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. 14, Diana Young on her Eastport paintings, 1990-2017, and new work

Jan. 21: “I Hear Washington County Singing,” a presentation of historic and traditional music of Downeast Maine by Kris Paprocki

Jan. 28: Chris Bartlett on Winter Sea Birds of Passamaquoddy Bay

Feb. 4: Art talk by Jon Bragdon: “Looking at ways photography has changed how painters work”

Feb. 11: Valerie Lawson & friends reading from: 3 Nations Anthology: Native, Canadian & New England Writers

Feb. 18: Annual Harpsichord Hour with Gregory Biss

Feb. 25: Talk: “Heirs to the Ethnic Ghetto System: Italy’s Roma Minority” by Jon Calame

March 4: Shead High School Music Program presents jazz & rock, with discussion

March 11: Stage East presents a staged reading of Long Habit of Living, with discussion

March 18: Art talk by Richard Van Buren and Anna Hepler

March 25: Talk: “The Immigrant Experience in Maine” by David Greenham, Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine

April 1: Easter (no program)

April 8: EAC’s Children’s Theater Workshop presenting favorite skits and discussion

April 15: Sailing to the End of the World: Tales from South America and the Antarctic by Jerry & David Oja

April 22: Mark DeVoto with an illustrated talk on Beethoven’s Fidelio, followed by a film version of the work presented by Northern Lights Film Society