A Special Note From Our Artistic Director: Charles Stegeman


As we celebrate the 21th annual Buzzards Bay Musicfest, an event which has grown each year in regional response and national reputation, it is a delight to see so many friends and supporters return each season. Equally rewarding are the young faces of those who enthusiastically attend our Open Rehearsal.

On behalf of all the artists, I want to thank the wonderful host families whose warm welcome into their homes creates an atmosphere so conducive to joyful music making and camaraderie. We have all been made to feel at home in Marion through the efforts of our host venues.

As you enjoy the music provided in our five concerts, please remember that, although there is no admission charge, there are costs and expenses that are incurred and are covered only by your generous donations – large and small. Please consider becoming a patron of our music here on the South Coast. Donate as generously and as frequently as possible. I hope that you will sit back, relax and enjoy this season’s selections, knowing you are part of this wonderful success story!

I would also like to thank the members of the Board of Directors, our other many volunteers and our partner, Tabor Academy, without whose efforts this festival would not be possible.
All of us on stage are thrilled to be back in Marion, and we hope you enjoy this season’s musical offerings.


Charles Stegeman, Artistic Director