July 12 – August 9, 2016
World Class Chamber Music Concerts

The Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival has brought the joys of chamber music to western Maine for over forty years. Every summer, SLLMF presents a much anticipated chamber music series at the Deertrees Theatre in Harrison.  Outreach events include youth concerts, community programs, and series concerts, repeated around the state.  Performers of the highest caliber come from around the country and abroad.

Program I. July 12 – Gypsy Flair

HAYDN: Piano Trio No. 39 in G major, Hob.XV:25, “Gypsy”
BARTOK: Contrasts for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano
BRAHMS: Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op.25

Program II July 19 – All Things French

POULENC: Sonata for Flute and Piano
MILHAUD: Suite for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano
GAUBERT: Trois Aquarelles (Three Watercolors) for Flute, Cello, and Piano
FAURÉ: Piano Quartet No. 2 in G minor, Op. 45

Program III.   July 26  –  Stringfest

WEBER: Trio in G minor for Flute, Cello, and Piano, Op. 63
SHOSTAKOVICH: Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67
MENDELSSOHN: Octet for Strings in E-flat major, Op. 20

Program IV.   August 2 – Schubert’s “Trout”

BOTTESINI: Gran Duo for Violin and Bass
DEBUSSY: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun for Piano Four-Hands
TURINA: Piano Trio No. 2 in B minor, Op. 76
SCHUBERT: Quintet in A major for Piano and Strings, D.667, “Trout”

Program V.   August 9 – Windfest

R. STRAUSS: Till Eulenspiegel Einmal Anders! for Winds and Strings
NIELSEN: Serenata in Vano for Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Cello, and Bass
MOZART: Quintet in E-flat major for Piano and Winds, K. 452
DOHNANYI: Sextet in C major for Piano, Clarinet, Horn, and Strings, Op. 37

“The Festival offers some of the most provocative programming on the Maine summer scene” (Portland Press Herald, 2011).

“Backstage at the Deertrees Theatre in Harrison opens onto the Maine woods, the theater itself has some of the most remarkable acoustics in New England, and the chamber music one would expect to hear at Lincoln Center.” (Portland Press Herald, 2015)

“The opening concert of the festival’s 43rd season, on Tuesday evening, drew a nearly full house to Deertrees, a charmingly rustic, 300-seat theater with superb acoustics, and the festival’s musicians, drawn principally from orchestras and chamber groups around the country, played with passion and precision.” (Portland Press Herald, July 2015)