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April 2014

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USM Chamber Singers Spring Concert

USM Chamber Singers Spring Concert

Event Date and Time: 
Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 7:30 PM
Location: 
Williston-Immanuel United Church, 156 High Street, Portland, Maine
Contact Name: 
USM Music Box Office
Contact Phone: 
USM Music Box Office (207) 780-5555
Contact Email: 
larsenault@usm.maine.edu

USM Chamber SingersThe USM Chamber Singers are the university’s premiere a cappella vocal ensemble. Their annual spring concert, conducted by Robert Russell, professor of music and choral activities, will feature three selections from Sergei Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil, Murray Schafer’s atmospheric Epitaph for Moonlight, Eric Whitacre’s Water Night, the continuation of the premiere season of USM sophomore music major Matthew LaBerge’s Guiding Light, and spirituals from the African-American tradition.

$12 Suggested donation at the door.

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 Youth Ensembles Spring Instrumental Concert

USM Youth Ensembles Spring Instrumental Concert

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, April 10, 2014, 7:00 PM
Location: 
Merrill Auditorium, Myrtle Street, Portland
Contact Name: 
USM Music Box Office
Contact Phone: 
USM Music Box Office (207) 780-5555
Contact Email: 
larsenault@usm.maine.edu

USM Youth EnsemblesThe USM Youth Ensembles spring concert at Merrill Auditorium features the Portland Youth Symphony Orchestra conducted by Robert Lehmann, the Portland Youth Wind Ensemble conducted by Norman Huyhn, the Portland Junior Youth Orchestra conducted by Ferdinand Liva, and the Portland Young People's String Consort conducted by Deborah Dabczynski.

Suggested donation is $8 for the general public, $5 for students, seniors, USM employees and alumni. Open seating.

Concert poster (PDF)
Concert press release

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
 
Schubert’s 'Trout Quintet' and Other Gems

Schubert’s 'Trout Quintet' and Other Gems

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, April 11, 2014, 8:00 PM
Location: 
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus
Contact Name: 
USM Music Box Office
Contact Phone: 
USM Music Box Office (207) 780-5555
Contact Email: 
larsenault@usm.maine.edu

Robert Lehmann, violinRobert Lehmann, USM School of Music violin artist faculty, presents one of the most prized chamber works of all time, Schubert's Trout Quintet. Truly a piece to be performed with and for friends, the work overflows with a combination of Schubert's innate Viennese elegance and charm, his endless variation techniques and songful lyricism.  A short journey to the east brings works by Béla Bartok and Bohuslav Martinů, each filled with eastern European folk flavors and brilliant colors.

Lehmann will be joined by Kimberly Lehmann, viola; Eliza Meyer, cello; George Calvert, bass; and George Lopez, piano.

Sponsored by the USM School of Music Advisory Board.

Concert press release
Concert poster (PDF)

Tickets are $15 for the general public, $10 for seniors and USM employees and alumni, and $5 for students. Make reservations online at www.usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice, or call the USM Music Box Office at (207) 780-5555.

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
 
University Chorale Spring Concert

University Chorale Spring Concert

Event Date and Time: 
Saturday, April 12, 2014, 2:00 PM
Location: 
Woodford's Congregational Church, 202 Woodford Street in Portland
Contact Name: 
USM Music Box Office
Contact Phone: 
USM Music Box Office (207) 780-5555
Contact Email: 
larsenault@usm.maine.edu

University ChoraleThe University Chorale under the direction of Robert Russell performs their spring concert at Woodford's Congregational Church, 202 Woodford Street in Portland.

The program includes Jesu, der du meine Seele, the premiere of Travis Ramsey's Be Not Afeard and the premiere of the revised edition of Stuart Gillespie's Song of Freedom.  

Tickets are $8 for the general public, $5 for students, seniors and USM employees and alumni. For more information, call the USM Music Box Office at (207) 780-5555. Purchase tickets online at www.usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice.

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
 
37th Annual Honors Recital

37th Annual Honors Recital

Event Date and Time: 
Saturday, April 12, 2014, 8:00 PM
Location: 
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus
Contact Name: 
USM Music Box Office
Contact Phone: 
USM Music Box Office (207) 780-5555
Contact Email: 
larsenault@usm.maine.edu

The 37th Annual Honors Recital recognizes excellence in undergraduate solo performance. A music student must be nominated and then selected by audition to perform.

This year's performance includes:
Tina Davis, piano
Gideon Forbes, saxophone
Carolyn Glaude, musical theatre voice
Eileen Hanley, musical theatre voice
Cathryn Matthews, soprano
Kimberly Ouellette, soprano
Amanda Raymond, piano
Aaren Rivard, tenor
Sable Strout, mezzo-soprano
Matthew West, musical theatre voice

Free; reservations recommended.
Make reservations online at www.usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice, or call the USM Music Box Office at (207) 780-5555.

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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Opera Scenes Concert

Opera Scenes Concert

Event Date and Time: 
Sunday, April 13, 2014, 2:00 PM
Location: 
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus
Contact Name: 
USM Music Box Office
Contact Phone: 
USM Music Box Office (207) 780-5555
Contact Email: 
larsenault@usm.maine.edu

USM Opera WorkshopEach semester, students studying Voice Performance or Music Education join the USM Opera Workshop and work under the direction of Ellen Chickering, USM professor of voice. 

This afternoon concert will feature selections from Alcina, The Marriage of Figaro, The Magic Flute, Romeo and Juliet, Hansel and Gretel and The Merry Wives of Windsor.

The concert also will include a special dedication of the opera costume collection, which was designed and created by Boston fashion professional Helen H. Friedman and was donated by Richard Conrad of Eliot, former artistic director of the Boston Academy of Music and current artistic director of The Bostonians.

Click here to read about the costume collection dedication. 

Tickets are $8 for the general public, $5 for students, seniors and USM employees and alumni. For more information, call the USM Music Box Office at (207) 780-5555.

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
 
Carolyn Glaude, Musical Theatre Voice Recital

Carolyn Glaude, Musical Theatre Voice Recital

Event Date and Time: 
Sunday, April 13, 2014, 8:00 PM
Location: 
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus
Contact Name: 
USM Music Box Office
Contact Phone: 
USM Music Box Office (207) 780-5555
Contact Email: 
larsenault@usm.maine.edu

The USM School of Music presents Carolyn Glaude in a musical theatre voice recital. Ms. Glaude is a student of Edward Reichert.

Student recitals are free and open to the public. They are subject to change without notice, so feel free to call the Music Box Office for confirmation before coming.

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.

Press contact is Erin Bartoletti, (207) 780-5256, ebartoletti@usm.maine.edu.

8:00 PM
 
Jonathan Downs Senior Guitar Recital.

Jonathan Downs Senior Guitar Recital.

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, April 14, 2014, 7:30 PM
Location: 
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus
Contact Name: 
USM Music Box Office
Contact Phone: 
USM Music Box Office (207) 780-5555
Contact Email: 
larsenault@usm.maine.edu

The USM School of Music presents Jonathan Downs in his senior guitar recital. Downs will perform a program that includes both classical and jazz music.

Student recitals are free and open to the public. They are subject to change without notice, so feel free to call the Music Box Office for confirmation before coming.

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.

Press contact is Erin Bartoletti, (207) 780-5256, ebartoletti@usm.maine.edu.

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Anastasia Antonacos Piano Studio Recital

Anastasia Antonacos Piano Studio Recital

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, April 21, 2014, 4:30 PM
Location: 
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus
Contact Name: 
USM Music Box Office
Contact Phone: 
USM Music Box Office (207) 780-5555
Contact Email: 
larsenault@usm.maine.edu

The USM School of Music presents the piano students of Anastasia Antonacos in a studio recital.

Student recitals are free and open to the public. They are subject to change without notice, so feel free to call the Music Box Office for confirmation before coming.

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.

Press contact is Erin Bartoletti, (207) 780-5256, ebartoletti@usm.maine.edu.

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Jacob Forbes Senior Percussion Recital

Jacob Forbes Senior Percussion Recital

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, April 21, 2014, 7:30 PM
Location: 
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus
Contact Name: 
USM Music Box Office

The USM School of Music presents Jacob Forbes in a senior percussion recital.

Student recitals are free and open to the public. They are subject to change without notice, so feel free to call the Music Box Office for confirmation before coming.

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.

Press contact is Erin Bartoletti, (207) 780-5256, ebartoletti@usm.maine.edu.

7:30 PM
 
Dane Grondin Senior Piano Recital

Dane Grondin Senior Piano Recital

Event Date and Time: 
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 7:30 PM
Location: 
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus
Contact Name: 
USM Music Box Office
Contact Phone: 
USM Music Box Office (207) 780-5555
Contact Email: 
larsenault@usm.maine.edu

The USM School of Music presents Dane Grondin in a senior piano recital. Mr. Grondin is a student of Laura Kargul.

 

Student recitals are free and open to the public. They are subject to change without notice, so feel free to call the Music Box Office for confirmation before coming.

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.

Press contact is Erin Bartoletti, (207) 780-5256, ebartoletti@usm.maine.edu.

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USM Jazz Ensemble

USM Jazz Ensemble

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 7:30 PM
Location: 
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus
Contact Name: 
USM Music Box Office
Contact Phone: 
USM Music Box Office (207) 780-5555
Contact Email: 
larsenault@usm.maine.edu

USM Jazz EnsembleThe USM Jazz Ensemble is a student group that epitomizes “big band” sound, working under the direction of Christopher Oberholtzer, USM professor of music and director of jazz studies. The ensemble will perform traditional swing music, as well as innovative compositions and arrangements. 

Tickets are $8 for the general public, $5 for students, seniors and USM employees and alumni. For more information, call the USM Music Box Office at (207) 780-5555.

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.

 

7:30 PM
 
USM Vocal Jazz Ensembles

USM Vocal Jazz Ensembles

Event Date and Time: 
Friday, April 25, 2014, 8:00 PM
Location: 
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus
Contact Name: 
USM Music Box Office
Contact Phone: 
USM Music Box Office (207) 780-5555
Contact Email: 
larsenault@usm.maine.edu

The USM Vocal Jazz Ensemble is a chamber-sized group of students who work under the direction of Brent LaCasce, USM vocal jazz artist faculty. The ensemble will perform intricate arrangements of jazz standards, as well as pieces written specifically for vocal jazz ensembles. Per the ensemble’s custom, the performance will include improvised vocal solos.

Tickets are $8 for the general public, $5 for students, seniors and USM employees and alumni. For more information, call the USM Music Box Office at (207) 780-5555.

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.

Press Contact: Erin Bartoletti, ebartoletti@usm.maine.edu, (207) 780-5256.

8:00 PM
 
Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra

Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra

Event Date and Time: 
Saturday, April 26, 2014, 2:00 PM
Location: 
Gorham Middle School, 106 Weeks Road, Gorham
Contact Name: 
USM Music Box Office
Contact Phone: 
USM Music Box Office (207) 780-5555
Contact Email: 
larsenault@usm.maine.edu

Southern Maine Symphony OrchestraThe USM School of Music presents the Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Robert Lehmann, USM director of string studies and orchestral activities, in concert with the winners of the USM School of Music 2014 Concerto/Aria Competition.

The symphony orchestra will perform Richard Strauss’ Death and Transfiguration, Op. 24. The competition winners performance includes:
Jordan Dube and Dalton Ringey, clarinets - Franz V. Krommer’s Concerto, E-flat, Op. 35 
Annie Leonardi, soprano - Arias from Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Puccini’s La Rondine 
Amanda Raymond, piano - C. Saint-Saens’ Piano Concerto No. 2, G minor 

For more information call the USM Music Box Office at (207) 780-5555.

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
 
Composers Showcase Concert

Composers Showcase Concert

Event Date and Time: 
Saturday, April 26, 2014, 8:00 PM
Location: 
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus
Contact Name: 
USM Music Box Office
Contact Phone: 
USM Music Box Office (207) 780-5555
Contact Email: 
larsenault@usm.maine.edu

Composers EnsembleThe USM Composers Ensemble is a group of more than 30 students who work collaboratively to rehearse and debut pieces that each student individually composes, under the direction of Dan Sonenberg, USM associate professor of Music and resident composer. Each semester culminates with a final Showcase Concert, which features the ensemble performing wholly original work.

Free and open to the public.

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.

Press Contact: Erin Bartoletti, ebartoletti@usm.maine.edu, (207) 780-5256.

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USM Concert Band

USM Concert Band

Event Date and Time: 
Sunday, April 27, 2014, 2:00 PM
Location: 
McCormack Performing Arts Center, Gorham High School, 41 Morrill Ave., Gorham.
Contact Name: 
USM Music Box Office
Contact Phone: 
USM Music Box Office (207) 780-5555
Contact Email: 
larsenault@usm.maine.edu

The USM Concert Band will perform in the final student ensemble concert of the 2013-2014 USM School of Music season, conducted by Robert Lehmann, USM director of string studies and orchestral activities.

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.

Press Contact: Erin Bartoletti, ebartoletti@usm.maine.edu, (207) 780-5256.

2:00 PM
 
Anne Leonardi Graduate Voice Recital

Anne Leonardi Graduate Voice Recital

Event Date and Time: 
Sunday, April 27, 2014, 8:00 PM
Location: 
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus
Contact Name: 
USM Music Box Office
Contact Phone: 
USM Music Box Office (207) 780-5555
Contact Email: 
larsenault@usm.maine.edu

The USM School of Music presents Anne Leonardi in her graduate voice recital. Ms. Leonardi is a student of Ellen Chickering.

Student recitals are free and open to the public. They are subject to change without notice, so feel free to call the Music Box Office for confirmation before coming.

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.

Press contact is Erin Bartoletti, (207) 780-5256, ebartoletti@usm.maine.edu.

8:00 PM
 
Matthew Johnston, Drum Set, and Shannon Allen, Cello, Junior Recital

Matthew Johnston, Drum Set, and Shannon Allen, Cello, Junior Recital

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, April 28, 2014, 7:30 PM
Location: 
Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus
Contact Name: 
USM Music Box Office
Contact Phone: 
USM Music Box Office (207) 780-5555
Contact Email: 
larsenault@usm.maine.edu

The USM School of Music presents a junior recital. One half of the program will feature a jazz combo with Matthew Johnston on drum set; and the other half will feature Shannon Allen, cello, accompanied by Amanda Raymond, piano.

Shannon AllenUSM student and cellist Shannon Allen is currently pursing a degree in music performance at the USM School of Music (class of 2015). Born and raised in Portland, Maine, Shannon began his cello studies with Katherine Graffam. He subsequently studied with Paul Ross of the Portland String Quartet, and currently studies with William Rounds at USM.

Shannon has been an active freelance musician throughout New England for well over a decade, and he enjoys performing in many different genres. Shannon serves on the faculty of the Portland Conservatory of Music. 

Shannon's junior recital program will feature works by Bach, Brahms, and Elgar. He has enjoyed working on his recital repertoire and chamber music skills with his teacher Bill, his chamber coach Anastasia Antonacos, mentor/advisor Robert Lehmann, and his accompanist Amanda Raymond.

 

Matthew JohnstonMatt Johnston is currently pursuing a degree in music performance jazz at the USM School of Music. Matt comes to the School of Music from the town of Hancock, ME. He took up the drums at the age of two after being introduced to the instrument by his father. Under the direction of his middle school music teacher, Dean Paquette, Matt excelled and soon started taking private lessons with drum set educator, Joseph Wainer. He studied with Wainer throughout middle school and high school until coming to USM. At USM, Matt has studied drum set with Les Harris Jr. and percussion with Nancy Smith.

Matt has been working around the state of Maine the past several years. He has become a tenured member of the Downeast based rock band “Impartial Crowd” and leads his own groups back home and here in Portland. Matt has also been working as a freelance musician since coming to the Portland area.

Matt's junior recital program will feature tunes from the likes of Bill Evans, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis and Hank Mobley.

Student recitals are free and open to the public. They are subject to change without notice, so feel free to call the Music Box Office for confirmation before coming.

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.

Press contact is Erin Bartoletti, (207) 780-5256, ebartoletti@usm.maine.edu.

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