Maine Music Festival

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The Maine Music Festival was established in 1897, and thrived for many years under its founder and director, William Rogers Chapman (1855 - 1935). Over the years, the Festival has featured many great singers such as Evan Williams, Mary Garden, Geraldine Farrar, Jeanne Jomelli, Nellie Melba, Emilio De Gogorza, Margaret Matzenauer, Lawrence Tibbett, Emma Eames, Ernestine Schumann Heink, Hipolito Lazaro, Amelita Galli Curci, Louis Graveure, and in the first Festival, Lillian Nordica.
        Galli Curci
        Mary Garden
        Geraldine Farrar
        Estelle Harris
        Jomelli
        Rappold
        Calve
        1897
        1903
        1904
        1907
        Local Conductors
        Maine Composers
        Local Conductors
        1908
        1909
        1915
        1916
        Calve 1907
        Soloists of 1913 (front & back)