Guest Artists

Guest Arts at Bowdoin CollegeThe Campus Activities Board also sponsors an annual series of "big name" concerts on campus: artists like Taj Mahal and events like the religious chanting of a group of Tibetan Buddhist monks are normal features of this series.

Music in Portland

Interested students can also find excellent music in Portland, a mere half-hour's drive away from Brunswick. The Portland Symphony, and a series of world-class visiting artists make this city a lively place for classical music, and both the performing arts series and several lively blues clubs provide frequent and high-class musical entertainment. Music classes at Bowdoin often include a visit to a concert in Portland.

Bowdoin College Department of Music Guest Artists

2011
Henry Lebedinsky '97

2009
Violist, Roberto Diaz, president of Curtis Institute of Music
Video: Internationally renowned violist, Roberto Diaz, president of Curtis Institute of Music, gives a master class with a Bowdoin student quartet on April 2, 2009. Set in beautiful Studzinski Hall, Kanbar Auditorium, with student interviews about their Bowdoin experience.

Fall 2008
Portland Chamber Orchestra - Classical - Maine 
Portland String Quartet - Classical - Maine
Esperanza Spaulding, jazz bass & vocal - Jazz - US
Martin Perry, piano - Classical - Maine
Blue Heron Renaissance Choir - Renaissance - Massachusetts
Adrienne Watkinson, violin - Classical - Maine
Ronald Barron, trombone - Classical - Massachusetts

Spring 2008
Meliora String Quartet - Classical - Maine
Hopkinson Smith, lute*  - Renaissance - Switzerland
Curtis on Tour - Classical - Pennsylvania
Ann Tedards, soprano & Marva Duerksen, piano* - Classical - US
Portland Chamber Orchestra - Classical - Maine
Anastasia Antonacos, piano  - Classical - Maine
Flexible Music* - New - New York
Ying Quartet - Classical -US

Spring 2007
stepnerIstanpitta - Medieval - Texas
Borealis Wind Quintet* - Classical - US
George Ruckert, sarod with Jerry Leake, tabla (Indian) - Ethnic - US
Titus Abbott Collective  - Jazz - Maine
Nevsky Vocal Ensemble - Classical - Russia
Eroica Trio  - Classical - US

Fall 2007
Harlequine - Classical - Maine
Chris Washburn and the SYOTOS Band  - Latin Jazz - New York
Mateusz Kolokowski, piano* - Jazz - Poland
Duncan Cumming, piano  - Classical - US
The Diaz Trio - Classical - US
"Orfeo" presented by the University of Southern Maine  - Baroque - Maine
Joyce Moulton, piano  - Classical - Maine

Fall 2001
D'Anna Fortunato - Classical - US
Renee Rosnes Quartet - Jazz - US
California E.A.R. Unit - New - California 

Spring 2002
Aardvark Jazz Orchestra - Jazz - New Hampshire
Norumbega Brass Quintet - Classical - Maine -

Fall 2002
Mark O'Connor, L. Shankar, and Gingger - Ecletic/South Indian - South India -
KaBoom! - Jazz - Maine -
Krysia Tripp, flute & Keith Crook, guitar - Classical - Maine -

Spring 2003
Mark O'Connor's Hot Swing Trio* - Jazz - US -
Bridget Convey, piano - New - Maine -
Richard Roberts, piano - Classical - Maine -
USM Chamber Singers - Choral - Maine -
Ensemble Alternance - New - Paris -
Yoko Hiraoka, koto & shamisen* - Ethnic: Japanese - Colorado -
Daniel Steppner, violin - Classical/Baroque (Modern & Period Instruments) - Massachusetts -
Three Generations of Maine Fiddlers with Lissa Schneckenburger - Ethnic: Maine/Québecois - Maine -

Fall 2003

Cosmas Magaya with Vakasara Mbira* - Ethnic - Zimbabwe -
Ensemble Chaconne with Pamela Dellal, mezzo-soprano - Elizabethan (Period Instruments) - Massachusetts -
Brad Mehldau Trio - Jazz - US -
Zygmunt Krauze, piano - New - Poland -
The Publick Musick - Baroque - US -
Martin Perry, piano - Classical - Maine -

Spring 2004
Tamara Poddubnaya, piano* - Classical - Russia -
Thomas Meglioranza, baritone* - Classical & Broadway - US -
Portland String Quartet - Classical & New - Maine -
George Rochberg 85th Birthday Celebration Concert - New - US -
Music from the Time of Anne Frank - Classical - The Netherlands -
Andrey Tchekmazov, cello & Irina Nuzova, piano - Classical - US -
Steve Grover Jazz Trio - Jazz - Maine
Orchestra of the University of Tübingen - Classical - Germany -
Dino Ghezzo, piano - New - US -
Suga Kyokoko, biwa* - Ethnic - Japan -
Strings Across the Border - Ethnic - Cape Breton
Contrasts Quartet - New - US -
Cuarteto Millenium* - Classical - Venezuela

Fall 2004
Ensemble ISIS - New - England -
Peter Dickinson, piano - New - England -
Cassatt String Quartet - Classical - US -
Longfellow's Musical World - Classical - Massachusetts -
Maciej Walczak - Electronic - Poland -
Edmund Battersby, fortepiano* - Classical (Period Instruments) - US -
Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum - Choral - Massachusetts -

Spring 2005
Gamelan Galak Tika - Ethnic: Balinese - Massachusetts -
publickChristina Astrachan, soprano, John Corrie, baritone & Frank Glazer, piano - Classical - Maine -
Walden Chamber Players* - Classical - US -
Myles Jordan, ‘cello & Martin Perry, fortepiano - Classical (Period Instruments) - Maine -
Trio PianOVo - New - Germany -
Talking Drums - Ethnic - US -
Richard Nelson Quintet - Jazz - Maine -
Ecclesia Ensemble - Baroque (Period Instruments) - US -

Fall 2005
Lynn Vartan, percussion & Bridget Convey, piano  - New - US
Blair McMillen, piano - New - England
Triple Helix - Classical - US
Libby van Cleve '80, oboe - New - US

 *Guest artist has given a lecture or masterclass