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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.

Online ticket ordering ... Here

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)
From Sonata No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1005 for solo violin ... Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
• 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

This concert is fully booked

This is a free concert that is being graciously donated by the musicians. You still need to order your tickets on the ticket ordering webpage, but you can then bypass the pay by credit card option, with the option of making an onsite donation towards the planning of the new concert hall. There will be on optional dinner afterwards, as usual.

From Johann Sebastian Bach to Bériot

Sascha Zaburdaeva, violin. Gary Magby, piano.
May 27th, 5PM Sat

The 45th Parallel presents ...

"A Vast and Endless Sea"

JS Bach ... Sinfonias 8, 11, 5, and 12
Jean Cras ... String trio
Chris Nemeth ... Ode to Maria

Chris Nemeth, violin. Laura Gallucci, viola. Timothy Garrett, cello.
Jul 8th, 5PM Sat Torres meets Tárrega

The theme of this concert begins with the guitar Francisco Tárrega played at the beginning of his musical career, a guitar built in 1864 by Antonio Torres and gifted to him. The guitar in this program is a modern copy of that instrument. Torres is widely considered “the father of the modern classical guitar”. Tárrega was the most important predecessor of Andrés Segovia.

Timothy Burris
Jul 15th, 5PM Sat Piano Recital

The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, J.S. Bach

Program flyer

Monica Jakuc Leverett
Aug 18th, 5PM Fri A jazz evening

With all original compositions by the musicians

Dan Barrett, trombone. James Barrett, trumpet. Scott Cleveland, piano.
Sep 2nd, 5PM Sat Piano and Cello Recital

• Waldesruhe, Op. 68 No. 5 … Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)
• Serenade, Op. 3 No. 2 … Josef Suk (1874-1935)
• Variations Concertantes, Op. 17 … Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
• Sonata for Cello and Piano in E Major, Op. 121 … Ignaz Moscheles (1794-1870)
• Fantasia in G minor ... Fanny Mendelssohn (1805-1847)

Phillip and Noreen Silver
Sep 9th, 5PM Sat Lute recital ... Program details ... Here

Followed by 4-day "Workshop in Technique and Interpretation for Plucked Instruments, Old and New", open to players and auditors

Hopkinson Smith
Sep 30, 5PM Sat Baroque Orchestra of Maine (BOOM)

• Bach, Bieber, Vivaldi, and Mattheis, with program details to follow.
Heidi Powell, Baroque violin.
Max Treitler, Baroque cello.

Oct 20, 5PM Fri A jazz evening

With all original compositions by the musicians

Dan Barrett, trombone. Scott Cleveland, piano. Kyle Jordan, saxophone

Oct 27, 5PM Fri Clavichord concert

with program details to follow

Kevin Birch
Nov 4th, 5PM Sat

The 45th Parallel

with program details to follow

Chris Nemeth, violin. Laura Gallucci, viola. Timothy Garrett, cello.

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.

BarrettBased in Osaka Japan, James Barrett has performed with and backed up Satoko Fujii, Jim Mcneely, Gilad Atzmon, Mitsuyoshi Azuma, Sadao Watanabe, Natsuki Tamura, Yumi Hara Cawkwell, Eric Marienthal, Eric Miyashiro, Bobby Shew, Wayne Bergeron, Charito, Tim Hagans, Ingrid Jensen, Brian Lynch, Conrad Herwig, John Fedchock, and Terri Lynne Carrington. In Osaka, He plays in the Azalea Jazz Orchestra, Eiichiro Arazaki Big Band, Satoko Fujii Orchestra (Kobe), Planet Bop, and other big bands and ensembles and also has lead his own projects such as Octopus Space Ferry, RATS IN CARS, and Mononoke Opera. James can be heard on recordings by the Satoko Fujii Orchestra, Out Of Dust, and the free improv unit Kirin To Neko.

Mike BennettMike Bennet grew up on MDI and is a Dick Ordway ‘disciple’. Dick started at MDI when Mike was a Sophomore. Mike went on to study at Berklee and has a Music Ed degree from University of Maine. He later studied classical percussion with Dr. Stuart Marrs, and Jazz drumming with world renowned teachers Jim Chapin and Alan Dawson. Known as one of Maine’s premier versatile drummers, Mike played drums with the Patty Wicks Trio back in the early 90’s playing with Larry Coryell, Buddy DeFranco, Sheila Jordan, Clark Terry, Anita O’Day, just to name a few. In the late 90’s Mike was the percussionist for a touring jam band called the Beatroots, which opened for Phish at The Great Went. In 1999 Mike made his 1st trip to Gambia to study West African music and culture. He has now made 12 trips and is now considered a foremost expert on Gambian percussion in the country. Mike has been the premiere drum/percussion teacher in Down east Maine for nearly 30 years. In addition to keeping a busy performance schedule, he is adjunct faculty at COA teaching World Percussion, and at UMaine, where he teaches jazz drum set and jazz combos.

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.

Danny Fisher-LockheadDanny Fisher-Lochhead grew up in New York and started playing cello when he was young. Later he picked up the saxophone, which continues to be his main access point into the world of music as a performer. A little later still he started to write music more seriously, which has since become a substantial part of his musical life. He has released five records as a leader or co-leader-- Tools of the Abstract, Piano Songs, Wake The Baby Up, On Ceremony, and Piano Songs 2 on Fishkill Records, a record label he started with his friend and collaborator Ross Gallagher. He has also appeared as a contributor on a number of recordings from across the musical spectrum. He now lives in Maine, where he is continuing his exploration of music through all of the channels available to him. More information can be found at dannyfisherlochhead.com

Ross GallagherRoss Gallagher was born and raised in East Blue Hill, Maine. Throughout his childhood he played the marimba, plastic saxophone, piano, clarinet, electric bass, guitar, and drums and was influenced by his father's paintings, his mother's books, and their collection of music. He began to play the double bass and compose music in his first year of high school and went on to receive his B.F.A. in Music Performance from The New School in New York City, where he studied with Mark Helias, Ben Street, Robert Sadin, John Hollenbeck, & Andrew Cyrille. He presents his own music regularly in New York City and at venues all along the Eastern Seaboard. In addition to releasing four records as a bandleader, under his own name as well as under the moniker Luminist, Ross has performed, toured, and recorded with Bill McHenry, Jorge Rossy, Andrew D'Angelo, David Virelles, Marc Ribot, Joe Henry, Hurray for the Riff Raff and Paula Cole, among many others. He currently divides his time between Brooklyn, NY and Bath, ME.

GallucciLaura Gallucci teaches 50 students at Laura Gallucci String Studio in Bangor. She is Principal viola of the Bangor Symphony, and freelances with a variety of top level groups in Maine. She is co-founder of the hard folk band, St. Huckleberry, in which she has played electric viola, violin, fiddle, bass and piano. She and her husband, singer / songwriter Michael Gallucci have co-written and recorded more than 100 original pieces of music. She is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music where she studied with violist James Dunham of the Cleveland Quartet.

GarrettSolo, chamber, and orchestral cellist Timothy Garrett's eclectic career has taken him from Carnegie Hall to outdoor rock festivals, little jazz clubs, recording studios, theaters & countless other concert venues. He has been faculty or otherwise participated at the Bowdoin international music festival, the Bar Harbor music festival, the Winter Harbor music festival, the Pierre Monteaux school and the Medomak conductor's retreat to name a few. Mr. Garrett has collaborated with such notable musicians and Grammy award winning groups as Mannheim Steamroller, Ray Lamontagne, Rustic Overtones, Rachel Barton Pine & various members of professional orchestras and chamber groups from across the world. Mr. Garrett has taught at the Portland Conservatory of Music, the Maine Coast Waldorf school and since 2009 at RDL strings in Bangor, Maine. He has been a member of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra for over 20 years and also maintains an active freelance & private studio schedule. Other activities enjoyed are running a chess club, coaching cello groups and learning about history, politics, philosophy, and gardening.

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.

Monica Jakuc LeverettMonica Jakuc (Ya’kutch) Leverett is Elsie Irwin Sweeney Professor Emerita of Music at Smith College, where she taught piano from 1969 until 2008. A champion of music by women composers and living composers, she has played solo and chamber music concerts on three continents. Inspired by Malcolm Bilson, Monica has performed on early pianos since 1986, and has made 3 fortepiano CDs using her own instruments. She has been a toy piano artist since 2015. Monica has been playing the Goldberg Variations for the last 60 years, having studied them at Juilliard with James Friskin. (In 1925, he was the first pianist to perform them in the United States.) Her 1986 debut recitals in New York and London featured the piece and she has also performed it in Tokyo and Kyoto, and in many venues on the East Coast of the U.S. Now in her 80th year, she is again celebrating her musical journey with the work.

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.

NemethChris Nemeth is a (sometimes) violinist. He has performed throughout United States, Latin America, Europe, and Canada, has participated in numerous festivals including the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival (Blue Hill, Maine), the Ravinia Festival (Chicago, IL), and the International Youth and Music Festival (Vienna, Austria), and has been heard on Missouri Public Radio, WFMT (Chicago), and National Public Radio. He recently relocated from Chicago to Sedgwick, ME with his wife (Tara), 2 girls (Marie, Vivi), and their dog (Zola). Since moving to Maine, Chris has been performing with the Bangor Symphony Orchestra, The Baroque Orchestra of Maine (BOOM), the 45th PARALLEL ensemble, the Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony, as well as a cadre of local artist (Max Treitler, Heidi Powell, Trond Saverud, Marisa Solomon, Paul Sullivan, Tim Garrett, Laura Gallucci, Lucas Richman, and Bob Hipkins). In addition to playing the violin, Chris is a founding partner of HarborHouse Partners, a business advisory firm focused on helping Maine-based companies. He’s a big fan of cooking, tennis, English Premier League soccer, and Nordic noir crime dramas … particularly in the middle of the long, dark Maine winter.

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.

SilverNoreen and Phillip Silver bring a wealth of performing experience to their highly regarded partnership. They have an enviable international reputation for chamber music playing of the highest caliber. The Duo, founded when Noreen and Phillip were students at the New England Conservatory of Music, has received accolades and acclaim from appreciative audiences and critics throughout Europe, Israel, the United States, Scandinavia, and the Czech Republic. Noreen’s professional experience includes several years in Seattle’s Northwest Chamber Orchestra, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Opera, Boston Opera, London’s BBC Symphony Orchestra, and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. She is now principal cellist of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra (USA), and has appeared as soloist with the orchestra on several occasions. Phillip has performed in many of the world’s leading concert halls including Carnegie Hall in New York, the Queen Elizabeth and Wigmore Halls in London, the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow, Scotland, the Alte Oper in Frankfurt, Germany, the Mozarteum in Salzburg, and the Israel Museum and Henry Crown Theater in Jerusalem.

Hopkinson SmithSwiss-American lutenist, Hopkinson Smith graduated from Harvard with Honors in Music in 1972. The next year he came to Europe to study with Emilio Pujol in Catalonia and Eugen Dombois in Switzerland. He then became involved in numerous chamber music projects including the founding of the ensemble Hespèrion XX. Since the mid-80’s, he has focused almost exclusively on the solo repertoires for early plucked instruments producing a series of prize-winning recordings for Naïve. These feature Spanish music for vihuela and baroque guitar, French lute music of the Renaissance and baroque, early 17th century Italian music and the German high baroque. Hopkinson Smith has performed and given master classes throughout eastern and western Europe, North and South America, Australia, New Zealand, Korea and Japan sometimes combining the life-style of a hermit with that of a gypsy. He has received many awards for his recordings as well as his live recitals. The most recent award was the Chitarra d’Oro award in 2021 from the Convegno Internazionale de la Chitarra in Milan. He teaches at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. Web site: www.hopkinsonsmith.com.

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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