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PBSO Concert Master & Daughter Share ‘Song of Hope and Yearning’, Reflect on Life in Maine

Given the unnerving circumstances in the world at present, music (and the precious community which embraces it) feels more vital now than it ever has been. Chris Nemeth Chris Nemeth is the concert master for the Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra. The concert master is the lead violinist. As the violinist with … [Read More]

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Quoddy Voices Present a Message of Unity—in Swahili!

Quoddy Voices are one of the many musical groups whose activities have been curtailed by the Coronavirus pandemic. Nevertheless, the group’s director, John Newell, has been working with the singers via Zoom sessions, providing sight-singing and rhythm practice, to build skills for the group’s eventual and wished for return … [Read More]

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‘Find Your Breath’ with Katie, one of EAC’s Wellness Teachers

Katie Melancon, one of EAC’s yoga teachers, presents here a body and breath check-in to be used to help center and rebalance viewers, and intended to be used as often as is helpful, or memorized and revisited by the student whenever appropriate. Katie teaches a Zoom yoga session each … [Read More]

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EAC Joins Healthy Acadia for Live Concert with GoldenOak

Remember Lena and Zak Kendall? The brother-and-sister duo at the center of Portland’s indie-folk act GoldenOak are headed back into EAC’s spotlight—virtually! Healthy Acadia, in collaboration with The Criterion, Eastport Arts Center, The Grand and Schoodic Arts for All, is presenting a livestream GoldenOak show on June 12 as … [Read More]

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EAC’s Latest Video Spotlights Sam Schuth ‘On Performance, Popular Music and Growing Up at EAC’

Sam Schuth chatted with us at EAC on April 13, 2019, prior to his concert which included solo violin pieces by J.S. Bach and Missy Mazzoli , Hayden’s Gypsy Trio (performed with Max Eddington and Kinnon Church), and a set by Schuth Faktori, a fiddle/pop/rock band in which Sam … [Read More]

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Check Out Our Trailer for Upcoming EAC Videos!

As EAC moves to create more online content, we’re excited to both look back on great moments at the center, and forward to new projects arising from this unusual time.Coming soon are short videos featuring visiting artists and EAC community members Sam Schuth and Willy Claflin, and also Life … [Read More]

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Brooklyn-based Musicians Report on Teaching Online, Present Recent Performance Videos

Patricia and Noel Brennan first performed at EAC in 2015—presenting “Insights from the Outside Edge: A Musical Journey from Mexico to Maine” for Eastport students and an evening crowd, plus a group of children of migrant workers from the Milbridge area. The couple—daughter-in-law and son of EAC staff member … [Read More]

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Cashore Marionettes Take a Bow in Retrospective

Cashore Marionettes, though Pennsylvania-based, have been part of the EAC performer family “since before there was a building,” noted EAC Director Chris Grannis. A collaboration between Joe and Val Cashore, the multi award-winning company has a strong connection Down East—with Joe’s brother John Cashore (a well known face in … [Read More]

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Musique Concrète ‘Home Planet’ Illuminated in Coast-Spanning Imagery

“The Home Planet consists almost exclusively of environmental sounds that were recorded within a short distance of my home,” noted composer Samuel Pellman. “As with many of the classic concrète works of the 1950’s, the listener can often identify familiar sounds (for instance, of birds singing at dawn, the … [Read More]

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Quoddy Voices’ Favorites Playlist Expanded

Quoddy Voices Director, John Newell, has been at work on an extensive YouTube playlist of the group’s favorite choral works for all to enjoy. The list now boasts 22 pieces, with performances in a wide array of styles and even an interactive video of vocal warm-ups and stretches. Of … [Read More]

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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.