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


16th Annual Piano Festival – Annual Student Piano Recital – CANCELLED

Showcasing Southern Maine’s finest young pianists
Elizabeth Dunaway Burnham
The Festival concludes with the Student Piano Recital, featuring the area’s best young pianists. Talented local students have the opportunity to perform before a live audience, sharing the Festival with renowned pianists of national and international repute (Frederick Moyer and Liana Paniyeva).

The Festival, and especially this recital, honors the memory of Elizabeth Dunaway Burnham, the founder and first Chair of Ogunquit Performing Arts. A pianist herself, “Betty” studied, performed and taught piano for most of her life.

Betty Burnham had long dreamed that Ogunquit could support such a program as Ogunquit Performing Arts to add to its attractiveness as a welcoming place for artists, sculptors and summer theatre. Her dream was realized in November 1978, when the Committee for the Performing Arts was formed and began its work, with Betty elected as chairperson.

She saw to it that Ogunquit Performing Arts acquired its spectacular Steinway Concert Model C Grand Piano, which still remains OPA’s greatest treasure.

Now 45 years later, we hope and believe Betty would be happy with the ongoing work of OPA, and would certainly be proud of the students showcased in this concert.

Barn Gallery is owned and administered by the Ogunquit Arts Collaborative, a volunteer-run 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit corporation. In collaboration with the Ogunquit Art Association, these two organizations provide the opportunity for professional artists to exhibit their work to the public in a beautiful setting.

OPA has performed multiple times at the Barn Gallery over the years, and is proud and grateful to be offering this concert series in this lovely place of visual beauty and wonderful acoustics. Having lost the Dunaway Auditorium to the temporary relocation of the Police Department, OPA is returning to Barn Gallery, its home away from home.

Visit Barn Gallery at barngallery.org