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Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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July 2017

Book Signing by Christina Baker Kline: A Piece of the World

July 12, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Farnsworth Library, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Join us on Andrew Wyeth's 100th birthday for a special book signing of Christina Baker Kline's new novel, A Piece of the World The book signing will take place in the museum's Library, and is free with museum admission. To Christina Olson, the entire world was her family’s remote farm in the small coastal town of Cushing, Maine. Born in the home her family had lived in for generations, and increasingly incapacitated by illness, Christina seemed destined for a small…

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Book Signing by Christina Baker Kline: A Piece of the World

July 12, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Farnsworth Library, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Join us on Andrew Wyeth's 100th birthday for a special book signing of Christina Baker Kline's new novel, A Piece of the World The book signing will take place in the museum's Library, and is free with museum admission. To Christina Olson, the entire world was her family’s remote farm in the small coastal town of Cushing, Maine. Born in the home her family had lived in for generations, and increasingly incapacitated by illness, Christina seemed destined for a small…

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October 2017

Music @ Noon: Bayside Trio

October 18, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Farnsworth Library, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Widely recognized for their dynamic and imaginative approach, the Bayside Trio is a bold new voice in chamber music. Anastasia Antonacos, pianist, Nicole Rabata, flutist, and Benjamin Noyes, cellist are internationally acclaimed prizewinners and recitalists and have appeared throughout the Northeast and beyond since the Trio’s debut performance in 2006. They will perform Not Just a Place: Dark Memories from an Old Tango Hall by the British composer Cecilia McDowall, Astor Piazzolla’s sensuous Four Seasons of Buenos Aires and Three Bagatelles by Paul Schoenfield. Single Ticket: $30 Under…

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Music @ Noon: Bayside Trio

October 18, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Farnsworth Library, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Widely recognized for their dynamic and imaginative approach, the Bayside Trio is a bold new voice in chamber music. Anastasia Antonacos, pianist, Nicole Rabata, flutist, and Benjamin Noyes, cellist are internationally acclaimed prizewinners and recitalists and have appeared throughout the Northeast and beyond since the Trio’s debut performance in 2006. They will perform Not Just a Place: Dark Memories from an Old Tango Hall by the British composer Cecilia McDowall, Astor Piazzolla’s sensuous Four Seasons of Buenos Aires and Three Bagatelles by Paul Schoenfield. Single Ticket: $30 Under…

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Tophat Productions presents Little Shop of Horrors

October 29, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Farnsworth Library, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Horror comedy rock musical "Little Shop of Horrors" gets a miniature twist as David Worobec, a classically trained opera singer, puts on a one-man toy theater performance of this cult classic. When a timid florist shop worker realizes his Venus flytrap can only survive on human blood and flesh, chaos and hilarity ensues in this dark comedy. Worobec gives an amazing performance, singing and reciting lines for every character, as well as manipulating the puppets on a meticulously detailed tiny…

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Tophat Productions presents Little Shop of Horrors

October 29, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Farnsworth Library, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Horror comedy rock musical "Little Shop of Horrors" gets a miniature twist as David Worobec, a classically trained opera singer, puts on a one-man toy theater performance of this cult classic. When a timid florist shop worker realizes his Venus flytrap can only survive on human blood and flesh, chaos and hilarity ensues in this dark comedy. Worobec gives an amazing performance, singing and reciting lines for every character, as well as manipulating the puppets on a meticulously detailed tiny…

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November 2017

Music@Noon: Orlando Cela (flute) and George Lopez (piano)

November 15, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Farnsworth Library, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Conductor, acclaimed flutist, and educator, Orlando Cela leads multiple university and professional ensembles, both choral and instrumental, in the US and abroad. George Lopez is a dynamic performer and educator, known for his "kaleidoscopic colors and clarity of conception" LA Times. Their Music@Noon program features Bach’s Sonata in E-flat major, Daniel Schnyder’s Sailing, excerpts from Brahms’ Opus 76 and 118, revolutionary composer and flutist Robert Dick’s Flames Must Not Encircle Sides and French composer Mel Bonis’ Sonata for Flute and Piano. Single Ticket: $30 Under age 25: $10 Presented in partnership…

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Music@Noon: Orlando Cela (flute) and George Lopez (piano)

November 15, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Farnsworth Library, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Conductor, acclaimed flutist, and educator, Orlando Cela leads multiple university and professional ensembles, both choral and instrumental, in the US and abroad. George Lopez is a dynamic performer and educator, known for his "kaleidoscopic colors and clarity of conception" LA Times. Their Music@Noon program features Bach’s Sonata in E-flat major, Daniel Schnyder’s Sailing, excerpts from Brahms’ Opus 76 and 118, revolutionary composer and flutist Robert Dick’s Flames Must Not Encircle Sides and French composer Mel Bonis’ Sonata for Flute and Piano. Single Ticket: $30 Under age 25: $10 Presented in partnership…

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December 2017

Penobscot Bay Ringers

December 3, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Farnsworth Library, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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The Penobscot Bay Ringers at Old South Church, Boston, during the May 2017 Boston Handbell Festival.

Join us for a concert by the Penobscot Bay Ringers — Midcoast Maine's community handbell choir. Founded in 2008, the group plays on five octaves of Malmark handbells and five octaves of Choirchimes®.  Our organization is dedicated to promoting excellent in handbell artistry through performance, education, and community outreach. They will play one 45-minute set of holiday music twice, at 2 pm and at 3 pm. For more information, visit www.penobscotbayringers.me or email penobscotbayringers@gmail.com. Free with admission  

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Penobscot Bay Ringers

December 3, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Farnsworth Library, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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The Penobscot Bay Ringers at Old South Church, Boston, during the May 2017 Boston Handbell Festival.

Join us for a concert by the Penobscot Bay Ringers — Midcoast Maine's community handbell choir. Founded in 2008, the group plays on five octaves of Malmark handbells and five octaves of Choirchimes®.  Our organization is dedicated to promoting excellent in handbell artistry through performance, education, and community outreach. They will play one 45-minute set of holiday music twice, at 2 pm and at 3 pm. For more information, visit www.penobscotbayringers.me or email penobscotbayringers@gmail.com. Free with admission  

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January 2018

Music@Noon – Solera Quartet with pianist Josu de Solaun

January 17, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Farnsworth Library, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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"Top-notch, intense, stylish, and with an abundance of flare and talent," Tricia Park and Miki-Sophia Cloud, violins; Molly Carr, viola; and Andrew Janss, cello, of the Solera Quartet, have performed at Carnegie Hall, the Royal Festival Hall in London, Orchard Hall in Tokyo, The Kennedy Center, and Lincoln Center and in prestigious festivals including Marlboro, Music@Menlo and Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. As a First Prize winner of the George Enescu International Piano Competition and the First European Union Piano…

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Music@Noon – Solera Quartet with pianist Josu de Solaun

January 17, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Farnsworth Library, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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"Top-notch, intense, stylish, and with an abundance of flare and talent," Tricia Park and Miki-Sophia Cloud, violins; Molly Carr, viola; and Andrew Janss, cello, of the Solera Quartet, have performed at Carnegie Hall, the Royal Festival Hall in London, Orchard Hall in Tokyo, The Kennedy Center, and Lincoln Center and in prestigious festivals including Marlboro, Music@Menlo and Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. As a First Prize winner of the George Enescu International Piano Competition and the First European Union Piano…

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February 2018

Sean Fleming and John Reinhardt: 20th-Century Love Songs

February 11, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Farnsworth Library, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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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…

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Sean Fleming and John Reinhardt: 20th-Century Love Songs

February 11, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Farnsworth Library, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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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…

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Music@Noon: Emily Jaworski (mezzo-soprano) and Inês Andrade (piano)

February 21, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Farnsworth Library, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Hailed by Classical Voice of New England as a "consummate storyteller, musician and artist" mezzo-soprano Emily Jaworski, is joined by Portuguese pianist Inês Andrade, a versatile artist who has performed at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Centre Le Phénix (Switzerland), Centro Cultural de Belém (Portugal), Alexander Girardi Hall (Italy), and Auditório Jotamonte (Cape Verde). Their Music@Noon program includes Schumann’s Five Leider Opus 40, 7 Prelúdios and Poèmes Saturniens by the Portuguese composer António de Lima Fragoso (1897 – 1918), Poulenc’s Banalités and I canti della sera by the Italian composer, Francesco…

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Music@Noon: Emily Jaworski (mezzo-soprano) and Inês Andrade (piano)

February 21, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Farnsworth Library, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Hailed by Classical Voice of New England as a "consummate storyteller, musician and artist" mezzo-soprano Emily Jaworski, is joined by Portuguese pianist Inês Andrade, a versatile artist who has performed at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Centre Le Phénix (Switzerland), Centro Cultural de Belém (Portugal), Alexander Girardi Hall (Italy), and Auditório Jotamonte (Cape Verde). Their Music@Noon program includes Schumann’s Five Leider Opus 40, 7 Prelúdios and Poèmes Saturniens by the Portuguese composer António de Lima Fragoso (1897 – 1918), Poulenc’s Banalités and I canti della sera by the Italian composer, Francesco…

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March 2018

Music@Noon: John Mehrmann and Friends

March 21, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Farnsworth Library, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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John Mehrmann and Friends: A Concert of Original Music Composer, performer and Bay Chamber Music School faculty member John Mehrmann has written music for ensembles including the Bangor and Portland Symphonies and VoXX: Voice of Twenty, film scores, and commercials for Reebok. His Music@Noon concert is an engaging and delightful musical journey through a range of newly composed pieces. All programs and artists may be subject to change. Presented in partnership with Bay Chamber Concerts, our lunchtime concerts offer an opportunity to…

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Music@Noon: John Mehrmann and Friends

March 21, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Farnsworth Library, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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John Mehrmann and Friends: A Concert of Original Music Composer, performer and Bay Chamber Music School faculty member John Mehrmann has written music for ensembles including the Bangor and Portland Symphonies and VoXX: Voice of Twenty, film scores, and commercials for Reebok. His Music@Noon concert is an engaging and delightful musical journey through a range of newly composed pieces. All programs and artists may be subject to change. Presented in partnership with Bay Chamber Concerts, our lunchtime concerts offer an opportunity to…

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May 2018

Home: A Recital of Immigrant Songs

May 4, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Farnsworth Library, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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$10

This recital program, titled “Home”, is curated around the idea of refugees and immigrants. The current conflict in Syria inspired the program to bring awareness to the extreme situation through art. Works by Brahms and Dvorak, both based on the German idea of Heimweh / Heimatlosigkeit are included in the program. Defined by Marjorie Hirsch in her article, The Spiral Journey Back Home, “The word Heimweh thus became identified with Romantic longing for release from feelings of alienation. To arrive “home” would…

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Home: A Recital of Immigrant Songs

May 4, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Farnsworth Library, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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$10

This recital program, titled “Home”, is curated around the idea of refugees and immigrants. The current conflict in Syria inspired the program to bring awareness to the extreme situation through art. Works by Brahms and Dvorak, both based on the German idea of Heimweh / Heimatlosigkeit are included in the program. Defined by Marjorie Hirsch in her article, The Spiral Journey Back Home, “The word Heimweh thus became identified with Romantic longing for release from feelings of alienation. To arrive “home” would…

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August 2018

The Music of Ann Wyeth McCoy

August 3, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Farnsworth Library, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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$10

A Lecture Recital by Dr. Donna Beech with added commentary by Robin McCoy Ann Wyeth McCoy―daughter of N.C. Wyeth, sister of Andrew Wyeth, wife of painter John McCoy―was the musician of the Wyeth family, as well as a painter. Largely for solo piano, Ann's compositions are beautiful, sensitive, short tone poems evocative of various facets of her life―her father's paintings, her beloved family and special events or moods. This lecture-recital on Ann Wyeth's piano music will feature about twenty of…

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The Music of Ann Wyeth McCoy

August 3, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Farnsworth Library, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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A Lecture Recital by Dr. Donna Beech with added commentary by Robin McCoy Ann Wyeth McCoy―daughter of N.C. Wyeth, sister of Andrew Wyeth, wife of painter John McCoy―was the musician of the Wyeth family, as well as a painter. Largely for solo piano, Ann's compositions are beautiful, sensitive, short tone poems evocative of various facets of her life―her father's paintings, her beloved family and special events or moods. This lecture-recital on Ann Wyeth's piano music will feature about twenty of…

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October 2018

Music @ Noon: Portland Piano Trio – Lunchtime in Paris

October 10, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Farnsworth Library, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Pianist Anastasia Antonacos, violinist Tracey Jasas-Hardel, and cellist Benjamin Noyes formed the critically-acclaimed Portland Piano Trio in 2016. Since then, their "enlivening tautness and precision," and "impressive ensemble and shared musical values" have thrilled and inspired audiences across the country. The Farnsworth Library will become a concert hall in Paris for this program of works by composers connected with The City of Light. Chausson Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 3 Turina Piano Trio No. 2 in B Minor, Op. 76 Saariaho Light and Matter for violin, cello and piano…

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Music @ Noon: Portland Piano Trio – Lunchtime in Paris

October 10, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Farnsworth Library, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Pianist Anastasia Antonacos, violinist Tracey Jasas-Hardel, and cellist Benjamin Noyes formed the critically-acclaimed Portland Piano Trio in 2016. Since then, their "enlivening tautness and precision," and "impressive ensemble and shared musical values" have thrilled and inspired audiences across the country. The Farnsworth Library will become a concert hall in Paris for this program of works by composers connected with The City of Light. Chausson Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 3 Turina Piano Trio No. 2 in B Minor, Op. 76 Saariaho Light and Matter for violin, cello and piano…

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November 2018

Maine Friends of Music: Baroque and Beyond

November 15, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Farnsworth Library, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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The Maine Friends of Music will present their Baroque and Beyond concert. The program includes music by Couperin, Boismortier, Mozart, Gluck, Verdi, Mignone, Villa-Lobos, Rodrigo, and Bill Douglas. The Maine Friends of Music is a professional chamber ensemble that has played their Baroque and Beyond repertoire in many concert venues of Midcoast Maine since 1993. The members of the group, who perform in a variety of combinations, are flutist Linda Brunner, bassoonist David DeBolt, and keyboardist Sean Fleming. Recently members of…

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Maine Friends of Music: Baroque and Beyond

November 15, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Farnsworth Library, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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The Maine Friends of Music will present their Baroque and Beyond concert. The program includes music by Couperin, Boismortier, Mozart, Gluck, Verdi, Mignone, Villa-Lobos, Rodrigo, and Bill Douglas. The Maine Friends of Music is a professional chamber ensemble that has played their Baroque and Beyond repertoire in many concert venues of Midcoast Maine since 1993. The members of the group, who perform in a variety of combinations, are flutist Linda Brunner, bassoonist David DeBolt, and keyboardist Sean Fleming. Recently members of…

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December 2018

Penobscot Bay Ringers: Holiday Handbells

December 8, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Farnsworth Library, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Come enjoy the orchestral sounds of Penobscot Bay Ringers as they herald in the holidays with seasonal handbell music in the Museum Library. A 45-minute concert will be performed at 1:00 pm and then repeated at 2:00 pm. Concert is free with museum admission. Founded in 2008, Penobscot Bay Ringers is celebrating 10 years as Midcoast Maine's community handbell choir. For more information, visit penobscotbayringers.me or follow them on Facebook.

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Penobscot Bay Ringers: Holiday Handbells

December 8, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Farnsworth Library, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Come enjoy the orchestral sounds of Penobscot Bay Ringers as they herald in the holidays with seasonal handbell music in the Museum Library. A 45-minute concert will be performed at 1:00 pm and then repeated at 2:00 pm. Concert is free with museum admission. Founded in 2008, Penobscot Bay Ringers is celebrating 10 years as Midcoast Maine's community handbell choir. For more information, visit penobscotbayringers.me or follow them on Facebook.

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January 2019

Music @ Noon: The Anderson Twins – Jazz Meets Classical

January 9, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Farnsworth Library, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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"Virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone" (New York Times), identical twins and Juilliard graduates Peter and Will Anderson are known for their unique renditions of classic jazz songs and innovative original music. They’ve performed with many jazz greats and headlined at The Blue Note, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, New Orleans Jazz Festival and many other prestigious U.S. and international venues and festivals. Their Music@Noon concert showcases innovative and virtuosic arrangements of well-known classical pieces including Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, and American in Paris, Debussy’s Clair de Lune and Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, Solfegietto by C.P.E.…

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Music @ Noon: The Anderson Twins – Jazz Meets Classical

January 9, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Farnsworth Library, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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"Virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone" (New York Times), identical twins and Juilliard graduates Peter and Will Anderson are known for their unique renditions of classic jazz songs and innovative original music. They’ve performed with many jazz greats and headlined at The Blue Note, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, New Orleans Jazz Festival and many other prestigious U.S. and international venues and festivals. Their Music@Noon concert showcases innovative and virtuosic arrangements of well-known classical pieces including Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, and American in Paris, Debussy’s Clair de Lune and Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, Solfegietto by C.P.E.…

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February 2019

Music @ Noon: Aleksandra Labinska, violin; Kett Chuan Lee, cello and Inês Andrade, piano

February 13, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Farnsworth Library, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Polish-born Aleksandra Labinska holds a Doctorate in violin performance from Boston University, has received numerous awards and performed in many prestigious concert series around the world; cellist Kett Chuan Lee was the youngest member of the National Symphony and Radio Television Orchestras in Malaysia before coming to the United States in 2003 and is the cellist of the Boston String Quartet; Portuguese pianist Inês Andrade has performed at Carnegie Hall, Centre Le Phénix (Switzerland), Centro Cultural de Belém (Portugal), Alexander Girardi Hall (Italy), and Auditório Jotamonte…

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“Take Up the Song”: Millay Birthday Readings with Piano and Soprano

February 16, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Farnsworth Library, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Berenice Abbot, Edna St. Vincent Millay, 1930, Gelatin Silver print (DRY MOUNT) , Gift of Mr. Ronald A. Kurtz, 1986.27.1

Celebrate the 127th birthday of Pulitzer Prize poet Edna St. Vincent Millay.  The readings will include soprano Nancy Ogle and pianist Laura Artesani performing three Millay poems set to music by American composers.  Local poets will read the poet’s poems as well as their own. Born in Rockland, Maine on February 22, 1892, Millay was known both for her mesmerizing contralto voice when she read her work to large crowds and for the musicality of the poems themselves. At Vassar…

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March 2019

Aleksandra Labinska, violin; Kett Chuan Lee, cello and Inês Andrade, piano

March 13, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Farnsworth Library, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Polish-born Aleksandra Labinska holds a Doctorate in violin performance from Boston University, has received numerous awards and performed in many prestigious concert series around the world; cellist Kett Chuan Lee was the youngest member of the National Symphony and Radio Television Orchestras in Malaysia before coming to the United States in 2003 and is the cellist of the Boston String Quartet; Portuguese pianist Inês Andrade has performed at Carnegie Hall, Centre Le Phénix (Switzerland), Centro Cultural de Belém (Portugal), Alexander Girardi Hall (Italy), and Auditório Jotamonte…

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Music @ Noon: Edoardo Carpenedo, piano and Tudor Dornescu, violin

March 13, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Farnsworth Library, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Italian-born Edoardo Carpenedo impresses audiences with "technical strength, sweet and singing tone and deep sensitivity" Charleston City Paper. He has received numerous awards in national and international competitions, including the prestigious Trofeo Febo Villani.  As a chamber musician, Tudor Dornescuperforms regularly with the Mirage Violin Duo in a variety of chamber music concert series. He recently toured over 22 cities in China and has been invited to return for a second tour in June 2019. The duo will perform: Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 5 in F Major…

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Franklin County Fiddlers

March 29, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Farnsworth Library, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Enjoy live music from the Franklin County Fiddlers! A “multi-stylistic fiddle band” directed by Steve Muise and comprised of students from Mt. Blue High School, the fiddlers have toured the Canadian Maritimes, Ireland, Quebec, Boston, Nashville, and Louisiana in addition to their home state. Cost: Free after admission ($5 suggested donation)

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April 2019

Poetry Reading by Maine Poet Laureate Stuart Kestenbaum

April 2, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Farnsworth Library, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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$10

Maine Poet Laureate Stuart Kestenbaum is the author of four collections of poems: Pilgrimage (Coyote Love Press), House of Thanksgiving (Deerbrook Editions), Prayers and Run-on Sentences (Deerbrook Editions), and Only Now (Deerbrook Editions), as well as a collection of essays, The View From Here (Brynmorgen Press).  He has written and spoken widely on craft making and creativity, and his poems and writing have appeared in numerous small press publications and magazines including Tikkun, The Sun, and the Beloit Poetry Journal.…

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Digging for Gold: Responding to Art through Poetry by Kristen Lindquist

April 19, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Farnsworth Library, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Seeking inspiration one winter, local poet Kristen Lindquist turned to some of her favorite art: luminous paintings from the seventeenth-century Dutch and Flemish Golden Age that produced such masters as Rembrandt and Vermeer. Lindquist will discuss the creative activity of written reflection on a work of visual art, known as ekphrastic writing, and share her poem series Golden alongside images of the paintings themselves, most of which are part of a private collection with which she has some familiarity. Kristen…

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The Art/Poetry Connection by Ellen Goldsmith

April 23, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Farnsworth Library, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Ekphrastic poems start with works of art and then go in different directions—description and interpretation, personal and political. This participatory presentation by Ellen Goldsmith will place eight poems beside the images that gave rise to them—Yusef Komunyakaa and Maya Lin; Edward Hirsch and Edward Hopper; Lisel Mueller and Claude Monet; and more. We will end in the galleries to see which works of art stimulate thinking and feeling and might lead us to write. Ellen Goldsmith is a poet, teacher,…

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Artists’ Talk: The Screen Show

April 25, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Farnsworth Library, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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$15

The Screen Show, an exhibition of contemporary interpretations of the folding screen form, features work by Gigi Aea in collaboration with Owain Harris, Alla Broeksmit, Allison Davis, Laurie Downey in collaboration with Ryan Rhoades, Susan Levett, and Johanna Moore. These artists will gather for an evening of conversation moderated by Farnsworth curator Jane Bianco, followed by a private viewing of the exhibition. Cost: $20; $15 museum members, including gallery admission

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Poetry Reading by Elizabeth Tibbetts

April 30, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Farnsworth Library, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Elizabeth Tibbetts’s poems reflect her attachment to Maine and her family’s history here, her love of and fears for the natural world, and her experiences as a local nurse. She will read from her books, including In the Well, which won the Bluestem Poetry Award, and her just-published book, Say What You Can, as well as poetry from others, including Kate Barnes, Maine’s first poet laureate. Elizabeth Tibbetts’ book In the Well won the Bluestem Poetry Award in 2002. Her…

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June 2019

Story Time with Miss Katie

June 7, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Farnsworth Library, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Share in the magic of reading and wonder amidst beautiful artworks at the museum. Children and their grownups are invited to an art-themed story hour at the Farnsworth Art Museum with Miss Katie of the Rockland Public Library. And afterwards, everyone can peruse the museum! This program, geared toward ages 2 to 5, is a collaboration with the Rockland Public Library. This event is Free.

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Farnsworth Volunteer Night

June 7, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Farnsworth Library, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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The Farnsworth, along with Knox County Homeless Coalition, New Hope for Women, and the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce are looking for volunteers who wish to contribute their time and talents to organizations that need extra assistance to fulfill their missions. Each organization serves the community at large both near and far.  The people/volunteers are what makes the midcoast a special place to live or vacation.  Learn more about each organization; make a difference and sign up to volunteer. …

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October 2019

Music @ Noon—Kimberly Lehmann, viola; Robert Lehmann, violin and Martin Perry, piano

October 16, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Farnsworth Library, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Kimberly and Robert Lehmann have performed duo programs all over New England, as well as in Mexico and throughout Europe, most recently two recitals in Germany. They are both Faculty at University of Southern Maine School of Music and are joined for our Opening Concert by pianist Martin Perry, a native Californian of Armenian-American heritage who has appeared with orchestras from the Boston Pops to the Moscow Philharmonic. Mendelssohn Trio in C Minor MWV Q3Bjarne Brustad Capricci for violin and viola (1931)Max Bruch Double Concerto in E Minor, Op.…

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November 2019

Music @ Noon—The Thoreau Piano Trio

November 13, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Farnsworth Library, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Three internationally acclaimed artists, with concert appearances on four continents and numerous accolades including a Grammy nomination, Thoreau Piano Trio are an ensemble of "depth, brilliance and conviction" (Boston Voyager Magazine). Violinist Susan Jensen, cellist Darry Dolezal and pianist Paul Jacobs created the trio with a mission to transform conventional viewpoints, and explore links between music, art, literature and philosophy. Buxtehude Trio Sonata Op. 2 No..2 in D MajorLeonard Bernstein Piano TrioMendelssohn Piano Trio No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 66 Presented in partnership with Bay Chamber Concerts, our lunchtime concerts offer a…

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December 2019

Pine Tree Academy Bell Ringers

December 18, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Farnsworth Library, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Listen to seasonal music, including arrangements set to the words of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem “Christmas Bells” (I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day). The Pine Tree Academy Bell Ringers play five octaves (61 bells) of English handbells and five octaves of choir chimes. The group, led by bell choir director Doris Krueger, consists of young musicians in grades 9 through 12. They have performed throughout New England, Europe, and South America. Cost: Free after admission

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Pine Tree Academy Bell Ringers

December 18, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Farnsworth Library, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Listen to seasonal music, including arrangements set to the words of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem “Christmas Bells” (I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day). The Pine Tree Academy Bell Ringers play five octaves (61 bells) of English handbells and five octaves of choir chimes. The group, led by bell choir director Doris Krueger, consists of young musicians in grades 9 through 12. They have performed throughout New England, Europe, and South America. Cost: Free after admission

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January 2020

Music @ Noon—Meneses and Galbraith

January 15, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Farnsworth Library, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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A rare collaboration between two Grammy nominated soloists, Antônio Meneses, cellist of the legendary Beaux Arts Trio and Paul Galbraith, one of the foremost classical guitarists of our time. Described by San Francisco Classical Voice as "Musically compelling . . . a highly virtuosic and engaging performance that drew audience raves," the duo’s program includes a new arrangement of Schubert‘s "Arpeggione" Sonata, Brazilian composer Radamés Gnattali’s (1906-1988) Sonata for Guitar and Cello and Five Places from an Imaginary Brazil written for the duo by the celebrated young Brazilian composer André Mehmari.…

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February 2020

Music @ Noon—Portland Piano Trio

February 19, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Farnsworth Library, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Since their critically acclaimed debut in 2016, the Portland Piano Trio’s enlivening tautness and precision have delighted and inspired audiences throughout New England. Pianist Anastasia Antonacos, violinist Tracey Jasas-Hardel and cellist Wayne Smith have appeared on numerous chamber music series and were twice awarded a residency at the prestigious Avaloch Music Institute in Boscawen, New Hampshire. Their program focuses on a single masterwork. Schubert Piano Trio No. 2 n E-flat Major, D929 Presented in partnership with Bay Chamber Concerts, our lunchtime concerts offer a midday break in…

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March 2020

Music @ Noon—Matthew Smith, cello and Peipei Song, piano

March 11, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Farnsworth Library, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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This highly lauded duo are regular guest artists at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, China as well as enjoying U.S. performing and teaching careers. Matthew is a member of Palaver Strings, the much-loved Maine-based chamber orchestra committed to enriching lives by sharing music with diverse audiences. This program is anchored by Rachmaninov’s Cello Sonata in G Minor, a work that explores the two instruments’ capacity for expressive tenderness and is filled with the character typical of Russia’s Romantic era.…

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April 2020

CANCELED Music @ Noon—Orlando Cela, flute and George Lopez, piano

April 8, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Farnsworth Library, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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This event has been canceled due to the temporary museum closure. Conductor, acclaimed flutist, and educator, Orlando Cela leads multiple university and professional ensembles, both choral and instrumental, in the US and abroad. George Lopez is a dynamic performer and educator, known for his "kaleidoscopic colors and clarity of conception" LA Times. Music@Noon favorites, their program this season includes: JS Bach Sonata in G Minor, BWV 1020Otar Taktakishvili Sonata for Flute and Piano in C MajorClaude Bolling Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano (selections) Presented in partnership with Bay Chamber…

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Maine’s 200th: Music of Early Maine

April 23, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Farnsworth Library, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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A music performance by the DaPonte String Quartet “Maine’s 200th: Music of Early Maine” is the DaPonte String Quartet’s tribute to Maine’s Bicentennial. Along with guest artist Eric LaPerna (percussion), the program highlights significant events along Maine’s pre-statehood timeline (from the 16th to the early 19th centuries), with selected music to share some of the cultural influences. When the quartet learned about the notated songs of Membertou (c. early 1500s–1611), a major shaman-chief of the Mi’kmaq nation, the idea for…

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