“Those who wait patiently for the return of the summer concert series of classical music were treated to the opening concert on June 30th,” reports Marged Higginson, co-organizer with Gregory Biss of EAC’s annual Concert Series and Sunday Afternoons at the Arts Center programming. “Eagerly anticipated were the return of a favorite cellist, Dan Alcott, and equally favored pianist, Greg Biss, bringing music by composers of both the past and contemporary times. This summer has been dubbed ‘The Year of the Cello’.

Pianist Gregory Biss and cellist Dan Allcott delighted their audience at the EAC Concert Series opening event, June 30. Next in the series is The Stomberg Duo, cellists Lawrence and Jennifer C. Stomberg, on Sunday, July 16.

“The series started several decades ago as a venue for the many talented local musicians of a classical bent. One does not have to travel to New York or Boston to hear fine musicians. Those who summer here add to the appreciative audience of this genre of music. The organizers have prioritized keeping the concerts as affordable as possible at $15 per adult, and have managed to sustain the series following that model. We are told that these performances were sorely missed during COVID.”
As is Eastport Arts Center policy for most programming, youth of 17 years and younger receive free admission to the concerts. “Many youth have had their lives enriched by the arts with that policy. It is they who will occupy the theater seats in the future,” concludes Higginson.

Lawrence and Jennifer C. Stomberg will take the EAC stage as The Stomberg Duo on Sunday, July 16.

The series will continue at 7 pm, Sunday, July 16, with The Stomberg Duo, Lawrence Stomberg and Jennifer Cromwell Stomberg, cellists, performing music of Bach, Barrière, Friedrich August Kummer, Reinhold Glière and José Elizondo.

Additional information about the Stomberg Duo concert may be found here.

Next up, in August, the series will present Aaron Larget-Caplan, classical guitar, on Friday, August 4; a 70th Birthday Concert with siblings Anne Black, viola and Alan Black, cello, on Friday, August 11; and Raja Rahman, piano, on Friday, August 18. The series runs through September 1; a full schedule may be found here.