MONMOUTH — The Augusta Symphony Orchestra will perform works by Domenico Cimarosa, Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms and Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man and A Lincoln Portrait at 7:30 PM Saturday, March 22, in Monmouth’s beautiful Cumston Hall.

In addition to featuring a variety of musical masterpieces spanning three centuries, the ASO will highlight local soloists, Teresa Henderson, Christopher Lansley and former producing artistic director of the Theater at Monmouth, David Greenham. Brad Howard will accompany on the harpsichord.

In addition to playing with the ASO, Henderson is a music teacher/artistic director at the Albert Schweitzer Academy for the Arts in Manchester, Maine, and teaches private flute, voice, guitar, and piano at the academy and in her home studio. She pastors the Apostolic Faith Ministry of Gardiner and is a member of a pastor’s group. In addition, she teaches group and private figure skating lessons at various rinks in Maine. Henderson also appears in ice skating shows as a skater and sometimes as a vocalist for skaters.

Lansley has played flute in orchestras in an east London borough, and in Maine with the Androscoggin Valley Community Orchestra and then later with the Augusta Symphony Orchestra. He has taught flute and clarinet in schools in the London borough of Havering and privately in Central Maine and at the Youth Enrichment Opportunity Program in Lewiston. Lansley plays with friends Henderson and Howard in the Kennebec Trio.

Greenham will narrate A Lincoln Portrait. Greenham has been a theater artist and arts administrator for more than 25 years. He is the programs director at the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine and is an adjunct professor of Drama at the University of Maine at Augusta. He also works as a grant writer and consultant for nonprofit organizations around the state. Greenham is the chair of the RSU 38 school board, and also serves on the boards of the Augusta Symphony Orchestra and the Celebration Barn Theater.

Paul Ross, long time music director of the ASO, conducts. Ross has been principal cellist with the Winnipeg, Orlando, Quebec, Portland, Boston Ballet and the Boston Opera orchestras. He has also performed with the Boston Pops and Boston Symphony. He was conductor of the University of Southern Maine Symphony, the Bowdoin Symphony Orchestra, and the founder of the Mid-Coast Symphony. Ross is the founding cellist of the Portland String Quartet, current music director of both the Augusta Symphony Orchestra and the Maine Youth Orchestra, and teaches at Colby College.

Tickets are $15 for adults and will be available at the door. For more information, visit www.augustasymphonymaine.org or www.brownpapertickets.com.


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