School of Music
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.
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.
Celebrating excellence in undergraduate music performance, the USM School of Music will present its 37th Annual Honors Recital next week on the Gorham campus.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The concert will feature compelling selections by Franz Liszt, Leoš Janácek, and Einojuhani Rautavaara and expressive modern pieces by British composer Cecilia McDowall.
The program, which will remain the same as the original concert, features several works written for and by Clara Schumann, the widely renowned pianist and composer beloved by both Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms.