Presented by Bay Chamber Concerts and the Farnsworth Art Museum, in partnership with the University of Southern Maine School of Music, Music at Noon is a new series of four intimate lunchtime concerts, to take place on the second Wednesday of the month, November through February. These diverse, firty-minute performances are the perfect way to spend your lunch hour. Surrounded by art and musci, enjoy a smiple, tasty lunch in the Farnsworth's library and prepare to be transported far from the stresses and strains of your day.
The program is curated in collaboration with the University of Southern Maine School of Music.
Wednesday, November 14, noon
Featuring selections from some of your favorite Broadway musicals, as well as songs by emerging composer/lyricists, this concert showcases four very talented USM School of Music musical theater majors Melissa Bills (Whitefield, ME), Christopher Ellis (Litchfield, ME), Danielle Lane (Caribou, ME), & Jericah Potvin (Millinocket, ME) with Professor Ed Reichert (piano).
Ed Reichert has been a Faculty/Musical Theater Vocal Coach in the School of Music since 2001. His NYC credits include numerous Off Broadway plays, musicals, operas, as well as many college/university productions and cabaret venues. Highlights since moving to Maine in 1987: 20 years in residence at Maine State Music Theatre; musical director/conductor for productions at Walnut Street Theatre, North Shore Music Theatre, Ogunquit Playhouse, Seacoast Rep, Portland Stage Company, The Fulton Theatre, Arundel Barn Playhouse, and Florida Repertory Theatre; producing the critically acclaimed Songbook Series at the Portland Museum of Art; conducting the Portland Symphony Orchestra in a concert version of Evita starring Andrea McArdle; his collaborations with TONY Award winning composer Maury Yeston; and his long associations with vocalists Marie Pressman and Judith James.