2023 Festival

June 30 - August 27

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 in 2023 for nine weeks of magnificent chamber music with our outstanding Kneisel Hall faculty, guest artists, and the ever exceptional Young Artists. 

Festival Concerts

June 30 – August 27, 2023

Weekly Concerts on Fridays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 4:00 pm
Weekly Open Rehearsals on Fridays at 9:30 am-12:30 pm

Ticket information coming in Spring 2023. Subscribe to our newsletter below to receive season updates and ticket information. 

All concerts take place at 137 Pleasant St., Blue Hill, ME 04614

Composers Now

Ezequiel Viñano, Composer-in-Residence
Masterclass – July 12
Concerts – July 14 & 16

Guest Artists

Bixby Kennedy, clarinet – July 7 & 9
Kathy Murdock, viola – August 11 & 13
Isidore Quartet – August 18 & 20
Phoenix Avalon, Adrian Steele, violin; Devin Moore, viola; Joshua McClendon, cello; all Kneisel Hall amumni and winners of the 2022 Banff International String Quartet Competition
Catalyst Quartet – August 25 & 27
Karla Donehew Perez and *Abi Fayette, violin; Paul Laraia, viola; and *Karlos Rodriguez, cello; a Grammy Award-winning group founded by the internationally acclaimed Sphinx Organization in 2010 (*Kneisel Hall alumni)


Friday Subscription

Tickets to the nine Friday concerts at 7:30pm

Sunday Subscription

Tickets to the nine Sunday concerts at 4:00pm

Whenever Subscription

Choose any nine concerts  (Fridays or Sundays)

Young Artist Concerts

The famously enchanting performances by our Young Artists are not to be missed!

Faculty Artists

Session I (June 30–July 23)
David Bowlin
Laurie Smukler
Axel Strauss
Doris Lederer
Gwen Krosnick
Raman Ramakrishnan
Jane Coop
Qing Jiang



Session II (July 28–August 13)
David Bowlin
Ron Copes
Laurie Smukler
Molly Carr
Natasha Brofsky
Dmitry Kouzov
Ieva Jokubaviciute
Robert McDonald

2023 Young Artist Concerts

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

Session I

  • Saturday, July 15 at 7:30pm
  • Monday, July 17 at 2:00pm and 7:30pm
  • Tuesday, July 18 at 2:00pm and 7:30pm

Session II

  • Wednesday, August 9 at 7:30pm
  • Thursday, August 10 at 2:00pm and 7:30pm
  • Saturday, August 12 at 2:00pm and 7:30pm

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