Local student to attend Bowdoin Music Fest
Brunswick — Four Maine students, ages 15 to 19, will be attending the acclaimed Bowdoin International Music Festival this summer. The selected students are Hannah Flanigan of Yarmouth; Hannah Judd of Brunswick; Elijah Spies of Harpswell; and Teal Vickery of Rockland, returning for the second year.
The students will be enrolled during the festival’s 50th anniversary season, to be held June 28 through Aug. 8 at Bowdoin College. The summer program will feature chamber music coaching and master classes with the festival’s world-renowned faculty. The students also will have opportunities to perform in Community Concerts throughout coastal Maine; and the popular Artists of Tomorrow concerts, held several times each week at Studzinski Recital Hall on the Bowdoin campus.
This year, the festival received more than 700 applications from young musicians from 38 states and 23 countries. From the competitive field of submissions, only 259 students were accepted into the program for the summer of 2014.
“We are thrilled to have so many talented students from Maine participating in the program this season,” said Director of Admissions Jen Means. “The Festival attracts the highest caliber musicians from around the world and we are proud to see so many young artists from Maine within their ranks.”
Vickery attends the Walnut Hill School in Natick, Mass. She was awarded a scholarship from a festival fund for Maine students. The 18-year old violist is the daughter of Elizabeth Heidemann and David Vickery.
The 2014 Season features an all-star cast of performers and composers. Touring artists such as Sarah Chang, Ray Chen and Jennifer Koh; the Brentano, Cassatt, Pacifica, Shanghai and Ying quartets; musicians from major orchestras; and emerging talents and rising stars will provide daily infusions of the best of traditional and contemporary classical music. To view performance schedules or purchase tickets, visit bowdoinfestival.org or call 725-3895.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or firstname.lastname@example.org.