LOVELL — Classical flutist Sarah Sawin and saxophonist Brian Whiton will return to the Brick Church for the Performing Arts on Saturday, July 10, joined by guitarist Nick Wallace.

The three are advanced students at the University of Southern Maine.

Wallace and Sawin will play a variety of music from around the world, primarily South American with some Spanish and Celtic pieces. Whiton may perform solo, but will also join Wallace and Sawin for some Celtic folk songs.

Sawin studies flute under Jean Rosenblum and recently completed master classes with Mathieu Dufour of the Chicago Symphony and flutist and composer Robert Dick. An active member of the USM’s concert band, wind ensemble, orchestra and flute choir, she won this year’s Bay Chamber Summer Woodwind Prize and several other prestigious awards. A graduate of Fryeburg Academy, she is the daughter of Farwell and Heather Sawin of Lovell.

Wallace, a Maine native, is completing requirements for a bachelor of arts degree in classical guitar performance. He recently performed in a master class for the Assad Brothers, plays regularly with a bluegrass group that has toured the United States, and has performed at many venues and festivals in Maine and New Hampshire.

Like Sawin, Whiton, who resides in Stoneham and Portland, has been studying music since age 9. In high school, he played principal chair with the District II Honors Band, Portland Youth Wind Ensemble and the Maine All-State Band. In the summer of 2006, he was accepted to Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan and has also played in the Bay Chamber Next Generation Music Camp. He won the 2007 Bay Chamber Concerts Summer Woodwind Prize and for the past two years has been nominated for the USM Honors Recital.

The three will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, available at the door, are $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and younger. Refreshments will be served. The Brick Church is on Christian Hill Road, off Route 5. For more information, call 925-2792 or go to www.lovellbrickchurch.org.


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