November 18, 2019
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SummerKeys Comes Home

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After last year’s exciting 20th anniversary, the SummerKeys program and concerts are back, with new faculty, classes, performances (14!), and enthusiasm!

The musical program includes instruction in classical and jazz piano, organ, strings (guitar, mandolin, Celtic harp, violin, viola, cello), winds (flute, oboe, clarinet), trumpet, voice, and composition. Available nonmusical workshops are Photography and Creative Writing. There will unfortunately be no summer concerts with the Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra, but another program, “Piano Trio Privilege” has been added. Note that Roberto Pace’s lectures on 20th century music and its history, “Roots of the New Millenium,” will continue, a fascinating, fun (and free!) adventure for the entire community (daily, 9-10 a.m. weeks 7/8 & 7/15).

SummerKeys is also thrilled to welcome two new instructors into its midst, Oboist Setsuko Otake and Violist/violinist Sara Schimelpfenig!

Happily enjoyed by music lovers in Lubec and surrounding areas, the SummerKeys’ Mary Potterton Memorial Concerts are an opportunity to listen to world-class music locally and free of charge, though piano tuning donations are always welcome. On June 19th, organist Richard McIntyre will open the season with works by Halsey Stevens, Samuel Barber, Ottorino Respighi, and others, as well as an original composition. The concerts run through August 28th, with musicians performing every Wednesday at 7:30 pm at the Lubec Congregational Christian Church. There will also be three Thursday evenings (6/20, 7/11, & 8/22). Surrounding businesses will provide tasty refreshments during intermissions.

For additional information about all things SummerKeys, visit, call Bruce Potterton: 973-316-6220 (after June 13th 207-733-2316) or e-mail