School of Performing Arts

Tony-winning lighting designer Don Holder to speak Nov. 1

University of Maine alumnus and Tony Award-winning lighting designer Don Holder will give a public talk Nov. 1 at his alma mater. “From UMaine to Broadway: A discussion with lighting designer Don Holder” will be held 2–3:30 p.m. in Hauck Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. For more information or to […]

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Homecoming, ‘Rumors’ included in BDN roundup of weekend events

Events at the University of Maine were mentioned in a Bangor Daily News roundup of things to do in eastern Maine the weekend of Oct. 26–27. The article mentioned the School of Performing Arts production of “Rumors,” a classic farce by Neil Simon, as well as Homecoming. The BDN cited the football game with tailgating, […]

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Maine Edge reviews SPA production of ‘Rumors’

The Maine Edge reviewed the University of Maine School of Performing Arts’ production of Neil Simon’s farce “Rumors.” Directed by Julie Arnold Lisnet, lecturer of theatre at UMaine and founding member of Ten Bucks Theatre Co., the production is staged in Al Cyrus Pavilion Theatre and will run through Oct. 27. In the play, a […]

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Rumors theatre production

School of Performing Arts spreads ‘Rumors’ beginning Oct. 18

The University of Maine’s School of Performing Arts brings Neil Simon’s “Rumors” to the Al Cyrus Pavilion Theatre beginning Friday, Oct.18.  The show is the first mainstage production of the SPA 2019–20 season, and will run for seven performances: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18–19 and Oct. 25–26, 2 p.m. Oct. 20 and 27, and 10 a.m. […]

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BDN quotes Cole in preview of CCA’s 2019–20 season

The Bangor Daily News quoted Karen Cole, associate director of the Collins Center for the Arts at the University of Maine, in an article previewing the center’s 2019–20 season. “I would say there’s something for everyone, and we mean everyone: country music fans, world music fans, for families, for Broadway fans, for hip hop fans, […]

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Vogt to conduct Blue Hill Bach rehearsals, Ellsworth American reports

The Ellsworth American reported on Blue Hill Bach, a free vocal and choral training program for young people in grades 8 through 12. Participants began working June 10 with voice teachers and conductors on a weekly basis to learn four-part chorales from Johann Sebastian Bach’s “St. John Passion,” according to the report. The works will […]

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Bailey West: Biochemistry major to study in Ireland as Mitchell Peace Scholar

Bailey West, a biochemistry major at the University of Maine, has been awarded a George J. Mitchell Peace Scholarship and will study abroad in Ireland for a semester as part of the student exchange program. The competitive merit-based scholarship is made possible by an agreement between Maine and Ireland for a student exchange at the […]

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MD Islander reports Silver to direct chamber music summer adult program

Mount Desert Islander reported Noreen Silver, an instructor of cello and chamber music at the University of Maine, will direct an inaugural summer chamber music program for adults at the Ellsworth Community Music Institute. The program is part of Arthur Russell Week, the institute’s annual summer festival, and sessions will be held 1–4 p.m. July […]

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Vogt to give lecture in advance of Handel’s ‘Messiah’ concert

Francis Vogt, director of choral activities and lecturer in the University of Maine School of Performing Arts, will give a lecture titled “‘Their sound is gone out’: Handel’s Messiah in America” at 4:30 p.m. April 24 in Minsky Recital Hall in advance of the corresponding concert on April 28. The lecture, sponsored in part by […]

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