Mira Gill

Photo by Robin Farrin of Coastal Maine Photography

During the summer season, The Concert Series presents musical concerts showcasing local talent as well as performers nationally known. Although mostly classical music is presented, there have been other notable concerts such as the 2011 Children’s Benefit Concert by Paul Stookey.

The 2019 summer schedule is as follows:

June 28: Jane Lanctot & Jan Holms, baroque flute and harpsichord

July 12: Gregory Biss, piano

Aug. 2: Molly Abrams, soprano

Aug. 9: Sam Schuth, violin

Aug. 16: Resinosa Ensemble, voice, cello, piano

Aug. 23: Mira Gill, piano

Aug. 30: Annual Young Persons Concert ($5)

Unless otherwise noted, concerts are on Fridays at 7 pm, tickets: $10, 17 & under free

Gabriel Frey demonstrates Passamaquoddy Basketmaking during a Sunday Afternoons at the EAC talk

Photo by Robin Farrin of Coastal Maine Photography

During the winter months, the Concert Series takes responsibility for the Sunday Afternoons at the Arts Center series, a winter offering. This series presents a variety of events including lectures and performances of art, music, poetry and staged readings. Each event is one hour long, and starts at 3 pm. It definitely makes the winter afternoons more pleasant!

The 2019 schedule featured:

January 6, Chris and Theresa Peek, “Art in Rocks/Rocks in Art”
January 13, Cheri Walton on recent paintings and the importance of process;
January 20, Tom Sexton, poet—postponed due to stormy weather
January 27, Tom Sexton reading his Maine poems and form his recent book, Li Bai Rides a Celestial Dolphin Home

February 3, Hugh French with an art talk
February 10, Annual Harpsichord Hour with Gregory Biss, “Bach Bach and more Bach”
February 17, Chris Bartlett, “Winter Songbirds of the Passamaquoddy Bay Region”
February 24, John Newell, pianist/composer—rescheduled for April 14 due to stormy weather

March 3, Stage East’s staged reading of Camping with Henry and Tom by Mark St. Germain
March 10, Dr. Bernard Bourque with his suspense trilogy set on Campobello
March 17, Staged reading of T.S. Eliot’s The Cocktail Party by the Lubec Campobello Community Theatre
March 24, Catherine J.S. Lee, “All That Remains,” haiku poetry inspired by a Maine childhood
March 31, Paula Kovecses, “House Plants for a Healthy Home”

April 7, Claire Starnes reading from her book: Women Vietnam Veterans: Our Untold Stories
April 14, John Newell, pianist/composer, “Moments in Time,” playing and discussing a selection of his works spanning four decades (rescheduled from February 24 due to stormy weather)
May 12, Mark DeVoto with an illustrated talk on Modest Mussorgsky’s opera, Boris Godunov