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Scholarship Gala
The grand centerpiece concert will feature the USM Jazz Ensemble, USM Wind Ensemble, USM Chamber Singers, students majoring in Voice Performance singing opera and students majoring in Piano Performance providing accompaniment. The USM String Quartet will perform Mozart’s “Eine kleine Nachtmusik,” which translates to “A Little Night Music.”
USM Youth Ensembles
The concert will include the Southern Maine Youth Chorale (SMYC), conducted by Rebecca Green, and the Southern Maine Children’s Choir (SMCC), conducted by Paul McGovern.
Not Your Grandpa's Jazz
The USM Faculty Jazz Ensemble performs together just once every two years. The ensemble noted that grandfathers, and grandmothers alike, are more than welcome to attend the concert.
USM Youth Ensembles
The Portland Youth Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Robert Lehmann, will conclude the concert with two works based on some of the most well known literature of all time: William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” and J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings.”
Spring Awakening
Featuring an electrifying score, this groundbreaking rock musical exudes a power, poignancy, and passion that you will never forget!
Laura Kargul
Kargul will celebrate her teaching career and the legacy of the USM piano program with a concert of Schubert, Brahms and Liszt next month at Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus. The concert is sponsored by Dr. Dahlia and Arthur L. Handman.
Peaks Island Ferry
Resident Composer Daniel Sonenberg has released a new album, Peaks Island Ferry.
USM University of Southern Maine School of Music Larry Groupe
Five outstanding professionals, including Emmy Award-winning Hollywood composer Larry Groupé, are presenting master classes for School of Music students that also are free and open to the public. Three of the classes are presented in collaboration with Portland Ovations, the Maine-based, not-for-profit performing arts organization.
USM Concert Band
The program ncludes R.B. Hall’s “New Colonial March,” Clare Grundman’s “Music for a Carnival,” John Philip Sousa’s march, “The Liberty Bell,” and selections from “The Music Man” including “Till There Was You,” “Marian the Librarian,” and the perennial favorite, “76 Trombones.” The USM Concert Band also will treat the audience to Giacomo Puccini’s march, “Scossa Elettrica,” (The Electric Shock) and Alex Shapiro’s “Tight Squeeze,” which Martin says is an unexpected and especially unique selection for the concert band.
Anastasia Antonacos
The popular Faculty Concert Series will open the fall season later this month with a trio of celebrated Maine-based musicians: Anastasia Antonacos, USM artist faculty in piano, Ben Noyes, cello, and Patrick Doane, violin.

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