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“The Summer King” Redux

“The Summer King: An Opera on the Life of Josh Gibson” will be presented on MPBN’s show, “Maine Stage,” at 8-11 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 6. It can be heard on radio or streamed live here: http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/mpbc/ppr/index.shtml

USM School of Music Announces Concert Lineup for Fall 2014

The fall 2014 season will feature the popular Faculty Concert Series; a concert production of the Tony Award-winning "Spring Awakening"; USM Youth Ensembles; undergraduate and graduate student ensembles; and the 24th Annual Scholarship Gala, More Than a Little Night Music.

Local Students to Perform in USM Youth Ensembles Spring Choral Concert

The concert will include the Southern Maine Youth Chorale, conducted by Shannon Chase, and the Southern Maine Children’s Choir, conducted by Paul McGovern. Each group will perform a lively program of spirited and inspiring pieces.

USM School of Music to Hold Creative Arts Therapy Conference

With the support of the USM School of Music, Kate Beever, board-certified music therapist, USM graduate and prominent percussionist and keyboardist, is organizing a conference titled, “Creative Health: Conference for Healthcare Professionals and Caregivers,” scheduled for Saturday, May 31, at USM.

USM School of Music to Present 37th Annual Honors Recital

Celebrating excellence in undergraduate music performance, the USM School of Music will present its 37th Annual Honors Recital next week on the Gorham campus.

USM Opera Workshop to Accept Valuable Costume Collection

The men’s and women’s costumes, designed and created by Boston fashion professional Helen H. Friedman, includes full sets of costumes for such productions as “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” “Lady in the Dark,” “The Mikado,” “The Pirates of Penzance” and other Gilbert and Sullivan operettas.

USM School of Music to Present Three Concerts in Portland in One Week

The School of Music is known for presenting several concerts in Portland each season, in addition to a busy schedule of concerts, master classes and special events on the USM Gorham campus and numerous venues in Gorham.

USM Youth Ensembles to Perform Spring Instrumental Concert at Portland’s Merrill Auditorium

The USM Youth Ensembles will welcome Norman Huynh, assistant conductor and community liaison of the Portland Symphony Orchestra, as guest conductor of the Portland Youth Wind Ensemble, and also will celebrate the 25th anniversary year of the Portland Young People’s String Consort.

Violinist Robert Lehmann and Friends to Perform Schubert’s “Trout Quintet” and Others at USM School of Music

As the final presentation of the 2013-2014 Faculty Concert Series, Lehmann’s concert offers a vibrant program, opening with Beethoven’s “Spring” and closing with Schubert’s “Trout Quintet,” a piece known for its vitality and lightness.

Bassoonist Wren Saunders to Present “An Evening of Chamber Music for Winds and Strings” at USM School of Music

Joining Saunders will be Robert Lehmann, violin; Matt Watras, viola; William Rounds, cello; George Calvert, bass; Tom Parchman, clarinet; John Boden, horn; and George Lopez, piano.

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