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Da Capo Chamber Players
Due to yesterday's storm closure, this concert is rescheduled for this evening, Wednesday, March 20 at 8 p.m. The acclaimed Da Capo Chamber Players will be joined by two-time Naumburg Award-winning soprano Lucy Shelton, in a performance of Arnold Schoenberg’s seminal masterpiece Pierrot Lunaire, in the season of the work’s 100th anniversary. Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus.
Wind Ensemble conducted by Peter Martin
USM Wind Ensemble performs under the direction of Peter Martin, sharing the concert with a Barry Saunders Jazz Combo. The concert will be held in Corthell Concert Hall on the USM Gorham campus on Sunday, March 17 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $6 for the general public, and $3 for students, seniors, USM employees and alums.
Da Capo Chamber Players
The Naumburg Award-winning Da Capo Chamber Players, one of New York City’s most longstanding and preeminent new music ensembles, will be in residence at USM for three days to present a public concert, readings and recordings of student works, a master class, and a public lecture.
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!

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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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