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Posted Sept. 24, 2013, at 10:54 a.m.

Collins Center for the Arts

ORONO — The Bangor Symphony Orchestra will open its 118th season at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, t the Collins Center for the Arts on the University of Maine campus with Scottish Fantasy, led by BSO Music Director and Conductor Lucas Richman and featuring violinist Noah Bendix-Balgley in Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy.

Bendix-Balgley will travel to Bangor from Pittsburgh, where he serves as the concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

Highland bagpipe soloist David Weeda of Bucksport also will be featured.

Ticket information is available by calling the Collins Center of the Arts box office at 581-1755 or 800-622-TIXX, or visit bangorsymphony.org.

 

Moss Hart Memorial Award

ORONO — The University of Maine School of Performing Arts’ 2013 production of “Spring Awakening” has been named a New England Theatre Conference Moss Hart Memorial Award winner.

Tom Mikotowicz, UMaine professor of theater who directed the show, will attend the conference convention awards banquet on Oct. 26 in Natick, Mass. to accept the College and University Theatre Division plaque.

UMaine staged writer Duncan Sheik’s and lyricist Steven Sater’s Tony Award-winning rock musical in February. Former UMaine graduate student Craig Ouellette, now a Camden-Rockport Middle School music teacher, was musical director. Dan Bilodeau, assistant professor, was set designer. Fredrick “Birdie” Sawyer, dance faculty member, and Sam Borer, Hip-Hop Club president, choreographed the show.

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