If you’re a lover of classical music, then you won’t want to miss a performance by the Maine Music Society! Located just over an hour from Boothbay Harbor, this non-profit’s artistic and professional concerts make the trip well worth it. Here is everything you need to know about the Maine Music Society and upcoming shows that you won’t want to miss.
The Maine Music Society is just one of the many ways to immerse in the artistic culture of the Pine Tree State. Request your free copy of our Boothbay Harbor Vacation Guide for a full list of local art galleries, music venues, theaters, and more.
History of the Maine Music Society
In 1991, the Androscoggin Chorale and its professional orchestra, The Maine Chamber Ensemble came together to form the Maine Music Society. It was founded with the goal of supporting educational and artistic activities for the two performing bodies. Since its opening, the Maine Music Society has attained a solid reputation for musical excellence and a wide number of notable achievements. Some of the organization’s most remarkable performances include the 1992 production of Amahl and the Night Visitors and the 1994 presentation of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.
The music society has also been recognized for its annual “Battle of the Blends.” This popular fund-raising event brings together acapella groups from all over New England for an unforgettable vocal competition. These performances are so highly anticipated, they are usually always sold-out!
Upcoming Maine Music Society Concerts
1. Mozart Requiem (March 24th-25th, 2018)
The talented musicians of the Maine Music Society are excited to present Mozart Requiem, a magnificent work by one of the 18th-century’s most celebrated composers. This piece is intriguing and mysterious to many musicians and audiences due to its roughly sketched background. Since the piece was literally composed on Mozart’s deathbed, it’s unclear whom it was written for. Despite this, it has become one of the most beloved works by the composer.
2. Songs of the Great American Songbook (May 19th-20th, 2018)
This concert will highlight the music of two celebrated 20th-century composers, George Gershwin and Cole Porter. With titles like “I Get a Kick Out of You” and “They Can’t Take That Away From Me,” Songs of the Great American Songbook is sure to be a sing-along favorite! Audiences will be delighted with the jazzy tunes and fantastic performances by the Maine Music Society Chorus.
Be sure to check the Maine Music Society website for the 2018-2019 Season Schedule coming soon!
Venue and Tickets
Each Maine Music Society concert is hosted at the Gendron Franco Center in Lewiston, ME. From the Topside Inn in Boothbay Harbor, the drive to the performance center is approximately an hour and 20 minutes.
To purchase a Single Performance Ticket, you can either place your order online or call the box office at 207-333-3386. They can also be obtained on-site on the second floor of the Gendron Franco Center. All seats are assigned by row and number.
Experience the Best of Maine During Your Stay at Boothbay Harbor
Whether you’re attending a local concert or sailing through the coastal waters of Maine, a getaway to Boothbay Harbor will be one for the books! During your vacation, we invite you to stay with us at our hilltop inn. With spectacular water views, highly-appointed guest rooms, and a delicious gourmet breakfast served each morning, the Topside Inn provides a unique guest experience just steps from all of Boothbay Harbor’s coastal village. It’s everything you need and more for the vacation of a lifetime!
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