University of Maine at Augusta Senior College Announces “Concerts at Jewett” Schedule for 2019-2020
The University of Maine at Augusta College of Arts and Sciences and UMA Senior College announce the 2019-2020 concert schedule for the 17th season of “Concerts at Jewett” held at Jewett Hall Auditorium.
The series, sponsored by local businesses and private contributions, features talented Maine performers representing a variety of musical forms. Profits are used to subsidize present and future lectures and concerts to benefit the community.
The following artists will perform during the 2019-2020 season:
October 20, 2019, 2PM – State Street Traditional Jazz Band
Led by its founder, John Page, every member of this band has a passion to play and preserve Traditional New Orleans Jazz by capturing the original “Preservation Hall Jazz Band” era of music – a lively afternoon!
November 17, 2019, 2PM – Paul Sullivan
A composer/pianist, Paul has performed on three continents, received a Grammy Award, and teamed with the schoolchildren of Brooklin, Maine to perform with Noel Paul Stookey, Sarah Lee Guthrie, and David Grisman.
» Note: No concert in December due to Jewett Hall Renovations
January 12, 2020, 2PM (snow date Jan. 26) – Katahdin Valley Boys
THIS CONCERT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO JANUARY 26TH DUE TO EXPECTED WEATHER
They take pride in presenting their audiences with top quality, traditional, and contemporary Bluegrass and Bluegrass Gospel music featuring tight harmonies and smooth solos. This concert will be held in the Randall Student Center, Fireplace Lounge, 2nd floor, 125 capacity. A sellout is anticipated.
February 9, 2020, 2PM (snow date Feb. 23) – Christine Letcher
Enjoy a classical piano performance before intermission. Then Christine will be the vocalist with Bill Moseley’s PUMA Jazz Quartet, jazz inspired by swing, bebop, Latin America, 1960’s modern jazz, and 1960’s pops.
March 8, 2020, 2PM (snow date Mar. 15) – Maine-ly Harmony and Back Bay Four
These two a capella groups were a hit in 2018 and are returning with more awards to their credit – a feel-good afternoon of skilled harmony and familiar songs by over thirty talented vocalists.
April 5, 2020, 2:00 PM – The Gawler Family Band
With vocals, fiddles, banjo, guitar, cello, harmonica, washboard, and other acoustic instruments including their feet, the Gawler Family Band, a longtime mid-coast and central Maine institution, is known for rich, melodic, and happy traditional tunes of Maine.
May 17, 2020, 2:00 PM – Sarah Geller
A classical violinist and a Farmington native who now lives in New York City. Beloved by audiences from coast to coast, Sarah draws audiences with her rich sound and palette of tone colors.
Tickets are $10, students $5, 12 and under free. Tickets are available at Dave’s Appliance in Winthrop and at the door. Subscriptions (seven or more concerts) at reduced rates are available by mail. For further information call 621-3551, email: email@example.com, or check the Jewett Concert website.