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Press Release: Bagaduce Music Announces its “From Our Collection” Concert Series in a Pivot from Pops

For Immediate Release: Friday, May 28, 2021

Contact: Teresa Myrwang, Executive Director, Bagaduce Music

BLUE HILL – Promising “Unexpected Music in Unexpected Places,” Bagaduce Music is kicking off the second season of their From our Collection concert series. 

“With performances that range from Baroque to Folk and locations around the Blue Hill peninsula, Deer Isle, and beyond, we are so excited for another opportunity to share the treasure trove of printed music we have been steadily building for over 40 years,” shares Teresa Myrwang, Executive Director.

The organization is retiring Pops, the summer fundraiser and concert held every summer for the last 30 years,   in order to better focus their full attention on ‘From our Collection’ and other opportunities.

“‘From our Collection’ represents our best effort to not only share with the community our vast and diverse archive of printed music but to also offer this music in exciting performance settings.”

The season begins on June 27 with The Wholesale Klezmer Band at The Brooklin Inn. Eleven concerts in all include ‘Brown & Polar, Acoustic Blues & Old Time Banjo with Blind Boy Jerron Paxton & Bennett Konesni, Symphonic Winds, Melodies from Old Broadway with John McVeigh & Bonne Kramer, a family concert- Littles: Princes, Match Girls & Engines that Could, Excerpts of the Children’s Music of Maia Aprahamian, Worksongs Week with Bennett Konesni, How Can I Keep from Singing with Anna Demska & Ensemble, The Lavender Blues with Sarah Kilborne, and a wrap with BOOM, The Baroque Orchestra of Maine on November 21.  All summer and early fall programs will take place outdoors.

Season sponsors include Barbara & Bill Whitman, Jane C. MacElree, Joann & Scott Thurston,The Stone Family Fair Tide Fund, Tradewinds Marketplace, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust,The Britton Fund, The Libra Foundation and The Onion Foundation. WERU is the media sponsor.

Most performances are $25/person, with some events offering discounts for families. Scholarships are also available to most of the concerts. Two signature  “Events of Note” are offered in more intimate private settings in Blue Hill and on Little Deer Isle. Concert series details and ticket information can be found at bagaducemusic.org/from-our-collection.

“We’re glad to get back to connecting with the community in so many ways. Our campus reopening plan is firming up and gathering to enjoy live music is a cornerstone of life we’ve all missed.”

Bagaduce Music’s mission is to collect, preserve and lend printed sheet music and to promote the appreciation, knowledge and performance of music.

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