The University of Maine at Augusta College of Arts and Sciences and UMA Senior College announce the 2018-2019 concert schedule for the 16th 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 2018-2019 season:
|Sunday, October 28, 2018, 2PM – Leila Percy & Friends: Celebrate Songs of the Great American Songbook.
Join Leila and Gerry Wright and friends for a fun filled concert. This will be our 1st concert with signing for the hearing impaired.
|Sunday, November 18, 2018, 2PM – (snow date Dec. 2) – George Lopez, classical pianist.
Pre-concert talk at 1PM. Hailed by LA Times for his “musical perspective, continuity, and kaleidoscopic colors,” George Lopez is Bowden College’s Robert Beckwith Artist in Residence.
|Sunday, December 16, 2018, 2PM – (snow date Dec. 23) – A Don Campbell Christmas.
Don Campbell returns to Jewett this time with holiday favorites and some of the country music for which he’s loved.
|Sunday, January 13, 2019, 2PM – (snow date Jan. 27) – Choro Louco.
Based in Portland, Choro Louco is dedicated to the century-old tradition of Brazilian choro music with its complex harmonies and syncopated rhythms.
|Sunday, February 10, 2019, 2PM – (snow date Feb. 24) – The Boneheads.
Well-known in central Maine, the music of the Boneheads has been described as “dance-able, rootsy, folk, rock, blues, country, Cajun, and All-American.” Count on some originals by their leader Steve Jones as well.
|Sunday, March 10, 2019, 2PM – (snow date Mar. 24) – Sandy River Ramblers.
Known for their vocal harmonies and virtuoso instrumental playing, the Ramblers display a unique regional flavor with songs such as “Slow Down (You’ll Hit a Moose),” “Boots From L. L. Bean,” and “Bear in the Barn.”
|Sunday, April 7, 2019, 2PM – Castlebay.
Fred Gosbee and Julia Lane mix vocals, Celtic harp, guitar, and fiddle with legend, lore and history. This program will have a maritime theme.
|Sunday, May 19, 2019, 2PM – Masanobu Ikemiya.
A classical and ragtime pianist, Masanobu plays intricate pieces by master composers, as well as light-hearted ragtime rhythms. This peace activist and environmental steward also may show videos of places and projects that inspire him. He is a “Concerts at Jewett” favorite.
Tickets are $10, students $5, 12 and under free. Tickets are available at Dave’s Appliance in Winthrop and at the door. Subscriptions (7 or more concerts) at reduced rates are available by mail. For further information call 621-3551, email firstname.lastname@example.org or check the website: concertsatjewett.com.