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Eagle Hill hosts occasional chamber concerts by highly accomplished musicians who travel the world sharing their passion for music.

Concerts run for about an 1:15 to 1:30 hours, including an intermission. Start times for concerts are noted in the calendar below.

Concerts begin with a reception 45 minutes before the start of each concert. This is a pleasant time to discreetly mingle with guests over complimentary juice, iced tea, or wine.

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Regular ... $25
Friends of Music and college and university students ... $20
Children 18 and under ... free, if accompanied by their parents or relatives who are not guests of others. Otherwise $15.

Optional dinner afterwards

Each concert is followed by an optional dinner for guests who enjoy an extended evening at Eagle Hill with friends in the company of the musicians. Reservations need to be made by 10AM of the program day. Dinner details and menus.

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Program titles and descriptions

Bios are at the end of this page.

2023 - Concerts are added as they are scheduled.
Jan 7th, 5PM Sat Baroque Orchestra of Maine (BOOM)

• Selections from Christmas Oratorio, arranged by Marlatt … Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
• Canario for harp … Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger (1580-1651)
• Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001 for solo violin … Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
• Ciaconna for violin and harp … Antonio Bertali (1605-1669)
Toccata Arpeggiata for harp … Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger (1580-1651)
• Concerto  No. 1 Op. 4 in B flat major for violin, ‘La Stravaganza’ … Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)

Heidi Powell, baroque violin. Max Treitler, baroque cello.
Phoebe Durand-McDonnell, baroque harp.

Jan 27th, 5PM Fri A jazz evening

With all original compositions by the musicians

Dan Barrett, trombone. Scott Cleveland, piano. Phil Kell, bass.
Feb 18th, 5PM Sat Baroque Orchestra of Maine (BOOM)

• Diverse bizzarie Sopra la Veccia Ciaccona for violin & BC ... Nicola Matteis (1679)
• Three pieces for theorbo in G Major ... Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger (1580-1651)
• Toccata Arpeggiata - Gagliarda ... Kapsberger (chaconne)
• Sonata Secunda for violin & BC, ... Johann Heinrich Schmelzer (1620-1680)
• Pieces for Guitar in A minor, Anonymous
• Sonata Quarta for violin & BC ... Johann Heinrich Schmelzer (1620-1680)
• Sonata Op. 5 No. 12, ‘La Folia’ for violin & BC ... Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)

Heidi Powell, violin. Max Treitler, baroque cello. Charles Iner, theorbo and guitar.
Mar 10th, 5PM Fri A jazz evening

With all original compositions by the musicians

Dan Barrett, trombone. Scott Cleveland, piano. Kyle Jordan, saxophone.
Mar 25th, 5PM Sat Baroque Orchestra of Maine (BOOM)

• Sonata in G Major, BWV 1021 for violin & BC ... Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
• Sonata Tertia in G minor for violin & BC ... Johann Heinrich Schmelzer (1620-1680)
• Tastegiata in G minor & C Major for Lute from ‘Il Liuto’... Bernardo Gianoncelli (pub. 1650)
• Cello Sonata 1 in D Minor ... Allessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725)
• Sonata Seconda for violin & BC ... Dario Castello (1602-1631)
• Passacaglia in G minor for solo violin ... Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber (1644-1704)
• Ciaconna in A Major for violin & BC ... Johann Heinrich Schmelzer (1620-1680

Heidi Powell, violin. Timothy Burris, archlute. Raffael Scheck, baroque cello.
Apr 1, 5PM Sat Baroque Orchestra of Maine (BOOM)

• Aria sopra la Bergamasca for 2 violins & BC … Marco Uccellini (1603-1680)
• Prelude, Allemande, Courante & Sarabande for guitar … Francesco Corbetta (1615-1681)
• Trio Sonata in G major, Op. 2 No. 12 for 2 violins & BC … Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
• ‘Chaconne’for solo violin from Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV1004 … Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
• ‘Ciaccona’ Op. 12 No. 20 for 2 violins & BC … Tarquinio Merula (1594-1665)
• Trio Sonata in D minor RV 63 ‘La Folia’ for 2 violins and guitar … Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)

Heidi Powell, violin. Richard Hsu, violin. Charles Iner, theorbo and guitar.
April 14th, 5PM Fri An evening with the faculty jazz quintet of the University of Maine at Orono

With all original compositions by the musicians

Dan Barrett, trombone. Danny Fisher-Lochhead, saxophone. Scott Cleveland, piano. Ross Gallagher, bass. Mike Bennett, drums.

May 6th, 5PM Sat A violin and piano concert
A benefit concert for the new concert hall

From Johann Sebastian Bach to John Williams

Sascha Zaburdaeva, violin. Gary Magby, piano.
Past schedules ... 2022 ... 2021 ... 2020 ... 2019

Musicians - Bios are added as concerts are scheduled.

BarrettDr. Dan Barrett teaches trombone, jazz courses, and coordinates the Jazz Studies program at the University of Maine, including directing the two university big bands. He has been privileged to perform with great jazz musicians like Bob Mintzer, Conrad Herwig, Andy Martin, John Fedchock, Thomas Gansch, Ingrid Jensen, Phil Markowitz, Eric Marienthal, and Byron Stripling, and was a national finalist in the Music Teachers National Association Brass Solo and Chamber Music competitions. Dr. Barrett performs often with the UMaine Faculty Jazz ensemble, and recorded the video album Putting a Groove on a Bad Situation with them in early 2021 (available on YouTube). He also performs with Swingmatism, Deb’s Little Big Band, and several other local groups. He leads the Maine Trombone Collective and the Maine Brass Guild, two large ensembles that perform throughout the state, and also teaches at the Maine Summer Youth Music camp. Dr. Barrett is the author of Solo Training for Trombone, a book of exercises based on standard solo repertoire for high school and college students, published by Mountain Peak Music.

Timothy BurrisTimothy Burris has performed widely in Europe and the US, including appearances with world renowned early music specialists Derek Lee Ragin and Jennifer Lane. Together with the tenor Timothy Neill Johnson, he formed the duo Music’s Quill in 2000. Lute instructor at the Royal Flemish Conservatory of Music in Antwerp from 1990-96, he is currently on the applied music faculties of the Portland Conservatory of Music and Colby College, where he directed CD recordings includes his transcription of the Bach Ciaccona for solo violin. Mr. Burris founded the Portland Early Music Festival in 2011 and in 2017 directed it for the sixth time. He holds a soloist’s diploma from the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, and a PhD from Duke University.

ClevelandScott Cleveland is a lifelong composer/singer/pianist/music educator/church musician. He holds a B.M. in Music Education from Berklee College of Music, an M.M. in Music Theory/Composition from UMassLowell and a M.Div. (magna cum laude) from Boston University School of Theology. He has written and produced six independent solo albums and performs original and reinterpreted Jazz/R&B/Blues/Fusion/Rock as a solo pianist and singer and in numerous duos/trios/quartets. He is on the Adjunct Music Faculty of the University of Maine at Orono, teaches Jazz piano privately, and is a recording studio pianist. His solo docu-concert “The Blues Spectrum” has been performed at numerous venues in Maine, Massachusetts and Nova Scotia including Gloucester Stage Co., Colby College and Camden Opera House. His musical director/pit band credits include: Man of La Mancha, Oliver, The Fantasticks, Fun Home (New Surry Theatre); The Pajama Game, Almost, Maine (Reach Performing Arts Center); Ten Real Star Acts, The Last Ferryman (Stonington Opera House), Spamalot (The Grand Theatre, Ellsworth) H.M.S. Pinafore (Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Maine) and numerous high school productions. He also composed the choral overture and incidental music for Cabin Fever Theatre’s Almost, Maine, and was commissioned to compose the piano score for the multimedia production of From Away to Here… which premiered at The Burnt Cove Church, Stonington in July 2015. He currently manages and performs in the Sandy’s Café Dinner Concert Series in Blue Hill.

Durand-McDonnellPhoebe Durand-McDonnell grew up on Mount Desert Island on the coast of Maine and began studying harp at age 10 with Liza Rey Butler, and later attended the New England Conservatory Preparatory School. At age 17, Phoebe received a Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award Scholarship and was featured on the popular radio show From The Top. Phoebe earned a Bachelor of Music at Oberlin Conservatory, majoring in harp with acclaimed soloist Yolanda Kondonassis. She attended Hudební Lahůdky in the Czech Republic to study baroque harp and improvisation with historical harpist Dr. Maria Cleary. Phoebe received a 2019 Fulbright Research grant to study with Dr. Cleary at the Haute École de Musique Genève (HEM) in Geneva, Switzerland. Phoebe received her first MA in interprétation spécialisée, pratique sde instruments historiques in 2021 from HEM, with intensive study on medieval and renaissance single- and double-rowed harps, Spanish arpa de dos ordenes, baroque arpa doppia, and the harpe organisée, or single-action pedal harp. In the fall of 2022, Phoebe began an MA in musicology at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Richard HsuViolinist Richard Hsu is an active soloist and chamber musician. Richard has performed with Orchestra of St. Luke's, Clarion Society, Early Music New York, American Classical Orchestra, and Concert Royal. He was formerly associate concertmaster of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. He performed as violin soloist and concertmaster with the Moscow Ballet at Spoleto Festival USA. He holds a performer diploma and bachelor’s degree in violin performance from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. He furthered his studies at Manhattan School of Music, specializing in orchestral performance. Richard performs regularly with the Bangor Symphony Orchestra. He currently teaches violin and chamber music in Ellsworth and Bangor. Richard enjoys playing tennis, electric guitar, yoga, and making espresso drinks.

Charles InerCharles Iner is a Boston-based lutenist, guitarist, educator, and basso continuo performer. He received an MM in Historical Performance at Boston University, where he was awarded a departmental award for outstanding excellence in 2020, and a BA in Music Performance from Benedictine College. Recent performances include collaborations with Capella Clausura, and SoHIP Boston. Charles maintains dual lives as performer and instructor in Boston and the surrounding area.

Kyle JordanOriginally from Philadelphia, composer and saxophonist Kyle Jordan studied at the University of Maine, and now performs with various jazz groups throughout New England. His jazz compositions are bluesy and influenced by hard-bop musicians like Cannonball Adderley and Horace Silver. He can often be heard playing with Maine Street R&B Revue, Twisted Swing, The Bangor Band, and other ensembles.

Doug KellPhil Kell lives in Bernard where he teaches guitar and bass lessons. He holds a bachelor’s degree in music performance from the University of Maine. Phil has played in the Bangor Symphony Orchestra and in pit orchestras for many local theater companies. He has also played in more country, rock, blues, and jazz groups than he can remember.

Gary MagbyBorn in Presque Isle, Maine in 1950, Gary Magby completed his musical studies at the Boston and New England Conservatories. In 1973 he accepted his first post as voice teacher at the Boston Conservatory/ Extension Division and in 1974 began a parallel career as co-repetiteur assuring musical preparation of productions for the Wolf Trap Opera, Opera Company of Boston, St.Louis Opera and the Washington Opera. Fellow in opera administration at the Juilliard American Opera Center beginning in 1977, he founded at the same time a private vocal studio in New York. In 1983 he became director of the Young Artists Program for the Chautauqua Opera where he was also Music Director between 1988 and 1993. From 1984 until 1988 he was director of the Young Artists Program for the Miami Opera Association. From 1993 to 2001 he was resident voice teacher for the Opéra National de Lyon and maintained a private studio in Paris. Beginning in 2001 he directed the opera department of the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne, where from 2002 until 2013 he was professor of singing and chairman of the voice department. From 2009 until 2012 he has gave MasterClasses for the Staats Oper Graz and recently at the University Yonsei in Seoul as well as the HEMU/Lausanne. His students are presently singing in all of the world’s major opera houses : Met, San Francisco, Paris, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Wiener Staatsoper, etc.

PowellHeidi Powell is a baroque violin specialist and has appeared as soloist with the New York Collegium, Rebel, Tafelmusik, Smithsonian Chamber Players, Early Music New York, New York State Baroque, Santa Fe Pro Musica and the Washington Bach Consort. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from Indiana University and an Artist Diploma in Violin from Oberlin Conservatory. Heidi's prize winning performance in the American Bach Soloists International Bach Violin Competition was heralded by the New York Times as 'supremely confident and powerful'. Heidi has taught violin and chamber music at Oberlin Conservatory, Kneisel Hall, Creative Spark and George Stevens Academy. She is a Suzuki violin teaching specialist and teaches privately in the downeast area. She is the founder and director of BOOM, the Baroque Orchestra of Maine. When she is not organizing concerts, performing and teaching, Heidi is spending time with her son as well as exploring & enjoying nature, hiking, swimming, cooking organic foods and doing anything creative.

ScheckRaffael Scheck comes from Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany) and is Gibson Professor of modern European history at Colby College, where he has taught since 1994. Before becoming a historian, he studied cello for several semesters with Claude Starck at the conservatory of Zürich (Switzerland). He has specialized in baroque cello and performed with baroque groups in Maine, including the Colby Collegium, BOOM, Music's Quill, and St. Mary Schola. With theorbo player Timothy Burris, Scheck is member of the ensemble ScheckMate, which performs baroque music on period cello and theorbo as well as more recent music for modern cello and guitar. Scheck contributed many times to the Portland Early Music Festival and plays in the Colby Symphony Orchestra.

TreitlerMax Treitler's musical life was shaped almost entirely by time spent in this area. Over the course of seven summers spent at Kneisel Hall, he was the grateful student of George Sopkin and Barbara Stein Mallow as well as receiving chamber music instruction from Seymour Lipkin and Artur Balsam. After a prolonged and painful series of years spent in the wilds of New York's freelance jungle, he finally saw wisdom, and returned to the Blue Hill Peninsula, where he now happily messes about in the areas of overlap between wine, food and music.

Sascha Zaburdaeva-LorimerSascha Zaburdaeva Lorimer is a Russian born musician whose heart belongs to America. Mrs. Lorimer has become a prominent performer and conductor throughout Maine.  She conducts the Bangor Symphony Youth Orchestras, sits first violin in the Bangor Symphony Orchestra, holds the concertmaster position in the Colby College Symphony, and regularly performs chamber music and is a veteran teacher of violin/viola at RDL Strings in Bangor. Mrs Lorimer got her first bachelor’s degree in violin performance, teaching, and orchestral playing from one of  Russia’s  most prestigious music schools, the Gnesin’s College of Music in Moscow. Following her heart, she continued her music adventures in New York where she studied under Masao Kawasaki and Itzhak Perlman. After getting a second bachelor’s degree in violin performance Sascha moved to Maine to finish her graduate studies with Anatole Wieck. She immediately applied her passion to music here in Maine, co-founding the MSYM summer string program at the University of Maine with Dr. Wieck. Finding mentorship and support, she conducts the MSYM string orchestra and works energetically to assure that music plays a vital role in securing a peaceful and bright future for our children. Mrs, Lorimer resides in Bangor, the best place on earth, with her husband Robert Lorimer, owner of RDL Strings/Fine Violins.

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