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Acclaimed Guest Soloists, UMaine Singers and Oratorio Society Join BSO for Dvořák's Stabat Mater
Sunday, April 14, 2013 | 3 PM | Collins Center for the Arts
Order Tickets Online or Call (800) 622-8499 or (207) 581-1755
The Bangor Symphony Orchestra concludes its 117th season on Sunday, Apr. 14, at 3 pm, with Dvořák’s Stabat Mater in collaboration with the full forces of the University of Maine Singers and Oratorio Society. Conducted by Maestro Lucas Richman, the performance will feature four outstanding guest soloists: soprano Natalee McReynolds, mezzo-soprano Bracha Kol in her U.S. debut, tenor Dustin Peterson, and bass Benjamin LeClair.
The pre-concert lecture will begin at 2 pm.The Stabat Mater—a meditation on the sorrows of the Virgin Mary—has been set to music by composers for centuries. Dvořák’s version is considered the most ambitious and the most personal, having been composed in the wake of the loss of his own three children. The 10 movement work is a tour de force for the four soloists, chorus, and orchestra, offering moments of spectacular power and quiet beauty.Tickets start at just $16 and are available for purchase online, in person at the Collins Center for the Arts, and by phone at (800) 622-TIXX(8499) or (207) 581-1755.
8th Annual Free Cool Sounds Summer Concert Series Lineup Just Announced!
Bangor, Maine – The Downtown Bangor Partnership is pleased to announce the lineup for the 2013 Cool Sounds Summer Concert Series. On Thursday evenings from June 6th to August 1st, people can come to Pickering Square in Downtown Bangor to hear some great music, for free. The Cool Sounds Summer Concert Series is presented by Bangor Hydro Electric Company. The Bangor Daily News is our media sponsor for this event.
“We are very excited about this year’s lineup. Along with bringing back some of the most popular bands, we’ve brought in a few musical acts that are sure to become fan favorites. Get there early; a lot of these weeks are going to fill up fast” says Jason Bird, Downtown Coordinator.
The concerts start at 6pm and are run in conjunction with the Fresh Air Market on Broad Street that runs from 5:00PM-8:00PM. Up to 50 vendors are expected weekly.
Market items sold are handmade, prepared or raised by the vendor; emphasis is placed on Maine-made, specialty food items and produce. Available items include artwork, baked goods, produce, specialty foods, handbags, jewelry, photography and much more. Food vendors are also on site.
2013 Cool Sounds Summer Concert Series Lineup:
June 6th Brian Catell & The Jump City Jazz Band
June 13th Juke Rockets
June 20th Travis Cyr
June 27th Rog and Ray
July 4th Bangor Band
July 11th Dark Hollow Bottling Company
July 18th The Mallett Brothers Band
July 25th Retrorockerz
August 1st Flash! in the Pans Steel Drum Band