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  • Chamber concerts set

    Chamber concerts set

    MOUNT DESERT — The Mount Desert Festival of Chamber Music will open its 56th season with a program of Haydn, Dvořák and Edward Elgar on Tuesday, July 23, at 7:30pm at the Neighborhood House in Northeast Harbor. Daedalus has been quartet-in-residence at the University of Pennsylvania since 2006. The group has also recently been awarded

  • Dance performances set

    Dance performances set

    BAR HARBOR — A sneak peak of the Acadia Dance Festival will be available at the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, July 25, at 7 p.m. The festival, which features performances by Nimbus Dance, will be at the Criterion Theatre on Saturday, July 27, at 8 p.m. The preview at the Jesup is free and

  • Pianists Johnson, Galera to play

    Pianists Johnson, Galera to play

    BAR HARBOR — The Bar Harbor Music Festival’s 36th Annual New Composers Concert is set for Friday, July 12, 8 p.m. at the Bar Harbor Congregational Church. Pianist Margaret Mills will perform a program of works by such present-day greats as Nicholas Scarim, Ramin Amir Arjomand, Richard Wilson, Brian Schober and Gloria Coates. Mills has

  • Harp music

    Harp music

    BAR HARBOR — A night of baroque harp music featuring Phoebe Durand-McDonnell will be held on Saturday, July 13, at 7 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library. Durand-McDonnell, who is from Bar Harbor, began studying harp at age 10 and graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory with a major in harp performance and a minor in

  • ‘Ghostly’ quartets featured

    ‘Ghostly’ quartets featured

    MOUNT DESERT — The Mt. Desert Festival of Chamber Music will open its 56th season with a program of Haydn, Dvořák and Edward Elgar on Tuesday, July 23, at 7:30pm at the Neighborhood House in Northeast Harbor. Elgar had a fascination for the occult and some of the music reflects a restlessness, what Elgar described

  • Piano, flute, pops concerts

    Piano, flute, pops concerts

    BAR HARBOR — Alexandra Beliakovich, the emerging Belarussian-American pianist, presents a Bar Harbor Music Festival solo recital of music by J.S. Bach, Granados, Khosrowpour, Bartok, and Schubert on Friday, July 5, at 8 p.m. at the Bar Harbor Congregational Church. A versatile pianist, Beliakovich has appeared with the Belarusia Symphony Orchestra and as recitalist in

  • Music of Ireland and Latvia

    Music of Ireland and Latvia

    MOUNT DESERT — The second season of the Quietside Chamber Music Festival will kick off Saturday, July 6, at 7 p.m. with a concert at the Somesville Union Meeting House. Violinist Ryu Mitsuhashi Bennett, cellist Aija Kante-Cahn and pianist Christina Spurling will perform a Brahms piano trio, a 20th century trio by Swiss composer Frank

  • Wordplay leads off Rep season

    Wordplay leads off Rep season

    MOUNT DESERT — Acadia Repertory Theatre will open its 47th Season in the Somesville Masonic Hall on June 25 with Michael Hollinger’s play “Ghost-Writer.” In the play novelist Franklin Woolsey dies mid-sentence, but his typist Myra continues to take his dictation. Attacked by skeptics, the press, and Woolsey’s jealous widow, Myra sets out to prove

  • Traditional music and dance fest set

    BAR HARBOR — The Acadia School of Traditional Music will present the seventh annual Acadia Trad Festival June 23-28 at College of the Atlantic. The festival consists of a week of classes, workshops, public concerts, community dances and music sessions. The 2019 Acadia Trad Festival will focus on Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton, Acadian, Québecois and