School of Music

The New Standard Featuring Brent LaCasce and the USM Faculty Jazz Ensemble

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, November 15, 2013, 8:00 PM
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus
Contact Name: 
USM Music Box Office
Contact Phone: 
(207) 780-5555
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Back in the heyday of jazz, innovative artists such as Davis, Parker, and Coltrane turned to the music of Gershwin, Porter, and Arlen for their inspiration. The resulting style is what is now known as "the jazz standard." Today musicians like Brad Mehldau, Chris Potter, and Kurt Rosenwinkel draw inspiration from contemporaneous rock and popular music. The USM Faculty Jazz Ensemble will present their version of “The New Standard,” reimagining and deconstructing the music of Lennon & McCartney, Joni Mitchell and Radiohead, to name a few.

Tickets are $15 for the general public, $10 for seniors and USM employees and alumni, and $5 for students. Make reservations online at, or call the USM Music Box Office at (207) 780-5555.

Those needing special accommodations to participate fully in this program, contact Lori Arsenault, (207) 780-5142, Hearing impaired: call USM's telex / TDD number (207) 780-5646.

Auditions for Community Area Musicians

Youth vocalists, Southern Maine Children's Choir (treble voices grades 4 and up) and Southern Maine Youth Chorale (middle/high school mixed voices) will hold auditions on Wednesday, September 3 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Schedule online.

Adult musicians, Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra auditions will be held on Wednesday, September 3 at 7 p.m. More information.

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