• Hear this! Upcoming performances in Blue Hill

    Top brass Trumpeter Curt Brossmer, Wanda Whitener, on French horn; trumpeter Bill Whitener and trombonist Anita Jerosch will perform a free, family-friendly holiday concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at the Bagaduce Music Performance Hall at 49 South St. in Blue Hill. Called Acadia Brass, the ensemble is part of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra’s

  • EHS opens high-energy “Godspell” this weekend

    EHS opens high-energy “Godspell” this weekend

    ELLSWORTH — Another member of Rebecca Wright’s family has joined the Ellsworth High School Theater team, which is in the final week of rehearsing “Godspell.” The pop musical opens Friday, Nov. 30. Cameron Wright, Rebecca’s son who works as an actor in the Portland area, is taking over as director of the fall musical while

  • Acadia Choral Society to sing Bach’s “Magnificat”

    Acadia Choral Society to sing Bach’s “Magnificat”

    BAR HARBOR — Bach’s great “Magnificat” will kick off the Acadia Choral Society’s “Christmas Old and New” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, at St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church. This year marks the first time the chorus and instrumentalists have performed the oratorio in a quarter-century. “Christmas Old and New” will be heard through eight

  • U.S.-Canada lobster war focus of award-winning film

    U.S.-Canada lobster war focus of award-winning film

    STONINGTON — Award-winning Boston filmmaker and journalist David Schwab Abel’s documentary “Lobster War: The Fight Over the World’s Richest Fishing Grounds” will be shown at 7 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Nov. 30-Dec. 2, at the Stonington Opera House. A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Abel who was part of The Boston Globe team covering the April 15, 2013, Boston

  • The Grinch is back to steal Christmas!

    ELLSWORTH — Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers, the merry trio of siblings from Bar Harbor, will once again bring their antics and stage “The Grinch” at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, and at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, after the Heart of Ellsworth Downtown Christmas Parade. Founded in 2000, Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers is made up

  • 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