Bay Chamber Concerts will present its annual Music and Film presentation Wednesday, July 20 at 8 p.m. at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St. Charlie Chaplin’s “The Kid” will be screened with the Paragon Ragtime Orchestra playing the original score live.

A silent movie classic, “The Kid” features Chaplin and Jackie Coogan. Audiences will see the silent film as it debuted in 1921 with entertaining interludes of other period music and stories told by the conductor. The concert is sponsored by Camden National Bank.

Ticketholders are invited to the Farnsworth Art Museum at 7 p.m. for Music & Art: An Exchange featuring Bay Chamber artistic director Thomas Wolf, Farnsworth Art Museum chief curator Michael Komanecky and Rick Benjamin, founder and conductor of Paragon Ragtime Orchestra. They will explore of the visual elements of Chaplin films with a glimpse at the stories behind original film scores. Seating is limited; pre-registration is recommended by 4 p.m. on the day of the show.

Brahms for Two

On Thursday, July 21 at 8 p.m. at the Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St., Bay Chamber Concerts will presents Brahms for Two featuring Stefan Jackiw on violin and pianist Max Levinson. The concert, sponsored by the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, will feature the violin sonatas of Johannes Brahms played by two young virtuosos.

Ticketholders are invited to attend a free pre-concert talk featuring the musicians and Wolf at 7 p.m. in the opera house’ downstairs meeting room. Thursday night pre-concert talks, held each week as part of the Summer Music Festival series, give concert goers the opportunity to learn about the works on the program and to meet the musicians in an informal and intimate setting.

Ticket information

Tickets for either evening are $40 for adult prime seats, $30 for value seating; those younger than 19 can attend for just $8. Discounts of up to 30 percent are available for subscribers and groups of eight or more. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call 236-2823.

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