Entertainment

  • Free concert in Ellsworth Feb. 26

    ELLSWORTH — A violin and guitar duo featuring Richard Hsu (violin) and Kevin Morse (classical guitar) will play a midday concert at 1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 26, at the Gen. Bryant E. Moore Community Center in Ellsworth. This free, professional concert is being sponsored by the Ellsworth Community Music Institute with help from the

  • Four’s a charm

    Four’s a charm

    BLUE HILL — The Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet, winner of the Cleveland Quartet Award and the current Blodgett Quartet in-Residence at Harvard University, will perform at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 25, at the First Congregational Church of Blue Hill. Hosted by the Blue Hill Concert Association, the quartet is known for its luminous sound,

  • New Surry Theatre to stage romantic comedy

    New Surry Theatre to stage romantic comedy

    BLUE HILL — Join New Surry Theatre starting next week for a celebration of love with John Patrick Shanley’s quirky romantic comedy “Outside Mullingar,” opening at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at the Blue Hill Town Hall Theater. Directed by Rebecca Poole, “Outside Mullingar” is set in Ireland and was a Tony Award nominee for

  • Canada’s acclaimed trio to perform

    Canada’s acclaimed trio to perform

    BLUE HILL — The Gryphon Trio, Canada’s eminent piano trio, will grace the First Congregational Church of Blue Hill at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 11. As part of its outreach program, the highly regarded trio also will perform at 9:30 a.m. at the Penobscot Community School. Presented by the Blue Hill Concert Association, as

  • Set sail with Gilbert & Sullivan this weekend

    Set sail with Gilbert & Sullivan this weekend

    ELLSWORTH — In its 42nd season, the Gilbert & Sullivan Society Of Maine will take the audience on a rollicking ride aboard HMS Pinafore starting at 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Feb. 9-10, at The Grand. A matinee will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 11. The production continues Feb. 16-18. Directed by Sandi Blanchette,

  • Singer Martin Sexton ready to rev up Criterion crowd

    Singer Martin Sexton ready to rev up Criterion crowd

    ELLSWORTH — Bar Harbor’s Criterion Theatre will be a scene of unity on Feb. 15, if everything goes according to Martin Sexton’s plan. The sprawling, opera-style theater — opened in 1932 by a former bootlegger, according to the venue’s history — will host Sexton that night. He’s in the middle of a cross country winter

  • Meetinghouse Theatre Lab to stage acclaimed play

    Meetinghouse Theatre Lab to stage acclaimed play

    WINTER HARBOR — For a couple of years, Schoodic Arts for All’s Meetinghouse Theatre Lab has sought the rights to stage the adaption of Mark Haddon’s 2003 bestselling novel “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.” That quest was fulfilled last month. Now the troupe is poised to cast Simon Stevens’ stage adaption

  • Symphony’s own gifted musicians highlighted

    ORONO — If the inclusion of pieces by Arnold Schoenberg and a living composer deterred people from attending the Bangor Symphony Orchestra’s first Masterworks concert of 2018, they were mistaken and missed a delightful concert. Last Sunday’s performance, which featured soloists from the orchestra and a small string ensemble, was one of the most accessible