LEWISTON — The first weekend of March will be a rich one at Bates College for music lovers, as an avant-garde duo, an up-and-coming Irish-style band and a program of Beethoven sonatas are all bound for the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall.
Combining flute with electronic and computer-based music, DuoInteraktiv performs at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 1.
Well-known to Maine audiences, violinist Dean Stein and pianist Chiharu Naruse perform the second of three concerts surveying Beethoven's sonatas for those instruments at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 3.
Also on March 3, at 7:30 p.m. is a performance by The Forge, a quartet based in the Northeast that "Celtic Sojourn" radio host Brian O'Donovan called "a bright new name in the American Irish music scene."
The concert hall is located at 75 Russell St.
Admission to DuoInteraktiv is free, but tickets are required. Admission to Stein and Naruse is $10. Tickets to The Forge, part of Bates' Olin Arts Alive series, are $12. For the latter two concerts, tickets are available at batestickets.com.
Limited numbers of free tickets are available to seniors and students by reservation for the Beethoven and Forge programs; email email@example.com or call 207-786-6163. For more information, call 207-786-6135.