Entertainment

  • Acclaimed quartet to offer outreach program

    ELLSWORTH — The Omer Quartet, an award-winning string ensemble currently in residence at the University of Maryland, will offer a free educational outreach performance at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 19, at the Gen. Bryant E. Moore Community Center in Ellsworth. Beethoven’s Op. 59 No. 2 in the “Razumovsky Quartet” cycle will be performed. All

  • Bach’s birthday concert this weekend

    Bach’s birthday concert this weekend

    BLUE HILL — Bach’s 333rd birthday will be fittingly celebrated with organist Jonathan Dimmock and the Blue Hill Bach Chorus performing selections of the composer’s “Clavierübung III” at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at St. Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church. The concert also commemorates the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Presented by Blue Hill

  • Ellsworth, MDI, Bucksport take firsts at one-acts

    Ellsworth, MDI, Bucksport take firsts at one-acts

    Ellsworth, Bucksport and Mount Desert Island high schools were all top winners, taking home three Class A and B first-place trophies for their respective one-act performances at the 2018 Maine Drama Festival’s regional competitions held last weekend at MDIHS and Camden. EHS and Bucksport will go on to compete at the Class B finals March

  • Play is “delightfully disturbing”

    Play is “delightfully disturbing”

    That’s how Chicago playwright and director Mary Zimmerman’s 2004 play “The Secret in the Wings” has been described. Directed by Jasmine Ireland, Ellsworth High School is staging the dreamlike play as its entry in the 2018 Maine Drama Festival’s eastern regional competition being held Friday-Saturday, March 9-10, at Mount Desert Island High School. (Left to

  • District VI school productions’ delight audience

    District VI school productions’ delight audience

    ELLSWORTH — Area high school and middle school students sang and danced their hearts out last Friday at the Maine Music Educators Association’s District VI Regional Vocal Jazz Festival at Ellsworth High School. They also won the hearts of the day’s audiences with performances that ran the gamut from classic jazz, rock and pop standards

  • Prize-winning quartet to usher in spring

    Prize-winning quartet to usher in spring

    ELLSWORTH — A young, prize-winning string quartet, which has been in residence at Boston’s New England Conservatory, will perform at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 18, at the First Congregational Church of Blue Hill. The concert is the finale to the finale to the Blue Hill Concert Association’s 40th anniversary season. The Omer Quartet’s members

  • Historical figures brought to life on stage

    Historical figures brought to life on stage

    STONINGTON — The Stonington Public Library’s annual cemetery tour, honoring the lives and stories of remarkable island individuals who remain a vibrant presence through their past contributions, will be brought to life on stage at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, at the Stonington Opera House. Called “Gone but Not Forgotten,” the production will feature