Ogunquit Performing Arts

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 1608
Ogunquit, ME 03907

Performance Venue

The S. Judson Dunaway Center
23 School St.
Ogunquit ME 




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Ogunquit Performing Arts

Performance Venue

The S. Judson Dunaway Center
23 School St.
Ogunquit ME 03907


11th Annual Elizabeth Dunaway Burnham Piano Festival

Presenting two internationally acclaimed pianists, Laura Kargul, and Masanobu Ikemiya, in solo concerts, - and Maine's best young performers in their own Student Piano Recital, all performing on OPA's fabulous Steinway.
Piano Festival

Elizabeth Dunaway BurnhamThe Festival honors the memory of Elizabeth Dunaway Burnham, founder and first chairperson of Ogunquit Performing Arts. A pianist herself, Betty studied, performed and taught piano for most of her life. She also saw to it that OPA acquired its spectacular Steinway Concert Model C Grand Piano, which still remains OPA’s greatest treasure.

The Ogunquit Performing Arts Committee was Betty’s brain-child.  Her love of Ogunquit was matched by her love of the piano, which she studied and taught for most of her life.  She long dreamed of the possibility that Ogunquit could support a program of musical performances to add to its attractiveness as a welcoming place for painters, sculptors and summer theatre.

When her father, S. Judson Dunaway, died in 1976, his will directed that a portion of his estate be donated to charitable causes.  Betty requested that the executors include a contribution to Ogunquit to endow a fund to help support musical performances, some to be held at the Dunaway Center, which he earlier had donated to the town.  When this endowment was in place, the Committee for the Performing Arts was formed and began its work, with Betty elected as chairperson.

Masanobu Ikemiya
Oct. 13, 8pm