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Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra to perform in Calais on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 3 p.m.

Posted Nov. 15, 2013, at 5:07 p.m.

The Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra (PBSO) will perform in Calais on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 3 p.m. at the First Congregational Church on Calais Avenue as part of its Fall Concert Series.

As a constituent member of the Eastport Art Center, the PBSO offers an international ensemble with an esteemed conductor from Norway and several musicians from Canada.

It features Mai Goto, a piano soloist from Japan, who graduated from Osaka University of Music and studied in Budapest and Norway where she earned her Master’s degree, who is an international prize-winning pianist, Mai has an expressed passion for music by Schubert and Mendelssohn, The PBSO will accompany Mai in her interpretation of Felix Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in D Minor.

The program begins with the Overture from an Italian opera by Giuseppe Verdi — La Forza del Destino (The Force of Destiny). This piece was first performed in Russia in 1862. Following intermission, the program will conclude with Alexander Borodin’s Symphony No. 2 in B Minor. This symphony, considered the most important large-scale work completed by the composer himself, is a spectacular piece with four distinct movements that reflect his operatic works at the time. It is powerful, playful, lyrical, wild, and exciting, resulting in a compelling experience for musicians and audiences alike.

This program is sponsored jointly by CDRC ;and the First Congregational Church. A $15 donation is suggested for adults. Admission for students is free and no one will be turned away. For more information about PBSO, visit eastportartscenter.com.

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