• Midday concert to feature Mozart masterpiece

    ELLSWORTH — Among his last chamber works, Mozart’s intimate “Divertimento for String Trio in E-Flat Major, K563” is the most ambitious composition the Austrian composer ever created for strings alone. Based in New York, the Noree Chamber Soloists will perform the chamber masterwork at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, at the General Bryant E. Moore

  • Curioser and curioser

    Curioser and curioser

    The Grand’s   children production of “Alice: Through the Looking Glass,” Executive Director Nick Turner’s adaption of the second Alice story in Lewis Carroll’s children’s classic, opened Saturday night. The Friday night performance was cancelled due to snow. Directed by Georgia Zildjian, the  show featured poetry — most notably “The Jabberwocky” — interpretive dance, from an

  • Deck the halls with Charlie Brown!

    Deck the halls with Charlie Brown!

    ELLSWORTH — An all-teen cast will kick off the holiday season and perform “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” the stage adaptation of the beloved 1965 TV special created by Peanuts cartoonist Charles Schulz, Friday-Sunday, Dec. 7-9, at The Grand. Directed and choreographed by Nina Robinson-Poole, the musical production will feature jazz musician and composer Vince Guaraldi’s

  • Piano concert at Sedgwick church

    SEDGWICK — Renowned pianist and Grammy Award nominee Masanobu Ikemiya of Bar Harbor will present a concert titled “Classics to Ragtime” on Sunday, Nov. 25, at 3 p.m. at the North Sedgwick Baptist Church. In 1980, Ikemiya founded the Arcady Music Festival. He was the festival’s artistic director for 24 years and he has been

  • Youth orchestra to host “A Symphony of Cereal”

    BREWER — The Bangor Symphony Youth Orchestra’s fall concert will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 17, at the Brewer Performing Arts Center. Led by conductors Sascha Zaburdaeva and Rebecca Mallory, the concert will feature the Prelude String Orchestra, the Prelude Wind Ensemble and the Philharmonic Orchestra. The Nov. 17 concert’s program will

  • Sexism, the price of success explored in mystery play

    Sexism, the price of success explored in mystery play

    BLUE HILL — Murder most foul is afoot at the Town Hall Theater, where the New Surry Theatre opened last week the mystery drama “Laura,” based on progressive novelist Vera Caspary’s 1943 suspense story by the same name. Movie buffs are probably familiar with the 1944 film noir version of “Laura” with Dana Andrews and

  • BSO, soloist capture spell of Bernstein’s “Serenade”

    BSO, soloist capture spell of Bernstein’s “Serenade”

    Review ORONO — The Bangor Symphony Orchestra’s Sunday concert opened with the overture to the only ballet Beethoven wrote, “The Creatures of Prometheus,” in a brisk performance led by the orchestra’s music director, Lucas Richman. The spirited, engaging piece began dramatically with a series of chords boldly proclaimed by the full orchestra. The opening slow

  • Lamoine troupe delivers a hit!

    Lamoine troupe delivers a hit!

    I love everything about Lamoine Community Arts — the cozy little, white clapboard Grange hall with its bumpy, dusty parking area, worn, wooden floors and the small but surprisingly deep stage, upon which the troupe performs.

  • NST debuts three new directors

    NST debuts three new directors

    BLUE HILL — Two years ago, when New Surry Theatre founder Bill Raiten announced his retirement after 45 years, it was hard to imagine. The idea of this dynamic presence — who recently won a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Maine Arts Commission — not being part of the local theater scene was unsettling. Would

  • Benefit concert in Blue Hill Oct. 27

    BLUE HILL — On Saturday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m., the First Congregational Church of Blue Hill will be hosting a benefit concert for the Dolly Fisher Fund featuring The Loose Cannon Jug Band. The band plays a range of traditional jug band music and early blues from the 1920s and 1930s, along with some