>>>Pre-Performance Lecture: “How Vocal Folk and Dance Traditions Found their Seat at the Table” Free, public lecture before Avi Avital & Bridget Kibbey
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Show Times:

February 18, 2020 • 6:30 pm

Hannaford Hall, USM Campus

6:30 pm – 7:15 pm

Box Office:

LECTURE IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

AVI AVITAL TICKETS

Or call 207.842.0800

Taking popular, recognizable folk tunes and ‘dressing them up’ for use on the concert platform has been going on for hundreds of years. From the multiple settings of the Medieval Burgundian tune L’homme armé during the Middle Ages, to Mozart’s Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star variations, to powerful musical statements on religion, nationalism, war and peace, the inclusion of vocal and dance folk music helped connect audiences to the music as never before.

About Dr. Robert Lehmann

Robert Lehmann is Professor of Music and Director of Strings Studies and Orchestral Activities at the University Of Southern Maine School Of Music where he conducts the Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra and the Portland Youth Symphony Orchestra. In addition to his duties at USM, he is Music Director of the North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra, and the White Mountain Bach Festival in New Hampshire.

 

The pre-performance lecture takes place at Hannford Hall at USM’s Portland Campus.

 

For more information about Offstage activities, please call 207.773.3150 or email offstage@portlandovations.org.

Venue

Hannaford Hall, USM Campus
88 Bedford Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Phone:
207.780.5960
Website:
https://usm.maine.edu/conferences/hannaford-hall

A warm and welcoming performance space located at 88 Bedford Street on the USM Portland campus, Hannaford Hall is an intimate 520-seat venue with a 130-seat mezzanine. An attached 1,200-car parking garage makes accessing the performances convenient and hassle-free.