UMaine Hosting Fulbright Program and Concert Oct. 31

Contact: George Manlove, 581-3756

ORONO — The Maine Chapter of the Fulbright Association is sponsoring a public concert featuring the University of Maine Symphony Orchestra with visiting musicians from Guatemala and guest conductor James Ball on Saturday, Oct. 31, at 7:30 p.m. at UMaine’s Minsky Recital Hall, Class of 1944 Hall.

The University Symphony Orchestra, Anatole Wieck, music director and conductor, and guests from Guatemala with whom he worked during his Fulbright in Guatemala in 2006 will perform “The Old World and the New World.”

The concert will feature the musicians from Guatemala and Maine performing 19th and 20th century music by Antonin Dvorak (“The New World Symphony”), Nokolai Rimsky-Korsakov (“Capriccio Espagnol”) and Aaron Copland (“Hoedown” from his ballet suite “Rodeo.” Ball, of Albion College in Michigan, will appear as guest conductor.

Admission for the public is $7, and free for students with a MaineCard.

All past and present Fulbright students, teachers, lecturers and scholars — and friends — are encouraged to attend. For further information about the Fulbright Association in Maine, contact Erika J. Waters at