News Feature

Blue Hill
Originally published in Castine Patriot, September 13, 2018 and Island Ad-Vantages, September 13, 2018 and The Weekly Packet, September 13, 2018
Kneisel Hall offers Together in Music residency

Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival announces the ninth semi-annual Kneisel Hall Blue Hill–Together in Music residency, to take place September 17-20 all over Blue Hill village.

KHBH Teaching Artists Katherine Liccardo (violin), Karen Dekker (violin), Rose Hashimoto (viola), and Ana Kim (cello) will present Interpretation: Bringing Music to Life.

The KHBH team will present interactive performances and workshops at the Blue Hill Consolidated School, The Bay School, George Stevens Academy and the Blue Hill Public Library. Public events include a performance at Parker Ridge Senior Living Community on Monday, September 17, at 3:30 p.m. and two interactive performances at the library: a children’s program on Tuesday, September 18, at 3 p.m. and an event for adults on Wednesday, September 19, at 7 p.m. The event on September 19 will explore connections between music and literature, featuring live readings of poetry, fiction, and theater alongside musical performances. The program features works by Haydn, Beethoven, Bartok, and Czinka Panna.

Launched in 2014, KHBH is led by Clara Lyon and Hannah Collins, both Kneisel alumna and now professional musicians who share a passionate belief in arts advocacy. They received teaching artist training as part of Ensemble ACJW, a professional training program created by Carnegie Hall. Each KHBH residency pairs a team of outstanding teaching artists with local schools and other community organizations, and is funded through generous contributions by Terry and Amy Britton.

To read more about these efforts or suggest a collaboration, email Kneisel Hall Executive Director Ellen Werner at and visit