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Maine Friends of Music performs Chamber Meets Opera: Handel, Mozart, Rossini and more in Rockland on October 21

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 Farnsworth Museum in Rockland on Saturday, October 21, at 3:00 PM. The program will feature music by Donizetti, Handel, Rossini, Mozart, Cherubini, Puccini, Dvo?ák, and more. As a special treat, the humorous “Stay With Me” will be performed from P.D.Q. Bach’s opera parody “The Abduction of Figaro.” The concert will be free with Museum admission, but pre-registration is encouraged as space is limited. For more information, please call David DeBolt at 207-644-0066, or visit or friends of music.

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 classical/jazz composer Bill Douglas, as well as material composed by Bernard Garfield, David DeBolt, and Sean Fleming 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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