The Schoodic Summer Chorus is a multigenerational a cappella chorus directed by Anna Dembska. We welcome everyone who loves to sing exciting, beautiful, and challenging music. Our songs range from ancient to new and include languages and styles from all over the world.
Monday, July 30
As an artist, Fred revolutionized the world of metal arts; as a teacher he touched hundreds of lives and influenced generations of metal smiths. Through the power of film we hope to spark exciting conversations and encourage discussions around his art and activism, as well as his sense of social and political responsibility.
A new documentary by Sedgwick filmmaker Richard Cane
Tuesday, July 31
Monte Selby returns to Schoodic Arts for another concert sharing the music he’s written with over 39,000 students from across Maine, the USA, Europe, and Asia.
This concert is captivating and engaging for all ages, collaborative and responsive, deeply inspiring and unconventionally funny!
Wednesday, Aug. 1
Hawk is mesmerizing with his flutes and stories, creating a calming ye engaging and contemplative space, while maintaining a light heart. His beautiful music is a reflection of believing we each have the capacity to make a change in the world.
Thursday, Aug. 2
The Rats are back for another raucous night! The Galley Rats are always excited to be a part of Schoodic Arts for all and are looking forward to bringing their unique brand of maritime rock to Hammond Hall. Featuring formidable vocal and instrumental skills, the Rats bring you the best of music past and present for an unforgettable night.
Friday, Aug. 3
Maine St. Andrew’s Pipes & Drums presents a program of varied pipe band music, from slow airs to marches to jigs and reels, traditional and otherwise. They have been a most popular performer at the Schoodic Arts Festival in past years. Based in Bangor, Maine, St. Andrew’s Pipes and Drums has entertained audiences for over 20 years in parades and concerts, and competed in pipe band contests in New England and Canada.
Saturday, Aug. 4
Don is a champion fiddler with depth in many styles of fiddling. Hailing from roots deep in the Maritimes and Quebec, the Roys’ musical passion lies with the French Canadian tradition followed closely by Celtic music. The heritage continues and Cindy and Don will entertain you with a blend of fiddle and piano styles that are common to traditional musicians of Maine.
Sunday, Aug. 5
Field of Gravity Vaudeville Show “Where comedy meets gravity!” “Juggling at its very best!” Balancing a mixture of skill and wry humor, this show will leave you breathless with laughter and wanting more!
Monday, Aug. 6
Reading Showtime! is a Barn Arts Collective program originally developed for the Southwest Harbor Public Library with children’s librarian Susan Plimpton and Mount Desert Island filmmaker Peter Logue. Since its inception in 2015, the program has been brought to several schools in the Downeast Maine region and over 100 short films have been created with local young people. Reading Showtime! is a celebration of books, stories, and performance that promotes literacy at any age.
Tuesday, Aug. 7
The Biea Duette (Soprano Celeste Mittelhauser and harpist Phoebe Durand McDonnell) create programs that include traditional folk airs and ballads and classical operatic, sacred, and art song selections.
Wednesday, Aug. 8
From the halls of midtown Manhattan to the prairies of coyote West Texas. A continent acting incontinent. Beautiful queen women, irritating children, guitar philosophers, lost hotels, servile servants, bellowing industrialists, sunburned women who has “grown a pair,: PooPoo, a small dog.
Thursday, Aug. 9
Gus and Peter come from different traditions, and their collaboration packs high intensity, performing with dynamic interplay between the fiddle and guitar. interpreting old and original tunes with a verve that makes for a highly entertaining show.
Friday, Aug. 10
Saturday, Aug. 11
Pianist Graegory Biss and violinist Trond Saeverud present an program of familiar favorites for violin and piano, including Ravel’s dramatic Tzigane, Chausson’s gorgeous Poeme, and Debussy’s groundbreaking sonata. An evening of French fragrances, passions and magic.