BELFAST — This year, the Bar Harbor Music Festival celebrates its 55th season in Bar Harbor and fourth season in Belfast. The festival runs through July 25 and while a majority of events are in Bar Harbor, those in the Belfast area can enjoy three performances in the Gammans Room at the Belfast Free Library, 106 High St.

On Sunday, July 11, at 4 p.m., Skip LaPlante and Jessie Cox present “New Frontiers in Music and Instruments.”  LaPlante is a composer, pianist and instrument builder; Cox is a composer, drummer and scholar.

The second concert features the Ardelia Trio Sunday, July 18, at 4 p.m. The trio is comprised of violinist Janey Choi, cellist Clara Yang and pianist Jihea Hong-Park. The celebrated trio will perform works by Vivaldi, Beethoven, Rebecca Clarke and Piazzolla.

The Ardelia Trio is a new and dynamic presence on the international chamber music scene. To quote Korea’s EBS Network Evening News: “There is something very special and unique about the way they present classical music.”

Allison Kiger Chris Marolf

Allison Kiger, Flutist and Friends, will close the Bar Harbor Music Festival at Belfast’s season on Sunday, July 25, at 4 p.m. in a program of American classics for flute, clarinet and piano. Kiger will be joined by clarinetist Eric Thomas and pianist Christina Spurling in music by Piston, Barber, and Copland, among others.

Kiger has been part of the Maine musical community since 1995. She was the founder of the concert series, “Mozart at Monteux,” at the Pierre Monteux School for Conductors and Orchestral musicians in Hancock. During the year, she is the assistant principal flutist of the Allentown, Pa. Symphony.

Tickets at door are $20 for adults and $10 for students. For tickets and more information, contact the Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce by calling (207) 338-5900, emailing or visiting