GORHAM – “Sunny pieces” will be performed by the Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra during its winter concert, according to a spokesman.

University of Southern Maine School of Music faculty members Neil Boyer and Robert Lehmann with student Michael Albert will be featured soloists in works by Ravel, Bach, and Brahms.

The concert begins at 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 7, in Corthell Concert Hall on the USM Gorham campus.

The program includes Ravel’s “Tombeau de Couperin,” a charming, neoclassical work, based on Baroque dance movements by a 17th century French harpsichordist, Couperin.

The Baroque theme will continue with Bach’s “Concerto for Violin and Oboe.” The oboe is featured prominently in the first half of the concert – in the Bach concerto by Boyer, principal oboist of the Portland Symphony, and in the Ravel piece, by one of Boyer’s students, Michael Albert, who is principal oboe of the Southern Maine Symphony and a well-known chamber musician locally. The violin soloist will be the orchestra’s music director, Robert Lehmann.

The concert concludes with one of the sunniest symphonies written, Brahms’ “Second Symphony.”

Tickets are $10 for the general public, $7 for seniors, and $5 for students. People can call the box office at 780-5555 for reservations.


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