Do you want a chance to hear some of the most talented musicians in Maine for free? The Kingfield POPS in bringing the Bangor Symphony Orchestra’s Juniper Quartet to Strong and Kingfield for five free public performances on Monday, May 4. The concerts are open to all community members.

The performances will be held at Strong Elementary School at 10 a.m. and at Kingfield Elementary School at 1 p.m. Students in Phillips, Stratton, Rangeley and Carrabec elementary schools have been invited to be part of the audience for these concerts. A special evening performance will be held at Carrabassett Valley Academy at 7 p.m.

The Juniper Quartet includes Lynn Brubaker, violin; Amanda Cushman, violin; Linda Theriault, viola; and Timothy Garrett, cello. The quartet was formed in 2013 as part of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra’s Music and Wellness Program at Acadia Hospital and has since performed regularly around the state.

If you miss them on Monday, you’ll have another chance. They will be on stage with the Bangor Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Grammy Award winner Lucas Richman, on June 27 for the 13th Annual Kingfield POPS. Maine’s own Rustic Overtones, Western Mountain Trash Can Band, Trina Hamlin, Dave Rowe Trio, Sidy Maiga and Inana, Sisters in Rhythm complete the festival lineup.

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