Joshua Rosenthal Submitted photo by Eli Melanson

Violinist Joshua Rosenthal is on tap to perform at the Oasis of Music beginning at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, at Trinity Commons in Lewiston.

Rosenthal, a Damariscotta native, is well known for playing a very versatile violin. His program promises to be a unique fusion of traditional American and Jewish tunes with baroque dance music, a testament to his passion for musical exploration.

A Boston-based violinist, educator, and musicologist, He is currently pursuing his B.M. in violin performance at Boston Conservatory under the tutelage of Lynn Chang. He is concurrently pursuing a minor in teaching artistry at Berklee College of Music, where he also studies American folk music under the guidance of Bruce Molsky. Rosenthal has performed on NPR and PBS in the US, as well as numerous concert halls spanning North America, Europe, and Africa. He has collaborated with a diverse array of musicians across genres, including Boston-based chamber ensemble A Far Cry, Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser, and Galician gaita player Carlos Nuñez. Actively engaged in both classical and folk circles, Rosenthal is driven by his passion to bridge the gap between these two worlds.

The Oasis of Music is a weekly music series of performances of roughly thirty minutes, running from September to May. Admission is free, with donations accepted. The musical genres vary greatly, in largely, but not exclusively, acoustic formats. Trinity Commons is located at 247 Bates St., Lewiston. For more information, call 207-344-3106.

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