The Cushing Historical Society’s third program in its summer Music in the Barn series will feature sisters Josie and Sophie Davis, violinists, Sunday, Aug. 4, at 4 p.m. Rather than in the Society’s barn, the event will take place in its church, the former South Cushing Baptist Church on Salt Pond Road, which connects Route 97 in Friendship with Pleasant Point Road in Cushing. A donation of $10 is encouraged.

Josie Davis of Waldoboro has been studying the violin for 14 years; early teachers include Janet Ciano and Gilda Joffe. She has attended the Bowdoin International Music Festival, New York University’s String Quartet Seminar and the Julliard String Quartet Seminar; has appeared, with her sister, on public radio’s “From the Top”; and in Bay Chamber’s Summer Music Festival with the St. Lawrence String Quartet. Josie has completed her junior in Oberlin College and Conservatory’s double degree program, where she is working towards degrees in both violin performance and sociology. In January, she performed in Carnegie Hall as a member of the Oberlin Symphony Orchestra. She currently studies with David Bowlin.

Sophie Davis is a sophomore at the Oberlin College and Conservatory where she is pursuing degrees in violin performance and environmental studies. In high school, she was second violinist with the Calliope String Quartet as well as concertmistress of the Odeon Chamber Orchestra. In 2008 her quartet won Bay Chamber Concerts’ Kathie Johnson Chamber Music Prize and in 2010 they collaborated with the St. Lawrence String Quartet. She has participated in many young musician programs and last spring spent several months studying tango violin in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The sisters’ program will include works from Gearhart and Green, Leclair, Campagnoli, Prokofiev, Telemann, Bartok, Bach and others.

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