Cancelled Until Next Year

August 1, 2020:  Fans are asking how they can donate.  Our virtual concerts are free, a gift from our musicians and Music Director Mihae Lee, to you.  But we understand that our fans who have not yet donated this year may want to support us.  You can mail a check to SLLMF, P.O.Box 544, Harrison, ME 04040.  Or go to sllmf.org/support-us/.  Thank you.

The Festival Board

July 15, 2020: Although we cancelled our traditional season, we are pleased to inform you that we have posted several pieces from recent seasons on our YouTube Channel. And we have begun intimate Concerts from Home airing on Tuesdays, July 14 through August 11, the evening our concerts would have been live at Deertrees Theatre. Each concert is available on our YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmAvtTnNZ2ZP9KkhanYG-TQ.  The Concerts from Home will be available through the mid-August 2020. For more information or to join our email list, contact us at music@sebagomusicfestival.org.

The Festival Board

It is with heart-breaking sadness that we must report that the

Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival will not take place this summer.

The concerts held at Deertrees Theatre in July And August must wait until 2021: as you know, Deertrees Theatre in Harrison is closed for the season, as well.
Check our Web site and Facebook for any updates on possible virtual concerts by musicians, who can put them together in their homes. We plan to have music clips from previous concerts on the web and Facebook with YouTube. This is a plan possibly for July and August, during our regular concert season.
We are sorry, but public safety and the well-being of our musicians, audiences and volunteers is of greatest importance.
If Maine COVID-19 restrictions are lifted and if musicians are free to come to Maine, we may be able to schedule a pop-up concert in a park. Innovation is a key word now for everyone. Moreover, Beethoven’s 250 Birthday Bash will not be forgotten, just postponed until 2021.
Please, check often for updates on virtual concert selections.
We will miss all of you.
The Festival Board

The 2020 dates:
Celebrating Beethoven’s 250th
July 14, 21, 28, August 4 and 11

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.

“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)

48th Season – 2020

Program I: July 14

KOECHLIN: Quatre Petites Pièces for Violin, Horn and Piano
PROKOFIEV: Sonata for Flute and Piano in D Major, Op. 94
BEETHOVEN: Septet for Winds and Strings, Op. 20

Laura Gilbert, flute
Benjamin Fingland, clarinet
William Purvis, horn
Adrian Morejon, bassoon
Min-Young Kim, violin
Jonathan Bagg, viola
Mihai Marica, cello
Jered Egan, double bass
Mihae Lee, piano

Program II: July 21

HAYDN: Flute Trio in D Major, Hob.XV:16
BEACH: Piano Quintet, Op. 67
BEETHOVEN: String Quintet in C Major, Op. 29, “Storm”

Susan Rotholz, flute

Emilie-Anne Gendron, violin
Keiko Tokunaga, violin
Laurie Kennedy, viola
Matthew Sinno, viola
Eliot Bailen, cello
Bonnie Thron, cello
Mihae Lee, piano

Program III: July 28

BEETHOVEN: Clarinet Trio in B-Flat Major, Op. 11
PIAZZOLLA: Histoire du Tango for Flute and Guitar
BRAHMS: Piano Quartet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 26

Susan Rotholz, flute

Jo-Ann Sternberg, clarinet
Amy Schroeder, violin
Matthew Sinno, viola
Bonnie Thron, cello
Oren Fader, guitar
Mihae Lee, piano

Program IV: August 4

MOZART: Oboe Quartet in F Major, K. 370
BEETHOVEN: Piano Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 16
BIZET: Jeaux d’enfants for Piano Four-Hands, Op. 22
SAINT-SAENS: Piano Quartet in B-Flat major, Op. 41

Noah Kay, oboe
Amy Schroeder, violin
Matthew Sinno, viola
Felix Umansky, cello
Yuri Funahashi, piano
Mihae Lee, piano

Program V: August 11

ROLLA: Little Duo for Violin and Viola, Op. 13, No. 3, “Rossini”
BEETHOVEN: Piano Trio in B-Flat Major, Op. 97, “Archduke”
FRANCK: Piano Quintet in F Minor

Todd Phillips, violin
Catherine Cho, violin
Cong Wu, viola
Ronald Thomas, cello
Mihae Lee, piano