GORHAM – Peter Martin will conduct the USM Wind Ensemble, the premier band at the University of Southern Maine, in a concert titled “Winds of Change” Sunday, April 27. The concert will take place at 2 p.m. in Corthell Concert Hall. Tickets are $6 for the general public, $3 for seniors and students. Call 780-5555 for tickets.

Works include “Le Bal de Beatrice d’Este (Duchess de Milan),” by Reynaldo Hahn; “Sextuor Mystique,” by H. Villa-Lobos; “Sept Dances d’apres le ballet les malheurs de Sophie,” by Jean Francaix; and a final segment showcasing military brass band music of the Civil War.

On Saturday, May 3, graduate students in the USM School of Music will present a concert of various music styles and instrumentations. It will begin at 8 p.m. in Corthell Concert Hall. Admission is free. Call 780-5555 for more information.

Graduate student/pianist Claudia Tomsa will open the program with Frédéric Chopin’s “Ballade in F Minor, Op. 52.” Daniel Cyr of Bucksport, bass-baritone, will follow singing “Vous qui faites” from “Faust,” and “Le veau d’or,” both by Charles Gounod. Aaron Robinson will accompany him on piano. Next, pianist Ian Scott of Madison, Wis., will perform the allegro movement of “Sonata in F Minor, Op. 5” by Johannes Brahms.

Following intermission, Sarah Mawn of Lakeville, Mass., soprano, accompanied by Robinson, will sing three songs by Antonin Dvorak. The final work of the program is “St. Paul’s Suite,” by Gustav Holst, performed by a student ensemble conducted by Marshunda Smith of Saco.


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