School of Performing Arts

Phillip and Noreen Silver to perform in Amsterdam

University of Maine music professors Phillip and Noreen Silver will perform the works of James Simon (1880–1944) in a Uilenburg Concert, sponsored by the Leo Smit Foundation, March 12 in Theatre Splendor, Amsterdam. More information about the program is online. Simon, a Berlin-born composer and pianist who fled to the Netherlands in 1933 and was […]

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VillageSoup advances SPA production

VillageSoup reported a cast of seven University of Maine students, including sophomore Curran Grant of South Thomaston, will bring the School of Performing Arts’ production of “Stupid F##king Bird,” Aaron Posner’s “sort of” adaptation of Chekhov’s “The Seagull,” to the stage beginning Friday, Feb. 23. The adaption follows the same general story as “The Seagull,” […]

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SPA to present Opera Workshop on Dec. 2

The University of Maine School of Performing Arts will present the fall Opera Workshop showcase at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 in Minsky Recital Hall. The performance will include a sample of scenes from famous operas that highlight the vocal talents of the students involved, including works by Wolfgang Mozart, Giacomo Puccini, Giuseppe Verdi, Benjamin […]

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VillageSoup advances SPA production of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

VillageSoup reported on the University of Maine School of Performing Arts’ upcoming production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Director Marcia Douglas and a cast of 25 students will take to the Hauck Auditorium stage, beginning Friday, Nov. 10, according to the article. The UMaine production of William Shakespeare’s classic comedy will run for seven performances. […]

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Kaitlin Young

Kaitlin Young: Music education alumna named 2018 Maine Teacher of the Year

Kaitlin Young isn’t letting accolades go to her head. “I feel incredibly honored and humbled to be named the 2018 Maine Teacher of the Year,” says Young, a 2010 UMaine graduate in music education. “I am grateful for the opportunity to further the discussion about the importance of education for all students, as well as […]

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‘Defiant Requiem’ film screening and concert by the Silver Duo, Oct. 29

UMaine will host a screening of the award-winning holocaust documentary “Defiant Requiem,” followed by a concert by the Silver Duo featuring music composed by concentration camp prisoners. The screening and concert will take place at 1 p.m., Oct. 29 in Minsky Recital Hall, and is free and open to the public. “Defiant Requiem” tells the […]

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Complex ‘L’Histoire du Soldat’ an education for UMaine actors, dancers

It’s a story as old as humanity: the eagerness to trade the good things we have for what we think will surely be better. Composer Igor Stravinsky captured that age-old theme in “L’Histoire du Soldat” (The Soldier’s Tale), and Oct. 27–29, the University of Maine School of Performing Arts will bring it to the Cyrus Pavilion stage. […]

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Drew Brooks

Drew Brooks: Microbiology, music double major on track for medical school

Drew Brooks, a microbiology and music double major from Lyman, Maine, came to the University of Maine with a goal of becoming a medical doctor. As a sophomore, Brooks already has been accepted to Tufts University School of Medicine through the Maine Track Early Assurance program. Born of a partnership between Tufts and Maine Medical […]

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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 […]

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