Mainely Baroque to join faculty, students for two performances

The School of Performing Arts at the University of Maine will host two performances of Mainely Baroque, a musical trio of European early music specialists, in concert with UMaine students and faculty.

Mainely Baroque returns to UMaine with a program of repertoire for multiple voices or parts, titled, “A più parti: 17th century music for multiple part ensembles.”

Rose Barrett on baroque violin, from France; Luca A. Rizzello on baroque violin, from the Netherlands; and Gilberto Scordari on organ and harpsichord, from Italy will join UMaine faculty members Anatole Wieck on violin, Dan Barrett on trombone and others from SPA and area communities.

The concerts, which are free and open to the public, will take place in Minsky Hall at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10 and 13. Each concert will feature a different program of music, highlighting the unique blend of violins and trombones in ensembles of varying size.

Currently in its third edition, Mainely Baroque was conceived in 2015 as a musical and cultural exchange centered around the research and performance of 17th century Italian music.

A collaboration between European early music specialists and faculty from SPA, the project is designed to provide students with an introduction to historical performance practice as well as opportunities to receive expert coaching and perform period repertoire in historical venues.

UMaine faculty and students also will join Mainely Baroque for performances at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at St. Saviour’s Church in Bar Harbor, and at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Bangor. These performances are free, with a suggested donation, and open to the public.

More information about the SPA performances is online. For more information about the Bar Harbor and Bangor performances, call Barrett, 581.1238.