MUSIC

Baroque and Beyond at Montpelier

Posted June 12, 2013, at 9:28 a.m.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 7 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Location: Montpelier, Thomaston, Maine

For more information: 207-354-8062

THOMASTON, Maine — Back by popular demand, Maine Friends of Music, a professional chamber ensemble composed of flutist Linda Brunner, bassoonist David DeBolt and harpsichordist-organist Sean Fleming, will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 25,  at Montpelier. The concert will mark the seventh time Knox Museum has hosted the group’s Baroque and Beyond repertoire in its Federal-period appointed Oval Room, renowned for its acoustics.

Admission is $12 museum members, $15 others, $8 students.

Maine Friends of Music specializes in quick-paced programs that create interesting listening experiences, with a variety of tone, colors and styles. Much of the ensemble’s repertoire features a mixture of classic 18th-century Baroque selections, including works by Bach, Mozart and Beethoven, as well as 20th century composers such as Debussy, Hindemith, Vaughan-Williams and Koechlin. New music written for the Maine Friends of Music concerts by crossover classic-jazz composer Bill Douglas, as well as material composed by Bernard Garfield, Sean Fleming and David DeBolt expand the ensemble’s repertoire further.

Guest soloists from Ohio, soprano Stephanie Sikora and bass John Sikora, will finish the program with a medley of well-loved tunes from the musical “Showboat” by Jerome Kern, including “Ole Man River” and “Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man.”

Seating is limited and reservations are recommended. For information contact Knox Museum at 207-354-8062 or info@knoxmuseum.org.

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