Andre Previn, Eastport Arts Center, john newell, Resinosa Ensemble, scott wheeler, The Concert Series
Friday August 16th, 2019, at 7pm
Eastport Concert Series
Prelude to a Dream
The Eastport Arts Center
36 Washington Street, Eastport, ME
The Eastport Arts Center’s popular summer concert series continues on August 16 with Resinosa ensemble, including Joëlle Morris, mezzo-Soprano, Eliza Meyer, cello and Bridget Convey, piano. A reception with refreshments courtesy of Sweetie’s Dog-O-Rama will follow the concert.
Resinosa Ensemble focuses on the performance of chamber music, working with living composers, and offering music slightly off the beaten path. The trio’s program, “Prelude to a dream” Meets “American Reflections”, will feature a well-balanced assortment of “night” music and music written by American composers featuring American poets. Included works are Andre Previn’s “Four Songs”, with poems by Toni Morrison; Lukas Foss’ “Capriccio, for cello and piano”; Bohuslav Martinů’s “Nocturne III, for cello and piano”; and Johannes Brahms’ “Two Alto Songs.” The ensemble will also present Boston-based composer Scott Wheeler’s “Three Night Songs”, which he recently arranged for them. Finally, Eastport’s own John Newell composed “Night Songs”, a set of seven songs incorporating poems by Sara Teasdale, for the ensemble. “Newell’s music is wonderful,” said Convey, “and the Resinosa Ensemble considers it an honor to perform.”
The Concert Series runs through August 30. Tickets are $10, and youth tickets are discounted. Tickets may be purchased on the EAC site, or at the door. The Eastport Arts Center is at 36 Washington Street, Eastport, and at www.eastportartscenter.org, and is handicapped-accessible.