The Eastern Maine Pops Orchestra for Young Musicians (TEMPO) will play a program of classical music to make you laugh at The Grand Auditorium in Ellsworth on June 20. PHOTO COURTESY OF TEMPO

TEMPO to showcase funny classical tunes

ELLSWORTH — The Eastern Maine Pops Orchestra for Young Musicians (TEMPO), under the direction of Rebecca Edmondson, will showcase the humorous side of classical music when they present their “Humoreske” concert at The Grand on Saturday, June 20, at 7 p.m.

Made up of advanced players who hail from near and far parts of our state, TEMPO will present a new concert at The Grand that includes such comedic highlights as the tongue-trippingly patter operetta of Gilbert and Sullivan (featuring singing from members of the Gilbert and Sullivan Society) and those masters of classical wit Haydn, Dvorak and Mozart.

General admission tickets are $11, $6 for youth 12 and under and are available at the box office, by phone at 667-9500 or at

TEMPO, which has made its home at The Grand since 2012, provides young musicians an opportunity to enhance their skills through performances.

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