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Gulimina Mahamuti to perform Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances at Bowdoin on Sunday, Feb 24th at 7 pm.

Dr. Gulimina Mahamuti (, president-elect of MaineMTA will be guest pianist collaborating with Mr. George Lopez, Artist in Residence of Bowdoin College, on the Symphonic Dances from West Side Story for two pianos and percussion and performing with the vocalists from the Amethyst Chamber Ensemble on selections from Bernstein’s most beloved works and hidden gems at the “BernsteinFest! II” on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 7 pm at Studzinski Recital Hall, Kanbar Auditorium, Bowdoin College. The recital is open to the public. Click the following link for more details:

Kobayashi/Gray Duo to perform on Sunday, March 31st, 2:00 pm at All Souls Church in Bangor. Master Class on March 30th.

The All Souls Steinway Series has invited a Violin-Piano Duo to perform on Sunday, March 31st at 2:00pm, which is free to the public.  And on Saturday, Mar 30th at 10:00am, the Kobayashi/Gray Duo is presenting a Master Class to area students to which we invite all students and teachers to attend for free.  If you would like to participate as a performer (s), there will be a nominal fee of $15 (see address below).  There is time for 4 selections of up to (approx)12 minutes in length, including  solo piano, solo violin (i.e. Bach) and duos, including 4-hand piano, plus trios or quartets of any mix.  If you require a pianist, we hope you will find another young musician to perform with you. 
If you would like to play in the class, please contact me by Feb 24th with your selection, the performers and an estimated length of time.  Selected players will be based on a first come first serve basis in addition to the variety of works presented.
We hope you will take advantage of these fine playing and listening opportunities!Coordinator for the All Souls Arlan Baillie Steinway Series[Checks made out to All Souls Church; write Steinway Series in memo]All Souls Church; 10 Broadway in Bangor,     #945-4499

Cello and Piano Concert performed by Tim Garrett and Amy Maier on Saturday, January 12, 2019

Cello and Piano Concert performed by Tim Garrett and Amy Maier on Saturday, January 12th, 2019 at 7 PM at the Hampden Congregational Church.  No tickets, just a $10 suggested donation.  They will be performing a program of works transcribed for cello and piano, including:
Tchaikovsky: Song Without Words, Op. 2, No. 3 J.S. Bach: Sonata in G minor  Rachmaninoff: Vocalise, Op. 34, No. 14 Schubert: Sonata in A minor “Arpeggione” Faure: Apres un Reve Schumann: Fantasiestucke, Op. 73

PVMTA Student Evaluations Recital Information is now available

PVMTA’s Student Evaluations Recital will be held at the Orono Church of Universal Fellowship at 82 Main Street in Orono on Saturday, December 1, 2018, at 2:00 pm. Teachers should send the names and repertoire of participating students to Patty Stowell, Up to 3 students are allowed per studio. Younger students are limited to 5 minutes and older students to 10 minutes. The deadline for registration is November 25, 2018.

Bridget Convey and the Resinosa Ensemble to Perform in Augusta Nov. 10th

Following Resinosa’s acclaimed debut season in 2016,  the trio is delving into the music of dreams, featuring Maine composers John Newell and Vineet Shende as well as Boston-based composer Scott Wheeler.  Brahm’s alto songs for mezzo, piano & cello and selections by Leonard Bernstein and Czech composer Bohuslav Jan Martinů round out the program. The performance starts at 4 pm on Saturday, November 10th at the Unitarian Universalist Community Church, 69 Winthrop St, Augusta.

Steinway Comes to Maine, October 3 – 7, 2018

Join Steinway for free performances, special presentations, and a factory-direct piano sale in partnership with the Portland Conservatory of Music. Events as follows.

Wednesday, October 3rd – Building a Steinway

Thursday – Friday, October 4th, 5th – Student and Faculty Performance “showcases” (Free)

Friday – Sunday, October 5th – 7th Piano sale event

Saturday, October 6th – Maine Music Teachers Association Conference

A flyer with full information is downloadable here. Steinway Comes to Maine (30 downloads)