Phoebe Durand-McDonnell and Celeste Mittelhauser will play a concert Jan. 3 at the Jesup Library. PHOTO COURTESY OF JESUP LIBRARY

Baroque concert set

BAR HARBOR — Phoebe Durand-McDonnell and Celeste Mittelhauser will play a short concert featuring Baroque harp and voice on Thursday, Jan. 3 at 7 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library.

The duo performs as Biea Duette. They traveled together to the Czech Republic last summer to study Baroque music.

Durand-McDonnell, who is from Bar Harbor, began studying harp when she was 10 years old. Now in her final year at Oberlin Conservatory, she is a harp performance major and music history minor.

After finding a Baroque harp in a locked practice room at Oberlin, Durand-McDonnell became interested in historical performance and plans to pursue historic harp in graduate school.

Mittelhauser, originally from Goldsboro, is studying vocal performance at the University of Southern Maine’s School of Music, where she is pursuing her interests in Baroque vocal techniques and early opera. In 2017, Celeste won first place in Division VI of the State NATS voice competition in Lewiston, and was later the recipient of Schoodic Arts for All’s WOW! Award.

Contact the Jesup at 288-4245 or [email protected]

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