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Masanobu Ikemiya to Perform at UMA | May 19

Masanobu Ikemiya, classical pianist and ragtime aficionado will perform “Classics to Ragtime” at UMA Jewett Auditorium

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Classical pianist, Masanobu Ikemiya to perform at UMA on May 19, 2019

The Concerts at Jewett Series sponsored by University of Maine at Augusta College of Arts and Sciences and UMA Senior College will feature Masanobu Ikemiya, classical pianist, ragtime aficionado, peace activist, organic farmer, in “Classics to Ragtime” on Sunday, May 19, 2019, 2PM at UMA Jewett Hall Auditorium.

Masanobu, a classically trained pianist, became interested in ragtime while volunteering at a homeless shelter in Harlem.  Founder and leader of the New York Ragtime Orchestra, he has also toured with members of the New York Philharmonic.  He has been the recipient of an award from the United Nations for promoting world peace through music.  Masanobu came to Maine in 1972 to join the Zen Buddhist Monastery in Surry, where he was a practicing monk for 10 years.  In 1980 he founded the Arcady Music Festival and was its artistic director for 24 years.  He and his wife live on an organic farm on Mt. Desert Island.

Tickets are $10, students $5, 12 & under free.  Tickets are available at Dave’s Appliance in Winthrop and at the door.  Call 621-3551, or email umasc@maine.edu for more information or for mail order tickets.