And then there were 18 (concerts, that is).

The Atlantic Music Festival, enjoying a very successful inaugural year, announces the addition of 3 extra concerts to its already busy performance schedule at Colby College in Waterville. All month long, area audiences have been treated to an exciting series of free concerts–classical and jazz, orchestral and chamber. The musicians? A lineup of some of the world’s finest young musical stars, representing the world’s top conservatories and ensembles, plus very special guest artists.

And now there are 3 additional opportunities to enjoy the Atlantic Music Festival. On Tuesday, July 21st at 7 PM in Lorimer Chapel at Colby, Arabesque Winds will take the stage. Arabesque Winds, artists-in-residence at this year’s Festival, will present a program of woodwind classics in a fresh and exciting style called “astounding” by judges of the 2008 International Chamber Music competition at Carnegie Hall (the quintet won grand prize).

Piano music will be the feature on Monday, July 20th and Thursday, July 30th, those concerts also at 7 PM in Lorimer Chapel.

On July 20th, Father Sean Duggan and Sang Woo Kang will present a recital. Both gentlemen are remarkable pianists who have served on the faculty of the Atlantic Music Festival Piano Institute this summer. Father Duggan is a multi-award winning interpreter of Bach; he will be performing Bach selections. Sang Woo Kang is also a distinguished, internationally acclaimed performer. He will offer a Mozart sonata and John Corigliano’s “Etude Fantasy”.

Finally, on July 30th, the last evening of the 2009 Festival, the extraordinarily gifted students of the AMF Piano Institute will perform in concert.

Word is spreading fast about the Atlantic Music Festival. Come and enjoy! The complete Festival schedule is available on their website: www.atlanticmusicfestival.org, or by calling 888-704-1311.