EAC’s Concert Series begins on Friday, August 6, at 7 pm, with Trond Saeverud, violin, and Gregory Biss, piano, performing a program of Beethoven, Brahms, Saeverud and Biss.

Trond Saeverud and Gregory Biss rehearse the second movement of Brahms’ Sonata for Violin & Piano #3 in this video sneak peek; footage by L. Elwood, edited by Lauren Koss.

Biss was born in Illinois and educated in New England and Germany. He studied piano with Lionel Nowak and Nadia Reisenberg and composition with Leon Kirchner and Karlheinz Stockhausen. His music has been performed by the Denver Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Vermeer Quartet. Retired from a 20-year career as a scuba diver in the aquaculture industry, Biss remains active as a piano technician and has been a longtime member of the piano faculty at Summer Keys in Lubec. A recent interest has been providing music for dance choreographers; in addition, he is composing a children’s opera to be mounted at the Arts Center in the fall of 2022. Currently the President of the EAC Board, Greg has contributed to the center in many ways over the last 30 years.

Saeverud is an internationally-known violinist and conductor who has served as concertmaster and soloist in Norway, Denmark, The United States, and with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London. He currently is the Music Director and Conductor of the Galveston Symphony Orchestra, Concertmaster for the Bangor Symphony Orchestra, and Director and Conductor of Eastport Arts Center constituent the Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra.

Concert tickets, which will be available at the EAC box office prior to performances, are $15; attendees 17 and under will be admitted free of charge. CDC guidelines will be followed.

The series will continue each Friday in August, including a Plucked Strings Recital by Mo Nichols, harp, and Tim Pence, guitar, on August 13; Chamber Music of Bach, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms & Biss by Anna Maria Baeza, clarinet, Joachim Woitun, cello; and Gregory Biss, piano, on August 20; and Chamber Music of Beethoven and Dvorak by Noreen Silver, cello, Phillip Silver, piano, and Trond Saeverud, violin, on August 27.