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 usually presented, there have been other notable concerts such as the 2011 Children’s Benefit Concert by Paul Stookey. The 2017 season include three offerings from outside the classical genre: fiddler Don Roy, contemporary jazz group Les Sorciers Perdus and the annual Young Persons Concert, which is always a lively mix of styles and flavors.

The 2017 summer schedule follows:

June 30: Chamber Music:  Trond Saeverud, Anna Maria Baeza, Joachim Woitun & Gregory Biss
July 7: Gregory Biss, piano
Sun., July 16: Halcyon Duo (flute & piano)
July 21:  Don Roy, Franco-American fiddler
July 28: Mark Tipton & Les Sorciers Perdus
August 4: Songs & Chamber Music: Danielle Woerner, vocalist, & friends
August 11: TBA
August 25: Mira Gill, piano
Sept. 1: Annual Young Persons Concert, $5

Tickets: $10, 17 & under free. All concerts are at 7 pm, and unless otherwise noted, are on Fridays.

 

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 Afternoon Arts Series which runs from January through most of April. 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! One can get a good idea of the variety of these programs from this past  winter’s schedule:

Jan. 22: PEI fiddler Richard Wood, with Gordon Belsher, playing & talking music

Jan. 29: Penny Guisinger reading her prose

Feb. 5: Fredda Paul and friends, Passamaquoddy stories

Feb. 12: Ankit Dhakal & Ashley Hinson Dhakal on day-to-day life in Nepal

Feb. 19: Val Feehan on Underwater Photography in the the Eastport area

Feb. 26: Roaring Jelly East, EAC’s traditional music group, on folk music with instrument demonstrations

March 5: Tim Pence, classical guitarist

March 12: Food show, Eat Local Eastport’s Anne Hopkins & local food producers

March 19: Stage East presents a staged reading:

Stage East staged reading of Alice Gerstenberg’s Overtones, directed by Carolee N. Bier, with discussion of community theatre, social work, and feminism via the Little Theatre Movement

March 26: Gregory Biss—Harpsichord Hour

April 2: Presentation by EAC’s Children’s Theater Workshop

April 9: David Greenham from Monmouth talking about Maine’s German World War II POW Camps

April 16: Easter (no program)

April 23: Mark DeVoto on Alban Berg’s opera, Wozzeck, to be followed by a film version of the work presented by Northern Lights Film Society