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2015-2016 Schedule


2015 – 2016 Concert Schedule:

Oct. 18.  at Cony High School, 60 Pierce Drive, AugustaFiddle-icious. An open community-based orchestra of over 140 members to preserve the cultural heritage of Maine’s traditional fiddle music, led by legendary Don Roy.

Nov. 8. The Easy Happy Show. Marcia Gallagher’s love of jazz and Katie Daggett’s strong folk influence complement each other, leaving you tapping your toes and smiling, keeping you entertained with their light-hearted banter! Come listen, laugh and sing along.

Dec. 20, at South Parish Congregational Church, 9 Church St., Augusta. A Christmas Concert with Downeast Brass and Jay Zoller, organist. A popular quintet, a fine organist, and a classic organ. No better way to welcome the holidays!

Jan. 24, 2016 (no snow date). The Gawler Family with Jessie and Greg Boardman. Well known in central Maine for their Irish, Celtic, and Quebecois repertoire. Advance ticket purchase recommended.

Feb. 7 (snow date Feb. 28). 1 pm pre-concert talk. George Lopez, Classical pianist. Hailed by LA Times for his “…musical perspective, continuity, and kaleidoscopic colors”. Advocate of music education. Popular lecturer on the arts.

Mar. 13 (snow date Mar. 20). Dave Rowe and his easy listening originals, together with The Squid Jiggers, Dave & Troy Bennett combining their talents on guitar, bass, bodhran, and tin whistles to lay down a thunderous musical base for their robust vocal harmonies.

Apr. 17. 1 pm pre-concert talk. Maine’s DaPonte String Quartet: Dino Liva (violin), Lydia Forbes (violin), Myles Jordan (cello), and Kirsten Monke (viola)…classical music at its best.

May 15. Erica Brown & The Bluegrass Connection. Traditional Bluegrass and French Canadian music. “For the music of her heritage and her age, there’s no one better…Don Roy.”

Concerts are Sundays 2-4 pm except for the indicated 1 pm preconcert talks.  Concerts are held in Jewett Auditorium unless noted with a different location.  Proceeds to the Community Presentations Fund for future concert series to benefit our community.

  • Tickets $10, $5 for students, 12 and under free. Available at Pat’s Pizza of Augusta, Dave’s Appliance of Winthrop, and at the door.
  • Subscribe to 7 or more concerts (by mail only): $8, $4 for students.
  • Be a PATRON. Contribute a minimum of $100 to the Community Presentations Fund and attend the season’s concerts free.

Order Tickets by Mail AFTER July 1: 1) Fill in the order form below, 2) attach a check or money order made out to “UMASC” and a stamped self-addressed envelope for us to mail you tickets, and 3) send it to: UMA Senior College, 46 University Dr., Augusta, ME 04330. Information: 621-3551,,, or

UMA Senior College members are invited to bring their lunch to each free session at 12:00 Noon on Tuesdays at the Michael Klahr Center Rotunda (connected to UMA’s Katz Library).


January 5             Alvin Lombard and His Log Hauler  –  Art Ray

January 12           Beyond Willpower: Making Life Changes Large and Small  –  Don Osier

January 19           North of Sixty: Yukon and the Northwest Territories  –  Elizabeth Reinsborough

January 26           “Weapons of the Spirit” and the Power of the Individual  –  Elizabeth Helitzer and David Greenham

February 2           Birders Life List in Photos  –  Carole Baldwin and Ellen Campbell

February 9           Nature: Up Close and Personal  –  Melanie Lanctot

February 16         My Long and Winding Road  –  Mike Bell

February 23         From Paving Stones to Public Art  –  Gerry Mahoney

March 1                The Diary of a Camping Maine-iac  –  Jeanne Coleman

SNOW DATES:  Thursday, January 28; and Thursday, February 25 (in case a regular lecture is canceled due to inclement weather)

Questions: Please call 621-3551

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