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Betty Rines
The USM School of Music presents "Maine"-ly British Brass featuring faculty and alumni at 8 p.m. on Friday, February 8, 2013 in Corthell Concert Hall, on the USM Gorham campus.
Scandalous Modernism
To mark the 100th anniversary of the premier of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring and the Armory Show the University of Southern Maine arts and humanities faculty will host an interdisciplinary symposium on Saturday, March 2, at Corthell Concert Hall on the USM Gorham campus. The day-long event is free, and will include lectures and discussions examining these two events from diverse perspectives and in the context of modernist art—in all its forms—as it was emerging in the early twentieth century.
ETHEL performs at USM
IETHEL string quartetn collaboration with Portland Ovations, the USM School of Music will present the string quartet ETHEL in a public reading of USM music student compositions. The reading session will take place at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, January 30 in Corthell Concert Hall on the USM Gorham campus.
Marie Pressman and Ed Reichert, "Hear My Song"
Guest vocalist Marie Pressman and pianist Ed Reichert (School of Music Faculty) will celebrate over twenty years of their unique musical collaborations in a memorable evening of song. This SPOTLIGHT concert will take place on Friday, January 25, 2013 at 8 p.m. in Corthell Concert Hall on the USM Gorham campus (1/26 snow date).
2011 Gala Image
This year marks the 22nd anniversary celebration. “Come A-Caroling,” is planned for Friday, Dec. 7, 5:30-10 p.m. at the Abromson Education Center, USM Portland. In the spirit of the Charles Dickens holiday classic, we’ll visit the Past, Present and Future of the USM School of Music with music and merriment a-plenty!
Hanna Flewelling, saxophone, with the USM Composers Ensemble
On Saturday, December 1 at 8 p.m., the University of Southern Maine Composers Ensemble will give its fifteenth end-of-semester concert. Directed by USM Associate Professor and Resident Composer Daniel Sonenberg, the ensemble offers student composers a unique laboratory to compose, rehearse, and perform new compositions.
The Student Philharmonic Orchestra of 1943
Gustav Mahler's “Third Symphony” is the Mt. Everest of the orchestral genre, a monumental work for any musical community to present. Thus it is more striking that this work will be performed November 16 by the members of the Portland Youth Symphony Orchestra, and many guests – all under the direction of conductor Robert Lehmann – to mark the 70th anniversary of this august musical organization – one of the oldest in the country …. Yes, they really are that good!
Pianists Chiharu Naruse, Anastasia Antonacos, and Bridget Convey
Pianists Anastasia Antonacos, Bridget Convey and Chiharu Naruse will perform Messiaen's Vingt Regards sur L'Enfant-Jésus (1944) at 8 p.m., Friday, November 9, 2012 in Corthell Concert Hall on the USM Gorham campus. A pre-concert lecture will be given by Dan Sonenberg from 6:30 to 7, with a brief break before the concert begins.
Assassins
The musical Assassins is arriving with a BANG to USM's Corthell Concert Hall in Gorham the weekend leading up to the Presidential Elections this fall. It is an unusual musical which some say is possibly the most controversial musical ever written. You'll have to decide for yourself Nov. 2-4, 2012.
John McVeigh, tenor
Master classes treat audience members to a unique opportunity to listen and learn about the intricate world of making music. The USM School of Music presents world class tenor John McVeigh in a master class from 1:30 - 3 p.m. on Friday, October 26, 2012 featuring five USM graduate voice students.

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