The Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival is an organization devoted to presenting and promoting high-quality chamber music performances in the lake region of Western Maine. Founded in 1972 by bassoonist Homer Pence and other professional musicians who summered in the region, and administered by a board of local volunteers, the festival has grown into a well-known and popular institution. Continuity has been maintained since the early years through the ongoing involvement of a core group of musicians. Laurie Kennedy, Principal Violist of the Portland Symphony, is the present Music Director. The musicians are all string, wind or keyboard artists of the highest caliber, experienced and respected professionals who come year after year because they enjoy playing chamber music together, and who communicate this enjoyment to a devoted audience which has heard them perform many times. Participating artists come from all over the country, and have, in recent years, included principal players from the Minnesota Orchestra, the Chicago, Cincinnati, Detroit and Indianapolis and Portland Symphonies, the Orpheus and St. Luke's Chamber Orchestras, and members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, in addition to many well-known chamber artists.The Festival presents a wide variety of chamber music. Every concert includes music for different, sometimes unusual instrumental combinations and from different periods ranging form the 17th century to the present.