Free Classical Music

Pairing works by Monet, Renoir, German Expressionists and contemporary Maine artist Katherine Bradford, the Bach Virtuosi Festival Associates will perform a Debussy Quartet, a Haydn Quartet, and solo works by Johann Sebastian Bach.

The performing musicians are graduate students at The Juilliard School, considered the best conservatory in the United States. They include:
– Raina Arnett, violin
– Bo Pang, violin
– Elijah Spies, viola
– Kelcey Howell, cello

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Portland Museum of Art
7 Congress Square
Portland, Maine 04101 United States
About the Event
Presented by
Bach Virtuosi Festival
(207) 415-4947
Friday, August 5

While this performance at the Portland Museum of Art is free, we suggest hearing and seeing the Bach Virtuosi Festival (July 31-August 6) up close and in-person.

Visit to buy individual tickets ($40/person) or a season pass with a 25% savings. The musicians of the Bach Virtuosi Festival are considered world-renowned. They perform internationally, playing with many of the greatest orchestras and teaching at the world’s best conservatories. If you enjoy classical music, this is NOT a festival to miss.

“We chose to perform these pieces because we felt there was a complexity to the colors that related well to the music,” says one of the musicians. “We are deeply moved by the brush strokes of each work, and we felt that each related nicely to Bach and the other composers for the period they represented. For example, Debussy identifies beautifully with the German Expressionism era and the keys and harmonies of Bach’s fundamentalism pair well with the era of Monet and Renoir. Plus, there is a timelessness to Bach that comes together perfectly with Bradford’s contemporary work.”