UMaine Chamber Jazz Ensemble Ready to Improvise

Posted Oct. 30, 2013, at 9:17 a.m.
Last modified Oct. 30, 2013, at 11:56 a.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 7:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Location: UMaine School of Performing Arts Minsky Recital Hall, 5788 Class of 1944 Hall, Orono, ME

For more information: Monique Hashey; 2075814721;

Orono, Maine — The University of Maine Chamber Jazz Ensemble will perform Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Minsky Recital Hall on campus.

Under the direction of Dr. Karel Lidral, the ensemble will play a variety of jazz literature by composers Theodore Walter “Sonny” Rollins, William “Red” Garland and others. The 12 highly skilled UMaine musicians, who have a variety of academic backgrounds, will showcase improvisations and jazz expressions.

Admission is $9, or free with a valid student MaineCard. For tickets or disability accommodations, call 207.581.1755. Tickets may also be purchased at the door one hour prior to the show.

The ensemble will also give a free concert Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 1 p.m. at Union Central in Memorial Union.

About the University of Maine:

The University of Maine, founded in Orono in 1865, is the state’s premier public university. It is among the most comprehensive higher education institutions in the Northeast and attracts students from across the U.S. and more than 67 countries. It currently enrolls 10,900 total undergraduate and graduate students who can directly participate in groundbreaking research working with world-class scholars. The University of Maine offers doctoral degrees in 35 fields, representing the humanities, sciences, engineering and education; master’s degrees in roughly 70 disciplines; 90 undergraduate majors and academic programs; and one of the oldest and most prestigious honors programs in the U.S. The university promotes environmental stewardship on its campus, with substantial efforts aimed at conserving energy, recycling and adhering to green building standards in new construction. For more information about UMaine, visit