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Snow Pond Concert Series SIDNEY, MAINE− Snow Pond Center for the Arts and the New England Music Camp announce their 2015 Summer Music Series. This exciting season will feature some of the world’s best musicians and performers. From the lights of Broadway, to a visit from one of the United States most esteemed Military Bands, and onto NEMC’s 36th Annual Pops Concert, the summer of 2015 promises to be one of the best yet.

The 2015 Summer Music Series kicks off with the Snow Pond Music Festival, featuring special performances from the Frederick L. Hempke Saxophone Institute and the Maine Chamber Music Seminar. The festival runs from May 31st-June 21st, and various recitals and performances will be listed on Snow Pond Calendar. Visit for a complete listing.

On June 28, the Bangor Symphony will kick off New England Music Camp’s 79th summer, with a special concert at the Bowl-In-The-Pines. NEMC Alumni, Evan Wilson, formerly principal Viola with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, will solo with the Symphony, under the baton of music director and conductor Lucas Richman. The concert will begin at 3pm. Tickets: $15 General Admission, $9 Student.

Broadway is coming to Snow Pond on July 5th for Broadway Under the Stars. Broadway Music Director, Paul Staroba (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder), leads this All Star cast of Broadway Veterans that includes Patty Goble (Ragtime, Phantom of the Opera), Mark Hardy (Les Miserables, Titanic), Marian Murphy (Les Miserables, Bright Lights, Big City), and Sal Viviano (City of Angels, The Full Monty). This one-night-only Broadway themed concert under the stars and lights at The Bowl-In-The-Pines concert begins at 7:30pm. Tickets: $18 General Admission, $9 Student.

New England Music Camp students will also get the luxury of meeting and working with Alumni Guest Artist, Darmon Meader of the New York Voices, who is originally from Oakland, Maine. Meader will have several live performances while he is in residency at NEMC from July 6-13th. Schedule of events TBD.

On July 18th, New England Music Camp will present their 36th Annual Pops Concert at the Messalonskee Performing Arts Center in Oakland, Maine. The NEMC Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Band, Chorale, and Jazz Ensemble perform in this energetic performance that also features a Silent Auction. All 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 at the Sunday, July 19th Concert. The Artisan Market will begin at 1pm and run throughout the 3pm Concert. Various area artists, craftsmen, and gourmet carts will be selling their goods. Bowl-In-The-Pines, 1pm-5pm. Free to the Public.

On July 31st, the world famous Air Force Strolling Strings, will be performing at the Bowl-In-The-Pines. Come enjoy a BBQ Picnic, while the strings stroll amongst the trees, followed by a concert to feature select NEMC campers and Faculty. Tickets: Free. BBQ: $10 adults, $5 Veterans and Children age 11 and under.

The final performance of the season will be by New England Music Camp’s musical theater students in their performance of Into The Woods by Stephen Sondheim. Directed by Marian Muprhy Powell, this unbelievable group of young talent will leave you lost in the woods “wishing” for more. Performances will run August 7th through the 8th in Alumni Hall, at 7:30pm. Tickets: $15, Students $9.

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 August 5th.

Concert Dates: July 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 19th, 25th, 26th and August 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th.

Recital Dates: July 1st, 8th, 10th, 15th, 17th, 22nd, 24th, 29th, 30th and August 5th.

Tickets will go On-Sale to the public on May 11th at 10am. All proceeds from ticketed events go towards student scholarships, instruments and other aspects of Snow Pond Center for the Arts programs. Please visit for tickets and details on all summer events.

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