DAMARISCOTTA — Though Salt Bay Chamberfest’s 24th season won’t officially begin until Aug. 6, patrons will have the chance to enjoy a spectacular preview during the organization’s annual benefit concert on Sunday, July 22 at 4 p.m.  

Violinist Jennifer Koh will perform Bach’s Solo Violin Sonata No. 3 in C major. A Salt Bay Chamberfest regular, Koh was named 2016 Musician of the Year by Musical America.  

The concert will take place in a former Damariscotta Mills church that has been converted into the studio and home of artist George Mason. 

Mason is also providing Salt Bay Chamberfest’s centerpiece artwork, which will be hung over the stage of Darrows Barn at Round Top Farm during the festival’s two weeks of concerts.

Hors d’oeuvres will be provided by Damariscotta River Grill.

Tickets to this event are $150, of which $125 is tax deductible. For more information, visit saltbaychamberfest.org or call 522-3749. 

2018 Salt Bay Chamberfest season 

Sunday, July 22

Benefit concert with violinist Jennifer Koh; 4 p.m., $150. 

Monday, Aug. 6

OffTopic!: An Exploration of the Accordion, Bandoneon and Accordina, with Julien Labro; 3 p.m. at Lincoln Home, 22 River Road, Newcastle. Free.

Tuesday, Aug. 7

Open rehearsal; 10 a.m. at Darrows Barn, 3 Round Top Lane, Damariscotta.

Festival concert; 7:30 p.m. at Darrows Barn. Pre-concert lecture, 6:30 p.m. $30, $5 students.

Thursday, Aug. 9

Solo recital with Jason Vieaux; noon at Lincoln Theater. Free.

Friday, Aug. 10

Open rehearsal; 10 a.m. at Darrows Barn.

Festival concert; 7:30 p.m. at Darrows Barn. Pre-concert lecture, 6:30 p.m. $30, $5 students.

Monday, Aug. 13

OffTopic!: Hiding in Plain Sight, with Thomas Sauer; 3 p.m. Lincoln Home. Free.

Tuesday, Aug. 14

Open rehearsal; 10 a.m. at Darrows Barn.

Festival concert; 7:30 p.m. at Darrows Barn. Pre-concert lecture, 6:30 p.m. $30, $5 students.

Thursday, Aug. 16

Solo recital with Steven Mackey; noon, at Lincoln Theater, 2 Theater St., Damariscotta. Free.

Musical lobster bake with Brentano String Quartet; 5 p.m. at Darrows Barn.

Friday, Aug. 17

Open rehearsal; 10 a.m. at Darrows Barn.

Master class with Serena Canin; 1 p.m. at Schooner Cove, 35 Schooner St., Damariscotta. Free. 

Festival concert; 7:30 p.m. at Darrows Barn. Pre-concert lecture, 6:30 p.m. $30, $5 students.

Saturday, Aug. 19

Family concert; 10:30 a.m. at Skidompha Public Library, 184 Main St., Damariscotta.