EAC’s Sunday Afternoons at the Arts Center series will conclude at 3 pm, April 30, with a music talk by Mark DeVoto. A Sunday series regular, DeVoto takes this year as his topic French composer Hector Berlioz and his controversial Symphonie fantastique, written in 1830 when Berlioz was just 26 years old. The presentation, planned to coincide with Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra’s June performances of the piece, will include readings from Berlioz’ memoirs.
Mark DeVoto is a musicologist, music writer, and retired Professor of Music at Tufts University, and was a regular summer resident in Eastport between 1985 and 2021. He has published extensively on the music of Alban Berg, Debussy, Schubert, Stravinsky, and Ravel, and on 20th-century harmony.
Sunday Afternoons at the Arts Center programs are held in Eastport Arts Center’s cozy downstairs Washington Street Gallery, amidst rotating exhibitions. Admission is by voluntary donation; proceeds are shared equally between the presenters and EAC constituent group The Concert Series, which offers year-round programming run by volunteers. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Eastport Arts Center is at 36 Washington Street, Eastport. EAC abides by the State of Maine CDC COVID guidelines, revisiting our policy monthly. Additionally, at this time, the EAC encourages people to wear masks when in our building.