OXFORD HILL — The Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival will present the second in a series of two “Music for Kids” concerts at Oxford Hills High School at 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 30. “Going with the Winds” will be performed by a quintet of wind instrumentalists. These programs are designed as a fun introduction to classical music for families and children from 5 to 12. In recent years word has spread that “Music for Kids” concerts are enjoyable and educational for adults with or without children.

The musicians of the Sebago-Long Lake Festival, all professional artists who travel from around the country to participate in the five-week festival at Deertrees Theatre in Harrison, will perform short selections which introduce the flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn and bassoon. The audience will “go with the winds” in a magical musical time machine, travelling through the centuries to hear how Happy Birthday would have sounded at different times in history.

The woodwind quintet includes long time SLLMF musicians, flutist Susan Rotholz from New York City and clarinetist Carmelo Galante from Omaha, Neb. Joining them will be Portland Symphony principals French hornist John Boden and bassoonist Janet Polk, and New York oboist Sarah Davol, a newcomer to SLLMF.

“Music for Kids” concerts are presented with support from the Mulford Trust.

Tickets, purchased at the door, are $2/$4. All participants of the LOOK program and their families will be admitted free.


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