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Percussionist Lynn Vartan will perform in concert presented by ArtsFarmington at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the Emery Performing Arts Center on the campus of the University of Maine at Farmington.

Vartan will perform on the vibraphone, an instrument that consists of tuned metal bars suspended over resonator tubes, and played with mallets. She is known for her “dynamic athleticism and exciting energy on stage.”

Vartan is an international performer and educator who is an advocate for diversity in music. She is a full professor at Southern Utah University. Included in her program will be a piece called “The Surprise Guest” which is currently being written for her by Maine composer, Dan Sonenberg. For some of the works including “Atalanta” by the New Zealand composer John Psathas, she will be assisted by Bridget Convey, a Maine pianist and teacher at Bates College. Other pieces will include one with live electronics called “Mirror of Heaven.”

The suggested adult ticket for this event is $20; more if you can, less if you can’t. All welcome, no one turned away. For more information and tickets visit

Tickets also will be available at the door. ArtsFarmington is an affiliate of the University of Maine at Farmington.

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