NEMC and Snow Pond 2016 Summer Concert Series



SIDNEY, MAINE− Snow Pond Center for the Arts and the New England Music Camp announce their 2016 Summer Music Series. This season will feature some of the world’s best musicians and performers. From Snow Pond’s very own Symphony Orchestra, to big band jazz with Al Corey under the stars, and NEMC’s 37th Annual Pops Concert.

The 2016 Summer Music Series kicks off with the Snow Pond Music Festival, featuring performances of participants from the Frederick L. Hemke Saxophone Institute, Maine Chamber Music Seminar, Ted Atkatz Percussion Seminar, and Composers Workshop. The festival runs from June 5th to June 19th. Visit for a complete listing of recitals and master classes noted on the Snow Pond Calendar.

On June 26, Snow Pond Center for the Arts will introduce the Snow Pond Symphony. Come help Snow Pond and New England Music camp kick off their 80th summer, with a special concert at the Bowl-In-The-Pines. Snow Pond faculty member, Jo-Ann Sternberg, former clarinetist with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, will solo with the Symphony, under the baton of music director and conductor Leon Gregorian. The concert will begin at 3pm. Tickets: $20 Adult, $10 Student.

On July 12th, Snow Pond will welcome the Maine Youth Rock Orchestra and an incredible band to Be Announced, for a special evening concert and picnic at the Bowl In the Pines. The Maine Youth Rock Orchestra runs in conjunction with the Maine Academy of Modern Music and features students ages 10-18. MYRO has performed across the country with over two dozen rock bands and groups. The group joining MYRO will be announced on May 30th! The Performance will begin at 6pm, doors open at 4:30. Tickets: $20 Adult, $10 Student. There will also be a BBQ picnic available. $10 Adult, $5 Student, Children, 65+.

On July 16th, New England Music Camp will present their 37th Annual Pops Concert at the Messalonskee Performing Arts Center in Oakland, Maine. The NEMC Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Band, Chorale, and Jazz Ensemble will present an energetic performance. Silent auction proceeds go directly to the NEMC scholarship fund. Seating is limited! Performance begins at 7:30. Tickets: $20.

An NEMC tradition, Maine Appreciation Day, will be celebrated during the Sunday, July 17th concert. An Artisan Market featuring area crafters begins at 1pm and runs throughout the 3pm Concert. Bowl-In-The-Pines, 1pm-5pm. Free to the Public.

Big Band Jazz is coming to Snow Pond on July 30th with Jazz Under the Stars featuring the Al Corey big band. This one-night-only concert under the stars will also feature world renowned saxophonist and jazz sensation, Bill McHenry, an NEMC alum! Come enjoy a night of jazz classics under the bright lights at The Bowl-In-The-Pines. Concert begins at 7:30pm. Tickets: $20 Adult, $10 Student.

New England Music Camp students will also get the luxury of meeting and working with Alumni Guest Artist, Giora Schmidt, violin, from July 25-31. Praised by the Cleveland Plain Dealer as “impossible to resist, captivating with lyricism, tonal warmth, and boundless enthusiasm,” violinist Gioria Schmidt has appeared with many prominent symphony orchestras around the globe including Chicago, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Canada’s National Arts Centre, Toronto, Vancouver and the Israel Philharmonic. He made his Carnegie Hall debut performing the Barber Violin Concerto with the New York Youth Symphony. Giora will play several FREE performances including soloing with the NEMC Symphony Orchestra at the 3pm NEMC concert on July 31.

New England Music Camp’s musical theater students will conclude the NEMC season in their performance of Little Women, The Broadway Musical, book by Allan Knee, Music by Jason Howland, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott. Directed by Marian Murphy Powell, this unbelievable group of young talent will take you back in a timeless tale on family, perseverance, and love. Performances will run August 4th through the 5th in Alumni Hall, at 7:30pm. Tickets: $20, Students $10. Seating is extremely limited!

New England Music Camp will continue to hold free weekend concerts and weekly recitals throughout the summer. All concerts are held at the Bowl-In-The Pines and all recitals at Alumni Hall. NEMC Concerto Competition winners will perform with the faculty orchestra on July 15th and July 29th.

Concert Dates: July 2, 3, 9, 10, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31 and August 6, 7.

Faculty Artist Recital Dates: June 28, July 6, 20, 22.

Student Honor Recitals Dates: July 8, 13, 15, 27, 29, August 2.

NEMC Counselor Recital: July 1.

On August 25th, Snow Pond will close the summer with December ’63, The Frankie Valli and Four Seasons Tribute. December ’63 showcases all your favorite songs from Frankie Valli including the classics that have been thrilling audiences for decades along with the most popular singles from the Broadway blockbuster musical, The Jersey Boys. This re-creation of a Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons concert will have you reaching for the high notes as the cast and band take you on a musical journey with stops at every phase of the careers of Frankie and the boys! This special, one night only performance will be under the lights at the Bowl-In-The-Pines at 7:30. Doors Open at 6:30. Tickets: $20 Adults, $10 Students.


Tickets will go On-Sale to the public May 4th at 10am. All proceeds from ticketed events go towards student scholarships, instruments and other Snow Pond Center for the Arts programs. Please visit for tickets and details on all summer events.