Brilliance. Passion. Community.

Week of August 16, 2020

Online Concerts

“Can’t Miss Classical Event
of the Summer!”

—The Boston Globe, Classical Music Critics' Picks


The Bach Virtuosi Festival
in Portland, Maine

The Mission of the Bach Virtuosi Festival is to enrich the community by presenting outstanding music performed with brilliance and passion. Concerts are held in St. Luke’s Cathedral

and Etz Chaim Synagogue, spaces with marvelous acoustics where the attendees can be close to the musicians while furthering their appreciation for this exalted music.

"A rock-solid ensemble, magnificently polished, sizzling, steeped in lushness!"

—Allan Kozinn, Portland Press Herald

“Some of the world’s foremost Bach interpreters...I never heard anything as good as what Lewis Kaplan has brought to Portland.”

— Chris Hyde, Maine Classical Beat


Message from Lewis Kaplan, Director

Five years ago, I had a vision to bring the greatest baroque artists to Portland to perform the music of Johann Sebastian Bach in intimate venues. It has always been about the music! This vision met with extraordinary success from the public, the press, and the artists themselves. The vision continues August 16-23, 2020 with the same artists, the same standards, and the same integrity to the music. The Bach Virtuosi Festival offers Portland residents and visitors what they expect: world class performances of Bach and his contemporaries.

Brilliance. Passion. Community.

“Sharing the stage with Lewis Kaplan was an extraordinary experience for me. The evening was a fusion of ideas and art that was greater than the sum of our individual talents, and I am grateful to have been a part of it.”

Senator Angus King
“A Lincoln Portrait,“ narrated by Angus King;
Bowdoin Festival Orchestra, conducted by Lewis Kaplan

Our Commitment to Portland

World-class performances
Our world class, internationally renowned musicians will bring you the brilliance performances of Bach with both skill, passion and love.
Critically acclaimed
Our concerts have reached extraordinary success with the public, the press and the artists, which motivates us to bring our fans more remarkable performances.