FRYEBURG — Sumner McKane will perform an original music score live on stage to the legendary silent film “Nanook of the North” at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, 18 Bradley St.

“Nanook,” the first anthropological documentary film ever made, profiles the life of Inuit people, known to most as Eskimos. The 80-minute film follows an Inuit family, led by patriarch Nanook, through their travels and travails enduring an Arctic winter.

The Sumner McKane Group, a Maine-based modern instrumental trio, will perform a live score to accompany the classic silent film. The score, an expansive and expressive piece of music, has been featured on National Public Radio’s Echoes program.

McKane and his bandmates perform throughout the region, bringing innovative multimedia presentations of historical documentary films and dynamic original music scores to diverse settings and audiences. Featured on NPR and Maine Public Broadcasting Network, McKane has released more than a dozen instrumental music CDs and two films, “In The Blood” and “The Maine Frontier.”

Tickets to this performance cost $10 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets may be pre-ordered online at or by calling the box office at 207-935-9232 or by emailing [email protected]

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