BAR HARBOR — A free concert by the Bar Harbor Brass Week faculty and select alumni will be held at The Criterion Theatre on Saturday, June 25, at 7:30 p.m. in celebration of Acadia National Park’s Centennial.
The centerpiece of the program will be the world premiere of “An Acadian Portrait” by Portland composer Terry White. The music will surround stirring readings of texts about the National Park Service, Acadia and conservation of wild places, selected and narrated by Mount Desert Island native Bill Horner.
Other works will include “Atlantic Zephyrs” with Matt Vaughn of The Philadelphia Orchestra as trombone soloist and “Meditation: Seal Harbor” by Maine native Eli Marshall.
Bar Harbor Brass Week 2001-2015 was a weeklong summer program for high school and college brass musicians selected to study with a faculty of top professionals from around the country. This faculty, along with alumni and guest players, are returning for this special concert.
On trumpet will be Jack Burt, University of Maine; Wayne du Maine, New York City freelance; Heather Madeira Ni, Luxembourg, freelance; Emma Stanley, Portland freelance; and James Thompson, Eastman School of Music.
On horns will be Joy Branagan, National Symphony; Rachel Childers, Boston Symphony; Bryn Coveney, grad student, Curtis Institute; and Avery Pettigrew, grad student, University of Maryland.
On trombones will be Blair Bollinger, Philadelphia Orchestra; Josh Cullum, Air Force Band; Ilan Morgenstern, San Antonio Symphony; Matt Vaughn, Philadelphia Orchestra; and Colin Wise, Navy Band.
On tuba will be Steve Dumaine, National Symphony.
On percussion will be Adam Green, Air Force Band; Philip Trembly, Boston freelance; and Peter Wilson, Colorado Music Festival, Iris Orchestra.
The conductors will be Chris Branagan, Army Band; and Blair Bollinger, Philadelphia Orchestra.