Arts

BDN advances Belfast organ concert that features Birch

The Bangor Daily News carried a release about Kevin Birch, a member of the music faculty at the University of Maine, being the featured organist at the 2017 Summer Organ Concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, at The First Church in Belfast, United Church of Christ. Birch also is organist and director of music at St. John’s Catholic Church in […]

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Pride of Maine Black Bear Marching Band to kick off American Folk Festival

The American Folk Festival on the Bangor Waterfront announced the University of Maine’s Pride of Maine Black Bear Marching Band will kick off this year’s event, which runs Aug. 25–27. UMaine’s marching band, composed of 116 musicians and directed by Christopher White, will lead a parade through the grounds starting at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. […]

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Grad student’s climate change art featured in Outside Magazine

Jill Pelto, a graduate student in the School of Earth and Climate Sciences at the University of Maine, was included in an Outside Magazine article that featured 10 artists who are turning climate change data into paintings, sculptures and illustrations. Pelto, who is 24 years old, knows that her generation and those that follow are […]

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Machias Valley News Observer previews Barrett, Artesani concert

Machias Valley News Observer reported the Machias Bay Chamber Concerts will present a classical music performance 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8 at the Centre Street Congregational Church in Machias. The concert will feature classical bass trombonist Dan Barrett and pianist Laura Artesani, both music faculty members at the University of Maine. The program will include […]

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Chamber Music Institute to present Francisco Fullana concert

World-renowned violinist Francisco Fullana will perform Saturday, Aug. 5 in Minsky Recital Hall at the University of Maine. The concert begins at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $20 at the door. The event is hosted by the Chamber Music Institute, a summer music camp for students of all ages that […]

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BDN reports on UMaine project that teaches older adults to read, play music

The Bangor Daily News reported on an innovative cognitive research project that teaches older adults to read and play music. The Maine Understanding Sensory Integration and Cognition (MUSIC) Project led by University of Maine psychology professor Rebecca MacAulay and music education professor Philip Edelman, recently wrapped up pilot programs with two groups of older adults […]

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Machias Valley News Observer advances La Farge watercolor exhibit

Machias Valley News Observer reported an exhibition of watercolor paintings by Machias-based artist Margaret La Farge will be on display Aug. 16 through Sept. 29 at the University of Maine at Machias. An opening reception for the exhibition, “Interior Spaces — The Meaning of Home,” will be held 5–7 p.m. Aug. 16 in the Powers […]

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UMaine marching band to open American Folk Festival, BDN reports

The Bangor Daily News reported on the American Folk Festival on the Bangor Waterfront’s announcement of the final six performers set for this year’s event, slated for Aug. 25–27. The University of Maine’s Pride of Maine Black Bear Marching Band, composed of more than 100 musicians, is set to kick off the festival the evening […]

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