Bay Chamber has a rich history of presenting the best in performing arts in Midcoast Maine. We're also a leading-area music school. We bring community close to music, we bring music close to community.
ALL YEAR, ALL-AROUND OUTSTANDING.
Founded in 1961 by brothers Andrew and Thomas Wolf, Bay Chamber Concerts features world-renowned artists year-round. Our Summer Concert Series and Music Festival in July and August feature over 30 events that redefine the standards for chamber music. From September to June the Performing Arts Series features classical, jazz, world music and dance events in a variety of venues throughout the region.
EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION.
The Bay Chamber Music School, located in the village of Rockport, offers private instruction, ensemble opportunities, group classes and other music education programming to local musicians and community members of all ages and abilities regardless of their ability to pay.
As part of our Community Engagement program, Bay Chamber presents concerts in alternative settings to audiences who might otherwise not have the ability to attend live performances. Concerts and workshops featuring Bay Chamber Concerts professional roster of musicians are presented at no charge in prisons, hospitals, assisted living facilities and more.
In partnership with the local schools, Bay Chamber Concerts presents student matinees at no cost to the participating institutions featuring artists from the Performing Art Series. Each year over 1000 students experience the joy of live performances in venues from the Strand Theatre in Rockland, Strom Auditorium in Rockport and the Camden Opera House in Camden.