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Chamber Music Concert by Acadia Brass Ensemble
September 24 @ 4:00 pmDonations accepted
The second season of chamber-music concerts at St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church, Evening Music, begins on Saturday, Sept. 24, at 4 p.m. with a concert of Renaissance and Baroque music for brass and organ. The
Acadia Brass Ensemble will be joined by organist Daniel Pyle in a program featuring music by Handel, Giovanni Gabrieli, and and their contemporaries. In particular, there will be canzonas by Gabrieli for multiple instrumental choirs, music that was composed for the Basilica of San Marco in Venice, which had four balconies placed around the church for musicians to play and sing back and forth, the original stereo spectacular. Gabrieli was the principal of the four organists that were on the musical staff at San Marco, from 1585 until his death in 1618.
The Acadia Brass Ensemble was founded by members of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra, and have been playing together since the 1980s. This concert will include Bill Whitener and Curt
Brossmer playing trumpet, Wanda Whitener playing horn, trombonist Gene Nichols, and Paul Greenstone playing tuba.
The Evening Music series was inaugurated last year, to bring concerts of chamber-music to the year-round residents of MDI and the rest of the Downeast region. The concerts take place one
Saturday of each month (except December) at 4 p.m. in the sanctuary of St. Saviour’s in Bar Harbor.
Admission for all concerts in the series is free, but donations are requested from the listeners in support of the Friends of Music. It is required of all audience members to wear a mask.
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