ELLSWORTH — Violinist Luke Fatora and pianist George Lopez will perform works by Beach, Mozart, Schubert and Coleridge-Taylor at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 23, at the Moore Community Center. Due to COVID-19 concerns, the free, in-person concert’s audience will be limited to 50 and seats will be available on a first come, first served basis. Masks will be optional.
George Lopez is currently Bowdoin College’s Robert Beckwith Artist in Residence. As a member of the Aries Trio, the pianist traveled to Cuba to perform and give master classes before the trade embargo was imposed. He initiated the “Music in the Museum” series at Bowdoin College that consistently sells out to audiences who enjoy his creative and engaging lecture recitals on the relationship of music to art and ideas. He also has taken up the baton and built up the all-student Bowdoin College Orchestra, which performs full symphonic programs each semester. He lives in Brunswick. As a musician and educator, he has performed and taught in Europe, South America and the United States over three decades. He plays many styles of music ranging from jazz, ragtime to more contemporary improvisation.
Luke Fatora was drawn to the violin after hearing fiddle music in the hills of Appalachia as a young boy. He has since performed contemporary, classical and bluegrass music in venues including New York’s World Financial Center and Carnegie Hall. He served as the music director for Colorado’s Summit Community Orchestra while earning a Bachelor of Music degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and a master’s degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He recently served as a musician fellow at Community MusicWorks in Providence, R.I.
The concert is supported with funding from the Onion Foundation and the city of Ellsworth. The Moore Community Center is located at 125 State St.