Back by popular demand, Maine Friends of Music, a professional chamber ensemble composed of flutist Linda Brunner, bassoonist David DeBolt and harpsichordist/organist Sean Fleming, will perform Tuesday, June 25, at 7 p.m. at Montpelier, the big white house at the turn to St. George.

This concert marks the seventh time the General Henry Knox Museum has hosted the popular group’s Baroque and Beyond repertoire in its Federal-period appointed Oval Room, renowned for its acoustics. Admission is $15, $12 for museum members, and $8 for students.

Maine Friends of Music specializes in quick-paced programs that create interesting listening experiences, with a variety of tone, colors and styles. Much of the ensemble's repertoire features a mixture of 18th-century selections including works by Bach, Mozart and Beethoven, as well as works by 20th-century composers such as Debussy, Hindemith, Vaughan-Williams and Koechlin. New music written for the Maine Friends of Music concerts by crossover classic/jazz composer Bill Douglas, as well as material composed by Bernard Garfield, Fleming and DeBolt expand the ensemble’s repertoire further.

Guest soloists from Ohio, soprano Stephanie Sikora and bass John Sikora, will finish the program with a medley of well-loved tunes from the musical “Showboat” by Jerome Kern, including “Ole Man River” and “Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man,” ensuring a program with something for everyone to enjoy.

Seating is limited and reservations are recommended. For more information, contact the museum at 354-8062 or

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