Sean Fleming and John Reinhardt: 20th-Century Love Songs
February 11, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join us in the museum library for a wonderful Valentine’s Day musical performance by Sean Fleming, Pianoforte, and John Reinhardt, Bass-Baritone as they play an assortment of 20th-century love songs.
This performance is Free with Admission! Please note that seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
Sean Fleming performs regularly with the Bowdoin Chorus, Coastal Chorale, Down East Singers, Lincoln Academy Lincolnaires, Lincoln Festival Chorus, Maine Friends of Music, St. Cecilia Chamber Choir, Sheepscot Valley Chorus, and Tapestry Singers. He is the assistant director of Midcoast Community Chorus, and is the music director for the Hearts Ever Young Chorus. He regularly accompanies many high school and junior high festivals. He has worked with Ann Arbor Camerata, Bowdoin Chamber Choir, Bowdoin Summer Music Festival Chorus, Colby College Chorale, Maine Pro Musica, Oratorio Chorale, Renaissance Voices, University of Michigan Gilbert and Sullivan Society, University of Southern Maine Chorale, University of Southern Maine Chamber Singers, and Vox Nova Chamber Choir.
Sean has directed or accompanied over sixty-five musical theater productions nationwide. Most recently he was the music director and orchestral conductor for “Fiddler on the Roof”, “Godspell”, “Jekyll and Hyde”, “The Legend of Jim Cullen”, and “Sunday in the Park with George” with Heartwood Regional Theater Company, “Shrek”, “Aida”, and “Little Shop of Horrors” at The Waldo Theater, and “The Music Man” with the Watts Hall Community Players.
An organ recitalist who has performed throughout the United States, Sean studied organ and piano with Ray Cornils, John Doney, Michael Lindsey, and Gerald McGee. For the past twenty years he has served as organist at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Newcastle. He was the recipient of a 2009 St. Botolph Club Foundation grant award in recognition of his achievements in music.
John Reinhardt received his Bachelor of Science in Music Education at the University of Illinois and his MS in Vocal Arts from Catholic University of America. He served in the U.S. Navy Music program for 20 years as a member of the Navy Band Sea Chanters, baritone soloist, and narrator for The U.S. Navy Band, Washington, D.C., and The U.S. Academy Band in Annapolis, Maryland. After retirement from the Navy, John toured with the National Opera in productions of Die Fledermaus, Cosi Fan Tutte, Der Wildschutz, and L’Elisir D’Amore throughout the United States.
Following vocal and performance study for two seasons at the American Institute of Music in Graz, Austria, John performed with the Rome Festival Opera for three seasons in the roles of Don Alphonso in Cosi Fan Tutte and Uberto in La Serva Padrona and presented recitals in lieder and art songs.
In Maine, John produced and performed in The Pocket Opera Players presenting opera in schools throughout the United States. He has performed with The Maine Grand Opera: La Boheme, Die Fledermaus, The Magic Flute and Street Scenes. Port Opera: Tosca. National Opera Company, North Carolina: Die Fledermaus, Cosi Fan Tutte, Der Wildschutz, L’Elisir D’Amore. The Hawaii Opera Players: The Mikado. The Atlanta Opera: Le Nozze de Figaro to name a few. Author of children’s operas, Amadeus Revisited, Star and the Birdcatcher, The Emperor’s Flea; John is the creator and writer of the 2 Act play, The Lostlings. In summer of 2014 performed as an actor/singer with Maine State Music Theater in historical musical, Chamberlain. In seasons of 2015 and 2016, John performed with Heartwood Theater as the Bishop in Les Miserables, and Professor Woodward in Our Town