg, Nicholas Mann, Birgit Kolar, Christiane Edinger, Christian Altenburger, Marine Klettner, Michaela Girardi and so on.

In 2018, he was selected to the Salzburg Academy Orchestra Soloists and participated in the opening ceremony of the Salzburg Festival and the performance of the chamber music with the SAOS Orchestra in July of the same year. In his education experiences, he also has lots of opportunities to performance in many first-class concert halls in the world such as Moste Concert Hall, National Theater of China, Zhongshan Concert Hall, Beijing Concert Hall and the National Library Concert Hall. Until this day, he has still maintained a love of music and tried to bring music to everyone around him.

Kelcey Howell

Kelcey Howell recently graduated with a master’s degree from the Juilliard School, where she was a student of Timothy Eddy. A Colorado native, she earned her bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from the University of Denver, where she studied cello with Matthew Zalkind. As a member of the Juilliard Orchestra and various student chamber music ensembles, Kelcey has given performances across New York City in venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and throughout Lincoln Center. Highlights of her time at the University of Denver include performing in masterclasses for Yo-Yo Ma and Lynn Harrell, winning the school-wide solo and chamber music competitions, and playing regularly as a substitute cellist in the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. As a soloist, Kelcey has enjoyed performing cello concerti with ensembles across Colorado and Montana, most recently the Boulder Philharmonic, Stratus Chamber Orchestra, Jefferson Symphony, Lamont Symphony, and Denver Young Artists Orchestra. Kelcey has felt fortunate to complete further studies as a fellow at the Aspen and Olympic Music Festivals, Music Academy of the West, Heifetz Institute, and New York String Orchestra Seminar.

Lucy Gelber

Lucy Gelber recently graduated with a BM from the Eastman School of Music, where she studied with Masumi Rostad. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Lucy started on violin but switched to viola, which she felt better suited her. She primarily studied with Joli Wu throughout high school. An avid chamber musician, she performed frequently with the Andromeda Quartet, founded at Eastman in 2020, working under the guidance of Yoojin Jang and members of the Ying Quartet. She has attended several summer music festivals including Round Top Festival Institute, Bowdoin, Madeline Island, and Green Mountain. Lucy has served as co-principal violist of the Eastman Philharmonia under Neil Varon. She made her solo debut with the Eastman Philharmonia in 2021 and has since performed several times with the Eastman Chorale.

Lucy also takes an interest in early music, playing Baroque viola with Eastman Collegium Musicum for several years and performing with various ensembles around Rochester. She hopes to pursue a career in any combination of solo and chamber music. Outside of music, Lucy enjoys drawing and taking on ambitious cooking projects like Boeuf Bourguignon and chiffon cakes.

Jessica Wu

Jessica is an avid Chamber Musician. She has performed in various chamber groups in the Manhattan String Orchestra Chamber Music program, the Chamber Music Center of New York, the New York Youth Symphony (NYYS) Chamber Music Program, the LaGuardia High School Chamber Music class, and the Juilliard Pre-College Division. She has served as associate concertmaster and concertmaster of the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra, Chamber Music Center of New York Orchestra, Laguardia High School Junior and Senior Orchestras, and the Juilliard Pre-College Orchestra.

Jessica has won several competitions and has had opportunities to perform with numerous orchestras, including the Chamber Music Center of New York Orchestra, the Island Symphony Orchestra, the LaGuardia High School Senior Orchestra, and the Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra. Recently, Jessica and her LaGuardia String Quartet won the 2022 CMS Young Musicians Program and were invited to perform at Alice Tully Hall. Additionally, Jessica and her colleagues at NYYS were invited to perform at Carnegie Hall as winners of the Piano Teacher’s Congress Piano Plus competition.

Jessica has been fortunate enough to participate in the Universitat Mozarteum Sommerakademie in 2018 and 2019. She has performed for audiences in Solitar Hall and the Schloss Hoch in Flachau, Austria. In 2021, she attended the Curtis Institute Mentor Network.

Jessica recently graduated from the Juilliard Pre-College Division and was awarded a Pre-College Commencement Award. She is also a recent graduate of LaGuardia High School and recipient of the Alumni & Friends Graduation Award for Instrumental Music. She was accepted to both Columbia University and the Juilliard School. This fall she will begin her studies at the Columbia-Juilliard Exchange. She is a current student of Mr. Lewis Kaplan.

Jun
22
Sat
Bach Virtuosi Festival @ St. Luke’s Cathedral
Jun 22 all-day
Bach Virtuosi Festival @ St. Luke’s Cathedral | Portland | Maine | United States

Held in intimate spaces (St. Luke’s Cathedral and Etz Chaim Synagogue) The Bach Virtuosi Festival offers residents and visitors of southern Maine a world-class concert series for lovers of the baroque repertoire.

Played with brilliance, love and integrity, the BVF was founded by violinist Lewis Kaplan as a way to bring performances of Bach and his contemporaries to Portland, Maine.

Tickets here.

40th Annual Greek Festival at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church @ Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
Jun 22 @ 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
40th Annual Greek Festival at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church @ Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church | Portland | Maine | United States

40th Portland Greek Festival – June 20 – 22 (Thursday and Friday, 11:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Saturday, 11:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.).

We are looking forward to hosting all our visitors with good food & pastries, lots of music, dancing and plenty happy fellowship!

See photos of past festivals

Jun
23
Sun
Bach Virtuosi Festival @ St. Luke’s Cathedral
Jun 23 all-day
Bach Virtuosi Festival @ St. Luke’s Cathedral | Portland | Maine | United States

Held in intimate spaces (St. Luke’s Cathedral and Etz Chaim Synagogue) The Bach Virtuosi Festival offers residents and visitors of southern Maine a world-class concert series for lovers of the baroque repertoire.

Played with brilliance, love and integrity, the BVF was founded by violinist Lewis Kaplan as a way to bring performances of Bach and his contemporaries to Portland, Maine.

Tickets here.

Jun
24
Mon
Bach Virtuosi Festival @ St. Luke’s Cathedral
Jun 24 all-day
Bach Virtuosi Festival @ St. Luke’s Cathedral | Portland | Maine | United States

Held in intimate spaces (St. Luke’s Cathedral and Etz Chaim Synagogue) The Bach Virtuosi Festival offers residents and visitors of southern Maine a world-class concert series for lovers of the baroque repertoire.

Played with brilliance, love and integrity, the BVF was founded by violinist Lewis Kaplan as a way to bring performances of Bach and his contemporaries to Portland, Maine.

Tickets here.