Past Music Performances

Sean Fleming  

Date City Venue Country
12/16/18 Newcastle St. Patrick’s Church United States
Time: 4:00pm. Admission: $15, students free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 32 Pond Road, PO Box 598, Newcastle, ME. Venue phone: (207) 563-3240. The Tapestry Singers, directed by Beth Preston and accompanied by Sean Fleming, organ and piano, present their Christmas concert Woven In Song: December Tapestry” on Saturday, December 15 at 7:30 and Sunday, December 16 at 4:00, at St. Patrick Church in Newcastle The highlight of the concert will be “Carols and Lullabies” (Christmas in the Southwest) by Conrad Susa, featuring marimba, harp, and guitar. A few wassail songs and some of traditional standards will also be featured. Related post. More information
12/15/18 Newcastle St. Patrick’s Church United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $15, students free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 32 Pond Road, PO Box 598, Newcastle, ME. Venue phone: (207) 563-3240. The Tapestry Singers, directed by Beth Preston and accompanied by Sean Fleming, organ and piano, present their Christmas concert Woven In Song: December Tapestry” on Saturday, December 15 at 7:30 and Sunday, December 16 at 4:00, at St. Patrick Church in Newcastle The highlight of the concert will be “Carols and Lullabies” (Christmas in the Southwest) by Conrad Susa, featuring marimba, harp, and guitar. A few wassail songs and some of traditional standards will also be featured. Related post. More information
12/11/18 Thomaston, ME St. John’s Episcopal Church United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 200 Main Street, Thomaston, ME 04861. Venue phone: (207) 354-8734. The Episcopal Church of Saint John Baptist presents its annual “Messiah” sing on December 11, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at St. John’s in Thomaston. Anthony Antolini conducts and Sean Fleming accompanies, joined by members of the Mozart Mentors orchestra. “Messiah,” the most well-known of George Frideric Handel’s works, relates the story of the life of Jesus. Perhaps the most famous portion of the work is the “Hallelujah” chorus. This holiday classic is a wonderful way to bring in the holidays. The Mozart Mentors Orchestra, in its eleventh season, is made up of Maine string teachers and their top students, ranging in age from 10 to 18. Related post. More information
12/09/18 Newcastle St. Patrick’s Church United States
Time: 4:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 32 Pond Road, PO Box 598, Newcastle, ME. Venue phone: (207) 563-3240. The Lincoln Academy Lincolnaires and Concert Choir, directed by Beth Preston, and accompanied by Sean Fleming, piano, present their Christmas “Sounds of the Season” concert at St Patrick Church in Newcastle on December 9, 2018 at 4:00 PM. Related post.
12/08/18 Brunswick Bowdoin College Chapel United States
Time: 4:00pm. Admission: $20, students free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 5000 College Station, Brunswick, ME 04011. Venue phone: (207) 798-4141. St. Cecilia Chamber Choir will present its annual Lessons and Carols Christmas concerts on Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m., at the Second Congregational Church in Newcastle, and Saturday, Dec. 8 at 4 p.m. at the Bowdoin College Chapel. Linda Blanchard is St. Cecilia’s artistic director and conductor, assisted by organist and pianist Sean Fleming . Advance tickets or reservations are strongly encouraged for this popular event. A sublime setting of the ancient text “Gloria in Excelsis Deo” by the Renaissance composer Thomas Weelkes will be featured, as well as a beautiful setting of Ave Maria by the Spanish composer Javier Busto. Javier Busto is in demand throughout the world as a conductor and composer. St. Cecilia will also perform “Drop Down Ye Heavens” by Judith Weir, “People Look East” by Maine composer Richard Francis, “There is No Rose” and the King’s College favorite “Alleluya, a New Work is Come On Hand” by Peter Wishart, “A Spotless Rose” by Herbert Howells, the rousing “I Saw Three Ships” by Simon Preston, “Sussex Carol” arranged by Philip Ledger, and a new arrangement of “Wexford Carol” first performed by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in 2015. A professional string quartet will accompany the group on selected pieces. As a special treat, Eric Whitacre’s “Glow,” written for the “World of Color – Winter Dreams” show which premiered at Disney California Adventure Park in California, will be performed. With audience sing-along caroling as well, this concert is sure to be a treat for the whole family. For more than 20 years, St. Cecilia Chamber Choir has been providing challenging musical opportunities and music scholarships for gifted local youth. Since the Choir’s inception, over 25 gifted young students have sung with us, many continuing to study and perform music in college and beyond. Advance tickets or reservations are strongly encouraged for this popular event. Tickets are $20 for adults, free for students. Purchase them soon at Sherman’s Maine Coast Book Shop & Cafe (Main Street), Damariscotta or online at www.ceciliachoir.org. For more information, visit the St. Cecilia website or call 207-380-2768. Related post. More information
12/07/18 Newcastle Second Congregational Church United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $20, students free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 51 Main Street, Newcastle, Maine 04553. Venue phone: (207) 563-3379. St. Cecilia Chamber Choir will present its annual Lessons and Carols Christmas concerts on Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m., at the Second Congregational Church in Newcastle, and Saturday, Dec. 8 at 4 p.m. at the Bowdoin College Chapel. Linda Blanchard is St. Cecilia’s artistic director and conductor, assisted by organist and pianist Sean Fleming . Advance tickets or reservations are strongly encouraged for this popular event. A sublime setting of the ancient text “Gloria in Excelsis Deo” by the Renaissance composer Thomas Weelkes will be featured, as well as a beautiful setting of Ave Maria by the Spanish composer Javier Busto. Javier Busto is in demand throughout the world as a conductor and composer. St. Cecilia will also perform “Drop Down Ye Heavens” by Judith Weir, “People Look East” by Maine composer Richard Francis, “There is No Rose” and the King’s College favorite “Alleluya, a New Work is Come On Hand” by Peter Wishart, “A Spotless Rose” by Herbert Howells, the rousing “I Saw Three Ships” by Simon Preston, “Sussex Carol” arranged by Philip Ledger, and a new arrangement of “Wexford Carol” first performed by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in 2015. A professional string quartet will accompany the group on selected pieces. As a special treat, Eric Whitacre’s “Glow,” written for the “World of Color – Winter Dreams” show which premiered at Disney California Adventure Park in California, will be performed. With audience sing-along caroling as well, this concert is sure to be a treat for the whole family. For more than 20 years, St. Cecilia Chamber Choir has been providing challenging musical opportunities and music scholarships for gifted local youth. Since the Choir’s inception, over 25 gifted young students have sung with us, many continuing to study and perform music in college and beyond. Advance tickets or reservations are strongly encouraged for this popular event. Tickets are $20 for adults, free for students. Purchase them soon at Sherman’s Maine Coast Book Shop & Cafe (Main Street), Damariscotta or online at www.ceciliachoir.org. For more information, visit the St. Cecilia website or call 207-380-2768. Related post. More information
12/02/18 Boothbay Harbor Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor United States
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: $15, students free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 125 Townsend Ave Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1844. Venue phone: 207-633-4757. Sheepscot Valley Chorus celebrates its 38th season with a “Christmas Pops!” concert on Sunday, December 2, at 3:00 p.m., at Boothbay Harbor Congregational Church. The featured work for the concert is Hubert Parry’s great Magnificat setting, the Magnificat in F. Led by artistic director Linda Blanchard and accompanist Sean Fleming, the concert will also feature several jazzy arrangements of hit tunes such as “I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm,” “Sleigh Ride,” “Little Jack Frost Get Lost,” “Here Comes Santa Claus,” and more! The vocal talents of soprano Danielle Vayenas and bass Nick Azzaretti will be featured in solos and duets, along with multi-instrumentalist Marcus Hutchins. Written in 1897 and dedicated to Queen Victoria on her Diamond Jubilee, Parry’s Magnificat in F is in five sections with an emphasis on counterpoint, as well as other Baroque devices, and takes its cue from J.S. Bach’s Magnificat (BWV 243). This is quite apparent in the exultant opening, while the third part, “Et misericordia,” is a choral meditation with a moving obbligato, and one of Parry’s loveliest moments. The finale ends with an exciting fugue. Some familiar and not-so-familiar arrangements of Christmas songs will be sung, including a jazz-choir style version of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” the Vince Guaraldi favorite “Christmas Time Is Here,” and a fun women-only arrangement of “Here Comes Santa Claus” based on the popular Glee version. In the spirit of Christmas giving Sheepscot Chorus asks concert attendees to bring a canned or boxed food item for the Boothbay Region Food Pantry and/or a monetary donation to either the food pantry, the Community Energy Fund of Lincoln Country, or the Twin Villages Food Bank Farm. Tickets are $15 for adults and free for students, and may be purchased at Sherman’s Bookstore of Boothbay Harbor and Damariscotta, Treats in Wiscasset, and at the door. For more information, please visit our website at sheepscotvalleychorus.org. Related post. More information
11/11/18 Searsport, Maine Searsport First Congregational Church United States
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 8 Church St, Searsport, ME 04974. Venue phone: 207-548-0327. Damariscotta organist Sean Fleming will present an organ recital at Searsport First Congregational Church on Sunday, November 11 at 3 p.m. There will be no charge for the concert, but donations will be received the church building project, which will provide the community with additional meeting venues and an elevator for increased access. Featured on the 1906 E.W. Lane tracker organ will be Bach’s Concerto in G Major, BWV 592, Mendelssohn’s Sonata No. 3, Franck’s Offertoire in E Flat Major, CFF 36B, Guilmant’s paraphrase of a chorus from Handel’s “Judas Maccabeus” (“To thine be the glory…”), “A Meditation on Brother James’ Air” by Harold Darke, “Concert Variations on The Star Spangled Banner” by the Maine-born composer John Knowles Paine, and Widor’s famous Toccata from the 5th Organ Symphony. Sean Fleming is renowned for his work as organist, pianist, music director, and accompanist throughout the United States. He serves as music director for the Young at Heart group, assistant director and accompanist of Midcoast Community Chorus, and accompanies Bowdoin Chorus, Lincoln Festival Chorus, St. Cecilia Chamber Choir, and Sheepscot Chorus. He regularly works with Downeast Singers and Tapestry Singers. Fleming has worked with the Ann Arbor Camerata, Bowdoin College Chamber Choir, Bowdoin Summer Music Festival Chorus, Oratorio Chorale, University of Michigan Gilbert and Sullivan Society, and the University of Southern Maine Chorale and Chamber Singers. Sean has performed as accompanist in recitals at Bates College, Bowdoin College, Colby College, Round Top Center for the Arts, University of Southern Maine, University of Michigan School of Music, and many other venues. He serves as organist at St. Andrew’s, Newcastle. The church is located at 8 Church St., Searsport, ME 04974. For more information contact Sean Fleming at sean68@gmail.com. Related post. More information
09/12/18 Newcastle St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 11 Glidden Street, Newcastle, ME 04553. Venue phone: (207) 563-3533. St. Cecilia Chamber Choir Holds Auditions for December Lessons & Carols Performance. Now is the perfect time to join St. Cecilia Chamber Choir, as we prepare to perform our 20th annual Christmas Lessons & Carols concerts. Don’t miss the chance to be part of these special performances on December 7 and 8. Works by Francis, Howells, Weelkes, Weir, and more will be featured, including Mack Wilberg’s beautiful setting of “Wexford Carol” and Steeleye Span’s version of “The Holly and the Ivy.” To schedule an audition, call director Linda Blanchard at (207)380-2768 or email audition@ceciliachoir.org. Auditions for all voice parts are scheduled by appointment. The ability to read music is much preferred, but those who cannot read may participate by spending extra time learning the music at home with the aid of provided practice materials. We especially encourage gifted student singers to audition. Rehearsals resume in September at St. Andrew’s Church in Newcastle on Wednesday nights. The Choir is directed by Linda Blanchard, M.A. Conducting, University of Michigan School of Music, Ann Arbor, and A.B. Bowdoin College, and accompanied by Sean Fleming, both of Damariscotta. St. Cecilia Chamber Choir is a fully auditioned community chorus based in Newcastle and founded in 1995. Our mission is to present outstanding performances of the very best choral repertoire; to provide challenging musical opportunities to gifted local youth; to support our community with outreach programs; and to support Maine composers through the commission and performance of new music. For more information about the Choir, please visit our website at ceciliachoir.org. Related post. More information
09/11/18 Wiscasset, ME First Congregational Church Wiscasset UCC United States
Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 28 High St, Wiscasset, ME 04578. Venue phone: (207) 882-7544. Sheepscot Valley Chorus Welcomes New Singers The Sheepscot Valley Chorus begins their 38th season with a potluck supper at 6:00 PM with a rehearsal at 7:00 PM, on Tuesday, September 11 at the Wiscasset Congregational Church on Route 1. With a long history of community music making, members of the Chorus welcome and encourage new singers to join us. Singers wishing to participate may call director Linda Blanchard at 207-380-2768, or simply come to the first rehearsal. The major work for Sheepscot Chorus this fall will be Hubert Parry’s stirring and intricate “Magnificat in F” for mixed voices and soprano soloist. Dedicated to Queen Victoria on her Diamond Jubilee, the Magnificat is in five sections with an emphasis on counterpoint, as well as other Baroque devices, and takes its cue from Bach’s own Magnificat (BWV 243). This is quite apparent in the exultant opening, while the third part, “Et misericordia,” is a choral meditation with a moving violin obbligato, and one of Parry’s loveliest moments. The finale ends with an exciting fugue and cyclic reminder of the work’s opening measures. The December concert will also feature a mixture of classical works and lighter holiday fare, including the Leroy Anderson Christmas carol extravaganza “A Christmas Festival” which was played for many years by Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops. Sheepscot Valley Chorus is directed by Linda Blanchard and accompanied by Sean Fleming, both of Damariscotta. The Chorus will perform their concert Sunday, December 2 at 3:00 p.m. at the Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor. Related post. More information
07/31/18 Damariscotta Schooner Cove United States
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: residents and their guests only. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 35 Schooner Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Venue phone: (207) 563-5523. The MAINE FRIENDS OF MUSIC Baroque and Beyond concerts this summer will begin at Union Church of South Bristol, Route 129 and Middle Road, on Sunday, July 15 at 4:30 pm. Free/donations. The program includes music by Couperin, Boismortier, Mozart, Gluck, Verdi, Mignone, Villa-Lobos, Rodrigo, and Bill Douglas. Members of the ensemble are soprano Mary Sullivan, flutist Linda Brunner, bassoonist David DeBolt, and pianist/harpsichordist Sean Fleming. They also will perform Tuesday, July 24 at Montpelier, The Henry Knox Museum, in Thomaston at 7:00 pm. For tickets: http://knoxmuseum.org/event/maine-friends-of-music-2018/. On Tuesday, July 31, 3:00 pm, they will be at Schooner Cove in Damariscotta in a concert for residents and their guests. For information, please call (207) 563 3915 or 644-8579. Related post. Cancelled More information
07/24/18 Thomaston Montpelier The General Henry Knox Museum United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $12 members, $15 non-members. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 354 8062. Address: Thomaston, ME 04861. Venue phone: 207-354-0858. The MAINE FRIENDS OF MUSIC Baroque and Beyond concerts this summer will begin at Union Church of South Bristol, Route 129 and Middle Road, on Sunday, July 15 at 4:30 pm. Free/donations. The program includes music by Couperin, Boismortier, Mozart, Gluck, Verdi, Mignone, Villa-Lobos, Rodrigo, and Bill Douglas. Members of the ensemble are soprano Mary Sullivan, flutist Linda Brunner, bassoonist David DeBolt, and pianist/harpsichordist Sean Fleming. They also will perform Tuesday, July 24 at Montpelier, The Henry Knox Museum, in Thomaston at 7:00 pm. For tickets: http://knoxmuseum.org/event/maine-friends-of-music-2018/. On Tuesday, July 31, 3:00 pm, they will be at Schooner Cove in Damariscotta in a concert for residents and their guests. For information, please call (207) 563 3915 or 644-8579. Related post. More information
07/15/18 South Bristol, Maine South Bristol Union Church, United Church of Christ United States
Time: 4:30pm. Admission: free, donation requested. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: State Route 29, Middle Road. Venue phone: 207-644-8242. The MAINE FRIENDS OF MUSIC Baroque and Beyond concerts this summer will begin at Union Church of South Bristol, Route 129 and Middle Road, on Sunday, July 15 at 4:30 pm. Free/donations. The program includes music by Couperin, Boismortier, Mozart, Gluck, Verdi, Mignone, Villa-Lobos, Rodrigo, and Bill Douglas. Members of the ensemble are soprano Mary Sullivan, flutist Linda Brunner, bassoonist David DeBolt, and pianist/harpsichordist Sean Fleming. They also will perform Tuesday, July 24 at Montpelier, The Henry Knox Museum, in Thomaston at 7:00 pm. For tickets: http://knoxmuseum.org/event/maine-friends-of-music-2018/. On Tuesday, July 31, 3:00 pm, they will be at Schooner Cove in Damariscotta in a concert for residents and their guests. For information, please call (207) 563 3915 or 644-8579. Related post. More information
03/10/18 South Bristol, Maine South Bristol Union Church, United Church of Christ United States
Time: 4:00pm. Admission: free, with donations accepted. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: State Route 29, Middle Road. Venue phone: 207-644-8242. ​Join Sean Fleming and his nine-piece Dam’ Rag Scotta Orchestra for the “Real Ragtime Concert,” a collection of classic, early 20th century Rag tunes, on Saturday, March 10 at 4:00 PM at the Union Church of South Bristol. With music performed in the original styles and tempos, the concert will feature compositions by Confrey, Hayden, Joplin, Lamb, Morton, Scott, and Shepherd. Included will be several works from the “Red Back Book,” a collection of Ragtime orchestral arrangements published in the early 1900s. Upbeat favorites such as Joplin’s “The Entertainer,” “Maple Leaf Rag,” and “The Easy Winners” will be mixed with slower pieces such as Lamb’s “Ragtime Nightingale” and Joplin’s “Solace.” The piano solo “Jelly Roll Blues,” an early jazz piece, will be played, as well as the novelty piano piece “Dizzy Fingers,” which is played as fast as its title would indicate. This concert is sure to be a favorite for people of all ages! The Dam’ Rag Scotta Orchestra includes the very talented musicians Linda Brunner, flute, Mitch Kihn, clarinet, Allen Millett, drums, Sean Fleming, piano, Carol Preston, Carolyn MacDonald, and Helen Newell, violins, and Richard Francis, cello. Come and help usher in the start of the spring season in the charming Union Church, nestled on beautiful Rutherford Island and found at 2178 ME-129, South Bristol, ME 04568. The concert will be free, with donations accepted to pay for repairs to the Union Church. Refreshments will be served after the concert in the parish hall opposite the church. For more information, please call 207-563-3915. Related post. More information
01/16/18 Wiscasset, ME First Congregational Church Wiscasset UCC United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 28 High St, Wiscasset, ME 04578. Venue phone: (207) 882-7544. On May 5 and 6, Sheepscot Valley Chorus and St. Cecilia Chamber Choir will present Handel’s “Israel in Egypt” with a professional orchestra. One of the world’s favorite choral treasures, “Israel in Egypt” showcases Handel’s genius for storytelling and drama. The powerful, chorus-laden oratorio vividly portrays the biblical stories in the Books of Exodus and Psalms, from the plagues of flies, frogs and hailstones, to Moses’ parting of the Red Sea. Sheepscot Chorus will begin rehearsing this thrilling musical work on Tuesday, January 16 at 7:00pm at the First Congregational Church Wiscasset UCC, 28 High Street in Wiscasset, Maine. All are encouraged to attend this first rehearsal and to sing sections of “Israel in Egypt,” under the inspired leadership of artistic director Linda Blanchard and accompanist Sean Fleming. Delicious snacks will be provided. Since 1980 Sheepscot Valley Chorus has been a thriving non-auditioned community chorus which presents varied programs of classical and popular music. Every few years the Chorus joins with the auditioned St. Cecilia Chamber Choir to present large choral works. These works have recently included Brahms’ “German Requiem” and Mendelssohn’s “Elijah.” For more information, please visit sheepscotvalleychorus.org or call Linda Blanchard at 207-380-2768. Related post. More information
12/20/17 Thomaston, ME St. John’s Episcopal Church United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 200 Main Street, Thomaston, ME 04861. Venue phone: (207) 354-8734. The Episcopal Church of Saint John Baptist presents its annual “Messiah” sing on December 20, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at St. John’s in Thomaston. Anthony Antolini conducts and Sean Fleming accompanies, joined by members of the Mozart Mentors orchestra. “Messiah,” the most well-known of George Frideric Handel’s works, relates the story of the life of Jesus. Perhaps the most famous portion of the work is the “Hallelujah” chorus. This holiday classic is a wonderful way to bring in the holidays. The Mozart Mentors Orchestra, in its tenth season, is made up of Maine string teachers and their top students, ranging in age from 10 to 18. Related post. More information
08/20/17 Boothbay Harbor Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor United States
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 633-3913. Address: 125 Townsend Ave Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1844. Venue phone: 207-633-4757. The Lincoln Festival Chorus, under the direction of Anthony Antolini, and accompanied by pianist Sean Fleming and harpist Virginia “Suki” Flanagan, will present a concert presenting an historical procession of American composers’ works, at the Bowdoin College Chapel in Brunswick on August 18 and the Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor on August 20. Both concerts will be at 7:30 PM. Lincoln Festival Chorus will present an historical procession of American composers’ works from Supply Belcher and William Billings to Randall Thompson, Samuel Barber and Myron Roberts and Duke Ellington. The featured work will be Leonard Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms.” Related post. More information
08/18/17 Brunswick Bowdoin College Chapel United States
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 633-3913. Address: 5000 College Station, Brunswick, ME 04011. Venue phone: (207) 798-4141. The Lincoln Festival Chorus, under the direction of Anthony Antolini, and accompanied by pianist Sean Fleming and harpist Virginia “Suki” Flanagan, will present a concert presenting an historical procession of American composers’ works, at the Bowdoin College Chapel in Brunswick on August 18 and the Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor on August 20. Both concerts will be at 7:30 PM. Lincoln Festival Chorus will present an historical procession of American composers’ works from Supply Belcher and William Billings to Randall Thompson, Samuel Barber and Myron Roberts and Duke Ellington. The featured work will be Leonard Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms.” Related post. More information
08/09/17 Lewiston Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul (Prince of Peace Parish) United States
Time: 12:15pm. Admission: free with donations accepted. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 122 Ash St Lewiston, ME 04240-6804. Venue phone: (207) 777-1200. Sean Fleming will present an organ recital on the historic four-manual Casavant pipe organ at the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Lewiston on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 12:15 p.m. Mr. Fleming will perform the Organ Symphony No. 1 by Alexandre Guilmant. Admission will be free. For more information, please call (207) 380-2769 or email sean68@email.com. Installed in 1938, the Casavant organ at the basilica is the largest church organ in Maine, and second in size to only the Kotzschmar organ at Merrill Auditorium, Portland. The instrument has been played by many of the world’s leading organists; including the great French organist, Marcel Dupre, and Dr. Charles-Marie Courboin. Guilmant’s First Symphony will showcase the full capabilities of the Casavant, a superb instrument designed in the style of the Cavaillé-Coll organs for which Guilmant composed his organ symphonies. An organ recitalist who has performed throughout the United States, Sean Fleming studied organ and piano with Ray Cornils, John Doney, Michael Lindsey, and Gerald McGee. For the past twenty-three years he has served as organist at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Newcastle. Related post.
07/30/17 South Bristol, Maine South Bristol Union Church, United Church of Christ United States
Time: 3:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: State Route 29, Middle Road. Venue phone: 207-644-8242. Back by popular demand, Maine Friends of Music, a professional chamber ensemble composed of flutist Linda Brunner, bassoonist David DeBolt, and keyboardist Sean Fleming, will perform at the South Bristol Union Church in South Bristol on Sunday, July 30, at 3:00 PM. The Maine Friends of Music are pleased to welcome renowned soprano Mary Sullivan as their guest for the summer season. The program will feature pieces for soprano and ensemble. Sullivan has appeared as a soloist with numerous ensembles in New England, including the Oratorio Chorale, Cantemus, the Concord Women’s Chorus, and the Lincoln Festival Chorus. Maine Friends of Music specializes in quick-paced programs that create interesting listening experiences, with a variety of tone, colors, and styles. Much of the ensemble’s repertoire features a mixture of classic eighteenth-century Baroque selections, including works by Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven, as well as twentieth century composers such as Debussy, Hindemith, Vaughan-Williams and Koechlin. New music written for the Maine Friends of Music concerts by crossover classic/jazz composer Bill Douglas, as well as material composed by Bernard Garfield, Sean Fleming, and David DeBolt expands the ensemble’s repertoire further. This concert marks the fifth time Union Church of South Bristol has hosted the popular group’s Baroque and Beyond repertoire in its beautiful sanctuary. Related post.
07/27/17 Damariscotta Schooner Cove United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 207-563-5523. Address: 35 Schooner Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Venue phone: (207) 563-5523. Back by popular demand, Maine Friends of Music, a professional chamber ensemble composed of flutist Linda Brunner, bassoonist David DeBolt, and keyboardist Sean Fleming, will perform at Schooner Cove in Damariscotta on Thursday, June 27, at 7:00 p.m. For more information, please call 207-563-5523. The Maine Friends of Music are pleased to welcome renowned soprano Mary Sullivan. The program will feature several pieces for soprano and ensemble. Sullivan has appeared as a soloist with numerous ensembles in New England, including the Oratorio Chorale, Cantemus, the Concord Women’s Chorus, and the Lincoln Festival Chorus. Maine Friends of Music specializes in quick-paced programs that create interesting listening experiences, with a variety of tone, colors, and styles. Much of the ensemble’s repertoire features a mixture of classic eighteenth-century Baroque selections, including works by Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven, as well as twentieth century composers such as Debussy, Hindemith, Vaughan-Williams and Koechlin. New music written for the Maine Friends of Music concerts by crossover classic/jazz composer Bill Douglas, as well as material composed by Bernard Garfield, Sean Fleming, and David DeBolt expands the ensemble’s repertoire further. Related post. More information
07/26/17 Thomaston Montpelier The General Henry Knox Museum United States
Time: 6:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 207-354-8062. Address: Thomaston, ME 04861. Venue phone: 207-354-0858. Back by popular demand, Maine Friends of Music, a professional chamber ensemble composed of flutist Linda Brunner, bassoonist David DeBolt, and keyboardist Sean Fleming, will perform at Montpelier – the big white house at the turn to Saint George in Thomaston – on Wedneday, June 26, at 6:30 p.m. Advance tickets can be purchased online at www.knoxmuseum.org or by calling 354-8062. The Maine Friends of Music are pleased to welcome renowned soprano Mary Sullivan. The program will feature several pieces for soprano and ensemble. Sullivan has appeared as a soloist with numerous ensembles in New England, including the Oratorio Chorale, Cantemus, the Concord Women’s Chorus, and the Lincoln Festival Chorus. Maine Friends of Music specializes in quick-paced programs that create interesting listening experiences, with a variety of tone, colors, and styles. Much of the ensemble’s repertoire features a mixture of classic eighteenth-century Baroque selections, including works by Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven, as well as twentieth century composers such as Debussy, Hindemith, Vaughan-Williams and Koechlin. New music written for the Maine Friends of Music concerts by crossover classic/jazz composer Bill Douglas, as well as material composed by Bernard Garfield, Sean Fleming, and David DeBolt expands the ensemble’s repertoire further. This concert marks the tenth time Knox Museum has hosted the popular group’s Baroque and Beyond repertoire in its Federal-period appointed Oval Room, so renowned for its acoustics. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended. For more information contact Knox Museum at (207) 354-8062 or info@knoxmuseum.org. Related post. More information
07/25/17 Lewiston Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul (Prince of Peace Parish) United States
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 122 Ash St Lewiston, ME 04240-6804. Venue phone: (207) 777-1200. Back by popular demand, Maine Friends of Music, a professional chamber ensemble composed of flutist Linda Brunner, bassoonist David DeBolt, and keyboardist Sean Fleming, will perform at St. Peter’s Basilica in Lewiston on Tuesday, July 25, at 7:30 PM. The Maine Friends of Music are pleased to welcome renowned soprano Mary Sullivan. The program will feature several pieces for soprano and ensemble. Sullivan has appeared as a soloist with numerous ensembles in New England, including the Oratorio Chorale, Cantemus, the Concord Women’s Chorus, and the Lincoln Festival Chorus. Maine Friends of Music specializes in quick-paced programs that create interesting listening experiences, with a variety of tone, colors, and styles. Much of the ensemble’s repertoire features a mixture of classic eighteenth-century Baroque selections, including works by Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven, as well as twentieth century composers such as Debussy, Hindemith, Vaughan-Williams and Koechlin. New music written for the Maine Friends of Music concerts by crossover classic/jazz composer Bill Douglas, as well as material composed by Bernard Garfield, Sean Fleming, and David DeBolt expands the ensemble’s repertoire further. This concert marks the third time the Basilica has hosted the popular group’s Baroque and Beyond repertoire in its large sanctuary. Related post.
07/23/17 Southport, Maine Church of All Saints-by-the-Sea United States
Time: 4:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Southport, ME 04576. Venue phone: 207-633-7301. Sean Fleming will play a dedicatory recital on Sunday, July 23 at 4:00 PM to celebrate the installation of a new Allen organ at the Church of All Saints-by-the-Sea in Southport, Maine. On the program: Bach’s Concerto in G Major, BWV 592 (after Ernst), Guilmant’s Organ Sonata No.1 in D minor, Op. 42, Darke’s “A Meditation on Brother James’ Air,” Maine-born composer John Knowles Paine’s “Concert Variations on The Star Spangled Banner,” Op. 3, No. 2, and Vierne’s “Carillon de Westminster,” Op. 54, No. 6. The concert will be free. All Saints-by-the-Sea is located on All Saints Road, off of Cape Newagen Road, Route 238 in Southport, Maine. Parking by the church is extremely limited so you can park on Route 238 and walk down to the chapel (it’s not far). Related post.
06/25/17 Boothbay Harbor Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor United States
Time: 4:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 125 Townsend Ave Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1844. Venue phone: 207-633-4757. Jazz singer Molly Pitcher and pianist Sean Fleming join to present an afternoon of cool jazz in the beautiful Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor, on Sunday, June 25th at 4:00 PM. Molly Pitcher is the vocalist for the Interplay Jazz Septet. She loves to create duos, trios and other combos featuring standards and other lesser known jazz tunes. There are no limits just new tunes. Related post. More information
06/02/17 Brunswick Studzinski Auditorium, Bowdoin College United States
Time: 1:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 207-725-3433. Venue phone: (207) 798-4141. Anthony Antolini conducts and Sean Fleming accompanies the annual Alumni Sing in the Tillotson Room in Gibson Hall on the Bowdoin College campus on Friday, June 2, 2017 at 1:30 PM. Now in its eleventh year, the Reunion Sing has become a popular part of Reunion Weekend for Polar Bears of all ages. Join in the open sing with Tony Antolini ’63, director of the Bowdoin Chorus. It doesn’t matter if you never sang when you were at Bowdoin—it’s never too late to join this multigenerational choir and raise your voice in song! We’ll sing preselected music that includes Bowdoin College songs, Glee Club standards, and choral masterpieces. Some will be for mixed choir, others for men’s choir—a nostalgic sound that gave rise to the slogan “Bowdoin Is a Singing College!” Related post. More information
06/02/17 Brunswick Bowdoin College United States
Time: 1:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 207-725-3433. Address: 5000 College Station, Brunswick, ME 04011. Venue phone: (207) 725-3433. Anthony Antolini conducts and Sean Fleming accompanies the annual Alumni Sing in Kanbar Auditorium in Studzinski Recital Hall on the Bowdoin College campus. Now in its eleventh year, the Reunion Sing has become a popular part of Reunion Weekend for Polar Bears of all ages. Join in the open sing with Tony Antolini ’63, director of the Bowdoin Chorus. It doesn’t matter if you never sang when you were at Bowdoin—it’s never too late to join this multigenerational choir and raise your voice in song! We’ll sing preselected music that includes Bowdoin College songs, Glee Club standards, and choral masterpieces. Some will be for mixed choir, others for men’s choir—a nostalgic sound that gave rise to the slogan “Bowdoin Is a Singing College!” Related post. More information
05/24/17 Bath, Maine Morse High School United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 826 High St, Bath, ME 04530. Venue phone: (207) 443-8250. Sandra Foreman directs and Sean Fleming accompanies the choruses of Morse High School on Wednesday, March 24, 2017 at 7:00 PM. A varied music program will be presented. Related post.
05/21/17 Newcastle St. Patrick’s Church United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 32 Pond Road, PO Box 598, Newcastle, ME. Venue phone: (207) 563-3240. The Lincoln Academy Lincolnaires, directed by Beth Preston, and accompanied by Sean Fleming, piano, present their spring concert at St Patrick Church in Newcastle on May 21, 2017 at 7:00 PM. Related post.
05/20/17 Damariscotta Lincoln County Community Theater United States
Time: 2:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2 Theater Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Venue phone: (207) 563-3424. Sean Fleming conducts and accompanies the Hearts Ever Young group in a concert of eclectic music, featuring Master of Ceremonies Nick Azzaretti, and dancers Carol Cirigliano and Carol Teel. There will be three performances at the Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta, on Thursday, May 18th at 7:00 PM, Friday, May 19th at 2:00 PM, and Saturday, May 20th at 2:00 PM. Related post.
05/19/17 Damariscotta, Maine Great Salt Bay Community School United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 559 Main St, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Venue phone: (207) 563-3091. The choruses of the Great Salt Bay Community School, under the direction of Ann-Marie Damico, and accompanied by Sean Fleming, present their spring concert on May 15th at 7:00 pm. Related post. More information
05/19/17 Damariscotta Lincoln County Community Theater United States
Time: 2:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2 Theater Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Venue phone: (207) 563-3424. Sean Fleming conducts and accompanies the Hearts Ever Young group in a concert of eclectic music, featuring Master of Ceremonies Nick Azzaretti, and dancers Carol Cirigliano and Carol Teel. There will be three performances at the Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta, on Thursday, May 18th at 7:00 PM, Friday, May 19th at 2:00 PM, and Saturday, May 20th at 2:00 PM. Related post.
05/18/17 Damariscotta Lincoln County Community Theater United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2 Theater Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Venue phone: (207) 563-3424. Sean Fleming conducts and accompanies the Hearts Ever Young group in a concert of eclectic music, featuring Master of Ceremonies Nick Azzaretti, and dancers Carol Cirigliano and Carol Teel. There will be three performances at the Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta, on Thursday, May 18th at 7:00 PM, Friday, May 19th at 2:00 PM, and Saturday, May 20th at 2:00 PM. Related post.
05/15/17 Damariscotta Schooner Cove United States
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 35 Schooner Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Venue phone: (207) 563-5523. Sean Fleming presents a free piano concert at Schooner Cove in Damariscotta on Monday, May 15 at 3:00 PM. A varied program of classical and popular music will be featured. Schooner Cove is located at 35 Schooner St, Damariscotta, Maine. Related post.
05/07/17 Newcastle Second Congregational Church United States
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: $20, students free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 51 Main Street, Newcastle, Maine 04553. Venue phone: (207) 563-3379. St. Cecilia Chamber Choir, conducted by Linda Blanchard and accompanied by Sean Fleming, will present the beautiful Duruflé Requiem on May 6 and 7 at 3:00 PM, at the Second Congregational Church in Newcastle. The Requiem will be accompanied by a professional chamber orchestra and will feature Jazmin DeRice, mezzo-soprano, and John David Adams, bass-baritone. Works by Brahms, Finzi, Haydn, Holst, Josquin, Purcell, and Söderman will also be performed. Advance tickets or reservations are strongly encouraged for this event. For more information, please visit www.ceciliachoir.org or call 207-380-2768. French composer Maurice Duruflé set the familiar Requiem text to music for choir, orchestra, and two soloists, building on Gregorian chant as the melodic basis throughout the luxurious composition. Known as a meticulous composer with only 14 published works, Duruflé penned this piece as a departure from the fire and wrath of other Requiems, instead illuminating forgiveness, peace and hope. For the second half of the program, the Choir will make its way through some choral highlights of each century, beginning with two chansons by Josquin Desprez: El Grillo (The Cricket) and Mille Regretz (“A thousand regrets at deserting you and leaving behind your loving face”). Purcell’s O give thanks unto the Lord, Z 33 will follow, accompanied by string orchestra. Der Greis, a part song by Joseph Haydn, will represent the 18th century. St. Cecilia will perform two very different works from the 19th century. Geistliches Lied is a technical tour de force written early in Brahms’ career. Its soaring word painting evokes Brahms’ later work Ein deutsches Requiem. And a piece for male chorus, Ett Bondbröllop (The Peasant Wedding), by the Swedish composer August Söderman, extols the more bawdy aspects of nuptial festivities. A piece from Gustav Holst’s Rig Veda settings for women’s chorus and harp, Hymn to the Waters, and a setting of Gerald Finzi’s God Is Gone Up for orchestra, will round out the program. For more than twenty years, St. Cecilia Chamber Choir has been providing challenging musical opportunities and music scholarships for gifted local youth. This year, four high school students are members of the Choir and will sing in the spring concerts: Phoebe Pugh of Alna, Helen Newell and Maya Bailey, both of Newcastle, and Richard Kinney of Waldoboro. Over twenty-five gifted young students have sung with the Choir since its inception, many continuing to study music in college and beyond. Related post. More information
05/06/17 Newcastle Second Congregational Church United States
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: $20, students free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 51 Main Street, Newcastle, Maine 04553. Venue phone: (207) 563-3379. St. Cecilia Chamber Choir, conducted by Linda Blanchard and accompanied by Sean Fleming, will present the beautiful Duruflé Requiem on May 6 and 7 at 3:00 PM, at the Second Congregational Church in Newcastle. The Requiem will be accompanied by a professional chamber orchestra and will feature Jazmin DeRice, mezzo-soprano, and John David Adams, bass-baritone. Works by Brahms, Finzi, Haydn, Holst, Josquin, Purcell, and Söderman will also be performed. Advance tickets or reservations are strongly encouraged for this event. For more information, please visit www.ceciliachoir.org or call 207-380-2768. French composer Maurice Duruflé set the familiar Requiem text to music for choir, orchestra, and two soloists, building on Gregorian chant as the melodic basis throughout the luxurious composition. Known as a meticulous composer with only 14 published works, Duruflé penned this piece as a departure from the fire and wrath of other Requiems, instead illuminating forgiveness, peace and hope. For the second half of the program, the Choir will make its way through some choral highlights of each century, beginning with two chansons by Josquin Desprez: El Grillo (The Cricket) and Mille Regretz (“A thousand regrets at deserting you and leaving behind your loving face”). Purcell’s O give thanks unto the Lord, Z 33 will follow, accompanied by string orchestra. Der Greis, a part song by Joseph Haydn, will represent the 18th century. St. Cecilia will perform two very different works from the 19th century. Geistliches Lied is a technical tour de force written early in Brahms’ career. Its soaring word painting evokes Brahms’ later work Ein deutsches Requiem. And a piece for male chorus, Ett Bondbröllop (The Peasant Wedding), by the Swedish composer August Söderman, extols the more bawdy aspects of nuptial festivities. A piece from Gustav Holst’s Rig Veda settings for women’s chorus and harp, Hymn to the Waters, and a setting of Gerald Finzi’s God Is Gone Up for orchestra, will round out the program. For more than twenty years, St. Cecilia Chamber Choir has been providing challenging musical opportunities and music scholarships for gifted local youth. This year, four high school students are members of the Choir and will sing in the spring concerts: Phoebe Pugh of Alna, Helen Newell and Maya Bailey, both of Newcastle, and Richard Kinney of Waldoboro. Over twenty-five gifted young students have sung with the Choir since its inception, many continuing to study music in college and beyond. Related post. More information
05/05/17 Brunswick Studzinski Auditorium, Bowdoin College United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Venue phone: (207) 798-4141. Anthony Antolini ’63 conducts the Bowdoin Chorus (Sean Fleming, accompanist) and an orchestra in the Brunswick premier of Aaron Robinson’s “This Will Be Our Reply to Violence” and “American Requiem.” Aaron Robinson is an American composer, conductor, and musicologist. He is the author of “Does God Sing? – A Musical Journey.” He created the musical work “Black Nativity – In Concert: A Gospel Celebration.” He also served as conductor and musical director in the PBS documentary “On This Island.” In 2013, he was nominated for an Emmy Award for composing Maine Public Broadcasting Network’s Maine Arts series theme music. Related post. More information
05/04/17 Brunswick Studzinski Auditorium, Bowdoin College United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Venue phone: (207) 798-4141. Anthony Antolini ’63 conducts the Bowdoin Chorus (Sean Fleming, accompanist) and an orchestra in the Brunswick premier of Aaron Robinson’s “This Will Be Our Reply to Violence” and “American Requiem.” Aaron Robinson is an American composer, conductor, and musicologist. He is the author of “Does God Sing? – A Musical Journey.” He created the musical work “Black Nativity – In Concert: A Gospel Celebration.” He also served as conductor and musical director in the PBS documentary “On This Island.” In 2013, he was nominated for an Emmy Award for composing Maine Public Broadcasting Network’s Maine Arts series theme music. Related post. More information
04/30/17 Newcastle Second Congregational Church United States
Time: 4:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 51 Main Street, Newcastle, Maine 04553. Venue phone: (207) 563-3379. Sheepscot Valley Chorus Performs the Forrest Requiem for the Living and Ellington favorites The Sheepscot Valley Chorus will perform Dan Forrest’s Requiem for the Living and Ellingtonia, a medley of songs by “Duke” Ellington, on April 29 at 4:00 and April 30 at 4:00, at the Second Congregational Church in Newcastle. Requiem for the Living by Dan Forrest, composed in 2013, is scored for mixed choir and orchestra with solos for boy soprano and tenor. Combining both liturgical and non-liturgical texts, this powerful five-movement work projects a wide range of meaningful expression, from a biting essay on the vanity and pain of mankind to a plea for mercy, and finally a celebration of eternal light. The work has received more than a hundred performances world-wide within a year of its composition, including performances in Canada, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and multiple performances at Carnegie Hall. Ellingtonia features many “Duke” Ellington favorites, including: Azure Caravan Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me Don’t Get Around Much Anymore I Got It Bad And That Ain’t Good I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart I’m Beginning to See the Light I’m Just A Lucky So And So In A Sentimental Mood It Don’t Mean a Thing (If it ain’t got That Swing) Love You Madly Mood Indigo Satin Doll Solitude Sophisticated Lady Prelude To A Kiss Take The ‘A’ Train Last fall the SVC collaborated with the beloved Coastal Chorale, which had formally ended its over twenty-year run. The SVC gained former Coastal Chorale singers and expanded its audience to include Chorale fans from the Pemaquid Peninsula. Related post. More information
04/29/17 Newcastle Second Congregational Church United States
Time: 4:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 51 Main Street, Newcastle, Maine 04553. Venue phone: (207) 563-3379. Sheepscot Valley Chorus Performs the Forrest Requiem for the Living and Ellington favorites The Sheepscot Valley Chorus will perform Dan Forrest’s Requiem for the Living and Ellingtonia, a medley of songs by “Duke” Ellington, on April 29 at 4:00 and April 30 at 4:00, at the Second Congregational Church in Newcastle. Requiem for the Living by Dan Forrest, composed in 2013, is scored for mixed choir and orchestra with solos for boy soprano and tenor. Combining both liturgical and non-liturgical texts, this powerful five-movement work projects a wide range of meaningful expression, from a biting essay on the vanity and pain of mankind to a plea for mercy, and finally a celebration of eternal light. The work has received more than a hundred performances world-wide within a year of its composition, including performances in Canada, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and multiple performances at Carnegie Hall. Ellingtonia features many “Duke” Ellington favorites, including: Azure Caravan Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me Don’t Get Around Much Anymore I Got It Bad And That Ain’t Good I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart I’m Beginning to See the Light I’m Just A Lucky So And So In A Sentimental Mood It Don’t Mean a Thing (If it ain’t got That Swing) Love You Madly Mood Indigo Satin Doll Solitude Sophisticated Lady Prelude To A Kiss Take The ‘A’ Train Last fall the SVC collaborated with the beloved Coastal Chorale, which had formally ended its over twenty-year run. The SVC gained former Coastal Chorale singers and expanded its audience to include Chorale fans from the Pemaquid Peninsula. Related post. More information
04/25/17 Newcastle Lincoln Home United States
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 22 River Road, Newcastle, ME 04553. Venue phone: 563-3350. Bass-baritone John David Adams and Sean Fleming present a program of light classical and popular selections at The Lincoln Home in Newcastle on Tuesday, April 25 at 3:00 PM. The public is welcome at this free event! Related post.
04/21/17 Yarmouth, Maine Yarmouth Performing Arts Center United States
Time: 6:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 286 West Elm Street, Yarmouth, ME 04096. Nora Krainis conducts and Sean Fleming accompanies the choruses of North Yarmouth Academy. A varied music program will be presented. Related post.
04/01/17 Rockland, Maine Rockland Elks Lodge United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 210 Rankin St, Rockland, ME 04841. Venue phone: (207) 594-2238. Sean Fleming on piano with Chuck McGregor on bass and Doug Kennedy on drums play for an auction to benefit MCC, the Midcoast Community Chorus. Details to be announced! Related post.
03/17/17 - 03/19/17 Damariscotta Lincoln County Community Theater United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $20 Adults / $18 LT member / $5 Youth 18 and under. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 563-3424. Address: 2 Theater Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Venue phone: (207) 563-3424. LCCT Presents: Mary Poppins – In Concert Suitable for the entire family! Come join us for a tuneful adventure, “practically perfect in every way.” Showing: Fri, Mar 17 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Mar 18 @ 2 pm Sat, Mar 18 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Mar 19 @ 2 pm Tickets: $20 Adults / $18 LT member / $5 Youth 18 and under As many of these concerts in the past have been completely sold-out, we encourage you to get your tickets early. They can be obtained by calling the box office at 563-3424 or visiting the theater office on 2 Theater Street in Damariscotta from Tuesday to Thursday, 10 am to 1 pm. Sean Fleming will play in the orchestra as part of this event. Related post. More information
02/20/17 Damariscotta Schooner Cove United States
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 35 Schooner Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Venue phone: (207) 563-5523. Sean Fleming presents a free piano concert at Schooner Cove in Damariscotta on Monday, February 20 at 3:00. A varied program of classical and popular music will be featured. Schooner Cove is located at 35 Schooner St, Damariscotta, Maine. Related post.
02/17/17 - 02/21/17 Yarmouth, Maine North Yarmouth Academy United States
Time: 6:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 148 Main Street. Venue phone: 207-846-9051. The students at North Yarmouth Academy present “Seussical,” accompanied by Sean Fleming on piano. There will be four performances on Friday, February 17 at 6:30 PM, Saturday, February 18 at 2:00 PM and 6:30 PM, and Sunday, February 19 at 2:00 PM. Related post. More information
02/13/17 Newcastle Lincoln Home United States
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 22 River Road, Newcastle, ME 04553. Venue phone: 563-3350. Sean Fleming will come to The Lincoln Home for a one hour concert and sing-a-long featuring Love Songs the day before Valentine’s Day. Come and listen, sing and remember some highlights of your life through music on Monday, February 13, from 3:00 to 4:00pm. The Lincoln Home is located at 22 River Road, overlooking the Damariscotta River, in Newcastle. For more information, please contact Rhonda Hanna, Director of Community Life, at 207-563-3350. Related post.
02/11/17 Bath, Maine Chocolate Church Arts Center United States
Time: 2:00pm. Admission: $15 indiv | $25 couple. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 442-8455. Address: 804 Washington St., Bath, Maine 04530. Venue phone: (207) 442-8455. Grab your Sweetie for an afternoon escape for a serenade of romantic tunes and croon to beloved torch songs. Hot Chocolate Valentine Cabaret celebrates love and friendship in our cozy Curtis Room. Enjoy timeless romantic songs performed by local favorites: Andy Barber, Alison Lee Freeman, and Liz Lannon with Sean Fleming on piano, and many special guests. There will also be dessert and a cash bar. Hot Chocolate Valentine Cabaret “Love for All Seasons” promotes and raises funds for the 9th Hot Chocolate Jubilee, “Life Begins @ 40”, a community variety show benefiting the CCAC presented March 30-31, and April 1-2, 2017. Related post. More information
01/28/17 Windham, Maine Windham High School United States
Time: 3:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 406 Gray Rd, Windham, ME 04062. Venue phone: (207) 892-1810. Beth Preston conducts and Sean Fleming accompanies the mixed chorus at the MMEA District 2 High School Honors Festival concert. On the program: My Spirit Sang All Day — Gerald Finzi Wade in de Water — arr. Allen Koepke Psalm 150 — Andrew Bleckner Go Down Moses — Mark Hayes Run to You — Pentatonix, arr. Kirby Shaw Related post.
01/24/17 - 03/11/17 Newcastle St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church United States
Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 11 Glidden Street, Newcastle, ME 04553. Venue phone: (207) 563-3533. St. Cecilia Chamber Choir Auditions for Duruflé Requiem Performance. Now is the perfect time to join St. Cecilia Chamber Choir, as we prepare to perform the Requiem of Maurice Duruflé. French composer Duruflé set the familiar Requiem text to music for choir, organ, and two soloists, building on Gregorian chant as the melodic basis throughout the luxurious composition. Known as a meticulous composer with only 14 published works, Duruflé penned this piece as a departure from the fire and wrath of other Requiems, instead illuminating forgiveness, peace and hope. Don’t miss the chance to be part of this special concert on May 6 and 7 that will feature soloist mezzo-soprano Jazmin DeRice and bass-baritone John David Adams! To schedule an audition, call director Linda Blanchard at (207) 380-2768 or email audition@ceciliachoir.org. Auditions for all voice parts are scheduled by appointment. The ability to read music is much preferred, but those who cannot read may participate by spending extra time learning the music at home with the aid of provided practice materials. We especially encourage gifted student singers to audition. Rehearsals are in Newcastle on Wednesday nights, 7:00-9:00 p.m., at St. Andrew’s Church. The Choir is directed by Linda Blanchard, M.A. Conducting, University of Michigan School of Music, Ann Arbor, and A.B. Bowdoin College, and accompanied by Sean Fleming, both of Damariscotta. St. Cecilia Chamber Choir is a fully auditioned community chorus based in Newcastle and founded in 1995. Our mission is to present outstanding performances of the very best choral repertoire; to provide challenging musical opportunities to gifted local youth; to support our community with outreach programs; and to support Maine composers through the commission and performance of new music. For more information about the Choir, please visit our website at ceciliachoir.org. Related post. More information
01/17/17 Wiscasset, Maine First Congregational Church Wiscasset UCC United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 28 High St, Wiscasset, ME 04578. Venue phone: 2078827544. Sheepscot Valley Chorus Invites New Members for its Spring Season to sing the Forrest “Requiem for the Living” and Ellington favorites! The Sheepscot Valley Chorus is heading into its spring season with its first rehearsal slated for Tuesday, January 17th at 7:00 PM, and new members are most welcome to join. The chorus has been singing for thirty-six years and is directed by Linda Blanchard, with accompanist Sean Fleming. The fall season will lead up to two concerts on April 29th and 30th that will feature Dan Forrest’s “Requiem for the Living,” and “Ellingtonia,” a medley of songs by “Duke” Ellington. The “Requiem for the Living” by Dan Forrest, composed in 2013, is scored for mixed choir and orchestra with solos for boy soprano and tenor. Combining both liturgical and non-liturgical texts, this powerful five-movement work projects a wide range of meaningful expression, from a biting essay on the vanity and pain of mankind to a plea for mercy, and finally a celebration of eternal light. The work has received more than a hundred performances world-wide within a year of its composition, including performances in Canada, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and multiple performances at Carnegie Hall. “Ellingtonia” features many “Duke” Ellington favorites, including: Azure Caravan Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me Don’t Get Around Much Anymore I Got It Bad And That Ain’t Good I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart I’m Beginning to See the Light I’m Just A Lucky So And So In A Sentimental Mood It Don’t Mean a Thing (If it ain’t got That Swing) Love You Madly Mood Indigo Satin Doll Solitude Sophisticated Lady Prelude To A Kiss Take The ‘A’ Train New singers are welcomed in without audition. While it is helpful to have some basic ability to read music, there are practice CD’s made available to help members to learn their parts. Every rehearsal has some laughter and camaraderie, even – or especially – during the final weeks preparing for concert. Last fall the SVC collaborated with the beloved Coastal Chorale, which had formally ended its over twenty-year run. The SVC gained former Coastal Chorale singers and expanded its audience to include Chorale fans from the Pemaquid Peninsula. The Sheepscot Valley Chorus rehearses Tuesday nights at 7:00 PM in the fellowship hall of the First Congregational Church in Wiscasset. Come sing! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uG0cbu5vsmM Related post. More information
01/15/17 Rockport Strom Auditorium United States
Time: 4:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 207-975-0582. Address: 25 Keelson Drive, Rockport ME 04856. Venue phone: (207) 236-7800 ext. 263. Midcoast Community Chorus, under the direction of Mimi Bornstein and accompanied by Sean Fleming. Presents their winter concert on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 4:00 PM, at the Strom Auditorium in the Camden Hills Regional High School. For more information please call 207-975-0582, or visit mccsings.org. Related post. More information
12/18/16 Newcastle Second Congregational Church United States
Time: 4:00pm. Address: 51 Main Street, Newcastle, Maine 04553. Venue phone: (207) 563-3379. The Tapestry Singers, directed by Beth Preston and accompanied by Sean Fleming, organ and piano, present their Christmas concert Woven In Song: December Tapestry” on December 17th at 7:30 and December 18th at 4:00, at the Second Congregational Church of Newcastle. Featured will be “Stars” by Ēriks Ešenvalds, “Ah, Bleak and Chill the Wintry Wind” by Alfred Burt, “Calm on the Listening Ear of Night” by David C. Dickau, “The Carol of the Birds” and “Jesus, Jesus, Rest Your Head” by John Jacob Niles, “In The Bleak Midwinter” by Brian Edward Galante, “I Saw Three Ships” by Robert Taylor, and more Christmas favorites. Related post. More information
12/17/16 Newcastle Second Congregational Church United States
Time: 7:30pm. Address: 51 Main Street, Newcastle, Maine 04553. Venue phone: (207) 563-3379. The Tapestry Singers, directed by Beth Preston and accompanied by Sean Fleming, organ and piano, present their Christmas concert Woven In Song: December Tapestry” on December 17th at 7:30 and December 18th at 4:00, at the Second Congregational Church of Newcastle. Featured will be “Stars” by Ēriks Ešenvalds, “Ah, Bleak and Chill the Wintry Wind” by Alfred Burt, “Calm on the Listening Ear of Night” by David C. Dickau, “The Carol of the Birds” and “Jesus, Jesus, Rest Your Head” by John Jacob Niles, “In The Bleak Midwinter” by Brian Edward Galante, “I Saw Three Ships” by Robert Taylor, and more Christmas favorites. Related post. More information
12/14/16 Thomaston, ME St. John’s Episcopal Church United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 200 Main Street, Thomaston, ME 04861. Venue phone: (207) 354-8734. The Episcopal Church of Saint John Baptist presents its annual “Messiah” sing on December 14, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at St. John’s in Thomaston. Anthony Antolini conducts and Sean Fleming accompanies, joined by members of the Mozart Mentors orchestra. “Messiah,” the most well-known of George Frideric Handel’s works, relates the story of the life of Jesus. Perhaps the most famous portion of the work is the “Hallelujah” chorus. This holiday classic is a wonderful way to bring in the holidays. The Mozart Mentors Orchestra, in its eighth season, is made up of Maine string teachers and their top students, ranging in age from 10 to 18. Related post. More information
12/11/16 Newcastle St. Patrick’s Church United States
Time: 4:00pm. Admission: free – donations accepted. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 32 Pond Road, PO Box 598, Newcastle, ME. Venue phone: (207) 563-3240. The Lincoln Academy Lincolnaires, directed by Beth Preston, and accompanied by Sean Fleming, piano, present their winter concert, “Sounds of the Season”, at St. Patrick Church in Newcastle on December 11, 2016 at 4:00 pm. Related post.
12/10/16 Brunswick Bowdoin College Chapel United States
Time: 4:00pm. Admission: $20 for adults, free for students. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 5000 College Station, Brunswick, ME 04011. Venue phone: (207) 798-4141. The St. Cecilia Chamber Choir, conducted by Linda Blanchard and accompanied by Sean Fleming, will present its annual Lessons and Carols Christmas concerts on December 9th at 7:30 PM, at the Second Congregational Church in Newcastle, and December 10th at 4:00 PM, at the Bowdoin College Chapel in Brunswick. Advance tickets or reservations are strongly encouraged for this popular event. Tickets are $20 for adults, free for students, and can be purchased at Sherman’s Maine Coast Book Shop & Cafe in Damariscotta, Gulf of Maine Books in Brunswick, Treats in Wiscasset, or online at www.ceciliachoir.org. For more information, please visit St. Cecilia’s website or call 207-380-2768. Featured at the concert will be “People Look East” by Francis, “Salvation is Created” by Chesnokov, “Gaude Virgo” by Josquin des Prez, “Joseph, lieber Joseph mein” by Praetorius, “Ding dong merrily on high” by Wood, “Sing We To This Merry Company” by Rutter, “Coventry Carol” and “The Holly And The Ivy” by Ola Gjeilo, “Sussex Carol” by Willcocks, “Wassail Song” by Vaughan Williams, and sing-along carols. Hermione Blanchard Fleming, age eleven, of Damariscotta and Elizabeth Wallace, age ten, of Newcastle, will lead the candlelight processionals and sing “Silent Night” as a duet. This concert is sure to be a treat for the whole family! For more than twenty years, St. Cecilia Chamber Choir has been providing challenging musical opportunities and music scholarships for gifted local youth. This year, two Lincoln Academy students are members of the Choir and will sing in the Christmas concerts: Helen Newell and Maya Bailey, both of Newcastle. Since the Choir’s inception, over twenty-five gifted young students have sung with us, many continuing to study music in college and beyond. Related post. More information
12/09/16 Newcastle Second Congregational Church United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $20 for adults, free for students. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 51 Main Street, Newcastle, Maine 04553. Venue phone: (207) 563-3379. The St. Cecilia Chamber Choir, conducted by Linda Blanchard and accompanied by Sean Fleming, will present its annual Lessons and Carols Christmas concerts on December 9th at 7:30 PM, at the Second Congregational Church in Newcastle, and December 10th at 4:00 PM, at the Bowdoin College Chapel in Brunswick. Advance tickets or reservations are strongly encouraged for this popular event. Tickets are $20 for adults, free for students, and can be purchased at Sherman’s Maine Coast Book Shop & Cafe in Damariscotta, Gulf of Maine Books in Brunswick, Treats in Wiscasset, or online at www.ceciliachoir.org. For more information, please visit St. Cecilia’s website or call 207-380-2768. Featured at the concert will be “People Look East” by Francis, “Salvation is Created” by Chesnokov, “Gaude Virgo” by Josquin des Prez, “Joseph, lieber Joseph mein” by Praetorius, “Ding dong merrily on high” by Wood, “Sing We To This Merry Company” by Rutter, “Coventry Carol” and “The Holly And The Ivy” by Ola Gjeilo, “Sussex Carol” by Willcocks, “Wassail Song” by Vaughan Williams, and sing-along carols. Hermione Blanchard Fleming, age eleven, of Damariscotta and Elizabeth Wallace, age ten, of Newcastle, will lead the candlelight processionals and sing “Silent Night” as a duet. This concert is sure to be a treat for the whole family! For more than twenty years, St. Cecilia Chamber Choir has been providing challenging musical opportunities and music scholarships for gifted local youth. This year, two Lincoln Academy students are members of the Choir and will sing in the Christmas concerts: Helen Newell and Maya Bailey, both of Newcastle. Since the Choir’s inception, over twenty-five gifted young students have sung with us, many continuing to study music in college and beyond. Related post. More information
12/04/16 Boothbay Harbor Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor United States
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: $15. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 2073802768. Address: 125 Townsend Ave Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1844. Venue phone: 207-633-4757. Sheepscot Valley Chorus celebrates its 36th season with their Christmas concert Sunday, December 4th, at 3:00 p.m., at Boothbay Harbor Congregational Church. Featured on the program is the Respighi’s “Laud to the Nativity,” accompanied by Sean Fleming on organ, and featuring soprano Mary Sullivan, mezzo-soprano Jazmin DeRice, and tenor Timothy Neill Johnson. In 1930, Ottorino Respighi composed “Lauda per la Natività del Signore”, the only sacred choral piece among his works. In this song of praise to the miracle of Christmas majestic sounding choral passages alternate with the soloistic roles of Maria, the Angel and the shepherd, accompanied by the sound of pastoral instruments. The music is varied, containing stylistic elements ranging from the late romantic to neo-baroque, as well as echoes of Gregorian chant. The second half of the concert will feature one of Bruckner’s beautiful Ave Maria settings, three carols by Sir Arthur Sullivan of Gilbert and Sullivan fame, an arrangement of the traditional French carol “Quittez, Pasteurs” by John Rutter, and other Christmas hits. Sheepscot Chorus is lead by director Linda Blanchard and accompanist Sean Fleming, both of Damariscotta. Tickets may be purchased at Maine Coast Book Shop, Sherman’s Books, Treats, and at the door. Tickets are $15 for adults and free to students. For more information, please visit our website at sheepscotvalleychorus.org. Related post.
11/29/16 Rockport Strom Auditorium United States
Time: 1:45pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 207-956-0876. Address: 25 Keelson Drive, Rockport ME 04856. Venue phone: (207) 236-7800 ext. 263. Maine Pro Musica, conducted by Janna Hymes and with Sean Fleming on piano, present “Postcards of America” an educational concert ,on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 12:30 pm and 1:45 pm (snow date December 1), at the Strom Auditorium on the Camden Hills Regional High School campus in Rockport. Maine Pro Musica is an orchestra comprised of professional musicians who perform year round throughout the state. It was founded by Rockport resident Janna Hymes, the Conductor and Music Director of the Williamsburg Symphony in Virginia. Maine Pro Musica’s inaugural concert was held August 2008 at Camden Harbor Park and was followed in December by a Holiday Pops Concert at the Camden Opera House, an annual event for our community. The mission of Maine Pro Musica is to enrich our communities with first class musical performances. Its diverse repertoire is inspiring and artistically rewarding, engaging audiences of all ages. With a strong commitment to education, Maine Pro Musica hopes to present curriculum based programs. Our educational concerts will introduce the instruments of the orchestra and uncover the mysteries of music. These programs promise to inspire and excite young audiences as we spread the magic of music. Related post. More information
11/29/16 Rockport Strom Auditorium United States
Time: 12:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 207-956-0876. Address: 25 Keelson Drive, Rockport ME 04856. Venue phone: (207) 236-7800 ext. 263. Maine Pro Musica, conducted by Janna Hymes and with Sean Fleming on piano, present “Postcards of America” an educational concert ,on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 12:30 pm and 1:45 pm (snow date December 1), at the Strom Auditorium on the Camden Hills Regional High School campus in Rockport. Maine Pro Musica is an orchestra comprised of professional musicians who perform year round throughout the state. It was founded by Rockport resident Janna Hymes, the Conductor and Music Director of the Williamsburg Symphony in Virginia. Maine Pro Musica’s inaugural concert was held August 2008 at Camden Harbor Park and was followed in December by a Holiday Pops Concert at the Camden Opera House, an annual event for our community. The mission of Maine Pro Musica is to enrich our communities with first class musical performances. Its diverse repertoire is inspiring and artistically rewarding, engaging audiences of all ages. With a strong commitment to education, Maine Pro Musica hopes to present curriculum based programs. Our educational concerts will introduce the instruments of the orchestra and uncover the mysteries of music. These programs promise to inspire and excite young audiences as we spread the magic of music. Related post. More information
11/26/16 Rockland, Maine Rockland Congregational Church United States
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: free – donations accepted. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 180 Limerock Street. Venue phone: 207-594-8656. Renowned soprano Kathryn DerMarderosian and pianist and organist Sean Fleming collaborate on a concert to benefit the Rockland Nursing Association. Selections from musicals and Ragtime will be performed. Related post.
11/19/16 Brunswick Studzinski Auditorium, Bowdoin College United States
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Venue phone: (207) 798-4141. With Anthony Antolini ’63 at the podium, and Bowdoin Chorus accompanist Sean Fleming at the piano, the Chorus collaborates with harpist Virginia Flanagan in a concert of seasonal music entitled “Harps of Gold.” Featured works include Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols, Frank Ferko’s Festival of Carols, Kirke Mechem’s Seven Joys of Christmas, Randall Thompson’s Alleluia, and Michael Larkin’s Fantasy on Creator of the Stars of Night. Virginia Flanagan is harpist with the Midcoast, Bangor and Augusta Symphonies and director of “Hands-On Harp,” a group-format beginner-level introduction to harp playing in mid-coast Maine. Doors open 30 minutes before each concert. Related post. More information
11/19/16 Lewiston Bates College United States
Time: 9:00am. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2 Andrews Rd, Lewiston, Maine 04240. Venue phone: (207) 786-6255. Sean Fleming accompanies singers at the NATS music theater competition at Bates College. Related post.
11/18/16 Brunswick Studzinski Auditorium, Bowdoin College United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Venue phone: (207) 798-4141. With Anthony Antolini ’63 at the podium, and Bowdoin Chorus accompanist Sean Fleming at the piano, the Chorus collaborates with harpist Virginia Flanagan in a concert of seasonal music entitled “Harps of Gold.” Featured works include Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols, Frank Ferko’s Festival of Carols, Kirke Mechem’s Seven Joys of Christmas, Randall Thompson’s Alleluia, and Michael Larkin’s Fantasy on Creator of the Stars of Night. Virginia Flanagan is harpist with the Midcoast, Bangor and Augusta Symphonies and director of “Hands-On Harp,” a group-format beginner-level introduction to harp playing in mid-coast Maine. Doors open 30 minutes before each concert. Related post. More information
11/13/16 Newcastle Second Congregational Church United States
Time: 4:00pm. Admission: free – donations accepted. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 51 Main Street, Newcastle, Maine 04553. Venue phone: (207) 563-3379. The Second Congregational Church, UCC will be the host church for the Harvest/Thanksgiving Ecumenical Choir Festival in the church sanctuary. Five individual choirs from local churches, plus individual singers from other congregations, will present anthems. The entire group will join in singing two combined anthems, accompanied by organ, piano, handbells, and timpani. The community is invited to this event and to the reception following in the fellowship hall. There are no tickets, but a free-will offering to benefit the community Thanksgiving baskets will be received. For more information, contact the church at 563-3379. Related post. More information
11/06/16 Lewiston Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul (Prince of Peace Parish) United States
Time: 4:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 122 Ash St Lewiston, ME 04240-6804. Venue phone: (207) 777-1200. The Maine Friends of Music ​chamber group ​will perform a varied Baroque and Beyond concert on Sunday, November 6 at 4:30 PM at St. Peter’s Basilica in Lewiston, Maine. The program will include music by Boismortier, Couperin, Devienne, Mozart, Beethoven, Field, Faure, and Joplin. Members of the ensemble are Sean Fleming, piano and harpsichord; Linda Brunner, flute; and David DeBolt, bassoon. The Maine Friends of Music is known for its varied programs, and this concert carries on that tradition. The concert will begin with a suite of dance music for bassoon by the French composer Joseph Bodin de Boismortier. Selections from Couperin’s “Les goûts-réunis, ou Nouveaux concerts” will follow; a piece in which the harpsichord and the full ensemble alternate. A flute sonata by Devienne, the “French Mozart”, a movement from Mozart’s sonata in B-flat major for bassoon, and a beautiful nocturne for solo piano by the Irish composer John Field, a predecessor to Chopin, will be played. The concert will end with a set of variations for flute, bassoon, and forte-piano written a by a teenage Ludwig Beethoven, and an arrangement for the full group of Scott Joplin’s “The Entertainer.” Related post.
11/05/16 Newcastle St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church United States
Time: 3:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 11 Glidden Street, Newcastle, ME 04553. Venue phone: (207) 563-3533. The Maine Friends of Music ​chamber group ​will perform a varied Baroque and Beyond concert on Saturday, November 5 at 3:00 PM at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Newcastle, Maine. The program will include music by Boismortier, Couperin, Devienne, Mozart, Beethoven, Field, Faure, and Joplin. Members of the ensemble are Sean Fleming, piano and harpsichord; Linda Brunner, flute; and David DeBolt, bassoon. The Maine Friends of Music is known for its varied programs, and this concert carries on that tradition. The concert will begin with a suite of dance music for bassoon by the French composer Joseph Bodin de Boismortier. Selections from Couperin’s “Les goûts-réunis, ou Nouveaux concerts” will follow; a piece in which the harpsichord and the full ensemble alternate. A flute sonata by Devienne, the “French Mozart”, a movement from Mozart’s sonata in B-flat major for bassoon, and a beautiful nocturne for solo piano by the Irish composer John Field, a predecessor to Chopin, will be played. The concert will end with a set of variations for flute, bassoon, and forte-piano written a by a teenage Ludwig Beethoven, and an arrangement for the full group of Scott Joplin’s “The Entertainer.” Related post. More information
11/04/16 Rockland, Maine Farnsworth Art Museum United States
Time: 2:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 596-6457. Address: 16 Museum St, Rockland, ME 04841. Venue phone: (207) 596-6457. The Maine Friends of Music ​chamber group ​will perform a varied Baroque and Beyond concert on Friday, November 4 at 2:00 PM at the The Farnsworth Museum in Rockland, Maine. The program will include music by Boismortier, Couperin, Devienne, Mozart, Beethoven, Field, Faure, and Joplin. Members of the ensemble are Sean Fleming, piano and harpsichord; Linda Brunner, flute; and David DeBolt, bassoon. The Maine Friends of Music is known for its varied programs, and this concert carries on that tradition. The concert will begin with a suite of dance music for bassoon by the French composer Joseph Bodin de Boismortier. Selections from Couperin’s “Les goûts-réunis, ou Nouveaux concerts” will follow; a piece in which the harpsichord and the full ensemble alternate. A flute sonata by Devienne, the “French Mozart”, a movement from Mozart’s sonata in B-flat major for bassoon, and a beautiful nocturne for solo piano by the Irish composer John Field, a predecessor to Chopin, will be played. The concert will end with a set of variations for flute, bassoon, and forte-piano written a by a teenage Ludwig Beethoven, and an arrangement for the full group of Scott Joplin’s “The Entertainer.” Related post. More information
10/30/16 Newcastle St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church United States
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: free – donations accepted. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 11 Glidden Street, Newcastle, ME 04553. Venue phone: (207) 563-3533. Damariscotta organist Sean Fleming will present an organ recital at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Newcastle on Sunday, October 30th at 3:00 p.m. Featured on the fine 1888 Hutchings organ will be Bach’s “St. Anne” prelude and fugue, Mendelssohn’s Sonata No. 3, Guilmant’s paraphrase of a chorus from Handel’s “Judas Maccabeus” (“To thine be the glory…”), a choral prelude on “St. Columba” by Charles Villiers Stanford, the famous “Carillon de Westminster” by Louis Vierne, and “Concert Variations on The Star Spangled Banner” by the Maine-born composer John Knowles Paine. There will be no charge for the concert, but donations will be accepted to benefit outreach programs at St. Andrew’s. For more information contact the St. Andrew’s office at 207-563-3533, or Sean Fleming at sean68@email.com or seanfleming.org. The church is located at 11 Glidden Street in Newcastle. Sean Fleming is renowned for his work as organist, pianist, music director, and accompanist throughout the United States. He serves as music director for the Young at Heart group, assistant director and accompanist of Midcoast Community Chorus, and accompanies Bowdoin Chorus, Lincoln Festival Chorus, St. Cecilia Chamber Choir, and Sheepscot Chorus. He regularly works with Downeast Singers and Tapestry Singers. He has worked with the Ann Arbor Camerata, Bowdoin College Chamber Choir, Bowdoin Summer Music Festival Chorus, Oratorio Chorale, University of Michigan Gilbert and Sullivan Society, and the University of Southern Maine Chorale and Chamber Singers. Sean has performed as accompanist in recitals at Bates College, Bowdoin College, Colby College, Round Top Center for the Arts, University of Southern Maine, University of Michigan School of Music and many other venues. He serves as organist at St. Andrew’s, Newcastle. Related post. More information
10/09/16 Camden First Congregational Church United States
Time: 4:00pm. Admission: free – donations accepted. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 207-236-4821. Address: 55 Elm Street, Camden, ME 04843. Venue phone: 207-236-4821. Pianist Sean Fleming and bassist Chuck McGregor will present an uplifting collection of novelty piano, ragtime, early jazz, and stride pieces on Sunday, Oct. 9, at 4:00 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Camden, 55 Elm Street, on Route 1. The concert will well-known and rarely-played compositions by “Zez” Confrey, George Gershwin, Scott Joplin, Joseph F. Lamb, “Jelly Roll” Morton, “Fats” Waller and more. This concert is presented as part of the Friends of Music Concert Series, an outreach program of the First Congregational Church of Camden. A reception will follow the concert in the church’s Pilgrim Room with light refreshments and an opportunity to meet and discuss the music with the musicians. As always, each Friends of Music concert is free and open to the public, although donations to sustain the program are cheerfully accepted at the door. For more information, call 207-236-4821. Related post. More information
10/07/16 Newcastle St. Patrick’s Church United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $15 adults/$7 students/free under 12. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 207-882-9628. Address: 32 Pond Road, PO Box 598, Newcastle, ME. Venue phone: (207) 563-3240. The evenings are drawing in all over Maine and what better way to begin the fall season than with an evening of classical music! John Reinhardt, bass-baritone, and Sean Fleming, piano-forte, will present musical masterpieces of Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms, and Robert Schumann at St. Patrick Church at 380 Academy Hill Road in Newcastle, on Friday evening, Oct. 7 at 7:30. Mr. Fleming will perform the “Impromptu in A-flat Major,” “Op. 142, No. 2” by Franz Schubert and the “Intermezzo in A Major, Op. 118, No. 2” by Johannes Brahms. Mr. Reinhardt will sing “An die Musik” and “Der Wanderer” by Schubert, and lieder by Brahms of “Auf dem Kirchhofe” and “Wie bist du meine Konigin.” In the second half of the program, both performers combine their musical artistry in Robert Schumann’s towering musical masterpiece, “Dicterliebe,” a cycle of 16 songs based on poems by Heinrich Heine. Tickets can be purchased at the door or at Sherman’s Bookstore in Damariscotta. Prices range from $15 for adults, $7 for students and children under 12, free. For additional information and details please contact: Giova Management, 207-882-9628 or giova@wiscasset.net. Related post. More information
09/09/16 Waldoboro, ME Broad Bay Congregational United Church of Christ United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: free – donations accepted. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 207-832-6898. Address: 941 Main St.. Venue phone: 207-832-6898. Damariscotta organist Sean Fleming will present an organ recital at the Broad Bay Congregational United Church of Christ in Waldoboro on Friday, September 9th at 7:00 pm. Featured on the 1875 Hook and Hastings organ will be Bach’s “St. Anne” prelude and fugue, Mendelssohn’s Sonata No. 3, Guilmant’s paraphrase from a chorus from Handel’s “Judas Maccabeus” (“To thine be the glory…”), a choral prelude on “St. Columba” by Charles Villiers Stanford, Vierne’s famous “Carillon de Westminster”, and “Concert Variations on The Star Spangled Banner” by the Maine-born composer John Knowles Paine. There will be no charge for the concert, but donations will be accepted to benefit Broad Bay’s programs. For more information contact the Broad Bay Church at 207-832-6898, waldoucc@midcoast.com, or www.BroadBayChurch.org. The church is located at 941 Main St., Waldoboro (near the Post Office). So begins the second decade of Broad Bay Church annual organ concerts. This is Sean’s second performance at the annual concert and he is among the ranks of other skilled organists who have celebrated Opus #793. Kevin Birch from Bangor has performed five times, including the first three concerts starting in 2006, followed by mid coast organists Leticia van Vuuren, Jay Zoller, and Carroll Smith. Related post. More information
08/14/16 Boothbay Harbor, Maine The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor United States
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 633-3913. Address: 86 Townsend Avenue, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04575. Venue phone: (207) 633-6855. The Lincoln Festival Chorus, under the direction of Anthony Antolini, and accompanied by Sean Fleming, presents its annual summer concerts on August 12th and 14th at 7:30 pm. Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “Dona Nobis Pacem” will be performed with the DaPonte String Quartet, pianist Sean Fleming, soprano Suzanne Nance, and bass John David Adams. Written in 1936, “Dona Nobis Pacem” is Vaughan Williams’ stirring plea for peace following World War I and with Germany, Italy and Spain pushing Europe toward World War II. It is a beautiful multi-movement work setting the poetry of Walt Whitman and selections from the Bible. For more information, please call (207) 633-3913, or visit lincolnartsfestival.net. Related post. More information
08/12/16 Boothbay Harbor, Maine The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor United States
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 633-3913. Address: 86 Townsend Avenue, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04575. Venue phone: (207) 633-6855. The Lincoln Festival Chorus, under the direction of Anthony Antolini, and accompanied by Sean Fleming, presents its annual summer concerts on August 12th and 14th at 7:30 pm. Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “Dona Nobis Pacem” will be performed with the DaPonte String Quartet, pianist Sean Fleming, soprano Suzanne Nance, and bass John David Adams. Written in 1936, “Dona Nobis Pacem” is Vaughan Williams’ stirring plea for peace following World War I and with Germany, Italy and Spain pushing Europe toward World War II. It is a beautiful multi-movement work setting the poetry of Walt Whitman and selections from the Bible. For more information, please call (207) 633-3913, or visit lincolnartsfestival.net. Related post. More information
07/31/16 Boothbay Harbor Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor United States
Time: 4:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 125 Townsend Ave Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1844. Venue phone: 207-633-4757. Renowned organist Sean Fleming will present an organ recital at the Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor on July 31st at 4:00 pm. Featured on the 1992 Austin organ will be “Offertoire in E Flat Major” by Franck, “Organ Sonata No.1 in D minor” by Guilmant, “Canzona” from the “Folkloric Suite” by Langlais, Darke’s “A Meditation on Brother James’ Air,” “Concert Variations on Austria” composed by Maine-born composer John Knowles Paine, and the virtuosic “Rhumba” by Robert Elmore. There will be no charge for the concert. Donations will be accepted to benefit the American Hospital in Gaziantep, Turkey, near the Syrian border. For more information contact the church at 207-633-4757 or sean68@email.com. The church is located at 125 Townsend Avenue, Boothbay Harbor. Related post. More information
07/10/16 Warren, Maine Woolen Mill Park United States
Time: 2:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 207-273-2622. Address: Main Street. Venue phone: 207-273-2622. ***Cancelled because of rain.*** Join pianist Sean Fleming, bassist Chuck McGregor, and drummer Allen Millett for the “Piano Potpourri Concert,” a collection of classical, jazz, rock, and Ragtime pieces, on Sunday, July 10th at 2:00, at the Woolen Mill Park in Warren. The concert will feature both old and new compositions by Stephen Foster, Scott Joplin, Alan Menken, Freddie Mercury, “Jelly Roll” Morton, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and “Fats” Waller. A rare set of variations on Foster’s famous song, “Beautiful Dreamer,” will be featured. Joplin’s famous Rag “The Entertainer” will be played. A virtuosic arrangement of Menken’s beautiful song “A Whole New World” and “Jelly Roll” Morton’s famous piece “Shreveport Stomp” will be played. Also included will be Mozart’s variations on “Ah, vous dirai-je maman” (better-known as the “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”). A special part of the concert will be rarely-performed transcriptions of Thomas “Fats” Waller’s piano arrangements, including “Keepin’ Out Of Mischief Now”. The centerpiece of the concert will be a tour de force arrangement for piano of one of the greatest rock songs of all time, Freddie Mercury’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”. A variety of other light jazz and popular pieces will be played. This concert is sure to be a favorite for people of all ages! Come and celebrate summer in the beautiful gazebo at the Woolen Mill Park, nestled in the heart of the town of Warren at 300 Main St., Warren ME 04864. For more information, please call 207-273-2622. Related post. Cancelled More information
07/07/16 Damariscotta Schooner Cove United States
Time: 2:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 207-563-5523. Address: 35 Schooner Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Venue phone: (207) 563-5523. Back by popular demand, Maine Friends of Music, a professional chamber ensemble composed of flutist Linda Brunner, bassoonist David DeBolt, and keyboardist Sean Fleming, will perform at Schooner Cove in Damariscotta on Sunday, July 12, at 3:00 p.m. The Maine Friends of Music are pleased to welcome back renowned soprano Mary Sullivan as their guest for the summer season. The program will feature pieces from Couperin’s “Les goûts-réunis,” a suite for bassoon by Boismortier, Devienne’s Sonata No. 1 for flute and piano, Beethoven’s Trio for flute, bassoon, and piano, as well as other pieces for soprano and ensemble. Sullivan has appeared as a soloist with numerous ensembles in New England, including the Oratorio Chorale, Cantemus, the Concord Women’s Chorus, and the Lincoln Festival Chorus. Maine Friends of Music specializes in quick-paced programs that create interesting listening experiences, with a variety of tone, colors, and styles. Much of the ensemble’s repertoire features a mixture of classic eighteenth-century Baroque selections, including works by Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven, as well as twentieth century composers such as Debussy, Hindemith, Vaughan-Williams and Koechlin. New music written for the Maine Friends of Music concerts by crossover classic/jazz composer Bill Douglas, as well as material composed by Bernard Garfield, Sean Fleming, and David DeBolt expands the ensemble’s repertoire further. Seating is limited at Schooner Cove, and reservations are recommended. For more information contact Schooner Cove at (207) 563-5523 or SAV.Website@lchcare.org. Related post. More information
07/03/16 - 07/09/16 Thomaston Watt’s Hall United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $12 adults, $6 children, $35 maximum for a family. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 207-354-0615. Address: 174 Main Street, Thomaston, ME 04861. The Watts Hall Community Players present “The Music Man,” directed by Daryl Hahn with music direction by Sean Fleming. The show will be accompanied by a 10-piece pit band. Members of the cast range in age from 6 to almost 80 and include singers, dancers and a barbershop quartet. Support for this production, a revival for the group after a twenty five year hiatus, has been tremendous. The players are proud to acknowledge Viking, Inc is major sponsor for 2016, as it was 25 years ago. Other sponsors include Brooks Trap Mill and Walmart. Performances will take place at 7 p.m., on Friday and Saturday July 2nd and 3rd and Friday and Saturday July 8th and 9th. Tickets will be on sale at the door from 6pm – 7pm on the night of each performance. Although there is no reserved seating, tickets may be reserved and held at the door. Reserve tickets in advance by calling 207-354-0615. The plot concerns con man Harold Hill, who poses as a boys’ band organizer and leader and sells band instruments and uniforms to the naive Iowa townsfolk, promising to train the members of the new band. But Harold is no musician and plans to skip town without giving any music lessons. Prim librarian and piano teacher Marian sees through him, but when Harold helps her younger brother overcome his lisp and social awkwardness, Marian begins to fall in love. Harold risks being caught to win her. In 1957, the show became a hit on Broadway, winning five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and running for 1,375 performances. The cast album won the first Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album and spent 245 weeks on the Billboard charts. The show’s success led to revivals, including a long-running 2000 Broadway revival, a popular 1962 film adaptation and a 2003 television remake. Related post. More information
06/12/16 Rockport Strom Auditorium United States
Time: 2:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 207-975-0582. Address: 25 Keelson Drive, Rockport ME 04856. Venue phone: (207) 236-7800 ext. 263. Midcoast Community Chorus, directed by Mimi Bornstein, and accompanied by Sean Fleming, presents a spring concert on Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 2:00 pm, at the Strom Auditorium in Camden Hills Regional High School. A variety of selections will be performed, featuring the MCC large chorus, the MCC Chorale, and MC3 – the MCC children’s chorus. These concerts usually sell out, so get your tickets soon! Related post. More information
06/05/16 Newcastle Second Congregational Church United States
Time: 4:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 51 Main Street, Newcastle, Maine 04553. Venue phone: (207) 563-3379. The Tapestry Singers present their spring concert, directed by Beth Preston and accompanied by Sean Fleming, on Saturday, June 4th at 7:30pm and Sunday, June 5th at 4:00pm. Related post. More information
06/04/16 Newcastle Second Congregational Church United States
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 51 Main Street, Newcastle, Maine 04553. Venue phone: (207) 563-3379. The Tapestry Singers present their spring concert, directed by Beth Preston and accompanied by Sean Fleming, on Saturday, June 4th at 7:30pm and Sunday, June 5th at 4:00pm. Related post. More information
06/04/16 Damariscotta Lincoln County Community Theater United States
Time: 2:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2 Theater Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Venue phone: (207) 563-3424. Sean Fleming conducts and accompanies the Hearts Ever Young group in a concert of music selections from around the country, featuring Master of Ceremonies Nick Azzaretti, and dancers Carol Cirigliano and Carol Teel. Related post.
06/03/16 Damariscotta Lincoln County Community Theater United States
Time: 2:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2 Theater Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Venue phone: (207) 563-3424. Sean Fleming conducts and accompanies the Hearts Ever Young group in a concert of music selections from around the country, featuring Master of Ceremonies Nick Azzaretti, and dancers Carol Cirigliano and Carol Teel. Related post.
06/02/16 Damariscotta Lincoln County Community Theater United States
Time: 2:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2 Theater Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Venue phone: (207) 563-3424. Sean Fleming conducts and accompanies the Hearts Ever Young group in a concert of music selections from around the country, featuring Master of Ceremonies Nick Azzaretti, and dancers Carol Cirigliano and Carol Teel. Related post.
05/20/16 Damariscotta, Maine Great Salt Bay Community School United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 559 Main St, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Venue phone: (207) 563-3091. The choruses of the Great Salt Bay Community School, under the direction of Ann-Marie Damico, and accompanied by Sean Fleming, present their spring concert on May 20, 2016 at 7:00 pm. Related post. More information
05/06/16 Brunswick Studzinski Auditorium, Bowdoin College United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 798-4141. Venue phone: (207) 798-4141. Bowdoin Chorus and Mozart Mentors Orchestra, under the director of Anthony Antolini ’63, and accompanied by Sean Fleming, will present Franz Joseph Haydn’s “The Creation” (Die Schöpfung) in its entirety on Thursday, May 5, 2016, and Friday, May 6, 2016, at 7:30 p.m., at the Studzinski Recital Hall on the Bowdoin College campus. The concerts are free and tickets are not required. The Bowdoin Chorus is composed of students, alumni, faculty, staff and Brunswick area community members. The Mozart Mentors Orchestra, in its fifth season, is made up of Maine string teachers and their top students, ranging in age from 10 to 18. For more information, call 725-3347, visit www.bowdoin.edu/music or e-mail aantolin@bowdoin.edu or dsmall@bowdoin.edu. Related post.
05/05/16 Brunswick Studzinski Auditorium, Bowdoin College United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 798-4141. Venue phone: (207) 798-4141. Bowdoin Chorus and Mozart Mentors Orchestra, under the director of Anthony Antolini ’63, and accompanied by Sean Fleming, will present Franz Joseph Haydn’s “The Creation” (Die Schöpfung) in its entirety on Thursday, May 5, 2016, and Friday, May 6, 2016, at 7:30 p.m., at the Studzinski Recital Hall on the Bowdoin College campus. The concerts are free and tickets are not required. The Bowdoin Chorus is composed of students, alumni, faculty, staff and Brunswick area community members. The Mozart Mentors Orchestra, in its fifth season, is made up of Maine string teachers and their top students, ranging in age from 10 to 18. For more information, call 725-3347, visit www.bowdoin.edu/music or e-mail aantolin@bowdoin.edu or dsmall@bowdoin.edu. Related post.
02/14/16 Bath, Maine Chocolate Church Arts Center United States
Time: 2:00pm. Box office: 207-442-8455. Address: 804 Washington St., Bath, Maine 04530. Venue phone: (207) 442-8455. The Hot Chocolate Valentine Cabaret “Love for All Seasons” will be presented on Saturday, February 14, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. This musical afternoon celebrating love and friendship in the Curtis Room at the Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington Street in Bath. Enjoy timeless romantic songs performed by local favorites: Max Ater, Alison Lee Freeman, and Liz Lannon with Sean Fleming on piano, and many special guests. There will also be dessert and beverages offered. By celebrating “Love for All Seasons” you will help to raise awareness and funds for the ninth Hot Chocolate Jubilee, “A Show for All Seasons”, a community variety show benefiting the CCAC. Hot Chocolate Jubilee is the largest fund-raising event for the Chocolate Church Arts Center therefore it is a major part of their operating budget. We typically have an event in advance of the HCJ to raise money for building sets and the few expenses we have in this huge volunteer effort. $15 individual/$25 couple. Tickets available online at ChocolateChurchArts.org or by phone at 207-442-8455. Related post.
01/10/16 Rockport Strom Auditorium United States
Time: 4:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 207-975-0582. Address: 25 Keelson Drive, Rockport ME 04856. Venue phone: (207) 236-7800 ext. 263. Midcoast Community Chorus presents a winter concert “Draw The Circle Wide”, under the direction of Mimi Bornstein and accompanied by Sean Fleming. Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 4:00pm at the Strom Auditorium in the Camden Hills Regional High School. For more information please call 207-975-0582, or visit mccsings.org. Related post. More information
12/20/15 Newcastle Second Congregational Church United States
Time: 4:00pm. Address: 51 Main Street, Newcastle, Maine 04553. Venue phone: (207) 563-3379. The Tapestry Singers, directed by Beth Preston and accompanied by Sean Fleming, organ and piano, present their Christmas concert Woven In Song: December Tapestry” on December 19th at 7:30 and December 20th at 4:00, at the Second Congregational Church of Newcastle. Featured will be Moses Hogan’s “This Little Light Of Mine”, Stephen Main’s “The Darkest Midnight in December”, Ola Gkeilo’s beautiful “Evening Prayer”, Paul Manz’s “E’en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come”, Gerald Near’s “Cradle Song”, David Willcock’s arrangment of “Good King Wenceslas”, Mary Hayes’ arrangement of “Silent Night, Holy Night”, Stephen Paulus’ “The Holly and the Ivy” from his “Three Nativity Carols”, William Dawson’s “Behold The Star”, Paul Schoenfield’s florid “Al Hanisim”, Cary Ratcliff’s arrangement of “Past Three O’Clock”, Michael Neaum’s arrangement of “Gaudete”, and more Christmas favorites. Related post. More information
12/19/15 Newcastle Second Congregational Church United States
Time: 7:30pm. Address: 51 Main Street, Newcastle, Maine 04553. Venue phone: (207) 563-3379. The Tapestry Singers, directed by Beth Preston and accompanied by Sean Fleming, organ and piano, present their Christmas concert Woven In Song: December Tapestry” on December 19th at 7:30 and December 20th at 4:00, at the Second Congregational Church of Newcastle. Featured will be Moses Hogan’s “This Little Light Of Mine”, Stephen Main’s “The Darkest Midnight in December”, Ola Gkeilo’s beautiful “Evening Prayer”, Paul Manz’s “E’en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come”, Gerald Near’s “Cradle Song”, David Willcock’s arrangment of “Good King Wenceslas”, Mary Hayes’ arrangement of “Silent Night, Holy Night”, Stephen Paulus’ “The Holly and the Ivy” from his “Three Nativity Carols”, William Dawson’s “Behold The Star”, Paul Schoenfield’s florid “Al Hanisim”, Cary Ratcliff’s arrangement of “Past Three O’Clock”, Michael Neaum’s arrangement of “Gaudete”, and more Christmas favorites. Related post. More information
12/16/15 Thomaston, ME St. John’s Episcopal Church United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 200 Main Street, Thomaston, ME 04861. Venue phone: (207) 354-8734. The Episcopal Church of Saint John Baptist presents its annual “Messiah” sing on December 16, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at St. John’s in Thomaston. Anthony Antolini conducts and Sean Fleming accompanies, joined by members of the Mozart Mentors orchestra. “Messiah,” the most well-known of George Frideric Handel’s works, relates the story of the life of Jesus. Perhaps the most famous portion of the work is the “Hallelujah” chorus. This holiday classic is a wonderful way to bring in the holidays. The Mozart Mentors Orchestra, in its fifth season, is made up of Maine string teachers and their top students, ranging in age from 10 to 18. Related post. More information
12/13/15 Newcastle St. Patrick’s Church United States
Time: 4:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 32 Pond Road, PO Box 598, Newcastle, ME. Venue phone: (207) 563-3240. The Lincoln Academy Lincolnaires, directed by Beth Preston, and accompanied by Sean Fleming, piano, present their winter concert, “Sounds of the Season”, at St. Patrick Church in Newcastle on December 13, 2015 at 4:00 pm. Related post. More information
12/13/15 New Harbor New Harbor United Methodist Church United States
Time: 2:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 2073802768. Address: 8 Southside Rd., New Harbor, ME 04554. Venue phone: (207) 677-2476. Sheepscot Valley Chorus celebrates its 35th season with their Christmas concert Sunday, Dec. 13th, at 2:00 pm., at New Harbor Methodist Church. Featured on the program is the Vivaldi Gloria, which will feature soprano Nina Tilander, with soprano Linda Blomquist and alto Sarah Highland. Composed in 1715, the beautifully sunny character of Vivaldi’s Gloria, with its varied and exciting themes, has given the work timeless universal appeal. Yet the piece was undiscovered for two centuries after the composer’s death, until it was found among others of his manuscripts in the late 1920s, finally restored to its original version in 1957 when it received its first modern day performance and leapt to popularity with performers and audiences alike. Soloists will also join the Chorus for the second half, which includes John Rutter’s lyrical What Sweeter Music, works by Keith Francis, Mary Did You Know with bass soloist Frank Orlando, and traditional carols such as Winter Wonderland and I’ll Be Home for Christmas. The second half of the concert will feature special guest, wunderkind accompanist Richard Kinney. This special performance commemorates the Coastal Chorale’s first concert thirty years ago, which also featured the Vivaldi Gloria under the baton of founding director Nat Weston, and is a gift to the community, with a free will offering. Sheepscot Chorus is lead by director Linda Blanchard and accompanist Sean Fleming, both of Damariscotta. For more information, please visit our website at sheepscotvalleychorus.org. Related post. More information
12/12/15 Brunswick Bowdoin College Chapel United States
Time: 4:00pm. Admission: $15 for Adults, free for students. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 5000 College Station, Brunswick, ME 04011. Venue phone: (207) 798-4141. The St. Cecilia Chamber Choir, conducted by Linda Blanchard and accompanied by Sean Fleming, will present their annual Christmas concerts on December 11th at 7:30 p.m. at the Second Congregational Church in Newcastle, and December 12th at 4:00 p.m. at the Bowdoin College Chapel. Reservations are strongly encouraged for these popular events. The Choir will continue its 20th Season celebration with Handel’s Messiah, Part I. A favorite of audiences and performers alike, this time-honored masterpiece will be performed with professional soloists and orchestra. Also on the program is the premiere of new music by Maine composer Richard Francis, commissioned for the occasion. Don’t miss the chance to see one of these special concerts! The Choir is directed by Linda Blanchard, M.A. Conducting, University of Michigan School of Music, Ann Arbor, and A.B. Bowdoin College, and accompanied by Sean Fleming, both of Damariscotta. St. Cecilia Chamber Choir is a fully auditioned community chorus based in Newcastle and founded in 1995. Our mission is to present outstanding performances of the very best choral repertoire; to provide challenging musical opportunities to gifted local youth; to support our community with outreach programs; and to support Maine composers through the commission and performance of new music. For more information about the Choir, please visit our website at ceciliachoir.org. Related post. More information
12/11/15 Newcastle Second Congregational Church United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $15 for Adults, free for students. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 51 Main Street, Newcastle, Maine 04553. Venue phone: (207) 563-3379. The St. Cecilia Chamber Choir, conducted by Linda Blanchard and accompanied by Sean Fleming, will present their annual Christmas concerts on December 11th at 7:30 p.m. at the Second Congregational Church in Newcastle, and December 12th at 4:00 p.m. at the Bowdoin College Chapel. Reservations are strongly encouraged for these popular events. The Choir will continue its 20th Season celebration with Handel’s Messiah, Part I. A favorite of audiences and performers alike, this time-honored masterpiece will be performed with professional soloists and orchestra. Also on the program is the premiere of new music by Maine composer Richard Francis, commissioned for the occasion. Don’t miss the chance to see one of these special concerts! The Choir is directed by Linda Blanchard, M.A. Conducting, University of Michigan School of Music, Ann Arbor, and A.B. Bowdoin College, and accompanied by Sean Fleming, both of Damariscotta. St. Cecilia Chamber Choir is a fully auditioned community chorus based in Newcastle and founded in 1995. Our mission is to present outstanding performances of the very best choral repertoire; to provide challenging musical opportunities to gifted local youth; to support our community with outreach programs; and to support Maine composers through the commission and performance of new music. For more information about the Choir, please visit our website at ceciliachoir.org. Related post. More information
12/06/15 Boothbay Harbor Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor United States
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: $15. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 2073802768. Address: 125 Townsend Ave Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1844. Venue phone: 207-633-4757. Sheepscot Valley Chorus celebrates its 35th season with their Christmas concert Sunday, December 6, 3:00 p.m., at Boothbay Harbor Congregational Church. Featured on the program is the Vivaldi Gloria, performed with a professional chamber orchestra and featuring soprano Nina Tilander, with soprano Linda Blomquist and alto Sarah Highland. Composed in 1715, the beautifully sunny character of Vivaldi’s Gloria, with its varied and exciting themes, has given the work timeless universal appeal. Yet the piece was undiscovered for two centuries after the composer’s death, until it was found among others of his manuscripts in the late 1920s, finally restored to its original version in 1957 when it received its first modern day performance and leapt to popularity with performers and audiences alike. Soloists and orchestra also will join the Chorus for the second half, which includes John Rutter’s lyrical What Sweeter Music, Herbert Howells’ A Spotless Rose, featuring baritone Jim Crowley, works by Keith Francis, and traditional carols such as Winter Wonderland and I’ll Be Home for Christmas. Sheepscot Chorus is lead by director Linda Blanchard and accompanist Sean Fleming, both of Damariscotta. Tickets may be purchased at Maine Coast Book Shop, Sherman’s Books, Treats, and at the door. Tickets are $15 for adults and free to students. For more information, please visit our website at sheepscotvalleychorus.org. Sheepscot Chorus will join with the Coastal Chorale and accompanist Richard Kinney to bring a second performance of this program (without orchestra) to New Harbor Methodist Church on Sunday, Dec. 13th, at 2:00 pm. This special performance commemorates the Coastal Chorale’s first concert thirty years ago, which also featured the Vivaldi Gloria under the baton of founding director Nat Weston, and is a gift to the community, with a free will offering. Related post. More information
11/21/15 Brunswick Studzinski Auditorium, Bowdoin College United States
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 798-4141. Venue phone: (207) 798-4141. The Bowdoin Chorus will present “Navidad Nuestra: A Latin-American Celebration” under the direction of Anthony Antolini ’63, and accompanied by Sean Fleming, on November 21, 2015 at 3:00, at Studzinski Auditorium on the Bowdoin College campus. A combo of guitar, two flutes, two percussionists, string bass and electric keyboard accompany Spanish-language works from Argentina, Colombia, Cuba and Puerto Rico. Featured are “Navidad Nuestra” and “Misa Criolla” by Ariel Ramirez. Tenor soloists are Nile Norton, David Myers, Jr., and Jesse Wakeman. Related post. More information
11/20/15 Brunswick Studzinski Auditorium, Bowdoin College United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 798-4141. Venue phone: (207) 798-4141. The Bowdoin Chorus will present “Navidad Nuestra: A Latin-American Celebration” under the direction of Anthony Antolini ’63, and accompanied by Sean Fleming, on November 21, 2015 at 3:00, at Studzinski Auditorium on the Bowdoin College campus. A combo of guitar, two flutes, two percussionists, string bass and electric keyboard accompany Spanish-language works from Argentina, Colombia, Cuba and Puerto Rico. Featured are “Navidad Nuestra” and “Misa Criolla” by Ariel Ramirez. Tenor soloists are Nile Norton, David Myers, Jr., and Jesse Wakeman. Related post. More information
11/08/15 Lewiston Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul (Prince of Peace Parish) United States
Time: 3:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 777-1200 ext.17. Address: 122 Ash St Lewiston, ME 04240-6804. Venue phone: (207) 777-1200. The Maine Friends of Music, a professional chamber ensemble composed of flutist Linda Brunner, bassoonist David DeBolt, and keyboardist Sean Fleming, will perform at St. Peter’s Basilica in Lewiston on Sunday, November 8, at 3:00 p.m. The Maine Friends of Music are pleased to welcome renowned soprano Mary Sullivan as their guest for the summer season. The program will feature a Vivaldi ensemble concerto and Rodrigo’s “Cuatro Madrigales Amatorios”, as well as other pieces for soprano and ensemble. Sullivan has appeared as a soloist with numerous ensembles in New England, including the Oratorio Chorale, Cantemus, the Concord Women’s Chorus, and the Lincoln Festival Chorus. Maine Friends of Music specializes in quick-paced programs that create interesting listening experiences, with a variety of tone, colors, and styles. Much of the ensemble’s repertoire features a mixture of classic eighteenth-century Baroque selections, including works by Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven, as well as twentieth century composers such as Debussy, Hindemith, Vaughan-Williams and Koechlin. New music written for the Maine Friends of Music concerts by crossover classic/jazz composer Bill Douglas, as well as material composed by Bernard Garfield, Sean Fleming, and David DeBolt expands the ensemble’s repertoire further. For more information contact Scott Vaillancourt at (207) 777-1200 ext.17 or Scott.Vaillancourt@portlanddiocese.org. Related post. More information
11/07/15 Portsmouth, New Hampshire Unitarian Universalist Church, Portsmouth, NH United States
Time: 10:00am. Admission: $25. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 292 State St.. Venue phone: 603-436-4762. THe first annual New England Community Chorus Festival will take place on Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 10:00am to 4:00pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Portsmouth, NH. Members from the Midcoast Community Chorus, directed by Mimi Bornstein, the Mystic Chorale, directed by Nick Page, and the Songweavers, directed by Peggo Hortsmann Hodes, will participate. Sean Fleming will accompany the large chorus. This will be a wonderful day of celebrating the magic and power of singing in community in a joyful informal setting. The first half of the day will consist of each choir sharing and performing one to three pieces of their own for the other groups. For the afternoon session, each choir director will lead and teach the assembled group in one or two pieces. Related post. Cancelled
11/06/15 Brunswick, Maine Unitarian Universalist Church United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $15, free for those under 18. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 725-0170. Address: 15 Pleasant Street. Venue phone: (207) 729-8515. The Maine Friends of Music, a professional chamber ensemble composed of flutist Linda Brunner, bassoonist David DeBolt, and keyboardist Sean Fleming, will perform at St. Peter’s Basilica in Lewiston on Sunday, November 8, at 3:00 p.m. The Maine Friends of Music are pleased to welcome renowned soprano Mary Sullivan as their guest for the summer season. The program will feature a Vivaldi ensemble concerto and Rodrigo’s “Cuatro Madrigales Amatorios”, as well as other pieces for soprano and ensemble. Sullivan has appeared as a soloist with numerous ensembles in New England, including the Oratorio Chorale, Cantemus, the Concord Women’s Chorus, and the Lincoln Festival Chorus. Enoteca Athena on Maine Street in Brunswick is offering a discount on the food portion of dinner to all MFM concert-goers on the evening of the concert… just tell the server you are attending the Maine Friends of Music concert at the UU Church to receive the discount. Maine Friends of Music specializes in quick-paced programs that create interesting listening experiences, with a variety of tone, colors, and styles. Much of the ensemble’s repertoire features a mixture of classic eighteenth-century Baroque selections, including works by Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven, as well as twentieth century composers such as Debussy, Hindemith, Vaughan-Williams and Koechlin. New music written for the Maine Friends of Music concerts by crossover classic/jazz composer Bill Douglas, as well as material composed by Bernard Garfield, Sean Fleming, and David DeBolt expands the ensemble’s repertoire further. For more information please call (207) 725-0170 or email brunners@tidewater.net. Related post. More information
10/31/15 Brunswick Studzinski Auditorium, Bowdoin College United States
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 798-4141. Venue phone: (207) 798-4141. Bowdoin Chorus will present a preview of Ariel Ramírez’ “Missa Criolla”, “Navidad Nuestra”, and other pieces, for the Bowdoin College Homecoming, conducted by Anthony Antolini and accompanied by Sean Fleming, on October 31, 2015 at 3:00, at the Bowdoin Chapel. Related post. More information
09/08/15 - 11/10/15 Wiscasset, Maine First Congregational Church Wiscasset UCC United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 28 High St, Wiscasset, ME 04578. Venue phone: 2078827544. Sing Vivaldi’s Gloria with Sheepscot Chorus! Now is the perfect time to join Sheepscot Valley Chorus, as we continue our 35th Season celebration with Vivaldi’s joyful Gloria. A favorite of audiences and performers alike, this time-honored masterpiece will be performed with professional soloists and instrumentalists. Don’t miss this chance to be part of our special celebration! For more information, call Linda Blanchard at (207) 380-2768. For two centuries after Vivaldi’s death, the Gloria lay undiscovered until the late 1920s, when it was found buried among a pile of forgotten Vivaldi manuscripts. It was not performed until September 1939, and found instant popularity. Sheepscot Valley Chorus is led by Artistic Director Linda Blanchard and accompanist Sean Fleming, both of Damariscotta. Starting on September 8th, the Chorus rehearses every Tuesday night at 7:00-9:00, the Wiscasset Congregational Church. Recent concerts for the group include last season’s highly acclaimed performance of Mendelssohn’s Elijah, presented in collaboration with St. Cecilia Chamber Choir. For more information about the Sheepscot Chorus, please visit our website at sheepscotvalleychorus.org. Related post. More information
08/23/15 - 09/16/15 Newcastle St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church United States
Time: 9:00am. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 11 Glidden Street, Newcastle, ME 04553. Venue phone: (207) 563-3533. St. Cecilia Auditions for Handel Messiah Performance. Now is the perfect time to join St. Cecilia Chamber Choir, as we continue our 20th Season celebration with Handel’s Messiah, Part I. A favorite of audiences and performers alike, this time-honored masterpiece will be performed with professional soloists and orchestra. Also on the program is the premiere of new music by Maine composer Richard Francis, commissioned for the occasion. Don’t miss the chance to be part of this special celebration! Auditions for all voice parts are scheduled by appointment. The ability to read music is much preferred, but those who cannot read may participate by spending extra time learning the music at home with the aid of provided practice materials. We especially encourage gifted student singers to audition. To schedule an audition, call director Linda Blanchard at (207) 380-2768 or email audition@ceciliachoir.org. Rehearsals are in Newcastle on Wednesday nights, 7:00-9:00 p.m., at St. Andrew’s Church. The Choir is directed by Linda Blanchard, M.A. Conducting, University of Michigan School of Music, Ann Arbor, and A.B. Bowdoin College, and accompanied by Sean Fleming, both of Damariscotta. St. Cecilia Chamber Choir is a fully auditioned community chorus based in Newcastle and founded in 1995. Our mission is to present outstanding performances of the very best choral repertoire; to provide challenging musical opportunities to gifted local youth; to support our community with outreach programs; and to support Maine composers through the commission and performance of new music. For more information about the Choir, please visit our website at ceciliachoir.org. Related post. More information
08/16/15 Newcastle St. Patrick’s Church United States
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 633-3913. Address: 32 Pond Road, PO Box 598, Newcastle, ME. Venue phone: (207) 563-3240. The Lincoln Festival Chorus, under the direction of Anthony Antolini, and accompanied by Sean Fleming, presents its annual summer concerts on August 14 and 16 at 7:30 pm. Mozart’s Solemn Vespers will be performed with the Mozart Mentors Orchestra, featuring special guest Suzanne Nance. The Mozart Mentors Orchestra, in its fifth season, is made up of Maine string teachers and their top students, ranging in age from 10 to 18. For more information, please call (207) 633-3913, or visit lincolnartsfestival.net. Related post. More information
08/16/15 Warren, Maine Woolen Mill Park United States
Time: 2:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 207-273-2622. Address: Main Street. Venue phone: 207-273-2622. Join pianist Sean Fleming, drummer Doug Kennedy, and bassist Chuck McGregor for the “Ragtime and Rarities Concert,” a collection of Novelty piano, Ragtime, jazz, and stride piano pieces on Sunday, September 21st at 2:00. The concert will feature both well-known and rarely-played compositions by “Zez” Confrey, George Gershwin, Scott Joplin, Joseph F. Lamb, Ferd. “Jelly Roll” Morton. Joplin’s famous Rags “The Entertainer” and “Elite Syncopations”, as well as Rags by Joseph F. Lamb will be played. “Novelty” piano pieces by “Zez” Confrey will be performed, including the aptly-named “Kitten on the Keys”. “Jelly Roll” Morton’s famous signature piece the “Original Jelly Roll Blues” and several other Morton pieces will be featured. Included will be transcriptions of George Gershwin’s piano rolls, with Gershwin’s own arrangements of such favorites as “Clap Yo’ Hand” and “‘S Wonderful”. An arrangement by the mid-20th century orchestral composer Peter De Rose of the beautiful ballad “Deep Purple” will be featured. A special part of the concert will be rarely-performed transcriptions of Thomas “Fats” Waller’s piano arrangements, including “Honeysuckle Rose” and “Ain’t Misbehavin’”. A variety of other light jazz and popular pieces will be played. This concert is sure to be a favorite for people of all ages! Come and celebrate summer in the beautiful Warren gazebo, nestled in the heart of the town of Warren at The Woolen Mill Park, 300 Main St., Warren ME 04864. For more information, please call 207-273-2622. Related post. More information
08/14/15 Boothbay Harbor St. Columba’s Episcopal Church United States
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 633-3913. Address: 32 Emery Ln. Venue phone: 207-633-6313. The Lincoln Festival Chorus, under the direction of Anthony Antolini, and accompanied by Sean Fleming, presents its annual summer concerts on August 14 and 16 at 7:30 pm. Mozart’s Solemn Vespers will be performed with the Mozart Mentors Orchestra, featuring special guest Suzanne Nance. The Mozart Mentors Orchestra, in its fifth season, is made up of Maine string teachers and their top students, ranging in age from 10 to 18. For more information, please call (207) 633-3913, or visit lincolnartsfestival.net. Related post. More information
08/09/15 Boothbay Harbor St. Columba’s Episcopal Church United States
Time: 5:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 633-3913. Address: 32 Emery Ln. Venue phone: 207-633-6313. The Lincoln Festival Chorus, under the direction of Anthony Antolini, and accompanied by Sean Fleming, presents its annual Evensong service on August 9 at 5:00 pm, at St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, 32 Emery Ln, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538. For more information, please call the Lincoln Arts Festival offices at (207) 633-3913, St. Columba’s at (207) 633-6313, or visit lincolnartsfestival.net. Related post. More information
07/16/15 Boothbay Harbor Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $15. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 207-633-3913. Address: 125 Townsend Ave Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1844. Venue phone: 207-633-4757. Sean Fleming and his Dam’ Rag Scotta Band will play ragtime and early jazz at the Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor on Thursday, July 16, at 7:00 p.m. Included will be pieces by “Jelly Roll” Morton, Louis Armstrong, Scott Joplin, and more. Such early Dixieland-style hits as “The Chant”, “Black Bottom Stomp”, “Tiger Rag”, and more will be played. Come tap your feet as the band plays hits from the dawn of the jazz age. The Dam’ Rag Scotta band for this concert will include the same instrumental configuration that “Jelly Roll” Morton used in his trend-setting “Red Hot Peppers”; with Phil Clement, banjo, Chuck McGregor, bass, Mitch Kihn, clarinet, Allen Millett, drums, Doug Kennedy, trombone, Peter Stuart, trumpet, Anne-Marie D’Amico, tuba, and Fleming on piano. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at the door (cash, check or Visa/MasterCard), or in advance (cash or check only) at Boothbay Information Center, Boothbay Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce, St. Andrews Village office, or Sherman’s Books and A Silver Lining in Boothbay Harbor. For more information, please call 207-633-3913. Related post. More information
07/12/15 Damariscotta Schooner Cove United States
Time: 3:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 207-563-5523. Address: 35 Schooner Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Venue phone: (207) 563-5523. Back by popular demand, Maine Friends of Music, a professional chamber ensemble composed of flutist Linda Brunner, bassoonist David DeBolt, and keyboardist Sean Fleming, will perform at Schooner Cove in Damariscotta on Sunday, July 12, at 3:00 p.m. The Maine Friends of Music are pleased to welcome renowned soprano Mary Sullivan as their guest for the summer season. The program will feature a Vivaldi ensemble concerto and Rodrigo’s “Cuatro Madrigales Amatorios”, as well as other pieces for soprano and ensemble. Sullivan has appeared as a soloist with numerous ensembles in New England, including the Oratorio Chorale, Cantemus, the Concord Women’s Chorus, and the Lincoln Festival Chorus. Maine Friends of Music specializes in quick-paced programs that create interesting listening experiences, with a variety of tone, colors, and styles. Much of the ensemble’s repertoire features a mixture of classic eighteenth-century Baroque selections, including works by Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven, as well as twentieth century composers such as Debussy, Hindemith, Vaughan-Williams and Koechlin. New music written for the Maine Friends of Music concerts by crossover classic/jazz composer Bill Douglas, as well as material composed by Bernard Garfield, Sean Fleming, and David DeBolt expands the ensemble’s repertoire further. Seating is limited at Schooner Cove, and reservations are recommended. For more information contact Schooner Cove at (207) 563-5523 or SAV.Website@lchcare.org. More information
07/10/15 South Bristol, Maine South Bristol Union Church, United Church of Christ United States
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: State Route 29, Middle Road. Venue phone: 207-644-8242. Back by popular demand, Maine Friends of Music, a professional chamber ensemble composed of flutist Linda Brunner, bassoonist David DeBolt, and keyboardist Sean Fleming, will perform at the South Bristol Union Church in South Bristol on Friday, July 10, at 7:30 p.m. The Maine Friends of Music are pleased to welcome renowned soprano Mary Sullivan as their guest for the summer season. The program will feature a Vivaldi ensemble concerto and Rodrigo’s “Cuatro Madrigales Amatorios”, as well as other pieces for soprano and ensemble. Sullivan has appeared as a soloist with numerous ensembles in New England, including the Oratorio Chorale, Cantemus, the Concord Women’s Chorus, and the Lincoln Festival Chorus. Maine Friends of Music specializes in quick-paced programs that create interesting listening experiences, with a variety of tone, colors, and styles. Much of the ensemble’s repertoire features a mixture of classic eighteenth-century Baroque selections, including works by Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven, as well as twentieth century composers such as Debussy, Hindemith, Vaughan-Williams and Koechlin. New music written for the Maine Friends of Music concerts by crossover classic/jazz composer Bill Douglas, as well as material composed by Bernard Garfield, Sean Fleming, and David DeBolt expands the ensemble’s repertoire further. This concert marks the third time Knox Museum has hosted the popular group’s Baroque and Beyond repertoire in its beautiful sanctuary.
07/10/15 Warren, Maine Woolen Mill Park United States
Time: 2:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 207-273-2622. Address: Main Street. Venue phone: 207-273-2622. Join pianist Sean Fleming for the “Ragtime and Rarities Concert,” a collection of Novelty piano, Ragtime, jazz, and stride piano pieces on Sunday, July 10th at 2:00 at the Woolen Mill Park in Warren. A variety of other light jazz and popular pieces will be played. This concert is sure to be a favorite for people of all ages! Come and celebrate summer in the beautiful Warren gazebo, nestled in the heart of the town of Warren at The Woolen Mill Park, 300 Main St., Warren ME 04864. For more information, please call 207-273-2622. Related post. More information
06/28/15 Portland, Maine St. Peter’s Episcopal Church United States
Time: 5:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 10 Alton Street Portland, ME 04103. Venue phone: 207-775-1179. Maine Friends of Music, a professional chamber ensemble composed of flutist Linda Brunner, bassoonist David DeBolt, and keyboardist Sean Fleming, will perform at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Portland on Thursday, June 28, at 5:00 p.m. The Maine Friends of Music are pleased to welcome renowned soprano Mary Sullivan as their guest for the summer season. The program will feature a Vivaldi ensemble concerto and Rodrigo’s “Cuatro Madrigales Amatorios”, as well as other pieces for soprano and ensemble. Sullivan has appeared as a soloist with numerous ensembles in New England, including the Oratorio Chorale, Cantemus, the Concord Women’s Chorus, and the Lincoln Festival Chorus. Maine Friends of Music specializes in quick-paced programs that create interesting listening experiences, with a variety of tone, colors, and styles. Much of the ensemble’s repertoire features a mixture of classic eighteenth-century Baroque selections, including works by Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven, as well as twentieth century composers such as Debussy, Hindemith, Vaughan-Williams and Koechlin. New music written for the Maine Friends of Music concerts by crossover classic/jazz composer Bill Douglas, as well as material composed by Bernard Garfield, Sean Fleming, and David DeBolt expands the ensemble’s repertoire further. For more information contact St. Peter’s at (207) 775-1179 or stpetersportland@gmail.com.
06/25/15 Thomaston Montpelier The General Henry Knox Museum United States
Time: 6:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 207-354-8062. Address: Thomaston, ME 04861. Venue phone: 207-354-0858. Back by popular demand, Maine Friends of Music, a professional chamber ensemble composed of flutist Linda Brunner, bassoonist David DeBolt, and keyboardist Sean Fleming, will perform at Montpelier – the big white house at the turn to Saint George in Thomaston – on Thursday, June 25, at 6:30 p.m. Advance tickets can be purchased online at www.knoxmuseum.org or by calling 354-8062. The Maine Friends of Music are pleased to welcome renowned soprano Mary Sullivan. The program will feature a Vivaldi ensemble concerto and Rodrigo’s “Cuatro Madrigales Amatorios”, as well as other pieces for soprano and ensemble. Sullivan has appeared as a soloist with numerous ensembles in New England, including the Oratorio Chorale, Cantemus, the Concord Women’s Chorus, and the Lincoln Festival Chorus. Maine Friends of Music specializes in quick-paced programs that create interesting listening experiences, with a variety of tone, colors, and styles. Much of the ensemble’s repertoire features a mixture of classic eighteenth-century Baroque selections, including works by Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven, as well as twentieth century composers such as Debussy, Hindemith, Vaughan-Williams and Koechlin. New music written for the Maine Friends of Music concerts by crossover classic/jazz composer Bill Douglas, as well as material composed by Bernard Garfield, Sean Fleming, and David DeBolt expands the ensemble’s repertoire further. This concert marks the ninth time Knox Museum has hosted the popular group’s Baroque and Beyond repertoire in its Federal-period appointed Oval Room, so renowned for its acoustics. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended. For more information contact Knox Museum at (207) 354-8062 or info@knoxmuseum.org. More information
06/13/15 Rockport Strom Auditorium United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 207-975-0582. Address: 25 Keelson Drive, Rockport ME 04856. Venue phone: (207) 236-7800 ext. 263. Midcoast Community Chorus, directed by Mimi Bornstein, and accompanied by Sean Fleming, presents a spring concert on Saturday, June 13th at 7:00 pm, at the Strom Auditorium in Camden Hills Regional High School. A variety of selections will be performed, featuring the MCC large chorus, the MCC Chorale, and MC3 – the MCC children’s chorus. These concerts usually sell out, so get your tickets soon! Related post. More information
06/07/15 Damariscotta Lincoln County Community Theater United States
Time: 2:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2 Theater Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Venue phone: (207) 563-3424. Sean Fleming conducts and accompanies the Hearts Ever Young group in a concert of music selections from around the country, featuring Master of Ceremonies Nick Azzaretti, and dancers Carol Cirigliano and Carol Teel. Related post.
06/06/15 Damariscotta Lincoln County Community Theater United States
Time: 2:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2 Theater Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Venue phone: (207) 563-3424. Sean Fleming conducts and accompanies the Hearts Ever Young group in a concert of music selections from around the country, featuring Master of Ceremonies Nick Azzaretti, and dancers Carol Cirigliano and Carol Teel. Related post.
06/05/15 Damariscotta Lincoln County Community Theater United States
Time: 2:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2 Theater Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Venue phone: (207) 563-3424. Sean Fleming conducts and accompanies the Hearts Ever Young group in a concert of music selections from around the country, featuring Master of Ceremonies Nick Azzaretti, and dancers Carol Cirigliano and Carol Teel. Related post.
05/31/15 Newcastle St. Patrick’s Church United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 32 Pond Road, PO Box 598, Newcastle, ME. Venue phone: (207) 563-3240. The Lincoln Academy Lincolnaires, directed by Beth Preston, and accompanied by Sean Fleming, piano, present their spring concert at St Patrick Church in Newcastle on May 31st at 7:00 pm. Related post. More information
05/27/15 Newcastle Parker B. Poe Theater United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Academy Hill Road, Newcastle, ME 04553. Venue phone: 207-563-1373. The Lincoln Academy Eagle Men’s Chorus and Cameo under the direction of Beth Preston, and accompanied by Sean Fleming, present their spring concert in the Poe Theater on the Lincoln Academy campus, on May 27th at 7:00 pm. Related post. More information
05/25/15 Camden, ME Camden Opera House United States
Time: 5:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 29 Elm Street. Venue phone: (207) 236-7963. The Down East Singers and Mozart Mentors Orchestra, under the direction of Anthony Antolini, will present the “Honoring Our Heroes” on Monday, May 25, at 5:00 p.m. at the Camden Opera House. The Down East Singers will present the world premiere of To Walk Humbly, a newly commissioned work by Elizabeth Brown for theremin, chorus and piano, Rachmaninoff’s Vocalise performed on the theremin with piano accompaniment, and Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms for chorus and orchestra. Related post. More information
05/15/15 Damariscotta, Maine Great Salt Bay Community School United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 559 Main St, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Venue phone: (207) 563-3091. The choruses of the Great Salt Bay Community School, under the direction of Ann-Marie Damico, and accompanied by Sean Fleming, present their spring concert on May 15th at 7:00 pm. Related post. More information
05/09/15 Damariscotta Lincoln County Community Theater United States
Time: 7:30pm. Address: 2 Theater Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Venue phone: (207) 563-3424. The Tapestry Singers present “The World So Wide”, a concert featuring music from American operas. Directed by Beth Preston and accompanied by Sean Fleming and Jennifer McIvor on piano, this concert will feature music from George Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess”, Aaron Copland’s “The Tender Land”, Carlisle Floyd’s “Susannah”, and Leonard Bernstein’s “Candide.” Joining the Tapestry Singers will be the guest soloists soprano Abbey Hutchins, tenor Andrew Fenniman, and bass-baritone John Adams. Don’t miss this wonderful concert. There will be two concerts on Saturday, May 9 at 3:00 and 7:30, both at the Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta, Maine. Tickets will be available soon. Related post. More information
05/09/15 Damariscotta Lincoln County Community Theater United States
Time: 3:00pm. Address: 2 Theater Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Venue phone: (207) 563-3424. The Tapestry Singers present “The World So Wide”, a concert featuring music from American operas. Directed by Beth Preston and accompanied by Sean Fleming and Jennifer McIvor on piano, this concert will feature music from George Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess”, Aaron Copland’s “The Tender Land”, Carlisle Floyd’s “Susannah”, and Leonard Bernstein’s “Candide.” Joining the Tapestry Singers will be the guest soloists soprano Abbey Hutchins, tenor Andrew Fenniman, and bass-baritone John Adams. Don’t miss this wonderful concert. There will be two concerts on Saturday, May 9 at 3:00 and 7:30, both at the Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta, Maine. Tickets will be available soon. Related post. More information
05/01/15 Brunswick Studzinski Auditorium, Bowdoin College United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 725-3747. Venue phone: (207) 798-4141. Bowdoin Chorus and Mozart Mentors Orchestra, under the director of Anthony Antolini ’63, and accompanied by Sean Fleming, will present Johann Sebastian Bach’s St. John Passion in its entirety on Thursday, April 30, 2014, and Friday, May 1, 2014, at 7:30 p.m., at the Studzinski Recital Hall on the Bowdoin College campus. The concerts are free and tickets are not required. The Bowdoin Chorus is composed of students, alumni, faculty, staff and Brunswick area community members. The Mozart Mentors Orchestra, in its fourth season, is made up of Maine string teachers and their top students, ranging in age from 10 to 18. For more information, call 725-3347, visit www.bowdoin.edu/music or e-mail aantolin@bowdoin.edu or dsmall@bowdoin.edu. Related post. More information
04/30/15 Brunswick Studzinski Auditorium, Bowdoin College United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 725-3747. Venue phone: (207) 798-4141. Bowdoin Chorus and Mozart Mentors Orchestra, under the director of Anthony Antolini ’63, and accompanied by Sean Fleming, will present Johann Sebastian Bach’s St. John Passion in its entirety on Thursday, April 30, 2014, and Friday, May 1, 2014, at 7:30 p.m., at the Studzinski Recital Hall on the Bowdoin College campus. The concerts are free and tickets are not required. The Bowdoin Chorus is composed of students, alumni, faculty, staff and Brunswick area community members. The Mozart Mentors Orchestra, in its fourth season, is made up of Maine string teachers and their top students, ranging in age from 10 to 18. For more information, call 725-3347, visit www.bowdoin.edu/music or e-mail aantolin@bowdoin.edu or dsmall@bowdoin.edu. Related post. More information
04/26/15 Newcastle St. Patrick’s Church United States
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: $15 ~ kids and students free.. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 32 Pond Road, PO Box 598, Newcastle, ME. Venue phone: (207) 563-3240. The Sheepscot Chorus and St. Cecilia Chamber Choir join forces to present Felix Mendelssohn’s epic oratorio Elijah, on Saturday, April 25 at 7:30pm, and Sunday, April 26 at 3:00pm, at St. Patrick’s Church in Newcastle, Maine. Gathered under the baton of Artistic Director Linda Blanchard, the combined group will be accompanied by the a professional orchestra and four outstanding soloists for this magnificent work – composed in the spirit of Baroque greats Bach and Handel. Elijah is deemed by many, along with Handel’s Messiah, to be one of the most spectacular large-scale choral works ever composed. It demands technical brilliance in every aspect: from the precision required of the soloists in all four arias, to the magnitude of skill and cooperation from the orchestra, as well as the volume of voices to bring the choruses to full and powerful fruition. The oratorio premiered in 1846 in Birmingham, England, where it was an instant triumph, and conducted by Mendelssohn himself, who would pass away the following year at the young age of 38. The extraordinary work depicts the life of the Biblical prophet Elijah, whose spirit is tested by a plethora of natural disasters including floods, earthquakes and droughts. In addition to death, sacrifice, and questions of his own faith, the prophet is gently guided by the God of the Old Testament to ultimately regain prosperity for the citizens of Israel, find peace within himself, and, in a stunning finale, ascend to heaven by fiery chariot. The drama of these cataclysmic scenes, exemplary of the era’s romanticism, is perfectly conveyed by the magnificence and grandeur of the music. Mendelssohn’s composition is ripe with exquisite melodies, contemplative recitatives, and stirring choruses. Performing the title role is New York baritone Josh Miller, frequently lauded for his meticulous characterisation and rich, resonant voice. Appearing alongside Giles are three exceptional soloists: A frequent soloist with numerous ensembles in New England, the talented soprano Mary Sullivan, a longtime member of The Choral Art Society and the St. Mary Schola early music ensemble Andrea Graichen, the wonderful tenor David Myers, Jr., and the amazing boy soprano Benjamin Pugh. Don’t miss this exciting concert. Tickets will be available soon for this wonderful event. Related post. More information
04/25/15 Newcastle St. Patrick’s Church United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $15 ~ kids and students free.. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 32 Pond Road, PO Box 598, Newcastle, ME. Venue phone: (207) 563-3240. The Sheepscot Chorus and St. Cecilia Chamber Choir join forces to present Felix Mendelssohn’s epic oratorio Elijah, on Saturday, April 25 at 7:30pm, and Sunday, April 26 at 3:00pm, at St. Patrick’s Church in Newcastle, Maine. Gathered under the baton of Artistic Director Linda Blanchard, the combined group will be accompanied by the a professional orchestra and four outstanding soloists for this magnificent work – composed in the spirit of Baroque greats Bach and Handel. Elijah is deemed by many, along with Handel’s Messiah, to be one of the most spectacular large-scale choral works ever composed. It demands technical brilliance in every aspect: from the precision required of the soloists in all four arias, to the magnitude of skill and cooperation from the orchestra, as well as the volume of voices to bring the choruses to full and powerful fruition. The oratorio premiered in 1846 in Birmingham, England, where it was an instant triumph, and conducted by Mendelssohn himself, who would pass away the following year at the young age of 38. The extraordinary work depicts the life of the Biblical prophet Elijah, whose spirit is tested by a plethora of natural disasters including floods, earthquakes and droughts. In addition to death, sacrifice, and questions of his own faith, the prophet is gently guided by the God of the Old Testament to ultimately regain prosperity for the citizens of Israel, find peace within himself, and, in a stunning finale, ascend to heaven by fiery chariot. The drama of these cataclysmic scenes, exemplary of the era’s romanticism, is perfectly conveyed by the magnificence and grandeur of the music. Mendelssohn’s composition is ripe with exquisite melodies, contemplative recitatives, and stirring choruses. Performing the title role is New York baritone Josh Miller, frequently lauded for his meticulous characterisation and rich, resonant voice. Appearing alongside Giles are three exceptional soloists: A frequent soloist with numerous ensembles in New England, the talented soprano Mary Sullivan, a longtime member of The Choral Art Society and the St. Mary Schola early music ensemble Andrea Graichen, the wonderful tenor David Myers, Jr., and the amazing boy soprano Benjamin Pugh. Don’t miss this exciting concert. Tickets will be available soon for this wonderful event. Related post. More information
02/08/15 Damariscotta Lincoln County Community Theater United States
Time: 2:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 563-3424. Address: 2 Theater Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Venue phone: (207) 563-3424. John Adams and Sean Fleming present a concert to benefit Lincoln Theater, on the occasion of the 140th anniversary of the building of the theater. Related post. More information
01/25/15 Newcastle Second Congregational Church United States
Time: 3:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 2073802768. Address: 51 Main Street, Newcastle, Maine 04553. Venue phone: (207) 563-3379. St. Cecilia Chamber Choir, directed by Linda Blanchard and accompanied by Sean Fleming, present a concert of Scottish and American choral music. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the outreach programs at St. Andrew’s Church in Newcastle. Related post. More information
01/11/15 Rockport Strom Auditorium United States
Time: 4:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 207-975-0582. Address: 25 Keelson Drive, Rockport ME 04856. Venue phone: (207) 236-7800 ext. 263. Midcoast Community Chorus Presents a winter concert under the Direction of Mimi Bornstein and accompanied by Sean Fleming. Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 4:00 pm Strom Auditorium, Camden Hills Regional High School. Related post. More information
01/10/15 Rockport Strom Auditorium United States
Time: 4:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 207-975-0582. Address: 25 Keelson Drive, Rockport ME 04856. Venue phone: (207) 236-7800 ext. 263. Midcoast Community Chorus Presents a winter concert under the Direction of Mimi Bornstein and accompanied by Sean Fleming. Sunday, January 10, 2015 at 4:00 pm Strom Auditorium, Camden Hills Regional High School. Related post. More information
12/21/14 Newcastle Second Congregational Church United States
Time: 3:00pm. Address: 51 Main Street, Newcastle, Maine 04553. Venue phone: (207) 563-3379. The Tapestry Singers in concert, directed by Beth Preston and accompanied by Sean Fleming, organ and piano, present their Christmas concert. Related post.
12/20/14 Newcastle Second Congregational Church United States
Time: 7:30pm. Address: 51 Main Street, Newcastle, Maine 04553. Venue phone: (207) 563-3379. The Tapestry Singers in concert, directed by Beth Preston and accompanied by Sean Fleming, organ and piano, present their Christmas concert. Related post.
12/16/14 Thomaston, ME St. John’s Episcopal Church United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 200 Main Street, Thomaston, ME 04861. Venue phone: (207) 354-8734. The Episcopal Church of Saint John Baptist presents its annual Messiah sing. Anthony Antolini conducts, Sean Fleming accompanies with members of the Mozart Mentors orchestra. Related post.
12/14/14 Newcastle St. Patrick’s Church United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 32 Pond Road, PO Box 598, Newcastle, ME. Venue phone: (207) 563-3240. The Lincoln Academy Lincolnaires, directed by Beth Preston, and accompanied by Sean Fleming, piano, present their winter concert, “Sounds of the Season”, at St. Patrick Church in Newcastle on December 14th at 7:00 pm. Related post. More information
12/14/14 Bristol Congregational Church of Bristol United States
Time: 3:00pm. Box office: (207) 677-2242. Address: 1263 Bristol Road Bristol, ME 04539. Venue phone: (207)563-6843. Traditional Christmas concert, directed by Jane Wilmot, and accompanied by Sean Fleming. A widely varied program of music from the 14th to the 21st century will be performed. Related post.
12/13/14 Brunswick Bowdoin College Chapel United States
Time: 4:00pm. Admission: $15 for Adults, free for student. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 5000 College Station, Brunswick, ME 04011. Venue phone: (207) 798-4141. The St. Cecilia Chamber Choir, conducted by Linda Blanchard and accompanied by Sean Fleming, will present their annual Lessons and Carols Christmas concerts on December 12th at the Second Congregational Church in Newcastle, and December 13th at the Bowdoin College Chapel. Reservations are strongly encouraged for this popular event. Related post. More information
12/12/14 Newcastle Second Congregational Church United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $15 for Adults, free for student. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 51 Main Street, Newcastle, Maine 04553. Venue phone: (207) 563-3379. The St. Cecilia Chamber Choir, conducted by Linda Blanchard and accompanied by Sean Fleming, will present their annual Lessons and Carols Christmas concerts on December 12th at the Second Congregational Church in Newcastle, and December 13th at the Bowdoin College Chapel. Reservations are strongly encouraged for this popular event. Related post. More information
12/07/14 Boothbay Harbor Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor United States
Time: 3:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 207-380-2768. Address: 125 Townsend Ave Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1844. Venue phone: 207-633-4757. Sheepscot Valley Chorus, conducted by Linda Blanchard and accompanied by Sean Fleming, presents their Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 7th, 2014 at 3:00 p.m., at the Boothbay Harbor Congregational Church. The program will include two Magnificat settings by Durante/Pergolesi and Schubert, accompanied by a professional orchestra, and featuring the professional soloists David Myers, Jr., tenor and John David Adams, bass-baritone. Traditional Christmas songs will also be featured. Related post.
12/07/14 Boothbay Harbor Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor United States
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 125 Townsend Ave Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1844. Venue phone: 207-633-4757. The Sheepscot Valley Chorus will present a concert of celebration, changing seasons, and the joy of hope and renewal – music ancient, music contemporary at the Congregational Church, Boothbay Harbor, on Sunday December 7, 2014 at 3:00 pm. Some highlights include Franz Schubert’s Magnificat (1861) and Francesco Durant’s Magnificat (1700). Franz Schubert, of Austria, was an “unrivaled master of lyrical beauty”. The mystery of such beauty must be left – kept – and sensed in a spiritual sense of our thinking. Francesco Durante, of Naples, Italy, was a leading composer of church music. The linking of church and state were one and the same: wealth given of God. Alford Burt’s music will also be featured. This American composer, a Second World War Veteran, translated the ageless message of seasonal transitions to modern romantic jazz – a meter of harmony and companionship. Christmas Carols by British composer, John Rutter will also be performed. Rutter’s music carries a strong sense of American jazz –a binding dissidence that is heard in the compositions of Duke Ellington and Sarah Vaughn. Under the direction of Linda Blanchard, accompanied by pianist Sean Fleming, the chorus will perform a beautiful program of music, rooted in history and traditional praise. Soloist, Soprano: Nina Tilander, Alto: Sue Hunt, Tenor: David Myers, Jr. and Bass: John David Adams. Instrumentalists include Dina Liva & Carol Preston, Violin; Linda Theriault, Viola; Christina Chute, Cello; and Quinn Gormley, Percussion. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $15, or in advance, for $12, from Treats in Wiscasset, Sherman’s Book Store in Boothbay Harbor, or Maine Coast Book Shop, Damariscotta. Related post. More information
11/23/14 Brunswick Bowdoin College Chapel United States
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 798-4141. Address: 5000 College Station, Brunswick, ME 04011. Venue phone: (207) 798-4141. The Bowdoin Chorus and Oratorio Chorale, conducted by Emily Isaacson and accompanied by Sean Fleming, perform the Mozart Requiem with full orchestra. With members of the Bowdoin Orchestra, Maine Chamber Ensemble, and Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, and soloists Esteli Gomez, Virginia Warnken, Eric Dudley, and Dashon Burton, members of the GRAMMY award-winning ensemble Roomful of Teeth. Related post. More information
11/23/14 Newcastle Second Congregational Church United States
Time: 2:00pm. Admission: $12 suggested donation. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 51 Main Street, Newcastle, Maine 04553. Venue phone: (207) 563-3379. Wild Things, a concert to benefit the Lincoln County Animal Shelter will be presented on Sunday, November 23rd at the Second Congregational Church in Newcastle. Pieces with themes of animals and nature will be performed. Presenters will include John David Adams, Peter Asche, Kitty Breskin, the Candelia Flute Quartet, Sean Fleming, Kelly Patton-Brook, Carol Preston, the St. Cecilia Chamber Choir, Nan White, and more. Works will include several selections from Saint-Saëns’ The Carnival of the Animals in arrangements for four-hand piano, Daniel Pinkham’s Dragons and the Deeps for F tuba and organ, Rimsky-Korsakov;s The Flight of the Bumblebee, a movement from the Brahms horn trio in E-flat major, Sam Pottle’s Jabberwocky for mixed chorus, Glinka’s The Lark in a transcription for piano by Balakirev, The Lion Sleeps Tonight, Daniel Dorff’s Year of the Rabbit, and a special performance of Peter and the Wolf for wind quintet and viola. Related post. More information
11/22/14 Brunswick Bowdoin College Chapel United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 798-4141. Address: 5000 College Station, Brunswick, ME 04011. Venue phone: (207) 798-4141. The Bowdoin Chorus and Oratorio Chorale, conducted by Emily Isaacson and accompanied by Sean Fleming, perform the Mozart Requiem with full orchestra. With members of the Bowdoin Orchestra, Maine Chamber Ensemble, and Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, and soloists Esteli Gomez, Virginia Warnken, Eric Dudley, and Dashon Burton, members of the GRAMMY award-winning ensemble Roomful of Teeth. Related post. More information
11/22/14 Brunswick Bowdoin College Chapel United States
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 798-4141. Address: 5000 College Station, Brunswick, ME 04011. Venue phone: (207) 798-4141. The Bowdoin Chorus and Oratorio Chorale, conducted by Emily Isaacson and accompanied by Sean Fleming, perform the Mozart Requiem with full orchestra. With members of the Bowdoin Orchestra, Maine Chamber Ensemble, and Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, and soloists Esteli Gomez, Virginia Warnken, Eric Dudley, and Dashon Burton, members of the GRAMMY award-winning ensemble Roomful of Teeth. Related post. More information
11/01/14 Brunswick Bowdoin College Chapel United States
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 798-4141. Address: 5000 College Station, Brunswick, ME 04011. Venue phone: (207) 798-4141. The Bowdoin Chorus performs in concert as part of Homecoming Weekend. Selections from the Mozart Requiem will be performed. Conducted by Emily Isaacson and accompanied by Sean Fleming. Related post. More information
10/30/14 - 11/09/14 Newcastle Parker B. Poe Theater United States
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 207-563-1373. Address: Academy Hill Road, Newcastle, ME 04553. Venue phone: 207-563-1373. Sean Fleming conducts the orchestra and plays for Heartwood Regional Theater’s production of Jekyll & Hyde. Performances will be Thurs. Oct. 30, Fri. Oct. 31, Sat. Nov. 1, Sun. Nov. 2, Thurs. Nov. 6, Fri. Nov. 7, Sat. Nov. 8, Sun. Nov. 9. Please check http://www.heartwoodtheater.org/ or call 207-563-1373 for show times. Jekyll & Hyde is a musical thriller based on the novel The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. Originally conceived for the stage by Frank Wildhorn and Steve Cuden, it features music by Wildhorn, a book by Leslie Bricusse and lyrics by Wildhorn, Bricusse and Cuden. Following a world premiere run in Houston, Texas the musical embarked on a national tour of the United States prior to its Broadway debut in 1997. Many international productions have since been staged including two subsequent North American tours, two tours of the United Kingdom, a concert version and a re-vamped US tour in 2012 ahead of a 2013 revival on Broadway. This show is sure to be a audience favorite. Related post. More information
10/18/14 Brunswick Bowdoin College Chapel United States
Time: 2:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 798-4141. Address: 5000 College Station, Brunswick, ME 04011. Venue phone: (207) 798-4141. The Bowdoin Chorus performs in concert as part of Homecoming Weekend. Selections from the Mozart Requiem will be performed. Conducted by Emily Isaacson and accompanied by Sean Fleming. Related post. More information
09/21/14 Warren, Maine Woolen Mill Park United States
Time: 2:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 207-273-2622. Address: Main Street. Venue phone: 207-273-2622. Join pianist Sean Fleming, drummer Doug Kennedy, and bassist Chuck McGregor for the “Ragtime and Rarities Concert,” a collection of Novelty piano, Ragtime, jazz, and stride piano pieces on Sunday, September 21st at 2:00. The concert will feature both well-known and rarely-played compositions by “Zez” Confrey, George Gershwin, Scott Joplin, Joseph F. Lamb, Ferd. “Jelly Roll” Morton. Joplin’s famous Rags “The Entertainer” and “Elite Syncopations”, as well as Rags by Joseph F. Lamb will be played. “Novelty” piano pieces by “Zez” Confrey will be performed, including the aptly-named “Kitten on the Keys”. “Jelly Roll” Morton’s famous signature piece the “Original Jelly Roll Blues” and several other Morton pieces will be featured. Included will be transcriptions of George Gershwin’s piano rolls, with Gershwin’s own arrangements of such favorites as “Clap Yo’ Hand” and “‘S Wonderful”. An arrangement by the mid-20th century orchestral composer Peter De Rose of the beautiful ballad “Deep Purple” will be featured. A special part of the concert will be rarely-performed transcriptions of Thomas “Fats” Waller’s piano arrangements, including “Honeysuckle Rose” and “Gladsye”. A variety of other light jazz and popular pieces will be played. Finally, as a special treat, a Ragtime arrangement of “Für Elise” by the virtuoso Ethan Uslan will be performed. This concert is sure to be a favorite for people of all ages! Come and celebrate summer in the beautiful Warren gazebo, nestled in the heart of the town of Warren. For more information, please call 207-273-2622. Related post. Cancelled More information
09/16/14 - 12/07/14 Wiscasset, ME First Congregational Church Wiscasset UCC United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 28 High St, Wiscasset, ME 04578. Venue phone: (207) 882-7544. Sheepscot Valley Chorus Welcomes New Singers The Sheepscot Valley Chorus begins their 34th season when rehearsals commence Tuesday, September 9th, 7:00-9:00 at the Wiscasset Congregational Church on Route 1. With a long history of community music making, the Chorus welcomes and encourages new singers to join us. Singers wishing to participate may call director Linda Blanchard at 207-380-2768, or simply come to the first rehearsal, voice at the ready. Our major works this fall are the beautiful and lively Magnificats (Song of Mary) of baroque composer Francesco Durante and classical composer Franz Schubert. The Durante has been attributed erroneously to Pergolesi (who was Durante’s student), so music lovers may be familiar with the work under Pergolesi’s name. Singers will enjoy working on these works together, as the differences between the baroque and classical settings are quite striking, with much variety. Both pieces will be accompanied by a professional orchestra and feature professional soloists. The second half of the program will include a mixture of classical works and lighter holiday fare. Sheepscot Valley Chorus is directed by Linda Blanchard and accompanied by Sean Fleming, both of Damariscotta. The Chorus will perform their concert Sunday, December 7th at 3:00 p.m., as part of the Harbor Lights Festival in Boothbay Harbor. Please join us! Related post.
08/17/14 Boothbay Harbor Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor United States
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 633-3913. Address: 125 Townsend Ave Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1844. Venue phone: 207-633-4757. The Lincoln Festival Chorus, under the direction of Anthony Antolini, and accompanied by Sean Fleming, present its annual summer concert at the Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor, on August 15 and 17 at 7:30 pm. Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana will be performed, featuring special guest Suzanne Nance. Related post.
08/15/14 Boothbay Harbor Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor United States
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 633-3913. Address: 125 Townsend Ave Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1844. Venue phone: 207-633-4757. The Lincoln Festival Chorus, under the direction of Anthony Antolini, and accompanied by Sean Fleming, present its annual summer concert at the Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor, on August 15 and 17 at 7:30 pm. Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana will be performed, featuring special guest Suzanne Nance. Related post.
08/13/14 Newcastle Lincoln Home United States
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 22 River Road, Newcastle, ME 04553. Venue phone: 563-3350. Join pianist Sean Fleming and bassist Chuck McGregor for the “Real Ragtime Concert,” a collection of classic, early 20th century Rag tunes, on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 3:00 pm. Performed in the original styles and tempos rarely heard today, the concert will feature compositions by Confrey, Gershwin, Hayden, Joplin, Lamb, Morton, Scott, and Shepherd. Upbeat favorites such as Joplin’s “The Entertainer,” “Maple Leaf Rag,” and “The Easy Winners” will be mixed with slower pieces such as Lamb’s “Ragtime Nightingale” and Joplin’s “Solace.” The piano solo “Jelly Roll Blues,” an early jazz piece, will be played, as well as the novelty piano piece “Dizzy Fingers,” which is played as fast as its title would indicate. This concert is sure to be a favorite for people of all ages! Enjoy great music while looking at waterfront views at The Lincoln Home, 22 River Rd, Newcastle, Maine. For more information, please call (207) 380-2769, or contact Sean Fleming at sean68@email.com. Related post. More information
08/09/14 Thomaston, ME St. John’s Episcopal Church United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $15 suggested. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 354-8734. Address: 200 Main Street, Thomaston, ME 04861. Venue phone: (207) 354-8734. TWO CENTURIES OF AMERICAN MUSIC AT ST. JOHN’S IN THOMASTON Sean Fleming, organist and pianist; John David Adams, bass-baritone; and Anthony Antolini, pianist, will collaborate in a concert entitled “An American Sampler: A Chronological Retrospective of American Music from 1814 to 2014,” at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 200 Main Street, Thomaston, at 7:30 PM on Saturday, August 9. A suggested donation of $15 will be requested. A portion of the proceeds of the performance will go toward funding St. John’s charitable outreach projects. The program will include songs by Stephen Foster, John Duke, Cole Porter, Ned Rorem, Leonard Bernstein and mid-coast composer Aaron Robinson, sung by John David Adams, accompanied by pianist Sean Fleming with guest cellist Richard Francis. Robinson’s “I Paint What I see” sets to music E.B. White’s poem of the same name, written in reaction to the controversy over the artist Diego Rivera’s mural for the newly built Rockefeller Center. Anthony Antolini and Sean Fleming will play an organ duet by Louis Meyer and Myron Roberts’s Sonata for Piano and Organ. Roberts, 1912-2004, was a longtime mentor to Antolini. The program will also include patriotic American songs for all to sing. Related post. More information
08/08/14 Waldoboro, ME Broad Bay Congregational United Church of Christ United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 941 Main St.. Venue phone: 207-832-6898. Sean Fleming will present an organ recital at the Broad Bay Congregational United Church of Christ in Waldoboro on August 8th at 7:00 pm. Featured on the 1875 Hook and Hastings organ will be Darke’s “A Meditation on Brother James’ Air”, the Offertoire in E Flat Major, CFF 36B by Franck, the Organ Sonata No.1 in D minor, Op.42 by Guilmant, the Canzona from the “Folkloric Suite” by Langlais, and the “Concert Variations on Austria”, Op.3, composed by Maine-born composer John Knowles Paine. There will be no charge for the concert. Donations will be accepted. For more information contact the Broad Bay Church 207-832-6898 or waldoucc@midcoast.com. The church is located at 941 Main St., Waldoboro (near the Post Office). Related post. More information
07/24/14 - 08/02/14 Newcastle Parker B. Poe Theater United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $22/Adults – $8/Students. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 207-563-1373. Address: Academy Hill Road, Newcastle, ME 04553. Venue phone: 207-563-1373. The Legend of Jim Cullen weaves storytelling, drama and history, songs and musical numbers, dance and movement into a spectacle driven dramatic musical. Our production evokes a world of vaudeville, carnival or early American theater. With an ensemble of players supporting the story told by the central character, Professor Bateman, the play arcs in style from vaudeville to realism to fantasy in scenes that include a river baptism on the ice in New Brunswick, a log drive, an axe murder, and a lynching. Perspectives on how legends grow, personal responsibility, and multiple viewpoints weave around Professor Bateman’s examination of the question: “What is the soul of man?” The music landscape for Jim Cullen presents a broad aesthetic; while rooted in traditional music appropriate to the period, the approach includes modern sounds, a strong Broadway feel, large choral pieces and character driven solos. In our workshops and auditions, comparisons have been made to Floyd Collins, Big River and other musicals deeply rooted in American lore. At the same time, the play delves into modern myth with a visual spectacle that combines a sense of place with an urgent sense of storytelling. MATINEE ~ JULY 27 @ 3:00pm EVENINGS: JULY 24-26, 31 & AUGUST 1-2 @ 7:30pm Related post. More information
07/18/14 Rangeley, ME Lakeside Theater United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2493 Main St,. Venue phone: (207) 864-5000. Join Sean Fleming and his 9-piece Dam’ Rag Scotta Orchestra for the “Real Ragtime Concert,” a collection of classic, early 20th century Rag tunes, on Friday, July 18th at 7:00 pm, at the Lakeside Theater Arts Center in Rangeley. Performed in the original styles and tempos rarely heard today, the concert will feature compositions by Confrey, Hayden, Joplin, Lamb, Marshall, Morton, Scott, and Shepherd. Included will be several works from the “Red Back Book,” a collection of Ragtime orchestral arrangements published in the early 1900s. Upbeat favorites such as Joplin’s “The Entertainer,” “Maple Leaf Rag,” and “The Easy Winners” will be mixed with slower pieces such as Lamb’s “Ragtime Nightingale” and Joplin’s “Solace.” The piano solo “Jelly Roll Blues,” an early jazz piece, will be played, as well as the novelty piano piece “Dizzy Fingers,” which is played as fast as its title would indicate. This concert is sure to be a favorite for people of all ages! The Dam’ Rag Scotta Orchestra consists of the very talented musicians Chuck McGregor, bass; David DeBolt, bassoon; Richard Francis, cello, Mitch Kihn, clarinet; Allen Millett, drums; Linda Brunner, flute; Peter Stuart, trumpet, Carolyn MacDonald, violin; and Sean Fleming, piano. Come and celebrate summer in the beautiful Lakeside Theater, nestled in the heart of Rangeley. Tickets are an affordable $15. Tickets are available at Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce on 6 Park Road and at the door. Related post. More information
07/15/14 Topsham, ME The Highlands United States
Time: 2:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 1-888-760-1042. Address: 30 Governor’s Way. Venue phone: 1-888-760-1042. The Maine Friends of Music present a concert at The Highlands in Topsham on July 15th at 2:00 pm. Special guests violinist Graybert Beacham and clarinettist Karen Beacham will join harpsichordist Sean Fleming, flutist Linda Brunner, and bassoonist David DeBolt for this concert. The Beachams are distinguished as major symphony players and Maine residents. Featured works will include a full ensemble concerto by Vivaldi and the premiere of a Ragtime Suite by Maine composer Aaron Robinson. More information
07/13/14 Bristol Congregational Church of Bristol United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1263 Bristol Road Bristol, ME 04539. Venue phone: (207)563-6843. The Maine Friends of Music present a concert at The Highlands in Topsham on July 15th at 2:00 pm. Special guests violinist Graybert Beacham and clarinettist Karen Beacham will join harpsichordist Sean Fleming, flutist Linda Brunner, and bassoonist David DeBolt for this concert. The Beachams are distinguished as major symphony players and Maine residents. Featured works will include a full ensemble concerto by Vivaldi and the premiere of a Ragtime Suite by Maine composer Aaron Robinson. More information
07/12/14 South Bristol, Maine South Bristol Union Church, United Church of Christ United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: State Route 29, Middle Road. Venue phone: 207-644-8242. The Maine Friends of Music present a concert at The Lincoln Home in Newcastle on July 12th at 7:00 pm. Special guests violinist Graybert Beacham and clarinettist Karen Beacham will join harpsichordist Sean Fleming, flutist Linda Brunner, and bassoonist David DeBolt for this concert. The Beachams are distinguished as major symphony players and Maine residents. Featured works will include a full ensemble concerto by Vivaldi and the premiere of a Ragtime Suite by Maine composer Aaron Robinson. More information
07/11/14 Damariscotta Schooner Cove United States
Time: 4:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 207-563-5523. Address: 35 Schooner Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Venue phone: (207) 563-5523. The Maine Friends of Music present a concert at Schooner Cove in Damariscotta on July 11th at 4:00 pm. Special guests violinist Graybert Beacham and clarinettist Karen Beacham will join harpsichordist Sean Fleming, flutist Linda Brunner, and bassoonist David DeBolt for this concert. The Beachams are distinguished as major symphony players and Maine residents. Featured works will include a full ensemble concerto by Vivaldi and the premiere of a Ragtime Suite by Maine composer Aaron Robinson. More information
07/10/14 Thomaston Montpelier The General Henry Knox Museum United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 207-354-8062. Address: Thomaston, ME 04861. Venue phone: 207-354-0858. Back by popular demand, Maine Friends of Music, a professional chamber ensemble composed of flutist Linda Brunner, bassoonist David DeBolt, and harpsichordist/organist Sean Fleming, will perform at Montpelier – the big white house at the turn to Saint George in Thomaston – on Thursday, July 10, at 7 p.m. Advance tickets are $12 General Admission and $10 Members and can be purchased online at www.knoxmuseum.org or by calling 354-8062. Tickets at the door will be $15 General Admission, and $12 for Members. Maine Friends of Music members are returning from a successful 2013 fall tour in France. Their program this summer will include guest artists violinist Graybert Beacham and clarinetist Karen Beacham, and will feature a Vivaldi ensemble concerto and the premiere of New England Ragtime Suite by Maine composer Aaron Robinson, as well as a Mozart Divertimento for wind trio and a Bach Sonata for violin and harpsichord. Short solos from various style periods will also be included. The Beachams have performed with the Kansas City Philharmonic, Tulsa Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, and Portland Symphony orchestras. Maine Friends of Music specializes in quick-paced programs that create interesting listening experiences, with a variety of tone, colors, and styles. Much of the ensemble’s repertoire features a mixture of classic eighteenth-century Baroque selections, including works by Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven, as well as twentieth century composers such as Debussy, Hindemith, Vaughan-Williams and Koechlin. New music written for the Maine Friends of Music concerts by crossover classic/jazz composer Bill Douglas, as well as material composed by Bernard Garfield, Sean Fleming, and David DeBolt expands the ensemble’s repertoire further. This concert marks the eighth time Knox Museum has hosted the popular group’s Baroque and Beyond repertoire in its Federal-period appointed Oval Room, so renowned for its acoustics. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended. For more information contact Knox Museum at (207) 354-8062 or info@knoxmuseum.org.
06/29/14 Boothbay Harbor Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor United States
Time: 3:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 207.633.3913. Address: 125 Townsend Ave Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1844. Venue phone: 207-633-4757. Sean Fleming, Dr. Anthony Antolini, and John David Adams will present “An American Sampler: A Chronological Retrospective of American Music from 1814 to 2014” on Sunday, June 29th at 3:00 p.m. at the Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor. Featured at this concert will be song settings and instrumental pieces by Stephen Foster, John Duke, Scott Joplin, Thomas “Fats” Waller, Cole Porter, Robert Elmore, and more. Beautiful settings of Walt Whitman’s poetry by Ned Rorem and Leonard Bernstein will be sung by bass-baritone John David Adams. Two pieces by the virtuoso organist Robert Elmore will be featured: The beautiful setting of the Moravian hymn “Jesus Makes My Heart Rejoice”, and the flashy “Rhumba”. Dr. Anthony Antolini will join Sean Fleming for a piano and organ duet, the “Church Sonata” by Myron Roberts. The two will also perform a rarely performed duet, the “Open Diapason March”, written for two players on a single organ. Of special note will be the world premier of Maine composer Aaron Robinson’s piece, “I Paint What I See”, a setting of E.B. White’s famous poem. Patriotic songs appropriate to the season will be sung by the audience; including the seldom-sung original four verses of “The Star-Spangled Banner”, in honor of the 200th anniversary of our national anthem. Do not miss this one-of-a-kind concert. Tickets are $15 per person, and can be purchased at the door or in Boothbay Harbor at A Silver Lining, Sherman’s Bookstore, St Andrews Village, the Boothbay Harbor Chamber of Commerce, or the Boothbay Information Center. For more information, call 207-633-3913, e-mail laf@wiscasset.net, or visit http://www.lincolnartsfestival.net. Related post. More information
06/26/14 Rockport, ME Aldemere Farm United States
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: $50 Georges River Land Trust members, $60 non-members. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 50 Russell Avenue. Venue phone: (207)236-2739. Come enjoy the piano mastery of Sean Fleming and bass player Chuck McGregor on June 26th at 6:00 pm, as they take you through the ragtime music of the past while basking in the historic view of Penobscot Bay from the comfort of the home of Kim and Debbie Chatfield in Rockport. Relive the great music from movies like THE STING and THE GREAT GATSBY while enjoying sumptuous hors d’oeuvres, beer, and wine. Sean has performed throughout the country as a piano and organ master, and he has directed and accompanied over 65 theater productions nationwide. You will never forget this man, his music, and his talent! This concert will include rousing, classic, early 20th century Ragtime pieces by Confrey, Gershwin, Hayden, Joplin, Lamb, Marshall, Morton, and Scott, and Shepherd. This wonderful event will be held at Aldermere, the Chatfield home featured in Maine Home + Design, August 2013 issue. Debbie is an outstanding interior designer which their “on the water” home reflects. This is a highly entertaining event and location you will truly enjoy. It will put a smile on your face and keep your feet tapping for months to come! Related post. Sold Out More information
06/20/14 TBA TBA United States
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Sean Fleming accompanies bass-baritone John Reinhardt in a program of abend lieder, at 7:30 in Alna (location TBA). Related post. Cancelled
06/15/14 Damariscotta Lincoln County Community Theater United States
Time: 2:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2 Theater Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Venue phone: (207) 563-3424. Sean Fleming conducts and accompanies the Hearts Ever Young group in a concert of music selections from radio, featuring Master of Ceremonies Nick Azzaretti, and dancers Carol Cirigliano and Carol Teel. Related post.
06/14/14 Rockport Strom Auditorium United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 207-975-0582. Address: 25 Keelson Drive, Rockport ME 04856. Venue phone: (207) 236-7800 ext. 263. Midcoast Community Chorus, directed by Mimi Bornstein, and accompanied by Sean Fleming, presents a spring concert on Sunday, June 14th at 7:00 pm, at the Strom Auditorium in Camden Hills Regional High School. The concert will be a benefit concert for Knox County Homeless Coalition. Related post. More information
06/14/14 Damariscotta Lincoln County Community Theater United States
Time: 2:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2 Theater Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Venue phone: (207) 563-3424. Sean Fleming conducts and accompanies the Hearts Ever Young group in a concert of music selections from radio, featuring Master of Ceremonies Nick Azzaretti, and dancers Carol Cirigliano and Carol Teel. Related post.
06/13/14 Damariscotta Lincoln County Community Theater United States
Time: 2:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2 Theater Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Venue phone: (207) 563-3424. Sean Fleming conducts and accompanies the Hearts Ever Young group in a concert of music selections from radio, featuring Master of Ceremonies Nick Azzaretti, and dancers Carol Cirigliano and Carol Teel. Related post.
06/01/14 Newcastle St. Patrick’s Church United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 32 Pond Road, PO Box 598, Newcastle, ME. Venue phone: (207) 563-3240. The Lincoln Academy Lincolnaires, directed by Beth Preston, and accompanied by Sean Fleming, piano, present their spring concert at St Patrick Church in Newcastle on June 1st at 7:00 pm. Related post. More information
05/28/14 Newcastle Parker B. Poe Theater United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Academy Hill Road, Newcastle, ME 04553. Venue phone: 207-563-1373. The Lincoln Academy Eagle Men’s Chorus and Cameo under the direction of Beth Preston, and accompanied by Sean Fleming, present their spring concert, in the Poe Theater on the Lincoln Academy campus, on May 28th at 7:00 pm. Related post. More information
05/04/14 Newcastle St. Patrick’s Church United States
Time: 3:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 32 Pond Road, PO Box 598, Newcastle, ME. Venue phone: (207) 563-3240. The St. Cecilia Chamber Choir presents the Maine premiere of Henry Purcell’s The Fairy-Queen on Saturday, May 3rd at 7:00 pm, and Sunday, May 4th at 3:00 pm at St. Patrick Church in Newcastle. These concerts conducted by Linda Blanchard will feature a full orchestra, and many well-known soloists, including sopranos Nina Tilander and Abbey Hutchins, mezzo-soprano Jazmin DeRice, tenor Timothy Neill Johnson, and bass John David Adams. This Restoration-era masque by Henry Purcell includes a libretto which is an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s wedding comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Sure to be enjoyed by people of all ages, the piece includes beautiful, humorous, and exciting solos, duets, large choral numbers, and orchestra-only pieces. Tickets are $15 for adults, with students and those under 18 admitted free. Tickets are available online at www.ceciliachoir.org, or at Maine Coast Book Shop in Damariscotta, Sherman’s Books and Stationery in Boothbay Harbor, and Treats in Wiscasset. The St. Cecilia Chamber Choir is a fully auditioned community chorus directed by Linda Blanchard and accompanied by Sean Fleming, based in Newcastle and founded in 1995. St. Cecilia’s mission is to present outstanding performances of the very best choral repertoire; to provide challenging musical opportunities to gifted local youth; to support our community with outreach programs; and to support Maine composers through the commission and performance of new music. Related post. More information
05/03/14 Newcastle St. Patrick’s Church United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $15 adults, students free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 32 Pond Road, PO Box 598, Newcastle, ME. Venue phone: (207) 563-3240. The St. Cecilia Chamber Choir presents the Maine premiere of Henry Purcell’s The Fairy-Queen on Saturday, May 3rd at 7:00 pm, and Sunday, May 4th at 3:00 pm at St. Patrick Church in Newcastle. These concerts conducted by Linda Blanchard will feature a full orchestra, and many well-known soloists, including sopranos Nina Tilander and Abbey Hutchins, mezzo-soprano Jazmin DeRice, tenor Timothy Neill Johnson, and bass John David Adams. This Restoration-era masque by Henry Purcell includes a libretto which is an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s wedding comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Sure to be enjoyed by people of all ages, the piece includes beautiful, humorous, and exciting solos, duets, large choral numbers, and orchestra-only pieces. Tickets are $15 for adults, with students and those under 18 admitted free. Tickets are available online at www.ceciliachoir.org, or at Maine Coast Book Shop in Damariscotta, Sherman’s Books and Stationery in Boothbay Harbor, and Treats in Wiscasset. The St. Cecilia Chamber Choir is a fully auditioned community chorus directed by Linda Blanchard and accompanied by Sean Fleming, based in Newcastle and founded in 1995. St. Cecilia’s mission is to present outstanding performances of the very best choral repertoire; to provide challenging musical opportunities to gifted local youth; to support our community with outreach programs; and to support Maine composers through the commission and performance of new music. Related post. More information
05/02/14 Brunswick Studzinski Auditorium, Bowdoin College United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 725-3747. Venue phone: (207) 798-4141. Bowdoin Chorus and Mozart Mentors Orchestra, under the director of Anthony Antolini ’63, will present Mendelssohn’s Psalm 114 and Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms on Thursday, May 1, and Friday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m. at Studzinski Recital Hall on the Bowdoin College campus. The concerts are free and tickets are not required. The Bowdoin Chorus is composed of students, alumni, faculty, staff and Brunswick area community members. The Mozart Mentors Orchestra, in its fourth season, is made up of Maine string teachers and their top students, ranging in age from 10 to 18. For more information, call 725-3347, visit www.bowdoin.edu/music or e-mail aantolin@bowdoin.edu or dsmall@bowdoin.edu. Related post. More information
05/01/14 Brunswick Studzinski Auditorium, Bowdoin College United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 725-3747. Venue phone: (207) 798-4141. Bowdoin Chorus and Mozart Mentors Orchestra, under the director of Anthony Antolini ’63, will present Mendelssohn’s Psalm 114 and Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms on Thursday, May 1, and Friday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m. at Studzinski Recital Hall on the Bowdoin College campus. The concerts are free and tickets are not required. The Bowdoin Chorus is composed of students, alumni, faculty, staff and Brunswick area community members. The Mozart Mentors Orchestra, in its fourth season, is made up of Maine string teachers and their top students, ranging in age from 10 to 18. For more information, call 725-3347, visit www.bowdoin.edu/music or e-mail aantolin@bowdoin.edu or dsmall@bowdoin.edu. Related post. More information
04/27/14 Newcastle Second Congregational Church United States
Time: 3:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 51 Main Street, Newcastle, Maine 04553. Venue phone: (207) 563-3379. The Sheepscot Chorus, under the direction of Linda Blanchard and accompanied by Sean Fleming, presents Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem in D minor, Op. 48, at the Second Congregational Church of Newcastle, on April 26 at 7:30 and April 27 at 3:00. The Requiem will feature bass-baritone John David Adams. Immerse yourself in the beautiful, serene, profound and moving Fauré Requiem. This transcendent and ethereal requiem has been described as a “lullaby” for the departed and is one of the great enduring masterworks of French repertoire. Shorter works will also be featured on the program, including several selections from Victor Herbert’s “The Fortune Teller”, Eric Whitacre’s “Animal Crackers Vol. I”, and “It’s A Grand Night For Singing” from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “State Fair”. Finally, recipients of the Sheepscot Chorus annual scholarship will be featured. Related post. More information
04/26/14 Newcastle Second Congregational Church United States
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 51 Main Street, Newcastle, Maine 04553. Venue phone: (207) 563-3379. The Sheepscot Chorus, under the direction of Linda Blanchard and accompanied by Sean Fleming, presents Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem in D minor, Op. 48, at the Second Congregational Church of Newcastle, on April 26 at 7:30 and April 27 at 3:00. The Requiem will feature bass-baritone John David Adams. Immerse yourself in the beautiful, serene, profound and moving Fauré Requiem. This transcendent and ethereal requiem has been described as a “lullaby” for the departed and is one of the great enduring masterworks of French repertoire. Shorter works will also be featured on the program, including several selections from Victor Herbert’s “The Fortune Teller”, Eric Whitacre’s “Animal Crackers Vol. I”, and “It’s A Grand Night For Singing” from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “State Fair”. Finally, recipients of the Sheepscot Chorus annual scholarship will be featured. Related post. More information
04/13/14 Damariscotta Lincoln County Community Theater United States
Time: 3:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 207-644-1174. Address: 2 Theater Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Venue phone: (207) 563-3424. Tapestry Singers will perform the Mozart Requiem and Bach’s Cantata no. 106 with a full orchestra on Saturday, April 12 and Sunday, April 13 at the Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta. One of Bach’s earliest compositions (at age 22), Cantata No. 106 was most likely written for the funeral of Bach’s uncle. It is a devout and sensitive work and full of optimism for the afterlife. The crowning conclusion of Mozart’s celebrated life, his Requiem is one of classical music’s most intriguing stories. Five months before his death, Mozart was commissioned by an anonymous stranger to write a Requiem Mass. Delirious with fever and convinced he was writing his own funeral music, Mozart died before his Requiem was complete. The Tapestry Singers joins a full orchestra for a powerful performance of Mozart’s final musical statement. Related post. More information
04/12/14 Damariscotta Lincoln County Community Theater United States
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 207-644-1174. Address: 2 Theater Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Venue phone: (207) 563-3424. Tapestry Singers will perform the Mozart Requiem and Bach’s Cantata no. 106 with a full orchestra on Saturday, April 12 and Sunday, April 13 at the Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta. One of Bach’s earliest compositions (at age 22), Cantata No. 106 was most likely written for the funeral of Bach’s uncle. It is a devout and sensitive work and full of optimism for the afterlife. The crowning conclusion of Mozart’s celebrated life, his Requiem is one of classical music’s most intriguing stories. Five months before his death, Mozart was commissioned by an anonymous stranger to write a Requiem Mass. Delirious with fever and convinced he was writing his own funeral music, Mozart died before his Requiem was complete. The Tapestry Singers joins a full orchestra for a powerful performance of Mozart’s final musical statement. Related post. More information
03/23/14 Newcastle St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church United States
Time: 4:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 11 Glidden Street, Newcastle, ME 04553. Venue phone: (207) 563-3533. Choral Evensong at St. Andrew’s, Newcastle A service of Choral Evensong for Lent will be held at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Glidden Street, Newcastle, on Sunday, March 23rd, 4:00 p.m. Music will be provided by the Senior Choir under the direction of Linda Blanchard with organist Sean Fleming. All are welcome. The service features choral music of England, including choral responses by 17th century composer Richard Ayleward and a setting of Psalm 121 “I will lift up my eyes to the hills” by 18th century composer Charles Wesley (brother of Methodist founder John Wesley). The Magnificat (Song of Mary) and Nunc Dimittis (Song of Simeon) will be from the Short Service in Dorian mode by Renaissance composer Thomas Tallis. The anthem will be a lovely setting of Psalm 42 “As the deer longs for the water brooks” by American composer Peter Pindar Stearns. Experience this ancient service of rare and mystical beauty in which the Word is illuminated through hymns, prayers, choral music and chant, set in beautiful historic sanctuary of St. Andrew’s Church. For more information, call Director of Choirs Linda Blanchard at 380-2768, or the church office at 563-3533. Related post. More information
03/16/14 Gorham, ME Corthell Concert Hall United States
Time: 5:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: USM School of Music, 102 Corthell Hall, 37 College Avenue. Venue phone: (207) 780-5555. The students of Beth Preston present a recital of Spanish music. Music by de Falla, Granados, Guridi, Mompou, Obradors, Rodrigo, Toldra, and Turina will be presented. Students Emma Tolley, Katherine Tolley, Kayleigh Tolley, Jonah Daiute, Gabe Ferrero, Sam Bailey, Nancy Durgin, John Strong, Janet Booth, and Abbey Hutchins will be assisted by Sean Fleming and Kathleen Scott on piano. Related post. More information
01/12/14 Rockport Strom Auditorium United States
Time: 4:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 207-975-0582. Address: 25 Keelson Drive, Rockport ME 04856. Venue phone: (207) 236-7800 ext. 263. Midcoast Community Chorus Presents a winter concert under the Direction of Mimi Bornstein and accompanied by Sean Fleming. Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 4:00 pm Strom Auditorium, Camden Hills Regional High School. Related post. More information
12/15/13 Camden, ME Camden Opera House United States
Time: 2:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 230-2456. Address: 29 Elm Street. Venue phone: (207) 236-7963. The Down East Singers present Black Nativity. Conducted by Anthony Antolini and accompanied by Sean Fleming. Related post. More information
12/14/13 Brunswick Bowdoin College Chapel United States
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: $15 for Adults, free for student. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 207-380-2768. Address: 5000 College Station, Brunswick, ME 04011. Venue phone: (207) 798-4141. St. Cecilia Chamber Choir Lessons & Carols Christmas concert, conducted by Linda Blanchard and accompanied by Sean Fleming. Related post.
12/13/13 Newcastle Second Congregational Church United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $15 for Adults, free for student. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 207-380-2768. Address: 51 Main Street, Newcastle, Maine 04553. Venue phone: (207) 563-3379. St. Cecilia Chamber Choir Lessons & Carols Christmas concert, conducted by Linda Blanchard and accompanied by Sean Fleming. Related post.
12/12/13 Newcastle St. Patrick’s Church United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 230-2456. Address: 32 Pond Road, PO Box 598, Newcastle, ME. Venue phone: (207) 563-3240. The Down East Singers present Black Nativity. Conducted by Anthony Antolini and accompanied by Sean Fleming. Related post. More information
12/08/13 Brunswick Studzinski Auditorium, Bowdoin College United States
Time: 2:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 798-4141. Venue phone: (207) 798-4141. The Bowdoin Chorus presents Black Nativity. Conducted by Anthony Antolini and accompanied by Sean Fleming. Related post.
12/07/13 Brunswick Studzinski Auditorium, Bowdoin College United States
Time: 2:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 798-4141. Venue phone: (207) 798-4141. The Bowdoin Chorus presents Black Nativity. Conducted by Anthony Antolini and accompanied by Sean Fleming. Related post.
09/21/13 Brunswick, Maine First Parish Church United States
Time: 9:30am. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 9 Cleaveland Street. Venue phone: 207-729-7331. AGO (American Guild of Organists) convocation service. Sean Fleming will play Marcel Lanquetuit’s Toccata in Ré Majeur (Toccata in D Major) as the postlude for the service. Related post.
08/18/13 Boothbay Harbor Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor United States
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 633-3913. Address: 125 Townsend Ave Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1844. Venue phone: 207-633-4757. The Lincoln Festival Chorus, under the direction of Anthony Antolini, and accompanied by Sean Fleming, present its annual summer concert. A mix of Russian, Greek and Eastern European repertoire will be performed. Related post.
08/16/13 Boothbay Harbor Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor United States
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 633-3913. Address: 125 Townsend Ave Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1844. Venue phone: 207-633-4757. The Lincoln Festival Chorus, under the direction of Anthony Antolini, and accompanied by Sean Fleming, present its annual summer concert. A mix of Russian, Greek and Eastern European repertoire will be performed. Related post.
08/14/13 Lewiston Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul (Prince of Peace Parish) United States
Time: 12:15pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 777-1200. Address: 122 Ash St Lewiston, ME 04240-6804. Venue phone: (207) 777-1200. Sean Fleming will present an organ recital on the historic four-manual Casavant pipe organ at the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Lewiston on Wednesday, August 14 at 12:15 p.m. Works will include Prelude and Fugue in C Major, BWV 545 by Johann Sebastian Bach, Organ Sonata No.3 in C Minor, Op.56 by Alexandre Guilmant, and Offertoire in E Flat Major by César Franck. Admission will be free. For more information, please call (207)380-2769 or email sean68@email.com. Installed in 1938, the Casavant organ at the basilica is the largest church organ in Maine, and second in size to only the Kotzschmar organ at Merrill Auditorium, Portland. The instrument has been played by many of the world’s leading organists; including the great French organist, Marcel Dupre, and Dr. Charles-Marie Courboin. Related post. More information
08/06/13 Rangeley Church of the Good Shepherd United States
Time: 7:00pm. Address: 2614 Main Street, Rangeley, ME 04970. Venue phone: 207-864-3381. John Adams, bass-baritone, and Sean Fleming, accompanist, present a program of light classical, American art song, and Broadway works at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Rangeley, as part of the Rangeley Friends of the Arts’ concert series. Related post.
07/26/13 Waldoboro Waldo Theater United States
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 207-832-6060. Address: 916 Main St Waldoboro, ME 04572. Venue phone: (207) 832-6060. With the first day of spring behind us…it is time to plant the seeds for the summer musical at the Waldo Theatre: The Secret Garden. Based on the 1911 classic children’s novel of the same name by Frances Hodgson Burnett, the musical tells two stories, the story of young, orphaned Mary Lennox as she arrives at the gloomy Misselthwaite Manor and the second of the love between Archibald and Lily Craven. Lily died 10 years ago and Archibald is still overcome by his grief. The management of his estate, Misselthwaite, is largely left to his brother, Dr. Neville Craven. The house haunted by the ghost of Lily, now joined by Mary’s parents, Rose and Albert Lennox as well as the Ayah, Fakir and the officers all ghosts of Mary’s past from India. Left on her own, Mary discovers her bedridden cousin, Colin, servants Martha, Dickon and Ben Weatherstaff and ultimately the Secret Garden. Her own personality blossoms as she brings new life to the neglected garden, as well as to her sickly cousin and Uncle Archie. Directed by Susan Ghoreyeb with vocal direction by Aaron Robinson and orchestra conducted by Sean Fleming, performance dates for The Secret Garden will be July 26, 27 and August 2, 3 at 7:30 pm with Sunday matinees on July 28 and August 4th at 2:00pm. For more information, please contact the Waldo Theatre at 832-6060. Related post. More information
07/02/13 Boothbay Harbor Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: Free with donations accepted. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 633-3913. Address: 125 Townsend Ave Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1844. Venue phone: 207-633-4757. Sean Fleming will present an organ concert of patriotic music on July 2nd at the Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor, at 7:30 pm. The concert will include John Knowles Paine’s Concert Variations on The Star Spangled Banner, two variations on the tune “America” by Wesley and Ives, Lemare’s Paraphrase on When Johnny Comes Marching Home, Janzer’s Yankee Doodle Variations, E. Power Biggs’ arrangement of The Stars and Stripes Forever, an audience sing-along, and more. The Myron Roberts Church Sonata for Piano and Organ will be a special part of the evening, featuring Dr. Anthony Antolini on piano. For more information please call (207) 633-3913 or email laf@wiscasset.net. Related post. More information
06/25/13 Thomaston Montpelier The General Henry Knox Museum United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 207-354-0885. Address: Thomaston, ME 04861. Venue phone: 207-354-0858. The Maine Friends of Music presents a varied program of Baroque and Classical music with special guests Stephanie and John Sikora. Members of this perennially popular ensemble include flutist Linda Brunner, bassoonist David DeBolt, and harpsichordist Sean Fleming.
06/19/13 Newcastle Lincoln Home United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 207-563-3350. Address: 22 River Road, Newcastle, ME 04553. Venue phone: 563-3350. The Maine Friends of Music presents a varied program of Baroque and Classical music with special guests Stephanie and John Sikora. Members of this perennially popular ensemble include flutist Linda Brunner, bassoonist David DeBolt, and harpsichordist Sean Fleming.
06/18/13 Damariscotta Schooner Cove United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 563-5523. Address: 35 Schooner Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Venue phone: (207) 563-5523. The Maine Friends of Music presents a varied program of Baroque and Classical music with special guests Stephanie and John Sikora. Members of this perennially popular ensemble include flutist Linda Brunner, bassoonist David DeBolt, and harpsichordist Sean Fleming.
06/16/13 Damariscotta Lincoln County Community Theater United States
Time: 2:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2 Theater Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Venue phone: (207) 563-3424. Sean Fleming accompanies the Forever Young group in a concert of music selections from films. Related post.
06/15/13 Damariscotta Lincoln County Community Theater United States
Time: 2:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2 Theater Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Venue phone: (207) 563-3424. Sean Fleming accompanies the Forever Young group in a concert of music selections from films. Related post.
06/14/13 Damariscotta Lincoln County Community Theater United States
Time: 2:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2 Theater Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Venue phone: (207) 563-3424. Sean Fleming accompanies the Forever Young group in a concert of music selections from films. Related post.
06/02/13 Newcastle Second Congregational Church United States
Time: 3:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 51 Main Street, Newcastle, Maine 04553. Venue phone: (207) 563-3379. The Tapestry Singers, directed by Harold “Sandy” Falconer, are planning an all Bach and Mozart program, accompanied by the DaPonte String Quartet, flute and double bass. Also featured will be organist Sean Fleming. Soloists for the concert include Amy Lalime and Sue Hunt mezzo-sopranos, Timothy Johnson tenor, and Richard Francis baritone. The pieces, Bach Cantatas 196, 182 and 6 (the latter featuring Myles Jordan on violoncello piccolo) and Mozart Misericordias Domini and Missa Brevis in B-flat, were all created when the composers were in their teens or early twenties. The concerts will take place at the Second Congregational Church, 51 Main Street in Newcastle, Saturday, June 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 2 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $12 and available at the door or may be purchased in advance from the Maine Coast Book Shop and Café, from chorus members, or by calling 207-644-1174. Children and students are admitted for free. Related post.
06/01/13 Newcastle Second Congregational Church United States
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 51 Main Street, Newcastle, Maine 04553. Venue phone: (207) 563-3379. The Tapestry Singers, directed by Harold “Sandy” Falconer, are planning an all Bach and Mozart program, accompanied by the DaPonte String Quartet, flute and double bass. Also featured will be organist Sean Fleming. Soloists for the concert include Amy Lalime and Sue Hunt mezzo-sopranos, Timothy Johnson tenor, and Richard Francis baritone. The pieces, Bach Cantatas 196, 182 and 6 (the latter featuring Myles Jordan on violoncello piccolo) and Mozart Misericordias Domini and Missa Brevis in B-flat, were all created when the composers were in their teens or early twenties. The concerts will take place at the Second Congregational Church, 51 Main Street in Newcastle, Saturday, June 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 2 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $12 and available at the door or may be purchased in advance from the Maine Coast Book Shop and Café, from chorus members, or by calling 207-644-1174. Children and students are admitted for free. Related post.
05/31/13 Brunswick Bowdoin College United States
Time: 2:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 207-725-3433. Address: 5000 College Station, Brunswick, ME 04011. Venue phone: (207) 725-3433. Anthony Antolini conducts and Sean Fleming accompanies the annual Alumni Sing in the Tillotson Room in Gibson Hall on the Bowdoin College campus. Related post. More information
05/30/13 Brunswick Bowdoin College United States
Time: 2:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 207-725-3433. Address: 5000 College Station, Brunswick, ME 04011. Venue phone: (207) 725-3433. Anthony Antolini conducts and Sean Fleming accompanies the annual Alumni Sing in the Tillotson Room in Gibson Hall on the Bowdoin College campus. Now in its seventh year, the Reunion Sing has become a popular part of Reunion Weekend for Polar Bears of all ages. Join in the open sing with Tony Antolini ’63, director of the Bowdoin Chorus. It doesn’t matter if you never sang when you were at Bowdoin—it’s never too late to join this multigenerational choir and raise your voice in song! We’ll sing preselected music that includes Bowdoin College songs, Glee Club standards, and choral masterpieces. Some will be for mixed choir, others for men’s choir—a nostalgic sound that gave rise to the slogan “Bowdoin Is a Singing College!” Related post. More information
05/29/13 Newcastle Parker B. Poe Theater United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Academy Hill Road, Newcastle, ME 04553. Venue phone: 207-563-1373. Lincoln Academy Eagle Men’s Chorus and Cameo in concert, directed by Beth Preston and accompanied by Sean Fleming. Related post.
05/12/13 Brunswick Bowdoin College Chapel United States
Time: 3:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 563-5284. Address: 5000 College Station, Brunswick, ME 04011. Venue phone: (207) 798-4141. The St. Cecilia Chamber Choir performs in concert on May 12th at the Bowdoin Chapel in Brunswick at 3:00 pm. The concert will include both works in honor of Ascension Day, and works about mothers and childhood. Pieces performed will include Rutter 5 Childhood Lyrics, Britten Jubilate Deo, Casals Nigra Sum, Finzi God is Gone Up, McCray Rise Up, My Love, Mitchell Old McDonald Had A Farm, Nance Set Me as a Seal, Palestrina Viri Galilaei, and Vaughan Williams O Clap Your Hands. The group is conducted by Linda Blanchard and accompanied by Sean Fleming. Related post. Cancelled
05/11/13 Newcastle Second Congregational Church United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 563-5284. Address: 51 Main Street, Newcastle, Maine 04553. Venue phone: (207) 563-3379. The St. Cecilia Chamber Choir performs in concert on May 11th at the Second Congregational Church in Newcastle at 7:30 pm. The concert will include both works in honor of Ascension Day, and works about mothers and childhood. Pieces performed will include Rutter 5 Childhood Lyrics, Britten Jubilate Deo, Casals Nigra Sum, Finzi God is Gone Up, McCray Rise Up, My Love, Mitchell Old McDonald Had A Farm, Nance Set Me as a Seal, Palestrina Viri Galilaei, and Vaughan Williams O Clap Your Hands. The group is conducted by Linda Blanchard and accompanied by Sean Fleming. Related post. Cancelled
04/27/13 Lewiston Bates College United States
Time: 9:00am. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2 Andrews Rd, Lewiston, Maine 04240. Venue phone: (207) 786-6255. Sean Fleming accompanies singers at the classical NATS competition at Bates College. Related post.
04/14/13 Newcastle Second Congregational Church United States
Time: 3:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 51 Main Street, Newcastle, Maine 04553. Venue phone: (207) 563-3379. The Tapestry Singers, with conductor Harold Falconer, accompanist Sean Fleming, and joined by a chamber orchestra, present a spring concert. Two cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach, Cantata No. 182 and Cantata No. 196 will be featured works. The two Mozart works Missa Brevis in B-flat, KV 275, and Misericordias Domini, KV 222, will be also be performed. Related post.
04/13/13 Newcastle Second Congregational Church United States
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 51 Main Street, Newcastle, Maine 04553. Venue phone: (207) 563-3379. The Tapestry Singers, with conductor Harold Falconer, accompanist Sean Fleming, and joined by a chamber orchestra, present a spring concert. Two cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach, Cantata No. 182 and Cantata No. 196 will be featured works. The two Mozart works Missa Brevis in B-flat, KV 275, and Misericordias Domini, KV 222, will be also be performed. Related post.
04/07/13 Newcastle St. Patrick’s Church United States
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: Adults $15, under 18 free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 563-5284. Address: 32 Pond Road, PO Box 598, Newcastle, ME. Venue phone: (207) 563-3240. The Sheepscot Valley Chorus, conducted by Linda Blanchard and accompanied by Sean Fleming, present the German Requiem, Op.45 (Ein deutsches Requiem) by Johannes Brahms. For these concerts, the Sheepscot Chorus will be joined by the St. Cecilia Chamber Choir, to present the Brahms’ Requiem in German. The soloists John David Adams, baritone, and Nina Tilander, soprano, will be featured. The choruses and soloists will be accompanied by a 13 piece orchestra. Please join Sheepscot Chorus and St. Cecilia Chamber Choir as they sing this beautiful and monumental work, in the wonderful setting of St. Patrick’s Church, Newcastle. Related post.
04/06/13 Newcastle St. Patrick’s Church United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: Adults $15, under 18 free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 563-5284. Address: 32 Pond Road, PO Box 598, Newcastle, ME. Venue phone: (207) 563-3240. The Sheepscot Valley Chorus, conducted by Linda Blanchard and accompanied by Sean Fleming, present the German Requiem, Op.45 (Ein deutsches Requiem) by Johannes Brahms. For these concerts, the Sheepscot Chorus will be joined by the St. Cecilia Chamber Choir, to present the Brahms’ Requiem in German. The soloists John David Adams, baritone, and Nina Tilander, soprano, will be featured. The choruses and soloists will be accompanied by a 13 piece orchestra. Please join Sheepscot Chorus and St. Cecilia Chamber Choir as they sing this beautiful and monumental work, in the wonderful setting of St. Patrick’s Church, Newcastle. Related post.
03/09/13 Thomaston Watt’s Hall United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: Adults $12, under 18 free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 354-8908. Address: 174 Main Street, Thomaston, ME 04861. Join Sean Fleming and his 8-piece Dam’ Rag Scotta Orchestra for the “Real Ragtime Concert,” a collection of classic, early 20th century Rag tunes, on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 7:00 pm. Performed in the original styles and tempos rarely heard today, the concert will feature compositions by Europe & Dabney, Gershwin, Hayden, Joplin, Lamb, Morton, Scott, and Shepherd. Included will be several works from the “Red Back Book,” a collection of Ragtime orchestral arrangements published in the early 1900s. Upbeat favorites such as Joplin’s “The Entertainer,” “Maple Leaf Rag,” and “The Easy Winners” will be mixed with slower pieces such as Lamb’s “Ragtime Nightingale” and Joplin’s “Solace.” The dancers Carol Cirigliano and Carol Teel will be featured in solo numbers, and an the audience will also have a chance to learn a Ragtime dance, the “Castle Walk.” The piano solos “Jelly Roll Blues” and “Finger Buster,” early jazz pieces by Morton, will be highlighted. This concert is sure to be a favorite for people of all ages! Young children will be welcomed! The Dam’ Rag Scotta Orchestra consists of the very talented musicians Chuck McGregor, bass; Richard Francis, cello; Mitch Kihn, clarinet; Allen Millett, drums; Linda Brunner, flute and piccolo; Carol Preston and Carolyn MacDonald, violins; and Sean Fleming, piano. Come and help usher in the start of the spring season in the historic Watt’s Hall, at 174 Main Street in Thomaston. Related post.
12/23/12 Newcastle Second Congregational Church United States
Time: 2:00pm. Address: 51 Main Street, Newcastle, Maine 04553. Venue phone: (207) 563-3379. The Tapestry Singers in concert, directed by Harold Falconer and accompanied by Sean Fleming, organ and piano. The program will include: Gaudete (with bells)-Anonymous; Adam lay ybounden-Boris Ord; This is the Record of John-Orlando Gibbons; Magnificat-Johann Pachelbel; The Three Kings-Healey Willan; Quem Pastores Laudevere-arr. Rutter; Mary’s Lullaby-Rutter; Sans Day Carol-arr. Rutter; Masters in this Hall-arr. David Willcocks; Prayer from Hansel and Gretel-Engelbert Humperdinck; E la don, don & Dadme albricias-Spanish traditional; I wonder as I wander-John Jacob Niles, arr. Rutter; The virgin mother had a baby boy-Caribbean trad. arr. Robert de Cormier; Rocking Czech carol-arr. David Willcocks; Twelve Days of Christmas-arr. Rutter; Fum, fum, fum-arr. Conrad Susa; Patapan-arr. Clare Grundman; I saw three ships (with bells)-arr. Mack Wilberg. Related post.
12/22/12 Newcastle Second Congregational Church United States
Time: 7:30pm. Address: 51 Main Street, Newcastle, Maine 04553. Venue phone: (207) 563-3379. The Tapestry Singers in concert, directed by Harold Falconer and accompanied by Sean Fleming, organ and piano. The program will include: Gaudete (with bells)-Anonymous; Adam lay ybounden-Boris Ord; This is the Record of John-Orlando Gibbons; Magnificat-Johann Pachelbel; The Three Kings-Healey Willan; Quem Pastores Laudevere-arr. Rutter; Mary’s Lullaby-Rutter; Sans Day Carol-arr. Rutter; Masters in this Hall-arr. David Willcocks; Prayer from Hansel and Gretel-Engelbert Humperdinck; E la don, don & Dadme albricias-Spanish traditional; I wonder as I wander-John Jacob Niles, arr. Rutter; The virgin mother had a baby boy-Caribbean trad. arr. Robert de Cormier; Rocking Czech carol-arr. David Willcocks; Twelve Days of Christmas-arr. Rutter; Fum, fum, fum-arr. Conrad Susa; Patapan-arr. Clare Grundman; I saw three ships (with bells)-arr. Mack Wilberg. Related post.
12/08/12 Brunswick Bowdoin College Chapel United States
Time: 3:00pm. Address: 5000 College Station, Brunswick, ME 04011. Venue phone: (207) 798-4141. The St. Cecilia Chamber Choir presents a program of Christmas music, directed by Linda Blanchard and accompanied by Sean Fleming, organ. Related post.
12/07/12 Newcastle Second Congregational Church United States
Time: 7:30pm. Address: 51 Main Street, Newcastle, Maine 04553. Venue phone: (207) 563-3379. The St. Cecilia Chamber Choir presents a program of Christmas music, directed by Linda Blanchard and accompanied by Sean Fleming, organ. Related post.
12/02/12 Boothbay Harbor Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor United States
Time: 3:00pm. Address: 125 Townsend Ave Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1844. Venue phone: 207-633-4757. The Sheepscot Chorus presents a program of Christmas selections, directed by Linda Blanchard, and accompanied by Sean Fleming, piano and organ. Related post.
12/01/12 Brunswick Studzinski Auditorium, Bowdoin College United States
Time: 2:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 725-3433. Venue phone: (207) 798-4141. The Bowdoin Chorus in concert, conducted by Anthony Antolini and accompanied by Sean Fleming. Related post.
11/18/12 Brunswick St. Paul’s Episcopal Church United States
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 725-5342. Address: 27 Pleasant Street Brunswick, ME 04011. Venue phone: (207) 725-5342. Sean Fleming will present an dedicatory organ recital on the new two-manual Allen organ installed by Bob Faucher at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Sunday, November 18th at 3:00 P.M. Works will include Bach Concerto in G Major, Mendelssohn Sonata No. 3 in A Major, Vierne Carillon de Westminster, Franck Offertory in E Flat Major, Darke A Meditation on Brother James’ Air, Paine Concert Variations on The Star Spangled Banner, and Fleming Postlude on Engelberg. Admission will be free. Related post.
10/27/12 Brunswick Bowdoin College Chapel United States
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 725-3433. Address: 5000 College Station, Brunswick, ME 04011. Venue phone: (207) 798-4141. Sean Fleming will present an organ recital on the three-manual Austin pipe organ at Bowdoin College Chapel on Saturday, October 27th at 3:00 P.M. Works will include Buxtehude Passacaglia in D minor, Darke A Meditation on Brother James’ Air, Fleming Toccata on Alma mater, Guilmant Organ Sonata No.1 in D minor, Jordan Improvisation on Annie Laurie, Paine Concert Variations on The Star Spangled Banner, and Roberts Church Sonata for Piano and Organ, with special guest Dr. Anthony Antolini. Admission will be free. Related post.
10/20/12 Brunswick Studzinski Auditorium, Bowdoin College United States
Time: 2:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 798-4141. Venue phone: (207) 798-4141. Bowdoin Chorus presenting selections for Bowdoin College Homecoming, conducted by Anthony Antolini and accompanied by Sean Fleming. Related post.
09/29/12 Brunswick Bowdoin College Chapel United States
Time: 2:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 798-4141. Address: 5000 College Station, Brunswick, ME 04011. Venue phone: (207) 798-4141. Bowdoin Chorus presenting selections for Bowdoin College Parent’s Weekend, conducted by Anthony Antolini and accompanied by Sean Fleming. The concert will include a special performance of Myron Roberts’ Church Sonata for Organ and Piano by Anthony Antolini, piano, and Sean Fleming, organ. Related post.
09/22/12 Damariscotta Lincoln County Community Theater United States
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2 Theater Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Venue phone: (207) 563-3424. Sean Fleming directs the Young At Heart group in a concert of Broadway show music selections. Related post.
08/19/12 Boothbay Harbor Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor United States
Time: 7:00pm. Address: 125 Townsend Ave Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1844. Venue phone: 207-633-4757. Lincoln Festival Chorus in concert, accompanied by Sean Fleming and conducted by Anthony Antolini. Handel: Utrecht Te Deum and Jubilate with orchestra, and other music. Related post.
08/18/12 Newcastle St. Patrick’s Church United States
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 32 Pond Road, PO Box 598, Newcastle, ME. Venue phone: (207) 563-3240. Sean Fleming accompanies bass-baritone John Reinhardt. Program: Lieder & Art songs Handel: Si! tra i ceppi (Berendice) Giordani: Caro mio ben Schubert: An die Musik, Wohin Brahms: Vergebliches Standchen, Auf dem, Kirchhofe Schumann: Im wunderschonen Monat Mai (“Dicterliebe”) Strauss: Ach weh mir ungluckhaften Mann!, Zueignung Recital Tosti: L’ultima canzone Leoncavallo: Mattinata Mussorgsky: Song of the Flea Ravel: Chanson Romanesque Opera Mozart: Non piu Andrai (Le Nozze de Figaro) Rossini: A un dottor della mia sorte (Il barbiere di Siviglia) Pergolesi: What’s the problem? (Pride & Justice/La Serva Padrona) Puccini: Vecchia zimarra senti (La Boheme) Musical Theatre Geschwin: I got plenty of nuttin! (Porgy & Bess) Loewe: I wonder what the king is doing tonight (Camelot) Rodgers and Hammerstein: Some Enchanted Evening (South Pacific) Leigh: The impossible Dream (Man of La Mancha) Kern: Old Man River (Showboat) Encore L’chaim (Fiddler on the roof) Old Mother Hubbard Related post.
08/17/12 Boothbay Harbor Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor United States
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 125 Townsend Ave Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1844. Venue phone: 207-633-4757. Lincoln Festival Chorus in concert, accompanied by Sean Fleming and conducted by Anthony Antolini. Handel: Utrecht Te Deum and Jubilate with orchestra, and other music. Related post.
08/01/12 Lewiston Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul (Prince of Peace Parish) United States
Time: 12:15am. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 207-777-1200. Address: 122 Ash St Lewiston, ME 04240-6804. Venue phone: (207) 777-1200. Linda Vaillancourt, violin, and Sean Fleming, piano, in concert. The program will include the Sonata in A minor for Arpeggione and Piano, D. 821 by Franz Schubert, and the Fantasy in E Flat Major, Op. 94 by Johann Nepomuk Hummel. Related post.
07/14/12 - 07/21/12 Waldoboro Waldo Theater United States
Time: 7:00pm. Box office: 207-832-6060. Address: 916 Main St Waldoboro, ME 04572. Venue phone: (207) 832-6060. On 14, 19, 20, 21 July at 7:30 PM, and 15 July at 3 PM, the Waldo Theater present Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida. Aida is a contemporary musical take on a grand classic tale of the timeless bond between an enslaved Nubian princess and an Egyptian soldier. As forbidden love blossoms between them, the young lovers are forced to face death or part forever. Together, they set a shining example of true devotion that ultimately transcends the vast cultural differences between their warring nations, heralding a time of unprecedented peace and prosperity. Directed by Melissa Hearth and Sean Fleming, with a pop-rock score that features stirring ballads and rousing choral numbers, Elton John and Tim Rice’s AIDA is a modern crowd pleaser that embraces multi-cultural casting and exuberant dancing, staging and singing. Related post.
06/24/12 Damariscotta Lincoln County Community Theater United States
Time: 2:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2 Theater Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Venue phone: (207) 563-3424. Sean Fleming directs the Young At Heart group in a concert of Broadway show music selections. Related post.
06/22/12 Damariscotta Lincoln County Community Theater United States
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2 Theater Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Venue phone: (207) 563-3424. Sean Fleming directs the Young At Heart group in a concert of Broadway show music selections. Related post.
06/16/12 Rockport Strom Auditorium United States
Time: 7:00pm. Box office: 207-975-0582. Address: 25 Keelson Drive, Rockport ME 04856. Venue phone: (207) 236-7800 ext. 263. Midcoast Community Chorus Presents: A Spring Concert Under the Direction of Mimi Bornstein and accompanied by Sean Fleming. Sunday, June 16, 2012 at 7:00 pm Strom Auditorium, Camden Hills Regional High School. Related post.
06/03/12 Newcastle St. Patrick’s Church United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 32 Pond Road, PO Box 598, Newcastle, ME. Venue phone: (207) 563-3240. The Lincoln Academy Lincolnaires in concert, directed by Sandra Foreman, and accompanied by Sean Fleming, piano. The program will include: Star Spangled Banner – Key, Domine Fili – Vivaldi, Just as the tide was flowing – Vaughan Williams, Gitanjali Chants – Johnson, And the Father Will Dance – Hayes, maggie and milly and molly and may – Whitacre Daniel, Daniel, Servant of the Lord – Moore, Home and the Heartland – Whelan, I Wish – Wonder/Emerson Related post.
05/06/12 Newcastle Second Congregational Church United States
Time: 3:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 51 Main Street, Newcastle, Maine 04553. Venue phone: (207) 563-3379. Tapestry Singers concert, conducted by Harold Falconer and accompanied by Sean Fleming and other instrumentalists. Related post.
05/05/12 Newcastle Second Congregational Church United States
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 51 Main Street, Newcastle, Maine 04553. Venue phone: (207) 563-3379. Tapestry Singers concert, conducted by Harold Falconer and accompanied by Sean Fleming and other instrumentalists. Related post.
05/04/12 Brunswick Studzinski Auditorium, Bowdoin College United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 798-4141. Venue phone: (207) 798-4141. The Bowdoin Chorus and Mozart Mentors Orchestra, under the direction of Anthony Antolini, will present the New England premiere of Karl Jenkins’ Requiem on Thursday, May 3, and Friday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m. at Studzinski Recital Hall on the Bowdoin College campus. The concerts are free and tickets are not required. The theme of the concert is “Death and Heaven.” In addition to the Jenkins Requiem the chorus will perform four spirituals arranged by William Dawson about preparing to go to heaven or imagining what it will be like. The decision to perform the Jenkins Requiem was made shortly after the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster hit Japan on March 11, 2011. The Jenkins work melds the traditional western Requiem text (a funeral service) with Japanese haiku on the subject of death. It will be performed as a memorial to those who lost their lives in that disaster. Jenkins is a Welsh composer who began his musical career as an oboist, then attended the Royal Academy of Music in London. For much of his early career he was known as a jazz-rock musician. He then became a successful composer of music for television advertisements. His Requiem was composed in 2005. The haiku movements are sung in Japanese by a women’s chorus and are accompanied by the shakuhachi, an ancient Japanese bamboo flute. Virtuoso shakuhachi player Ralph Samuelson of New York City will be the featured soloist. Samuelson was trained in the classical tradition of the Kinko School under the tutelage of the late Living National Treasure Goro Yamaguchi, as well as by Shudo Yamato and Kodo Araki V. He began shakuhachi studies in 1969 as a graduate student in the World Music Program at Wesleyan University and studied traditional music in Tokyo in the 1970s under the guidance of musicologist Fumio Koizumi. Samuelson has performed in leading concert venues in New York, around the United States, and in Europe and Asia and has recorded for many labels. Since 1976 Samuelson has also worked as a foundation professional facilitating and supporting international cultural exchange, and from 1991 to 2008 he served as director of the Asian Cultural Council, a foundation supporting exchanges in the arts and humanities between the United States and Asia. The Requiem is scored for chorus, female soloists, shakuhachi, two French horns, timpani, percussion, harp and strings. The Bowdoin Chorus is composed of students, alumni, faculty, staff and Brunswick area community members. The Mozart Mentors Orchestra, in its second season, is made up of Maine string teachers and their top students, ranging in age from 10 to 18. For more information, call 725-3347, visit www.bowdoin.edu/music or e-mail aantolin@bowdoin.edu. Related post.
05/03/12 Brunswick Studzinski Auditorium, Bowdoin College United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 798-4141. Venue phone: (207) 798-4141. The Bowdoin Chorus and Mozart Mentors Orchestra, under the direction of Anthony Antolini, will present the New England premiere of Karl Jenkins’ Requiem on Thursday, May 3, and Friday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m. at Studzinski Recital Hall on the Bowdoin College campus. The concerts are free and tickets are not required. The theme of the concert is “Death and Heaven.” In addition to the Jenkins Requiem the chorus will perform four spirituals arranged by William Dawson about preparing to go to heaven or imagining what it will be like. The decision to perform the Jenkins Requiem was made shortly after the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster hit Japan on March 11, 2011. The Jenkins work melds the traditional western Requiem text (a funeral service) with Japanese haiku on the subject of death. It will be performed as a memorial to those who lost their lives in that disaster. Jenkins is a Welsh composer who began his musical career as an oboist, then attended the Royal Academy of Music in London. For much of his early career he was known as a jazz-rock musician. He then became a successful composer of music for television advertisements. His Requiem was composed in 2005. The haiku movements are sung in Japanese by a women’s chorus and are accompanied by the shakuhachi, an ancient Japanese bamboo flute. Virtuoso shakuhachi player Ralph Samuelson of New York City will be the featured soloist. Samuelson was trained in the classical tradition of the Kinko School under the tutelage of the late Living National Treasure Goro Yamaguchi, as well as by Shudo Yamato and Kodo Araki V. He began shakuhachi studies in 1969 as a graduate student in the World Music Program at Wesleyan University and studied traditional music in Tokyo in the 1970s under the guidance of musicologist Fumio Koizumi. Samuelson has performed in leading concert venues in New York, around the United States, and in Europe and Asia and has recorded for many labels. Since 1976 Samuelson has also worked as a foundation professional facilitating and supporting international cultural exchange, and from 1991 to 2008 he served as director of the Asian Cultural Council, a foundation supporting exchanges in the arts and humanities between the United States and Asia. The Requiem is scored for chorus, female soloists, shakuhachi, two French horns, timpani, percussion, harp and strings. The Bowdoin Chorus is composed of students, alumni, faculty, staff and Brunswick area community members. The Mozart Mentors Orchestra, in its second season, is made up of Maine string teachers and their top students, ranging in age from 10 to 18. For more information, call 725-3347, visit www.bowdoin.edu/music or e-mail aantolin@bowdoin.edu. Related post.
04/29/12 Camden First Congregational Church United States
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: $15, students free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 380-2768. Address: 55 Elm Street, Camden, ME 04843. Venue phone: 207-236-4821. St. Cecilia Chamber Choir spring concert, conducted by Linda Blanchard and accompanied by Sean Fleming. Featuring Vaughn Williams’ Three Shakespeare Songs, and music by Stanford, Elgar, Parry, Francis, and Monteverdi, Sea Shanties, plus a new work by Todd Monsell. Directed by Linda Blanchard, with accompanist Sean Fleming, the Choir specializes in sacred music of the Renaissance and English choral traditions. Related post.
04/28/12 Newcastle Second Congregational Church United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $15, students free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 207-380-2768. Address: 51 Main Street, Newcastle, Maine 04553. Venue phone: (207) 563-3379. St. Cecilia Chamber Choir spring concert, conducted by Linda Blanchard and accompanied by Sean Fleming. Featuring Vaughn Williams’ Three Shakespeare Songs, and music by Stanford, Elgar, Parry, Francis, and Monteverdi, Sea Shanties, plus a new work by Todd Monsell. Directed by Linda Blanchard, with accompanist Sean Fleming, the Choir specializes in sacred music of the Renaissance and English choral traditions. Related post.
04/14/12 Rockport Strom Auditorium United States
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 25 Keelson Drive, Rockport ME 04856. Venue phone: (207) 236-7800 ext. 263. Sean Fleming and Jennifer McIvor accompany the Down East Singers for Orff’s Carmina Burana, conducted by Anthony Antolini. Related post.
04/01/12 Newcastle Second Congregational Church United States
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: $12. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 51 Main Street, Newcastle, Maine 04553. Venue phone: (207) 563-3379. Sheepscot Valley Chorus spring concert, conducted by Linda Blanchard and accompanied by Sean Fleming. Related post.
03/31/12 Newcastle Second Congregational Church United States
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: $12. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 51 Main Street, Newcastle, Maine 04553. Venue phone: (207) 563-3379. Sheepscot Valley Chorus spring concert, conducted by Linda Blanchard and accompanied by Sean Fleming. Related post.
03/11/12 Thomaston The Episcopal Church of Saint John Baptist United States
Time: 4:00pm. Box office: (207) 354-8734. Address: 200 Main Street, Thomaston, ME 04861-3800. Venue phone: (207) 354-8734. An Organ Recital with Sean Fleming on the Bedient pipe organ at the Episcopal Church of St. John Baptist, 200 Main Street, Thomaston, will be held on Sunday, March 11th at 4:00 pm. Works by Bach, Buxtehude, Darke, Fleming, Jordan, Mendelssohn, Paine, Roberts, and Walther will be featured. A suggested donation is $12 with all proceeds going to support St. John’s Outreach Program. Reception to follow in McCabe Hall. Snow Date: Sat., March 17th at 4:00 pm. Info: 354-8734 or www.stjohnthomaston.org. Related post.
02/26/12 Damariscotta Skidompha Public Library United States
Time: 3:00pm. Address: 184 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543-4670. Venue phone: (207) 563-5513. Sean Fleming accompanies John Adams, bass-baritone, in concert. Program: Arne – Now Phoebus Sinketh in the West Mozart – Per questa bella mano Loewe – Tom der Reimer Schubert – Erlkonig Ravel – 3 Don Quichotte songs Ireland – Sea Fever Vaughan Williams – Linden Lea Finzi – Fear No More the Heat o’ the Sun Hoiby – Beginning My Studies Bernstein – To What You Said Duke – Luke Havergal Bowles – Letter to Freddy Blitzstein – The New Suit (Zipperfly) Weill – This is the Life Related post.
01/28/12 Rockport Camden Hills Regional High School United States
Time: 3:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 236-7800. Address: 25 Keelson Dr Rockport, ME 04856. Venue phone: (207) 236-7800. The District III High School Honors Festival Mixed Chorus in concert, conducted by Marc Kaplan and accompanied by Sean Fleming. Related post.
01/15/12 Rockport Strom Auditorium United States
Time: 4:00pm. Box office: 207-975-0582. Address: 25 Keelson Drive, Rockport ME 04856. Venue phone: (207) 236-7800 ext. 263. Midcoast Community Chorus Presents: A Winter Concert Under the Direction of Mimi Bornstein and accompanied by Sean Fleming. Sunday, January 15, 2012 at 4:00 pm Strom Auditorium, Camden Hills Regional High School. Related post.
12/18/11 Newcastle St. Patrick’s Church United States
Time: 5:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 32 Pond Road, PO Box 598, Newcastle, ME. Venue phone: (207) 563-3240. Lincoln Academy Lincolnaires Christmas concert conducted by Sandra Foreman and accompanied by Sean Fleming. Related post.
12/18/11 Newcastle Second Congregational Church United States
Time: 2:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 51 Main Street, Newcastle, Maine 04553. Venue phone: (207) 563-3379. Tapestry Singers Christmas concert, conducted by Sandy Falconer and accompanied by Sean Fleming. Related post.
12/17/11 Newcastle Second Congregational Church United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 51 Main Street, Newcastle, Maine 04553. Venue phone: (207) 563-3379. Tapestry Singers Christmas concert, conducted by Sandy Falconer and accompanied by Sean Fleming. Related post.
12/11/11 Bristol Congregational Church of Bristol United States
Time: 3:00pm. Box office: (207) 677-2242. Address: 1263 Bristol Road Bristol, ME 04539. Venue phone: (207)563-6843. Traditional Christmas concert, directed by Jane Wilmot, and accompanied by Sean Fleming. A widely varied program of music from the 14th to the 21st century. Included will be the music of Dave Brubeck, P.D.Q. Bach, John Rutters’ “I Wish You Christmas,” as well as Appalachian carols and more. Related post.
12/10/11 Brunswick Bowdoin College Chapel United States
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: $15 for Adults, free for student. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 207-380-2768. Address: 5000 College Station, Brunswick, ME 04011. Venue phone: (207) 798-4141. St. Cecilia Chamber Choir Lessons & Carols Christmas concert, conducted by Linda Blanchard and accompanied by Sean Fleming. Related post.
12/09/11 Newcastle Second Congregational Church United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $15 for Adults, free for student. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 207-380-2768. Address: 51 Main Street, Newcastle, Maine 04553. Venue phone: (207) 563-3379. St. Cecilia Chamber Choir Lessons & Carols Christmas concert, conducted by Linda Blanchard and accompanied by Sean Fleming. Related post.
12/04/11 Boothbay Harbor Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor United States
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: $12. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 125 Townsend Ave Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1844. Venue phone: 207-633-4757. Sheepscot Valley Chorus, conducted by Linda Blanchard and accompanied by Sean Fleming, presents their Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 4th, 3:00 p.m., at Boothbay Harbor Congregational Church. The program includes Rutter’s Gloria, accompanied by a brass choir, as well as traditional carols from France and England, music of Gabrieli, and a carol sing-along with brass and organ. Related post.
11/30/11 Damariscotta Coastal Community Center United States
Time: 12:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Coastal Community Center Overlook Building 521 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Venue phone: (207) 563-1363. Sean Fleming accompanies the St. Cecilia Chamber Choir in a short program of Christmas selections. Related post.
11/30/11 Damariscotta Spectrum Generations United States
Time: 12:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 207-563-1363. Address: 521 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Venue phone: 207-563-1363. St. Cecilia Chamber Choir conducted by Linda Blanchard and accompanied by Sean Fleming perform a short program of Christmas selections at Spectrum Generations in Damariscotta. Related post.
11/19/11 Brunswick Studzinski Auditorium, Bowdoin College United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 798-4141. Venue phone: (207) 798-4141. Bowdoin Chorus in concert. Handel: Utrecht Te Deum and Jubilate with orchestra, and other music. Related post.
11/19/11 Lewiston Bates College United States
Time: 9:00am. Admission: free. Address: 2 Andrews Rd, Lewiston, Maine 04240. Venue phone: (207) 786-6255. Sean Fleming accompanies at NATS competition at Bates College. Related post.
11/18/11 Brunswick Studzinski Auditorium, Bowdoin College United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 798-4141. Venue phone: (207) 798-4141. Bowdoin Chorus in concert. Handel: Utrecht Te Deum and Jubilate with orchestra, and other music. Related post.
11/13/11 Newcastle St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church United States
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: $12.00 suggested donation. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 563-3533. Address: 11 Glidden Street, Newcastle, ME 04553. Venue phone: (207) 563-3533. The Maine Friends of Music will return to St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church for a Baroque and Beyond concert on Sunday afternoon, November 13, 2011 at 3:00 PM. The program will feature the Maine premiere of a newly commissioned quartet by crossover classic/jazz composer Bill Douglas. Inspired by Douglas’ “Andalusia” movement, other Spanish flavored works by Bartolomeo de Selma y Salaverde, Francisco Mignone, and Antonio Soler will be included, as well as the German Baroque masters, Bach, Handel, and Telemann. Members of this perennially popular ensemble are: flutist Linda Brunner, violist Katharine Gerson DeBolt, bassoonist David DeBolt, and harpsichordist Sean Fleming. More information about the Maine Friends of Music may be found at www.mainefriendsofmusic.com. Related post.
11/06/11 Newcastle St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church United States
Time: 4:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 563-3533. Address: 11 Glidden Street, Newcastle, ME 04553. Venue phone: (207) 563-3533. Evensong featuring Shephard Preces and Responses and Stanford Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in Bb. Related post.
10/29/11 Brunswick Studzinski Auditorium, Bowdoin College United States
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 798-4141. Venue phone: (207) 798-4141. Bowdoin Chorus in concert as part of Parent’s Weekend. Selections from Handel: Utrecht Te Deum and Jubilate, and other music. Conducted by Anthony Antolini and accompanied by Sean Fleming. Related post.
10/28/11 Damariscotta Lincoln County Community Theater United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $15 for Adults, $10 for Youth un. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 563-3424. Address: 2 Theater Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Venue phone: (207) 563-3424. Sean Fleming and the Dam ‘Rag Orchestra Present “Real Ragtime” Friday, October 28 @ 7:30PM Sean Fleming, the “Dam’ Rag Scotta Orchestra,” the “Raggy Dancers,” and the Lincoln Theater are finalizing their preparations for the “Real Ragtime” concert on Friday, Oct 28 at 7:30PM. During its heyday, roughly spanning from 1900 to 1920, Rag music was normally played as dance music. In keeping with the concert’s name of “Real Ragtime” it was decided to get even more real by including actual dancing as an integral part of the program. During the concert, there will also be a tutorial for any and all audience volunteers brave enough to learn new dance steps in front of a bunch of onlookers. For that matter, whether you know rag dancing or not, anyone is free to get up and dance to the music their own way. That is what Ragtime music is for. The concert is a benefit for upgrades to the Lincoln Theater’s audio systems. While some of this work has already been completed, more still has to be done, including purchasing the PA loudspeakers to be permanently installed. This is something the theater has been lacking which has prevented accommodating various events and hindered others from achieving better results. When this phase of the work is done, the theater will have first-class film, video, and live audio systems to help ensure an enjoyable entertainment experience for both audiences and performers alike. Ticket prices are $15 for Adults, $10 for Youth under 18, and Free for Children under 12. Tickets are going fast for this popular group, so call us soon! Related post.
10/15/11 Damariscotta Skidompha Public Library United States
Time: 7:30pm. Address: 184 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543-4670. Venue phone: (207) 563-5513. Quartet concert featuring John Adams, bass, Douglas Barley, tenor, Beth Preston, alto, and Nina Tilander, soprano, with Sean Fleming and Jennifer McIvor, piano. Lilia Boulanger “Renouveau”, Robert Schumann “Minnespiel”, Jules Massenet “Chansons Des Bois D’Amaranthe”, and Johannes Brahms “Liebeslieder Walzer” will be featured. Related post.
10/15/11 Brunswick Studzinski Auditorium, Bowdoin College United States
Time: 2:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 798-4141. Venue phone: (207) 798-4141. Bowdoin Chorus in concert as part of Homecoming Weekend. Selections from Handel: Utrecht Te Deum and Jubilate, and other music. Conducted by Anthony Antolini and accompanied by Sean Fleming. Related post.
09/30/11 Newcastle St. Patrick’s Church United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 32 Pond Road, PO Box 598, Newcastle, ME. Venue phone: (207) 563-3240. Local soprano, Abbey Hutchins, will present a solo vocal recital accompanied by Sean Fleming at St. Patrick’s Church in Newcastle on Friday, September 30 at 7:00. Hutchins lives on Southport Island and is a sophomore at Lincoln Academy. She has studied privately for a number of years with voice teacher, Beth Preston. She developed her love for music at an early age, singing with community and church choirs. When she attended her first Broadway play at the age of four, she discovered her love for musical theater. She has since been involved in local shows, performing with the Boothbay YArts, Click!, and Heartwood Regional Theater Company. Abbey has been seen on stage in numerous productions including Annie (Molly), Into the Woods (Little Red Riding Hood), Godspell (Ensemble), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Miss Flannery), Once On This Island (Erzulie), and Little Women (Amy). Recently, Abbey has been drawn to classical and operatic voice performances, and has expanded her repertoire to include high soprano compositions. Last year, Abbeyparticipated in the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) competition for the state of Maine, and placed first in her age division in both the Broadway and Classical categories. The first half of Abbey’s program will be classical repertoire including Italian art songs by Pergolesi, Caldara, Paisiello, and Lotti. She will also sing two pieces by American composers, Amy Beach and Lee Hoiby. The second half of her program takes a chronological trip through the musical theater repertoire written for “ingenue” roles with songs from Carousel, The Music Man, Street Scene, Camelot, Sweeney Todd, and The Light In the Piazza. There is no charge for the recital, but donations will be accepted. Related post.
08/20/11 Boothbay Harbor St. Columba’s Episcopal Church United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 380-4350. Address: 32 Emery Ln. Venue phone: 207-633-6313. A concert presented by Sarah Duggan, soprano and Sean Fleming, piano. Related post.
08/14/11 Boothbay Harbor Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 125 Townsend Ave Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1844. Venue phone: 207-633-4757. Lincoln Festival Chorus concert. Mozart Requiem. Related post.
08/12/11 Boothbay Harbor Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor United States
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 125 Townsend Ave Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1844. Venue phone: 207-633-4757. Lincoln Festival Chorus concert. Mozart Requiem. Related post.
07/29/11 - 08/07/11 Waldoboro Waldo Theater United States
Time: 7:30pm. Box office: 832-6060. Address: 916 Main St Waldoboro, ME 04572. Venue phone: (207) 832-6060. The Waldo Theatre will be breeding a new form of plantlife this summer as it produces the cult classic musical: Little Shop of Horrors. Directed by Sue Ghoreyeb with Music Direction by Sean Fleming, the rock musical is a delight to be in and a fantastic time will be had by all audiences!!! Get ready for the plant that plans to eat Waldoboro whole!!! The story follows the tale of one introverted young hero, Seymour Krelnick as he tends to a new kind of plant, the Audrey II; named after his co-worker and the object of his unrequited love, Audrey. They work for Mr. Mushnik, owner of a failing florist shop located on Skid Row. Audrey has a tendency to date truly awful men, and her current boyfriend is a masochistic dentist; Orin Scrivillo. None of these characters is ready for the havoc of having a man eating plant grow to large proportions right in the middle of their flower shop along with the fame and fortune Audrey II brings them. The inhabitants of Skid Row watch with great interest as Seymour becomes a horticultural star and the young girls in the neighborhood sing their way through the story as if a 60’s girl group. For more information please contact the Waldo Theatre at 832-6060 or through the theatre’s website at www.thewaldo.org. Show dates for Little Shop of Horrors are July 29,30 & August 5,6 at 7:30pm with matinee’s on July 31 & August 7 at 2pm. Related post.
07/12/11 Boothbay Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens United States
Time: 7:00pm. Box office: (207) 633-4333. Address: 132 Botanical Garden Drive, Boothbay, ME 04537. Venue phone: (207) 633-4333. With the Maine Friends of Music. Related post.
07/06/11 Lewiston Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul (Prince of Peace Parish) United States
Time: 12:15pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 122 Ash St Lewiston, ME 04240-6804. Venue phone: (207) 777-1200. Sean Fleming plays the great Casavant organ at the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. The Alexandre Guilmant Sonata (Symphony) for organ No.1 in D minor, Op.42 will be the featured work. Related post.
07/01/11 - 07/17/11 Newcastle Parker B. Poe Theater United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: Adults: $20 advance, $22 at the . Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 563-1373. Address: Academy Hill Road, Newcastle, ME 04553. Venue phone: 207-563-1373. Heartwood continues its exploration of the works of Stephen Sondheim with one of the most acclaimed musicals of our time. This moving study of the enigmatic painter Georges Seurat won a Pulitzer Prize for its deeply insightful and highly personal examination of art and those who live it. Great voices, acting, and some artistic surprises for our audiences! July 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16 evenings 7:30 July 17 matinee 3:00 Sponsored by Newcastle Publick House. Related post.
06/25/11 Boothbay Harbor Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor United States
Time: 7:30pm. Address: 125 Townsend Ave Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1844. Venue phone: 207-633-4757. Join Sean Fleming and his 8-piece Dam’ Rag Scotta Orchestra for the “Real Ragtime Concert,” a collection of classic, early 20th century Rag tunes, on Saturday, June 25, 2011 at 7:30 pm. Performed in the original styles and tempos rarely heard today, the concert will feature compositions by Confrey, Hayden, Joplin, Lamb, Morton, Scott, and Shepherd. Included will be several works from the “Red Back Book,” a collection of Ragtime orchestral arrangements published in the early 1900s. Upbeat favorites such as Joplin’s “The Entertainer,” “Maple Leaf Rag,” and “The Easy Winners” will be mixed with slower pieces such as Lamb’s “Ragtime Nightingale” and Joplin’s “Solace.” The piano solo “Jelly Roll Blues,” an early jazz piece, will be played, as well as the novelty piano piece “Dizzy Fingers,” which is played as fast as its title would indicate. This concert is sure to be a favorite for people of all ages! The Dam’ Rag Scotta Orchestra consists of the very talented musicians Chuck McGregor, bass; Richard Francis, cello; Mitch Kihn, clarinet; Allen Millett, drums; Linda Brunner, flute and piccolo; Carol Preston and Carolyn MacDonald, violins; and Sean Fleming, piano. Come and help usher in the start of the fall season in the beautiful Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor, nestled in the heart of beautiful Boothbay Harbor on 1 Eastern Avenue. Related post.
06/22/11 Thomaston MontpelierL The General Henry Knox Museum United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Thomaston, ME 04861. Venue phone: (207) 354-8062. Maine Friends of Music concert. Related post.
06/18/11 Rockport Strom Auditorium United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 975-0582. Address: 25 Keelson Drive, Rockport ME 04856. Venue phone: (207) 236-7800 ext. 263. Midcoast Community chorus concert. Related post.
06/05/11 Newcastle St. Patrick’s Church United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 32 Pond Road, PO Box 598, Newcastle, ME. Venue phone: (207) 563-3240. Lincoln Academy Lincolnaires concert. Related post.
06/04/11 - 06/05/11 Damariscotta Lincoln County Community Theater United States
Time: 2:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2 Theater Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Venue phone: (207) 563-3424. Sean Fleming accompanies the Young At Heart Performance Group. This group is made up of performers 65-97 years old. Two shows at the Lincoln Theater, Saturday and Sunday, June 4th and 5th , both at 2:00pm. Related post.
06/03/11 Brunswick Bowdoin College United States
Time: 1:30pm. Admission: free. Box office: (207) 725-3433. Address: 5000 College Station, Brunswick, ME 04011. Venue phone: (207) 725-3433. Bowdoin College Alumni sing. College songs, Grieg, and more. Related post.
06/01/11 Newcastle Parker B. Poe Theater United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Academy Hill Road, Newcastle, ME 04553. Venue phone: 207-563-1373. Lincoln Academy Eagle Men’s Chorus and Cameo concert. Related post.
05/29/11 Damariscotta Skidompha Public Library United States
Time: 7:00pm. Address: 184 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543-4670. Venue phone: (207) 563-5513. Sean Fleming accompanies a vocal quartet made up of John Adams, Douglas Barley, Beth Preston, and Nina Tilander. Boulanger Renouveau, Schumann Minnespiel, Massenet Chansons des Bois d’Amaranthe, and Brahms Liebeslieder Walzer will be performed. Related post.
05/29/11 Newcastle Parker B. Poe Theater United States
Time: 4:00pm. Address: Academy Hill Road, Newcastle, ME 04553. Venue phone: 207-563-1373. Olivia DeLisle performs her “Senior Showcase,” accompanied by Sean Fleming. Related post.
05/28/11 Damariscotta Skidompha Public Library United States
Time: 7:00pm. Address: 184 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543-4670. Venue phone: (207) 563-5513. Sean Fleming accompanies a vocal quartet made up of John Adams, Douglas Barley, Beth Preston, and Nina Tilander. Boulanger Renouveau, Schumann Minnespiel, Massenet Chansons des Bois d’Amaranthe, and Brahms Liebeslieder Walzer will be performed. Related post.
05/22/11 Newcastle Second Congregational Church United States
Time: 1:30pm. Admission: free/a free-will offering will b. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 207-380-2768. Address: 51 Main Street, Newcastle, Maine 04553. Venue phone: (207) 563-3379. St. Andrew’s Church Youth Choir presents “Godspell Jr.,” Saturday, May 21st at 7:00 pm and Sunday, May 22nd at 1:30 p.m., at 2nd Congregational Church in Newcastle. The whole community is invited to join us, as the eleven-member cast sings and acts their way through this modern and lighthearted retelling of the Gospel of Mark. A free-will offering will be donated to the Ecumenical Food Pantry. “Godspell Jr.” is true to the original Broadway musical, with the same energy, fun and emotional range, but at a duration of 45 minutes, it’s more accessible for families. Gabe Ferrero takes on the role of Jesus with sensitivity and humor, and Richard Kinney is a wonderfully conflicted Judas. The other disciples are played by Vanessa Albert, Sarah Begin, Cayleigh Hearth, Helen Newell, Phoebe Pugh, Amelia Rosko, Gabriella Wright, with musical help from Benji Pugh and Norbert Ferrero. Melissa Hearth and Linda Blanchard direct the show, with piano accompaniment by Sean Fleming. For more information, call 380-2768. Related post.
05/21/11 Newcastle Second Congregational Church United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: free/a free-will offering will b. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 207-380-2768. Address: 51 Main Street, Newcastle, Maine 04553. Venue phone: (207) 563-3379. St. Andrew’s Church Youth Choir presents “Godspell Jr.,” Saturday, May 21st at 7:00 pm and Sunday, May 22nd at 1:30 p.m., at 2nd Congregational Church in Newcastle. The whole community is invited to join us, as the eleven-member cast sings and acts their way through this modern and lighthearted retelling of the Gospel of Mark. A free-will offering will be donated to the Ecumenical Food Pantry. “Godspell Jr.” is true to the original Broadway musical, with the same energy, fun and emotional range, but at a duration of 45 minutes, it’s more accessible for families. Gabe Ferrero takes on the role of Jesus with sensitivity and humor, and Richard Kinney is a wonderfully conflicted Judas. The other disciples are played by Vanessa Albert, Sarah Begin, Cayleigh Hearth, Helen Newell, Phoebe Pugh, Amelia Rosko, Gabriella Wright, with musical help from Benji Pugh and Norbert Ferrero. Melissa Hearth and Linda Blanchard direct the show, with piano accompaniment by Sean Fleming. For more information, call 380-2768. Related post.
05/15/11 Newcastle Second Congregational Church United States
Time: 3:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 51 Main Street, Newcastle, Maine 04553. Venue phone: (207) 563-3379. Tapestry Singers spring concert Related post.
05/14/11 Newcastle Second Congregational Church United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 51 Main Street, Newcastle, Maine 04553. Venue phone: (207) 563-3379. Tapestry Singers spring concert Related post.
05/06/11 Brunswick Studzinski Auditorium, Bowdoin College United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 798-4141. Venue phone: (207) 798-4141. Bowdoin Chorus All-Mozart Concert: Regina Caeli & Vespers with Suzanne Nance, soprano soloist (MPBN Music Director). Related post.
05/05/11 Brunswick Studzinski Auditorium, Bowdoin College United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 798-4141. Venue phone: (207) 798-4141. Bowdoin Chorus All-Mozart Concert: Regina Caeli & Vespers with Suzanne Nance, soprano soloist (MPBN Music Director). Related post.
05/01/11 Camden First Congregational Church United States
Time: 3:00pm. Address: 55 Elm Street, Camden, ME 04843. Venue phone: 207-236-4821. St. Cecilia Chamber Choir, with Sean Fleming at the organ, and chamber orchestra, perform Mozart’s “Spatzen-Messe” and Berstein’s Chichester Psalms, and other selections. Related post.
04/29/11 Newcastle Second Congregational Church United States
Time: 7:30pm. Address: 51 Main Street, Newcastle, Maine 04553. Venue phone: (207) 563-3379. St. Cecilia Chamber Choir, with Sean Fleming at the organ, and chamber orchestra, perform Mozart’s “Spatzen-Messe” and Berstein’s Chichester Psalms, and other selections. Related post.
04/17/11 Portland Immanuel Baptist Church United States
Time: 5:00pm. Address: 156 High Street, Portland, Maine 04101. Venue phone: 207-775-2301. Bowdoin Chamber, with Sean Fleming at the organ, perform selections from Fauré’s “Requiem” and Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms.” Related post.
04/10/11 Newcastle Second Congregational Church United States
Time: 3:00pm. Address: 51 Main Street, Newcastle, Maine 04553. Venue phone: (207) 563-3379. Sheepscot Valley Chorus spring concert. Related post.
04/09/11 Newcastle Second Congregational Church United States
Time: 3:00am. Address: 51 Main Street, Newcastle, Maine 04553. Venue phone: (207) 563-3379. Sheepscot Valley Chorus spring concert. Related post.
03/25/11 - 04/03/11 Damariscotta Lincoln County Community Theater United States
Time: 7:30pm. Box office: (207) 563-3424. Address: 2 Theater Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Venue phone: (207) 563-3424. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum musical performances. Dates: March 25-27, April 1-3, Friday and Saturday 7:30PM shows, Sunday 2:00PM shows. Related post.
01/29/11 Augusta Cony High School United States
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 60 Pierce Drive, Augusta, ME 04330. Venue phone: (207) 626-2460. MMEA District III High School Honors Festival concert. Related post.
01/09/11 Rockport Strom Auditorium United States
Time: 4:00pm. Box office: 207-975-0582. Address: 25 Keelson Drive, Rockport ME 04856. Venue phone: (207) 236-7800 ext. 263. Midcoast Community Chorus Presents: A Winter Concert Under the Direction of Mimi Bornstein Sunday, January 9, 2011 at 4:00 pm Strom Auditorium, Camden Hills Regional High School Related post.
12/19/10 Newcastle Second Congregational Church United States
Time: 3:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 51 Main Street, Newcastle, Maine 04553. Venue phone: (207) 563-3379. Tapestry Singers Christmas concert. Related post.
12/18/10 Newcastle Second Congregational Church United States
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 51 Main Street, Newcastle, Maine 04553. Venue phone: (207) 563-3379. Tapestry Singers Christmas concert. Related post.
12/12/10 New Harbor New Harbor United Methodist Church United States
Time: 3:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 8 Southside Rd., New Harbor, ME 04554. Venue phone: (207) 677-2476. Coastal Chorale Christmas concert.
12/11/10 Brunswick Bowdoin College Chapel United States
Time: 3:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 207-380-2768. Address: 5000 College Station, Brunswick, ME 04011. Venue phone: (207) 798-4141. St. Cecilia Chamber Choir Christmas concert.
12/10/10 Newcastle Second Congregational Church United States
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 207-380-2768. Address: 51 Main Street, Newcastle, Maine 04553. Venue phone: (207) 563-3379. St. Cecilia Chamber Choir Christmas concert.
12/05/10 Boothbay Harbor Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor United States
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: $12. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 125 Townsend Ave Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1844. Venue phone: 207-633-4757. Sheepscot Valley Chorus Christmas concert.
12/03/10 - 12/11/10 Newcastle Parker B. Poe Theater United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: Adults: $18 advance, $20 at the . Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 207-563-1373. Address: Academy Hill Road, Newcastle, ME 04553. Venue phone: 207-563-1373. Six evenings of staged readings, poetry, storytelling, and great music to celebrate Christmas. Over 30 performers and a host of musical guests that include the DaPonte String Quartet, Boston-based flamenco guitarist Juanito Pascual, new folk trio The Press Gang, Sean Fleming, John D. Adams and friends, The Lincolnaires, and Heartwood’s new youth performance group, HYPE! A different show every night – and it’s all about Christmas! Sean Fleming will perform at the December 3rd, 4th, and 11th shows.
12/01/10 Newcastle Lincoln Home United States
Time: 1:15pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 563-3350. Address: 22 River Road, Newcastle, ME 04553. Venue phone: 563-3350. Christmas concert with the Lincoln Academy Lincolnaires. Related post.
11/20/10 Brunswick Studzinski Auditorium, Bowdoin College United States
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 798-4141. Venue phone: (207) 798-4141. The Bowdoin Chorus, under the direction of Anthony Antolini ’63, will perform the Liebeslieder Waltzes and the New Liebeslieder Waltzes by Johannes Brahms, accompanied by pianists Sean Fleming and Jennifer McIvor. This concert is open to the public; admission free of charge; no tickets or reservations.
11/19/10 Brunswick Studzinski Auditorium, Bowdoin College United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 798-4141. Venue phone: (207) 798-4141. The Bowdoin Chorus, under the direction of Anthony Antolini ’63, will perform the Liebeslieder Waltzes and the New Liebeslieder Waltzes by Johannes Brahms, accompanied by pianists Sean Fleming and Jennifer McIvor. This concert is open to the public; admission free of charge; no tickets or reservations.
11/05/10 - 11/13/10 Newcastle Parker B. Poe Theater United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: Adults: $15 advance, $18 at the. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 207-563-1373. Address: Academy Hill Road, Newcastle, ME 04553. Venue phone: 207-563-1373. Little Women November 5,6,11,12,13 evenings 7:30 November 7 matinee 3:00 Parker B. Poe Theater Adults: $15 advance, $18 at the door; Students $8 Following the saga of the March sisters – Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy – as they grow up in Civil War America. With a book by Allan Knee, music by Jason Howland, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, this show is sure to charm young and old alike. “Little Women” embodies the complete theatrical experience, guaranteeing an event full of laughter, tears, and a lifting of the spirit. The powerful score soars with the sounds of personal discovery, heartache, and hope – the sounds of a young America finding its voice. Just right for our Heartwood Youth Ensemble.
10/23/10 Waldoboro Waldo Theater United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: Tickets are $5 for students and . Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 832-6060. Address: 916 Main St Waldoboro, ME 04572. Venue phone: (207) 832-6060. On Friday, October 22, and Saturday, October 23rd at 7:30 p.m. the Waldo Theatre will be “Celebrating Autumn: A Musical Revue”. Doors creaking, cats howling, and voices from beyond are what we listen for this time of year…but you can have this and more at the Waldo. Oh, there might be a love song or two, but this group is intent upon getting you into the holiday spirit! Songs ranging from Popular from Wicked to A Brand New D…ay from Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog, When October Goes by Barry Manilow to Hazards of Love by the Decemberists, Happy Little Working Song from Enchanted to The Song that Goes Like This from Spamalot. Great variety. Performers are Dagney Ernest, Deb Beam, Dan True, Kit Hayden, Sean Fleming (also accompanying), Linda Blanchard, Tabitha Ordway, Stefanie McCallister, Brad Fillion, Christina McClure, Cayleigh Hearth, Melissa Hearth, and the Waldo Youth Choir (Gabe Ferrero, Norbert Ferrero, Chle Isis-Bahoosh, Josh Reilly, Zeke Reilly, Lindsey Reilly, Zoe Sewall, Kayleigh Tolley, Katherine Tolley, Emma Tolley, Katelyn Frame, Mackenzie Bickmore, Tristan Hearth, Hermione Blanchard-Fleming, Christina McClure, Julia McClure, Richard Kinney Herald, Amelia Rosco, and Cayleigh Hearth). The show is appropriate for all ages. Tickets are $5 for students and seniors, $10 for adults. If adults come wearing a costume, they get in for $8. Kids encouraged to wear costumed too! Please reserve online at www.TheWaldo.org or by calling 832-6060.
10/23/10 Brunswick Studzinski Auditorium, Bowdoin College United States
Time: 3:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 798-4141. Venue phone: (207) 798-4141. Bowdoin Chorus presenting selections from Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzes with two pianos, and other selections.
10/22/10 Waldoboro Waldo Theater United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $5 for students and seniors, $10. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 832-6060. Address: 916 Main St Waldoboro, ME 04572. Venue phone: (207) 832-6060. On Friday, October 22, and Saturday, October 23rd at 7:30 p.m. the Waldo Theatre will be “Celebrating Autumn: A Musical Revue”. Doors creaking, cats howling, and voices from beyond are what we listen for this time of year…but you can have this and more at the Waldo. Oh, there might be a love song or two, but this group is intent upon getting you into the holiday spirit! Songs ranging from Popular from Wicked to A Brand New D…ay from Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog, When October Goes by Barry Manilow to Hazards of Love by the Decemberists, Happy Little Working Song from Enchanted to The Song that Goes Like This from Spamalot. Great variety. Performers are Dagney Ernest, Deb Beam, Dan True, Kit Hayden, Sean Fleming (also accompanying), Linda Blanchard, Tabitha Ordway, Stefanie McCallister, Brad Fillion, Christina McClure, Cayleigh Hearth, Melissa Hearth, and the Waldo Youth Choir (Gabe Ferrero, Norbert Ferrero, Chle Isis-Bahoosh, Josh Reilly, Zeke Reilly, Lindsey Reilly, Zoe Sewall, Kayleigh Tolley, Katherine Tolley, Emma Tolley, Katelyn Frame, Mackenzie Bickmore, Tristan Hearth, Hermione Blanchard-Fleming, Christina McClure, Julia McClure, Richard Kinney Herald, Amelia Rosco, and Cayleigh Hearth). The show is appropriate for all ages. Tickets are $5 for students and seniors, $10 for adults. If adults come wearing a costume, they get in for $8. Kids encouraged to wear costumed too! Please reserve online at www.TheWaldo.org or by calling 832-6060.
10/11/10 Newcastle Harbor View Cottage United States
Time: 1:30pm. Admission: free. Box office: (207) 563-3350. Address: 34 Main St., Newcastle, ME 04553-3819. Venue phone: (207) 563-3350. Entertainment for the residents of Harbor View Cottage. Cancelled
10/09/10 Bristol Congregational Church of Bristol United States
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $12, under 18 free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207)563-6843. Address: 1263 Bristol Road Bristol, ME 04539. Venue phone: (207)563-6843. Sean Fleming and his Ragtime Orchestra Perform Classic Ragtime, Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 7:30 p.m., Congregational Church of Bristol, 1263 Bristol Road Bristol. Concerts will include classic, early 20th century Rag tunes performed by an 8-piece orchestra. Works by Chauvin, Confrey, Joplin, Lamb, Marshall, Morton, Robinson, and Scott. Included will be several works from the “Red Back Book,” a collection of Ragtime orchestral arrangements published in the early 1900s. $12, with those under 18 admitted free; reservations recommended: (207)563-3763.
10/02/10 Brunswick Studzinski Auditorium, Bowdoin College United States
Time: 2:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (207) 798-4141. Venue phone: (207) 798-4141. Bowdoin Chorus presenting selections for Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzes with two pianos, and other selections.

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