EAC’s Concert Series continues with a cello recital by Dan Allcott, Friday, July 8 at 7 pm. An Eastport summer resident and frequent performer on the EAC stage, Allcott was featured in 2019 as soloist with the Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra. For this concert, Allcott will perform works for solo cello, and with piano accompaniment by Gregory Biss.
The program will include works by J. S. Bach, Gaspar Cassado, Dmitri Cervo, David Popper, William Grant Still and Vivaldi, and conclude with a traditional Afghan folk tune in his own arrangement for solo cello.
Allcott maintains a busy career as a cellist, conductor, and teacher, in Tennessee and in Eastport. He was first invited Down East by Eastport Strings founder Alice St. Clair in 2013. His family quickly made Eastport their summer home. Allcott now spends his summers fixing up their Downeast home, studying music, teaching, fishing, and sailing.
This summer Allcott joined the faculty of SummerKeys in Lubec and is also on the faculty of the Tennessee Cello Workshop, Cellospeak, and Tapestry Cello Ensemble. He regularly performs throughout the Southeastern United States and is active in the American String Teacher’s Association. He received a Master of Music in Cello Performance from Indiana University where he continued his Doctoral Studies in both the Conducting and Cello programs.
For 10 years Allcott was Music Director of Atlanta Ballet where conducted more than 300 performances. In Tennessee he is the past Music Director of the Tennessee Philharmonic and Oak Ridge Symphony and maintains positions with the Bryan Symphony and as Professor of Music at Tennessee Tech, where he teaches cello, conducting, conducts the University Orchestra, and serves on the University’s Board of Trustees.
Concert Series performances will continue weekly through September 2; shows are primarily on Friday evenings, with one other Saturday exception. The full schedule may be viewed at eastportartscenter.org/the-concert-series.
Concert Series tickets are $15; attendees 17 and under will be admitted free of charge. Tickets are available at the door, or online, where reserve seats are also available for $20.
Eastport Arts Center is at 36 Washington Street, Eastport and eastportartscenter.org, and is handicapped-accessible. EAC abides by State of Maine CDC COVID guidelines. Additionally, at this time, patrons are required to wear masks when in the EAC building.