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Ronald Lantz, violin and Laura Kargul, piano
Violinist Ronald Lantz and pianist Laura Kargul will present a Valentine’s Day concert on Sunday, February 14 at 2:00 p.m. at Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford Avenue in Portland.
On Friday, January 22 at 8 p.m., pianist Anastasia Antonacos (class of ’97 & faculty member) kicks off the spring semester in the USM School of Music with a solo recital featuring works by Schubert, Ravel, and Elena Ruehr.
Dave Pietro
After two days of intensive study on jazz improvisation, taught by the the area's top professional jazz artists, the USM School of Music is please to present the final concert of the Jazz Improvisation Weekend with Dave Pietro.
Pane-Funahashi Piano Duo
The USM School of Music is pleased to present duo pianists Yuri Funahashi and Steven Pane in a concert on Friday, December 11 at 8 p.m. in Corthell Concert Hall on the USM Gorham campus.
Opera Scenes Concert
The USM School of Music presents the Opera Scenes concert under the direction of Ellen Chickering. Students studying voice performance or music education will perform a variety of pieces from well-known operas, along with piano accompaniment.
USM Chamber Singer
The USM School of Music presents the acclaimed USM Chamber Singers under the direction of Nicolás Alberto Dosman in our seasonal fall favorite concert; this year our traditional holiday concert has a Latin flair!
Nicolás Alberto Dosman, USM Chorale
The USM School of Music is pleased to introduce Nicolás Alberto Dosman, newly conducting and directing the choral activities in the School of Music, conducting the USM Chorale in their fall concert, "Hope and Redemption."
Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra conducted by Robert Lehmann
The Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Robert Lehmann will perform their fall concert on Saturday, November 7 at 8 p.m. The highlight of this concert will be a performance of Richard Strauss’ "Duo Concertino" featuring original choreography by Warren Memorial Visiting Artist, Nell Shipman, the new Artistic Director of Portland Ballet. Members of the Portland Ballet and USM music students Jordan Dube and Kevin Schaefer will be featured.
Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra
The USM School of Music presents the fall concert of the Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra conducted by Robert Lehmann, with USM student soloists and guest choreographer, Nell Shipman. The concert will be held on Saturday, November 7 at 8 p.m. at the Westbrook Performing Arts Center (new location).
USM Wind Ensemble
The USM School of Music presents the USM Wind Ensemble in a Fall concert. The concert will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 18, 2015 in Corthell Concert Hall on the USM Gorham campus.

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