‘Oz’ inspires Music at Noon

Jan 30, 2014
Photo by: E. Doyle USM Musical Theater program students will perform at the next Music at Noon concert; pictured is alum Melissa Bills.

Rockport — Bay Chamber Concerts, in partnership with the Farnsworth Art Museum, will present the second in a series of four Music at Noon concerts. A lively “Wizard of Oz” inspired concert featuring musical theater students from the University of Southern Maine School of Music, under the direction of Ed Reichert, will perform Wednesday, Feb. 12, in the downtown museum’s library.

Music and art lovers are invited to attend this intimate lunchtime concert where they can enjoy a simple, tasty lunch from Atlantic Baking Co. while listening to vocalists Carolyn Glaude, Eileen Hanley, Danielle Lane and Matthew West. They will sing selections from “The Wizard of Oz,” “The Wiz” and “Wicked,” as well as songs from USM School of Music’s upcoming production of “The Mystery of Edwin Drood.” Offering undergraduate degrees in performance, music education, jazz studies, piano pedagogy and music/liberal arts, the school also sponsors programs for pre-college musicians and delivers professional training at the master's level in composition, conducting, music education, jazz studies and performance.

This is Bay Chamber Concerts’ second year of presenting the lunchtime concert series, where admission to the museum, following the concert, is included in the $25 ticket price. Music at Noon performances are offered on the second Wednesday of the month through April. For more information about the Music at Noon series, or any of Bay Chamber Concerts and Music School’s offerings, call 236-2823 or visit baychamberconcerts.org.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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