AUGUSTA — The University of Maine at Augusta College of Arts and Sciences and UMA Senior College announce the 2018-2019 concert schedule for the 16th season of Concerts at Jewett, held at Jewett Hall Auditorium, 46 University Drive.
The series, sponsored by local businesses and private contributions, features talented Maine performers representing a variety of musical forms. Profits will be used to subsidize present and future lectures and concerts to benefit the community.
The following artists will perform on the following Sundays at 2 p.m.:
Oct. 28 — Leila Percy & Friends: Celebrate Songs of the Great American Songbook. Join Percy, Gerry Wright and friends for a fun-filled concert — the first concert with signing for the hearing-impaired.
Nov. 18 — (snow date, Dec. 2) — George Lopez, classical pianist, featuring a pre-concert talk at 1 p.m. Hailed by LA Times for his “musical perspective, continuity, and kaleidoscopic colors,” Lopez is Bowden College’s Robert Beckwith Artist in Residence.
Dec. 16 (snow date, Dec. 23) — A Don Campbell Christmas. Campbell returns to Jewett, this time with holiday favorites and some of the country music for which he’s loved.
Jan. 13 (snow date, Jan. 27) — Choro Louco. Based in Portland, Choro Louco is dedicated to the century-old tradition of Brazilian choro music with its complex harmonies and syncopated rhythms.
Feb. 10 (snow date Feb. 24) — The Boneheads. Well-known in central Maine, their music has been described as “dance-able, rootsy, folk, rock, blues, country, Cajun and All-American.” Count on some originals by their leader Steve Jones as well.
March 10 — (snow date Mar. 24) — Sandy River Ramblers. Known for their vocal harmonies and virtuoso instrumental playing, the Ramblers display a unique regional flavor with songs such as “Slow Down (You’ll Hit a Moose),” “Boots From L. L. Bean,” and “Bear in the Barn.”
April 7 — Castlebay. Fred Gosbee and Julia Lane mix vocals, Celtic harp, guitar and fiddle with legend, lore and history. This program will have a maritime theme.
May 19 — Masanobu Ikemiya. A classical and ragtime pianist, Ikemiya plays intricate pieces by master composers, as well as light-hearted ragtime rhythms. This peace activist and environmental steward also may show videos of places and projects that inspire him. He’s a Concerts at Jewett favorite.
Tickets ($10, students $5, 12 and under free) are available at Dave’s Appliance in Winthrop and at the door. Subscriptions (seven or more concerts) at reduced rates are available by mail. For further information call 207-621-3551, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit concertsatjewett.com.