Midcoast orchestra will give two concerts


LEWISTON — The Midcoast Symphony Orchestra will perform the third concert series of its 20th anniversary season under guest conductor Yoichi Ugadawa on Saturday and Sunday, March 20-21.

 Pianist Charles Floyd will perform the Grieg piano Concerto in A Minor (“The Norwegian”), and the orchestra will also perform Kalinnikov’s First Symphony and “An American Hymn” by Vignieri, a piece commissioned by Ugadawa in 2001.

Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. March 20 at the Franco American Heritage Center and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Orion Performing Arts Center in Topsham. The Orion’s auxiliary seating section will be opened for the concert.

Tickets, $15, are available online at www.midcoastsymphony.org/ and at Gulf of Maine Books in Brunswick, Magnolia in Bath or at the concert hall prior to the concert. For more information or to purchase by phone, call 846-5378. People 18 and younger admitted free.

Concert master, violinist Carol Preston, rehearses with fellow members of the Mid Coast Symphony Orchestra, which will give two concerts March 20-21.