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Concerts Feature Maine Musicians

Saturday, January 1, 2022 by Carol Preston in Program highlights, 2021-2022 season

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Midcoast Symphony Orchestra performs with Maine competition-winning violin soloist and music by Maine composer.

Each MSO program this season has one or two contemporary works, including music by Maine-based composers, women and other underrepresented groups. Our January 2022 program includes “Rowing in Eden,” written by Carlsen in 1992 for the Portland Symphony. The orchestra will also perform “Voices Shouting Out” by Nkeiru Okoye, written in 2002 as an artistic response to 9/11.

This program also features MSO’s 2020 Elser Concerto Competition winner Anne McKee, who will perform the first movement of the Brahms Violin Concerto. The concert will conclude with Dvorak’s popular “New World Symphony.”

Topsham audience members are invited to attend a free pre-concert visit with McKee and Carlsen hosted by Denise Shannon from 1:30 – 2 p.m. Sunday.

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