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March 2013

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Scandalous Modernism: Stravinsky's Rite of Spring and The Armory Show in Context

Scandalous Modernism: Stravinsky's Rite of Spring and The Armory Show in Context

Event Date and Time: 
Saturday, March 2, 2013, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: 
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus
Contact Name: 
Lori Arsenault
Contact Phone: 
(207) 780-5142
Contact Email: 
larsenault@usm.maine.edu

Scandalous Modernism

Download the program

View the Press Release


Free and open to the public

we recommend bringing a lunch, or a boxed lunch may be ordered  for $15. (must order in advance - download the order form)



Co-sponsored by Portland Ovations, USM Art Department, USM School of Music, USM Women & Gender Studies Program, USM College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

Members of the press, and those needing special accommodations to participate fully in this program, contact Lori Arsenault, (207) 780-5142, larsenault@usm.maine.edu. Hearing impaired: call USM's telex / TDD number (207) 780-5646

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
 
Heather Hastings, graduate horn recital

Heather Hastings, graduate horn recital

Event Date and Time: 
Saturday, March 2, 2013, 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Location: 
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus
Contact Name: 
Lori Arsenault
Contact Phone: 
207-780-5142
Contact Email: 
larsenault@maine.rr.com

The USM School of Music presents graduate student Heather Hastings in a horn recital, in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the Masters in Music degree on Saturday, March 2 at 5 p.m.

Student recitals are free and open to the public.

 

Members of the press, and those needing special accommodations to participate fully in this program, contact Lori Arsenault, (207) 780-5142, larsenault@usm.maine.edu. Hearing impaired: call USM's telex / TDD number (207) 780-5646

5:00 PM to 5:30 PM
 
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Hanna Flewelling, senior violin recital

Hanna Flewelling, senior violin recital

Event Date and Time: 
Sunday, March 3, 2013, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Location: 
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus
Contact Name: 
Lori Arsenault
Contact Phone: 
207-780-5142
Contact Email: 
larsenault@usm.maine.edu

Due to the weather predictions, and in sensitivity to traveling family members and patrons, this recital has been posponed.  Stay safe; stay warm.

The USM School of Music presents senior Hanna Flewelling in her senior violin recital, in partial fulfillment of the Bachelor's of Music performance degree on Sunday, March 3 at 2 p.m.

Student recitals are free and open to the public.

 

Members of the press, and those needing special accommodations to participate fully in this program, contact Lori Arsenault, (207) 780-5142, larsenault@usm.maine.edu. Hearing impaired: call USM's telex / TDD number (207) 780-5646

2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
 
 
 
 
 
Die Fledermaus, Operetta by Johann Strauss

Die Fledermaus, Operetta by Johann Strauss

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, March 8, 2013, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, March 9, 2013, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, March 10, 2013, 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Friday, March 15, 2013, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, March 16, 2013, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: 
Russell Hall, USM Gorham Campus
Contact Name: 
Stephen Legawiec, USM Department of Theatre
Contact Phone: 
(207) 780-5151 Theatre Box Office
Contact Email: 
stephenlegawiec@gmail.com

Die Fledermaus
Operetta by Johann Straus

A ball at a royal palace, a husband hoping for a fling, and a case of mistaken identity. Stir these ingredients into a crystal glass of bubbly and you have the comic opera that has delighted audiences for over a hundred years. You're invited to a party at Prince Orlovsky's villa. But be careful - champagne and desire can be a scandalous combination!

Sponsored by Downeast Magazine

A quadrennial joint production of the USM School of Music and Department of Theatre, with the Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra.

Directed by Assunta Kent
Musical Direction by Ellen Chickering
Conducted by Robert Lehmann

Tickets info:

Adult: $21
Student: $10
Senior: $15
USM Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $15
$1.50 surcharge for online ticketing
free parking in any student or faculty lots for all weekend and evening events

Theatre Box Office (207) 780-5151
www.usm.maine.edu/theatre

Press contact for this event, and the Department of Theatre is Stephen Legawiec, stephenlegawiec@gmail.com.

Press contact for the School of Music is Lori Arsenault, (207) 780-5142, larsenault@usm.maine.edu.

For those needing special accommodations, please contact Emmanuelle Chaulet, chaulet@usm.maine.edu, or the Department of Theatre Box Office, (207) 780-5151. Hearing impaired: call USM's telex / TTD number (207) 780-5646.

 

 

7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
 
Die Fledermaus, Operetta by Johann Strauss

Die Fledermaus, Operetta by Johann Strauss

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, March 8, 2013, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, March 9, 2013, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, March 10, 2013, 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Friday, March 15, 2013, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, March 16, 2013, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: 
Russell Hall, USM Gorham Campus
Contact Name: 
Stephen Legawiec, USM Department of Theatre
Contact Phone: 
(207) 780-5151 Theatre Box Office
Contact Email: 
stephenlegawiec@gmail.com

Die Fledermaus
Operetta by Johann Straus

A ball at a royal palace, a husband hoping for a fling, and a case of mistaken identity. Stir these ingredients into a crystal glass of bubbly and you have the comic opera that has delighted audiences for over a hundred years. You're invited to a party at Prince Orlovsky's villa. But be careful - champagne and desire can be a scandalous combination!

Sponsored by Downeast Magazine

A quadrennial joint production of the USM School of Music and Department of Theatre, with the Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra.

Directed by Assunta Kent
Musical Direction by Ellen Chickering
Conducted by Robert Lehmann

Tickets info:

Adult: $21
Student: $10
Senior: $15
USM Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $15
$1.50 surcharge for online ticketing
free parking in any student or faculty lots for all weekend and evening events

Theatre Box Office (207) 780-5151
www.usm.maine.edu/theatre

Press contact for this event, and the Department of Theatre is Stephen Legawiec, stephenlegawiec@gmail.com.

Press contact for the School of Music is Lori Arsenault, (207) 780-5142, larsenault@usm.maine.edu.

For those needing special accommodations, please contact Emmanuelle Chaulet, chaulet@usm.maine.edu, or the Department of Theatre Box Office, (207) 780-5151. Hearing impaired: call USM's telex / TTD number (207) 780-5646.

 

 

7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
 
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Student recital, Joey Dupuis, trumpet and Elias Cottle, guitar

Student recital, Joey Dupuis, trumpet and Elias Cottle, guitar

Event Date and Time: 
Sunday, March 10, 2013, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Location: 
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus
Contact Name: 
Lori Arsenault
Contact Phone: 
(207) 780-5142
Contact Email: 
larsenault@usm.maine.edu

The USM School of Music presents two soloists in a recital at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 10 in Corthell Concert Hall on the USM Gorham campus. Performers will be music education major, Joey Dupuis on trumpet giving his senior recital, and music performance major, Elias Cottle on guitar giving his junior recital.

Student recitals are free and open to the public.

 

Members of the press, and those needing special accommodations to participate fully in this program, contact Lori Arsenault, (207) 780-5142, larsenault@usm.maine.edu. Hearing impaired: call USM's telex / TDD number (207) 780-5646

2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
 
Die Fledermaus, Operetta by Johann Strauss

Die Fledermaus, Operetta by Johann Strauss

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, March 8, 2013, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, March 9, 2013, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, March 10, 2013, 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Friday, March 15, 2013, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, March 16, 2013, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: 
Russell Hall, USM Gorham Campus
Contact Name: 
Stephen Legawiec, USM Department of Theatre
Contact Phone: 
(207) 780-5151 Theatre Box Office
Contact Email: 
stephenlegawiec@gmail.com

Die Fledermaus
Operetta by Johann Straus

A ball at a royal palace, a husband hoping for a fling, and a case of mistaken identity. Stir these ingredients into a crystal glass of bubbly and you have the comic opera that has delighted audiences for over a hundred years. You're invited to a party at Prince Orlovsky's villa. But be careful - champagne and desire can be a scandalous combination!

Sponsored by Downeast Magazine

A quadrennial joint production of the USM School of Music and Department of Theatre, with the Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra.

Directed by Assunta Kent
Musical Direction by Ellen Chickering
Conducted by Robert Lehmann

Tickets info:

Adult: $21
Student: $10
Senior: $15
USM Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $15
$1.50 surcharge for online ticketing
free parking in any student or faculty lots for all weekend and evening events

Theatre Box Office (207) 780-5151
www.usm.maine.edu/theatre

Press contact for this event, and the Department of Theatre is Stephen Legawiec, stephenlegawiec@gmail.com.

Press contact for the School of Music is Lori Arsenault, (207) 780-5142, larsenault@usm.maine.edu.

For those needing special accommodations, please contact Emmanuelle Chaulet, chaulet@usm.maine.edu, or the Department of Theatre Box Office, (207) 780-5151. Hearing impaired: call USM's telex / TTD number (207) 780-5646.

 

 

5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
 
 
 
Die Fledermaus, Operetta by Johann Strauss

Die Fledermaus, Operetta by Johann Strauss

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, March 8, 2013, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, March 9, 2013, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, March 10, 2013, 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Friday, March 15, 2013, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, March 16, 2013, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: 
Russell Hall, USM Gorham Campus
Contact Name: 
Stephen Legawiec, USM Department of Theatre
Contact Phone: 
(207) 780-5151 Theatre Box Office
Contact Email: 
stephenlegawiec@gmail.com

Die Fledermaus
Operetta by Johann Straus

A ball at a royal palace, a husband hoping for a fling, and a case of mistaken identity. Stir these ingredients into a crystal glass of bubbly and you have the comic opera that has delighted audiences for over a hundred years. You're invited to a party at Prince Orlovsky's villa. But be careful - champagne and desire can be a scandalous combination!

Sponsored by Downeast Magazine

A quadrennial joint production of the USM School of Music and Department of Theatre, with the Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra.

Directed by Assunta Kent
Musical Direction by Ellen Chickering
Conducted by Robert Lehmann

Tickets info:

Adult: $21
Student: $10
Senior: $15
USM Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $15
$1.50 surcharge for online ticketing
free parking in any student or faculty lots for all weekend and evening events

Theatre Box Office (207) 780-5151
www.usm.maine.edu/theatre

Press contact for this event, and the Department of Theatre is Stephen Legawiec, stephenlegawiec@gmail.com.

Press contact for the School of Music is Lori Arsenault, (207) 780-5142, larsenault@usm.maine.edu.

For those needing special accommodations, please contact Emmanuelle Chaulet, chaulet@usm.maine.edu, or the Department of Theatre Box Office, (207) 780-5151. Hearing impaired: call USM's telex / TTD number (207) 780-5646.

 

 

7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
 
 
Die Fledermaus, Operetta by Johann Strauss

Die Fledermaus, Operetta by Johann Strauss

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, March 8, 2013, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, March 9, 2013, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, March 10, 2013, 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Friday, March 15, 2013, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, March 16, 2013, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: 
Russell Hall, USM Gorham Campus
Contact Name: 
Stephen Legawiec, USM Department of Theatre
Contact Phone: 
(207) 780-5151 Theatre Box Office
Contact Email: 
stephenlegawiec@gmail.com

Die Fledermaus
Operetta by Johann Straus

A ball at a royal palace, a husband hoping for a fling, and a case of mistaken identity. Stir these ingredients into a crystal glass of bubbly and you have the comic opera that has delighted audiences for over a hundred years. You're invited to a party at Prince Orlovsky's villa. But be careful - champagne and desire can be a scandalous combination!

Sponsored by Downeast Magazine

A quadrennial joint production of the USM School of Music and Department of Theatre, with the Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra.

Directed by Assunta Kent
Musical Direction by Ellen Chickering
Conducted by Robert Lehmann

Tickets info:

Adult: $21
Student: $10
Senior: $15
USM Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $15
$1.50 surcharge for online ticketing
free parking in any student or faculty lots for all weekend and evening events

Theatre Box Office (207) 780-5151
www.usm.maine.edu/theatre

Press contact for this event, and the Department of Theatre is Stephen Legawiec, stephenlegawiec@gmail.com.

Press contact for the School of Music is Lori Arsenault, (207) 780-5142, larsenault@usm.maine.edu.

For those needing special accommodations, please contact Emmanuelle Chaulet, chaulet@usm.maine.edu, or the Department of Theatre Box Office, (207) 780-5151. Hearing impaired: call USM's telex / TTD number (207) 780-5646.

 

 

7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
 
Die Fledermaus, Operetta by Johann Strauss

Die Fledermaus, Operetta by Johann Strauss

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, March 8, 2013, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, March 9, 2013, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Sunday, March 10, 2013, 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Friday, March 15, 2013, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday, March 16, 2013, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: 
Russell Hall, USM Gorham Campus
Contact Name: 
Stephen Legawiec, USM Department of Theatre
Contact Phone: 
(207) 780-5151 Theatre Box Office
Contact Email: 
stephenlegawiec@gmail.com

Die Fledermaus
Operetta by Johann Straus

A ball at a royal palace, a husband hoping for a fling, and a case of mistaken identity. Stir these ingredients into a crystal glass of bubbly and you have the comic opera that has delighted audiences for over a hundred years. You're invited to a party at Prince Orlovsky's villa. But be careful - champagne and desire can be a scandalous combination!

Sponsored by Downeast Magazine

A quadrennial joint production of the USM School of Music and Department of Theatre, with the Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra.

Directed by Assunta Kent
Musical Direction by Ellen Chickering
Conducted by Robert Lehmann

Tickets info:

Adult: $21
Student: $10
Senior: $15
USM Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $15
$1.50 surcharge for online ticketing
free parking in any student or faculty lots for all weekend and evening events

Theatre Box Office (207) 780-5151
www.usm.maine.edu/theatre

Press contact for this event, and the Department of Theatre is Stephen Legawiec, stephenlegawiec@gmail.com.

Press contact for the School of Music is Lori Arsenault, (207) 780-5142, larsenault@usm.maine.edu.

For those needing special accommodations, please contact Emmanuelle Chaulet, chaulet@usm.maine.edu, or the Department of Theatre Box Office, (207) 780-5151. Hearing impaired: call USM's telex / TTD number (207) 780-5646.

 

 

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USM Wind Ensemble, Old Wine, and All That Jazz

USM Wind Ensemble, Old Wine, and All That Jazz

Event Date and Time: 
Sunday, March 17, 2013, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: 
Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham Campus
Contact Name: 
Lori Arsenault
Contact Phone: 
(207) 780-5142
Contact Email: 
larsenault@usm.maine.edu

USM Wind EnsembleUSM Wind Ensemble performs under the direction of Peter Martin, sharing the concert with a Barry Saunders Jazz Combo.

The Wind Ensemble will open the program with a spirited and light-hearted collection of Gordon Jacob folk song settings called Old Wine In New Bottles. The British composer and Royal College of Music teacher of music theory and composition from 1926 to 1996 is known for adding much to the wind, solo brass and chamber ensemble repertoires.

Also on the program will be Walter Harley's Double Concerto, featuring students Carl Ferm on alto saxophone, and Nicholas Allen on tuba.

If old wine in new bottles is not enough to top off a pleasant Sunday afternoon concert, then Jacob's 1976 sequel, More Old Wine in New Bottles, should add an interesting flavor to the mix. Of course, with all that old wine, it is good that Dr. Martin's group will leave us with a healthy dose of Water Music by Malcolm Arnold to close the Wind Ensemble portion of the program.

We expect a similarly entertaining mix from the Barry Saunders combo, for memorable Sunday afternoon sure to delight a variety of musical tastes.

Tickets are $6 for general admission, $3 for seniors, students, and USM alumni faculty and staff. 

 

Members of the press, and those needing special accommodations to participate fully in this program, contact Lori Arsenault, (207) 780-5142, larsenault@usm.maine.edu. Hearing impaired: call USM's telex / TDD number (207) 780-5646

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 
Joshua Newton, graduate composition recital

Joshua Newton, graduate composition recital

Event Date and Time: 
Sunday, March 17, 2013, 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Location: 
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus
Contact Name: 
Lori Arsenault
Contact Phone: 
(207) 780-5142
Contact Email: 
larsenault@usm.maine.edu

The USM School of Music presents graduate student Joshua Newton in his graduate composition recital on Sunday, March 17 at 5 p.m. in Corthell Concert Hall.

Student recitals are free and open to the public.

 

Members of the press, and those needing special accommodations to participate fully in this program, contact Lori Arsenault, (207) 780-5142, larsenault@usm.maine.edu. Hearing impaired: call USM's telex / TDD number (207) 780-5646

5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
 
USM Jazz Combos at One Longfellow Square

USM Jazz Combos at One Longfellow Square

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, March 18, 2013, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: 
One Longfellow Square
Contact Name: 
Lori Arsenault
Contact Phone: 
(207) 780-5142
Contact Email: 
larsenault@usm.maine.edu

The USM School of Music sends four USM Jazz Combos out to perform at One Longfellow Square on Monday, March 18 from 7 - 9 p.m. Tickets are $6 for the general public, $3 for students.

Gideon Forbes (sax), Mike Beling (piano), Elias Cottle (guitar), Kinnon Church (bass), and Matt Johnston (drums) will play a four-tune set with a mix of straight ahead jazz and more modern pieces by Steve Lacy and Gary Wittner.

Mike Lano (sax), Jon Downs (trombone), Ned Lee (guitar), Tom Brown (guitar), Tony Mangino (bass), and Rob Neeb (drums) will play music performed originally by Count Basie, Horace Silver and South African jazz musician McCoy Mrubata.

Coaching these combos is USM artist faculty Gary Wittner, a professional guitarist who has been teaching at USM since 1997. He has performed for over 3 decades worldwide on 5 continents, and was chosen three time to represent the USA - twice as a Kennedy Center Jazz Ambassador, and once as a Fulbright Specialist. He has released 5 CD's and published the book, "Thelonious Monk for Guitar."

Also performing will be the following two combos coached by Barry Saunders.

Mike Gilmore (clarinet), Tom Brown (guitar), Conor Linehan (guitar), Kinnon Church (bass), Nate Gowen (drums) and Robert Neeb (drums) form the first Saunders combo.

The second Saunders combo features Mike Gilmore (clarinet), Jon Downs (trombone), Dane Gronding (piano), Conor Linehan (guitar), Kinnon Church (bass) and Trevor Driscoll (drums).

Saxophonist Barry Saunders has played clubs, festivals and concerts throughout The United States, with a few dates in Europe and Asia, with such notable musicians and ensembles as Conte Condoli, Pete Christlieb, OK|OK, Michael McGinnis, Erik Deutsch, Clark Terry, Barry Manilow, Three Dog Night, Portland (Maine) Symphony Orchestra and the New Hampshire Music Festival Symphony Orchestra. Barryʼs work, with his own ensemble, has been featured on the award winning Maine Public Radio news program "Maine Things Considered." Most recently, he could be heard on "Spinning on Air" with David Garland from the studios of WNYC. He can also be heard on Erik Deutschʼs CD “Hush Money” (hammerandstring.com).



Members of the press, and those needing special accommodations to participate fully in this program, contact Lori Arsenault, (207) 780-5142, larsenault@usm.maine.edu. Hearing impaired: call USM's telex / TDD number (207) 780-5646

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
 
 
Da Capo Chamber Players Master Class

Da Capo Chamber Players Master Class

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: 
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus
Contact Name: 
Lori Arsenault
Contact Phone: 
(207) 780-5142
Contact Email: 
larsenault@usm.maine.edu

Part of a three-day residency, the Naumberg Award-winning Da Capo Chamber Players, one of New York City’s most longstanding and preeminent new music ensembles, will present a Master Class, featuring several USM student performers.

Go to the press release for the full details.

For more information about programs and events at the USM School of Music, visit usm.maine.edu/music, write to music@usm.maine.edu, or call (207) 780-5265.

Members of the Press and those needing special accommodations to participate fully in this program, contact Lori Arsenault, (207) 780-5142, larsenault@usm.maine.edu. Hearing impaired: call USM's telex / TDD number (207) 780-5646

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 
Da Capo Chamber Players Residency Concert - Rescheduled for Wednesday, March 20, 8 p.m.

Da Capo Chamber Players Residency Concert - Rescheduled for Wednesday, March 20, 8 p.m.

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: 
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus
Contact Name: 
Lori Arsenault
Contact Phone: 
(207) 780-5142
Contact Email: 
larsenault@usm.maine.edu

Da Capo Chamber PlayersDue to yesterday's storm closure, this concert has been rescheduled for this evening, Wednesday, March 20 at 8 p.m., Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus.

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 100thanniversary. Also on the program will be a new work by USM Resident Composer Daniel Sonenberg, commissioned for this residency, and Valerie Coleman's Portraits of Langston, based on poems of Langston Hughes, read by USM Theatre major Nathan Lapointe. (207) 780-5555.

The Naumburg Award-winning Da Capo Chamber Players is one of New York City’s most longstanding and preeminent new music ensembles. The ensemble is currently in residence at USM School of Music for three days to present a public concert featuring soprano Lucy Shelton, readings and recordings of student works, a master class and a public lecture.

Lucy Shelton

While in residence, the Da Capo Chamber Players have already worked closely with USM student composers on compositions they wrote specifically for this residency. Reading the works of student composers has long been a part of Da Capo's mission, with each composer afforded time to hear and adjust his or her work.

The residency is sponsored by the USM Gorham Cultural Affairs Committee, and made possible in part with public funds from the NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.

PHOTOS: Da Capo Chamber Players (clockwise from top left): Blair McMillen, piano; Meighan Stoops, clarinet; Curtis Macomber, violin; Patricia Spencer, flute; James Wilson, cello. (to the right) Lucy Shelton, soprano.

The residency's public events include:

Master Class
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

2 p.m.
$6 at the door

Da Capo Chamber Players Residency Concert
featuring Lucy Shelton, soprano
Wednesday, March 20

8 p.m.
$15 general public, $10 seniors, USM employees and alumni, $5 students Make reservations by calling (207) 780-5555, or online at http://www.usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice

Da Capo Chamber Players Public Lecture
"Paul Klee and Music" with Patricia Spencer

Thursday, March 21, 2013

11 a.m.
Free and open to the public

Location: Corthell Concert Hall on the USM Gorham campus.

 

About the music

Arnold Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire (“Moonstruck Pierrot”) was premiered in Berlin in October, 1912, just over 100 years ago, and is one of the most important chamber music works of the 20th century. The work is a “melodrama” scored for mixed chamber ensemble and singer of unspecified type (though usually a soprano), who delivers settings of 21 poems by the French poet Albert Giraud (in German translations by Otto Erich Hartleben) with the unforgettable Sprechstimme technique – literally “speaking voice.” The composition presents unending variations of the ensemble’s basic construction of flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano, incorporating doublings (such as bass clarinet and viola), and having a different instrumental combination for each of the twenty-one songs. The work is mesmerizing and otherworldly, certainly Schoenberg’s most famous and most performed work. The make-up of the ensemble has since become a standard in contemporary music, known simply as “Pierrot ensemble,” of which Da Capo is perhaps the single foremost example.

Daniel Sonenberg’s piece, Delve (2013), was commissioned by the group for the occasion of this residency. Sonenberg has enjoyed a long relationship with the Da Capo Chamber Players, having first worked with them as a student at Bard College, where Da Capo has been in residence since the early 80's. The single-movement, 12-minute work, explores some of Sonenberg’s most closely held musical allegiances, including both driving rock music, and the late Beethoven string quartets. Sonenberg first studied the latter under the tutelage of Da Capo founder, composer Joan Tower, many years ago.

 Also on the concert will be a piece by Valerie Coleman, Portraits of Langston, based on poems of Langston Hughes.

About the Da Capo Chamber Players

Since its founding in 1970, the Da Capo Chamber Players has established itself as one of the foremost new music groups in the United States.  The group’s mission is to give new works the dedicated attention and exciting performances consistent with the highest musical standards in traditional repertoire.  Da Capo is a leader in building a strong heritage of present-day American chamber music: the group is known not only for exceptional artistry but also for the wealth of new compositions written for them. 

Over the years, more than 80 chamber music works have been written especially for them by composers ranging from Philip Glass to Milton Babbit, Joan Tower, Jeffrey Mumford, and Su Lian Tan. The residency by this Naumburg Award-winning ensemble will coincide with many activities and events that will be very beneficial to students, faculty, and staff, and interesting to the public.

Founded by composer Joan Tower, and regularly in residence at Bard College for three decades, the ensemble has a long tradition and copious experience working with student composers. During their time at USM, they will read and record student compositions in sessions open to the public that are guaranteed to be enlightening.

Visit Da Capo online at www.da-capo.org.

For more information about programs and events at the USM School of Music, visit usm.maine.edu/music, write to music@usm.maine.edu, or call (207) 780-5265.

Members of the Press and those needing special accommodations to participate fully in this program, contact Lori Arsenault, (207) 780-5142, larsenault@usm.maine.edu. Hearing impaired: call USM's telex / TDD number (207) 780-5646

 


8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
 
Da Capo Chamber Players Public Lecture: Paul Klee and Music

Da Capo Chamber Players Public Lecture: Paul Klee and Music

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, March 21, 2013, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: 
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus
Contact Name: 
Lori Arsenault
Contact Phone: 
(207) 780-5142
Contact Email: 
larsenault@usm.maine.edu

Part of a three-day residency, the Naumberg Award-winning Da Capo Chamber Players, one of New York City’s most longstanding and preeminent new music ensembles present a public lecture.

Go to the press release for the full details.

The residency is sponsored by the USM Gorham Cultural Affairs Committee, and made possible in part with public funds from the NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.

For more information about programs and events at the USM School of Music, visit usm.maine.edu/music, write to music@usm.maine.edu, or call (207) 780-5265.

Members of the Press and those needing special accommodations to participate fully in this program, contact Lori Arsenault, (207) 780-5142, larsenault@usm.maine.edu. Hearing impaired: call USM's telex / TDD number (207) 780-5646

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USM Chamber Singers Northern New England Tour

USM Chamber Singers Northern New England Tour

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, March 25, 2013, 8:00 AM to Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 5:00 PM
Location: 
Hinesburg, VT; Bristol and Newcastle, NH; and Saco and Yarmouth, Maine
Contact Name: 
Lori Arsenault
Contact Phone: 
(207) 780-5142
Contact Email: 
larsenault@usm.maine.edu

The USM Chamber Singers leave on Monday March 25 for their spring tour of No. New England schools, traveling to Hinesburg, VT for a workshop and performance at Champlain Valley Union High School. The singers return to Maine via Bristol, NH for a performance at Newfound Regional High School and conclude the tour with performances In Newcastle, Saco, and Yarmouth, ME.

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