August 4 - 21, 2022

Bay Chamber presents 2022 summer concert series

Sat, 07/09/2022 - 4:15pm

    Bay Chamber presents its 62nd season of concerts from August 4 - 21, 2022.

    The summer concert series begins on August 4 at the Rockport Opera House with pianist and 2022 Andrew Wolf Award winner Michelle Cann, joined by the Aeolus String Quartet. Cann, making her first appearance on the series, is described as “a compelling, sparkling virtuoso” by Boston Music Intgelligencer. 

    On August 11 and 12, Bay Chamber welcomes back Geoff Nuttall in collaboration with Livia Sohn, Joshua Roman, Lizzie Burns, Benjamin Beilman, and harpsichordist Pedja Muzijevic, as they present music by Rossini and Vivaldi’s iconic Four Seasons as part of Bay Chamber’s Candlelit Baroque concert.

    The highlight of Bay Chamber’s summer series, the 5-day Screen Door Festival begins Wednesday, August 17 and features over 30 celebrated musicians performing 20 concerts. The series, titled Abiding Journeys, explores the remarkable power of music as it transports the heart and mind to new worlds.

    “Taking place in the beautiful and historic Camden Public Library Amphitheatre, the Screen Door Festival promises the wonders of music and the magnificence of the Maine coast, serving to inspire, motivate, and refresh listeners,” said Bay Chamber, in a news release.

    Artists include the Calidore and Maxwell Quartets, Palaver Strings, Axiom Brass, Oshima Brothers and many others.

    The Season Finale on August 21 features a mixed program titled “Songs of Travel” featuring vocalists Kate Aldrich and Karim Suleyman. Aldrich, a Maine native, is a regular performer at the Metropolitan Opera. Several free concerts will be offered throughout the month of August, including Jazz on the Water at the Rockport Marine Park, a special children’s concert by Palaver Strings, concerts on the Camden Village Green and an appearance by cellist Joshua Roman at Zoot Coffee.

    Tickets are available online at or by calling 236-2823 or visit for more information and full calendar of events.