The Bach Virtuosi Festival, founded by violinist Lewis Kaplan, offers residents and visitors of southern Maine a world-class concert series (August 16-23, 2020) for lovers of the baroque repertoire. BVF was well-received by the public, the press, and the artists themselves from the outset. Portland, Maine deserves performances of Bach and his contemporaries played with brilliance, love and integrity.
One performance is a free benefit at the Falmouth Congregational Church. This free performance will benefit the Falmouth Food Pantry via voluntary contributions. The church administers this program for the needy in Falmouth and surrounding areas.
AEOLIAN CHAMBER PLAYERS, INC
The Bach Virtuosi Festival is presented by Aeolian Chamber Players, Inc., a non-profit corporation. The mission of Aeolian Chamber Players, Inc. is to advance the knowledge of music by presenting and supporting public performances of music and other programs, by commissioning new musical works, and by assisting talented students in their musical studies and early careers.
The corporation sponsored music performances and other musical endeavors by the Aeolian Chamber Players, a chamber music group performing throughout the United States and Europe, including residencies at various colleges and at the Bowdoin International Music Festival. It made significant grants for the performances of the Portland Bach Festival in June 2016 and 2017. The musicians who performed at PBF are the nucleus of the Bach Virtuosi Festival, which will be held again in August 2020.