Eastport Arts Center

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Schuth Show a Spring Treat for EAC

Sam and Henry Schuth rehearse for their evening concert. Photo by Brandy Argir

Sam Schuth, a familiar face for Eastport music-goers of nearly two decades, arrived home for a visit, musical friends in tow, on April 12. His April 13 recital presented a pleasing array of flavors and styles, and the near-full house clearly appreciated his efforts. In addition to performing solo renditions of Bach’s Chaconne and Misty Mazzoli’s Dissolve, O My Heart, Sam brought Portland-based musicians Max Eddington, piano, and Kinnon Church, bass, to join him for a mesmerizing rendition of Haydn’s Gypsy Trio.

Sam Schuth treated the EAC audience to a recital on April 13. Photo by Brandy Argir.
After humorously serving as stage hands for the first portion of the show, Sam’s brothers, Henry and Frank Schuth got to jump in musically for a set of Schuth Faktori tunes, to the delight of audience members of all ages, but perhaps especially for those who ‘knew them back when.’
“While enjoying Sam Schuth’s concert last week the years just flew right by, back to when I watched three young boys, barely babies, play their instruments in Eastport Strings,” said Chris Grannis. “Suddenly, all worries left … How wonderful to see our children grow up to be such talented and generous adults.”

—EAC is pleased to announce that Sam will be back this summer as part of our Concert Series—on August 9! Stay tuned for details.—

Muster for Spring Cleaning Party

Community members willing to push up their sleeves and help with an EAC-wide spring cleaning effort are invited to join in for a work party. For details, please email Chris, chris@eastportartscenter.org.

Quoddy Voices Welcomes New Singers to Explore World Music

Rehearsals will resume for Quoddy Voices’ spring concerts at 7 pm, Monday, February 25, at Eastport Arts Center. This season’s program is titled Around the World in 80 Minutes and will include choral works from all seven continents, even Antarctica (or written on the way there in 1843!). The chorus will prepare an exciting mix of pieces reflecting the diversity of cultures within the human family. The program, full of rhythm and joy, draws upon traditional folk idioms, including a Russian men’s chorus; a Zulu wedding song; an Australian work, Hope There Is, with text by an Aboriginal poet; and an arrangement of a melody of the Ojibwe First Nation tribe in Canada. One highlight will be a work composed for Quoddy Voices by the Chinese composer Yujing Bai.
The group welcomes new singers of all experience levels. No auditions are required, but those wishing to join are asked to contact director John Newell before the first rehearsal at jnewell384@gmail.com.
Quoddy Voices is a constituent group of the Eastport Arts Center, with dedicated members who hail from all over our region. For additional information, please contact Newell at the address above, or send a message via the Quoddy Voices Facebook page.

Request for Bids

The Eastport Arts Center is requesting bids for the renovation of our kitchen. Project entails demolition, removal of existing kitchen cabinets, finishes, and appliances. New work is replacement of flooring, partial ceiling, wall covering, cabinets and utilities including painting and appliances for complete operable ADA compliant kitchen.

This project is in part funded by USDA and needs to be completed ASAP.

Bids accepted until Friday April 21 at 5:00.

For more information and bid packet, please contact:

Chris Grannis
853-4650
36 Washington Street
Eastport 04631
info@eastportartscenter.org

High School Jazz Night a Great Success!

Attracting more than 100 attendees (a quarter of these students), the concert featuring young stars of the Calais, Washington Academy and Shead jazz groups was received with delight. The student musicians were soulful, professional and truly honored the great jazz tradition—quite a treat for the enthused audience! Plus, more than $400 was raised for EAC educational programming!

Photo by Robin Farrin of Coastal Maine Photography

Photo by Robin Farrin of Coastal Maine Photography

Tagline Contest

Thank you all for your fantastic entries to the Tagline contest! We’re still deliberating, and EAC board looks forward to announcing the winner when it’s made a final decision.

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The work of Eastport Arts Center is funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. The work of Eastport Arts Center is funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.