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 2018 summer schedule follows:

July 6: Gregory Biss, piano

July 13: Trond Saeverud &  Gregory Biss, violin & piano

Monday, July 23: Da Ponte  String Quartet

August 10: Aaron Larget-Caplan, guitar

August 24: Mira Armij Gill, piano

August 31: 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 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