2022 Festival

July 1 - August 28

Celebrating 120 years of exceptional artistry 

Since its founding in 1902, Kneisel Hall has been a summer haven for thousands of artists who are deeply passionate about chamber music. Immersing in timeless chamber music repertoire and performing this great music for equally passionate audiences has been the unwavering mission of Kneisel Hall for 120 years. 
 
Over the past few years in particular, sharing the experience of live music has never felt more precious. We are immensely grateful and proud to be able to continue building community through music and provide a place for belonging, connection, and inspiration for musicians and music lovers alike. 
 
Join us this summer for great music and great company. We look forward to sharing the magic of Kneisel Hall with you!
 
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Choose from three subscription options: ($285 per package per person)

Friday Evening and Sunday Afternoon subscribers get a choice of seats in the premium section (from those available), and keep the same seats all season. Choose-Your-Own Concert subscribers receive general admission inside the Hall to 9 concerts of your choosing. All subscribers have ticket exchange privileges subject to availability. 

Single tickets available via links below.
  • $35 – general admission inside the Hall ($45 at the door cash or check; seating subject to availability)
  • $25 – general admission on the Porch ($35 at the door cash or check; seating subject to availability)

Weekly Open Rehearsals on Fridays 9:30am-12:30pm. ($20 admission, cash or check only at the door.) 

Covid-19 Safety Protocols

All persons visiting Kneisel Hall campus are required to be fully vaccinated and up-to-date with boosters against Covid-19. Please bring your vaccination cards with you! (A photo of the card on your phone is acceptable.) Concert attendees are required to wear masks while inside the Concert Hall as well as on the Porch. N95 or equivalent masks are recommended. No cloth masks unless double layered with a surgical mask, please.

Friday Subscription

Tickets to the nine Friday concerts at 7:30pm

Sunday Subscription

Tickets to the nine Sunday concerts at 4:00pm

Choose-Your-Own Subscription

Choose any nine concerts  (Fridays or Sundays)

More Events in 2022

Information about Young Artist Concerts, Open Rehearsals, and Masterclasses below

2022 Festival Concerts: July 1 – August 28

CONCERT PROGRAMS

Fridays at 7:30pm | Sundays at 4:00pm

137 Pleasant St., Blue Hill, ME 04614

WEEK ONE – July 1 and July 3 CANCELLED  
WEEK TWO – July 8 and July 10

Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson: Movement for String Trio
Ruth Crawford Seeger: Sonata for Violin and Piano (1926)
Beethoven: String Trio in D major, Op. 9, No. 2
Schumann: Piano Trio in F major, No. 2, Op. 80

WEEK THREE – July 15 and July 17

Beethoven: “Kakadu Variations” Op. 121A
Kodaly: Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7
Jean-Marie LeClair: Sonata for Two Violins, Op. 3, No. 5
Dvořák: Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat major, Op. 87

WEEK FOUR – July 22 and July 24 

Schubert: String Trio in B-flat Major, D. 471   
Webern: String Trio, Op. 2
Prokofiev: Violin Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 80
Brahms: Piano Trio in C Major, Op. 87

WEEK FIVE – July 29 and July 31

Robert Schumann: Three Romances, Op. 94
John Cage: Six Melodies for Violin and Piano (1950)
Clara Schumann: Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 17
Ravel: Piano Trio in A Minor

WEEK SIX – August 5 and August 7

Haydn: Piano Trio No. 45 in E-flat Major, XV 29
Osvaldo Golijov: The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind (for String Quartet and Clarinet)
Dvořák: Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81

WEEK SEVEN – August 12 and August 14

Mieczysław Weinberg: Sonata No. 6 for Violin and Piano, Op. 136 bis
Rachmaninoff: Sonata for Cello and Piano in G Minor, Op. 19
Florence Price: Piano Quintet in A minor (1936)

WEEK EIGHT – August 19 and August 21

Margaret Bonds: Six Songs on Poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay
Joel Engel: Selections from Jewish Folksongs, Vols. I & II
Pablo Ortiz: Selected Songs
Clara Schumann: Sechs Lieder, Op. 13
Adela Maddison: Cinq mélodies

WEEK NINE – August 26 and August 28

Haydn: String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 33 No.4
Augusta Read Thomas: Magic Gardens
Haydn: String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 33, No. 2 “The Joke”
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135

More Events in 2022

Open Rehearsals
Fridays at 9:30am-12:30pm

$20 admission, cash or check at the door (no credit cards accepted); advance purchase not required.
137 Pleasant St., Blue Hill, ME 04614


Masterclasses
All classes are 7:30-9:30pm

Free admission, no tickets required.
137 Pleasant St., Blue Hill, ME 04614

Young Artist Concerts

Free admission, no tickets required
137 Pleasant St., Blue Hill, ME 04614
Session I
  • Saturday, July 16 at 7:30pm
  • Monday, July 18 at 2:00pm and 7:30pm
  • Tuesday, July 19 at 2:00pm and 7:30pm
Session II
  • Wednesday, August 10 at 7:30pm
  • Thursday, August 11 at 2:00pm and 7:30pm
  • Saturday, August 13 at 2:00pm and 7:30pm

Young Artists on the Road

All concerts free and open to the public; no tickets required.