The Bach Virtuosi Festival, founded by violinist Lewis Kaplan, offers residents and visitors of southern Maine a world-class concert series (June 20-27, 2023) 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.
Our concerts are held in intimate spaces, St. Luke’s Cathedral and Etz Chaim Synagogue, both with marvelous acoustics, so the attendees can be close to the musicians and further their appreciation for this exalted music.
Why we love Portland.
There are so many reasons we hold our Bach festival in Portland Maine: the beautiful architecture, the comfortable hotels and guest houses, the places to explore along the coast and inland, and the fact that Portland is known as a food & wine city. We hope you have a wonderful time not just at the festival but savoring some of the delectable and fun activities our city has to offer.
Director of Marketing and Communications
A specialist for independent schools and arts-based non-profits, Brian brings 25 years of strategic marketing experience to BVF. Previously, he worked in the music industry with artists, such as Lorin Maazel, Music Director of the New York Philharmonic, and record companies, radio stations and in artist management.
Megan joins BVF from the Maine Council of Churches in Portland, ME. She brings a background in fundraising, event management, communications, and the essential organizational skills required in this fast-paced position. Megan lives in Portland with her husband and two teenage sons.