Season Two: UNEXPECTED MUSIC IN UNEXPECTED PLACES
Join us for the second season of exciting & diverse musical programming
- The Wholesale Klezmer Band, June 27
- Brown & Polar, Acoustic Blues with Blind Boy Paxton & Bennett Konesni, July 5
- Sing!: A Workshop with Blind Boy Jerron Paxton & Bennett Konesni, July 6
- Symphonic Winds with members of the Hartford Symphony, July 13
- Melodies from Old Broadway with John McVeigh & Bonne Kramer, July 20
- Reprise of Melodies from Old Broadway with John McVeigh & Bonne Kramer, July 21
- Littles: Princes, Match Girls & Engines that Could, Excerpts from the Children’s Music of Maia Aprahamian, August 19
- Worksongs Week with Bennett Konesni, September 6-11
- How Can I keep from Singing? Anna Dembska & Ensemble, September 19
- The Lavender Blues with Sarah Kilborne, October 7
- BOOM, the Baroque Orchestra of Maine with Heidi Powell & Max Treitler, November 21
Season Sponsors: Barbara & Bill Whitman, Jane C. MacElree, Joann & Scott Thurston, The Stone Family – Fairtides Fund, Tradewinds Marketplace, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, The Britton Fund, and The Onion Foundation. Media Sponsor: WERU
ABOUT ‘FROM OUR COLLECTION’: LOOKING INWARD TO SEE THE FUTURE
Our Board of Directors voted to expand our Mission in the fall of 2018—in an effort to remain as relevant and compelling as possible and in order to take advantage of many opportunities beyond the collection and loan of sheet music. Our relatively new and expanded Campus supports our expanded Mission by making use of our very own Performance Hall.
We introduced our signature ‘From Our Collection’ performance series in 2019 and included concerts and programs as diverse as Worksongs Week featuring the many worksongs of days gone by that the fishermen, loggers, and farmers would sing while working, the Lavender Blues program featuring queer music composed prior to World War 2 and the Russian Orthodox music of Maia Aprahamian. Our inaugural series was a hit and we determined we would build upon this initial success in future years.
Why is ‘From Our Collection’ important?
Our vast and diverse collection is the cornerstone of everything we do including our increased emphasis on Music Performance and Music Education. Borrowers of music are certainly now influenced more by technology than when the Bagaduce Music Lending Library began in 1983. How do we remain relevant and take advantage of new opportunities given the changes in the marketplace?
We have consulted a number of friends, colleagues and experts in the field and have been consistently advised to bring our collection of music out into the world in performance settings rather than being a more passive repository of this wonderful music we have.