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Maine Friends of Music to perform on July 21 and 28

Back by popular demand, Maine Friends of Music, a professional chamber ensemble composed of renowned soprano Mary Sullivan, flutist Linda Brunner, bassoonist David DeBolt, and keyboardist Sean Fleming, will perform at the Knox Museum in Thomaston on Sunday, July 21 at 7:00 PM, and the Union Church of South Bristol on Sunday, July 28, at 4:00 PM. For more information, please call David DeBolt at (207) 644-8579 or visit http://www.mainefriendsofmusic.com/.

The program will feature music by Couperin, Donizetti, Gershwin, Quantz, and more, including an arrangement of Rachmaninoff’s famous “Vocalise.” As a special treat, several new works will be performed, including the Maine premieres of David DeBolt’s “House of Dreams,” and Matthew Jackfert’s “A Train Through Snowy Thurmond.” And several song settings by mathematician and composer Steven Finch of Christina Rossetti and Joyce Carol Oates poems will be featured.

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 eighteenth-century Baroque selections, including works by Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven, as well as twentieth 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 expands the ensemble’s repertoire further.

“Imagination and adaptation are twin themes that inspire the annual concerts by the Maine Friends of Music, one of the state’s most unusual performing ensembles. I’ve attended for the past two years, and I’ve been thoroughly delighted by the repertoire that’s presented with enthusiasm and flair.” (Scott Andrews, Times Record, Brunswick, ME).

 

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