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Le Bon Truc Dance Workshop and Concert

Le Bon Truc (The Good Stuff) is Gary Chapin (diatonic accordion), Steve Gruverman (clarinet) and Barbara Truex, (dulcimer, banjo uke, tenor guitar and percussion). Between them they have decades of experience playing world and folk music, with a particular passion for the music of rural France and Brittany. After playing together in the French dance


WHITE LIKE ME: A Honky Dory Puppet Show

A TIMELY RESPONSE TO THE CURRENT, LOADED DISCUSSION ABOUT RACE IN AMERICA Performed by Paul Zaloom; Created with Lynn Jeffries Called “one of the most original and talented political satirists working in the theater” by the New York Times, Paul Zaloom is an OBIE-winning puppeteer, filmmaker, actor, and performance artist who has written, designed and


Soldier’s Pace 5K Canicross Race

The canicross will be a 5k timed race through sprawling Smiling Hills Farms, in Westbrook, Maine just minutes from Portland. The race and all proceeds are to benefit “K9s on the Front Line.” K9s on The Front Line is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Portland, Maine. Their experienced team supplies fully trained PTSD service


Rails and Ales

Rails and Ales returns for another season! In partnership with some award-winning local breweries, join us for a beer tasting and train ride along the waterfront. We will be featuring two Friday evening beer tastings this summer; Rising Tide Brewing on June 10th and Foundation Brewing on September 9th. This is a wonderful and unique


Children’s Hour, a Story & Craft Activity for Kids: When We Go Camping

Children’s Hour returns to Maine Historical Society this summer! Join us each month for the reading of a favorite story book followed by crafts and activities for the whole family. In recognition of the centennial of both Acadia National Park and the National Park System, we’ll explore the fun and wonder of the great outdoors


Season Finale

Mozart Piano Quartet in E flat major, K. 493 Henry Kramer, piano; Harumi Rhodes, violin; Carol Rodland, viola; Brant Taylor, cello Jeremy Flower Self Destruct for Chamber Ensemble and Electronics Jeremy Flower, electronics; Matthew Gold, marimba; Henry Kramer, piano; Dov Scheindlin, viola; Susannah Chapman and Brant Taylor, cellos Dvorak String Sextet in A major, Op.


La Folia, Folk Dances, and Franck

Vivaldi Sonata for Two Violins and Continuo in D minor, Op. 1 No. 12 “La Folia” Harumi Rhodes and Jennifer Elowitch, violins; Susannah Chapman, cello; Peter Sykes, harpsichord David Ludwig Three Yiddish Dances for Piano Trio Katherine Fong, violin; Susannah Chapman, cello; Henry Kramer, piano Franck Piano Quintet in F minor Henry Kramer, piano; Harumi


Family Concert

Join us for an informal, interactive performance for music lovers of all ages, with musical games and activities designed to enhance the experience for our youngest listeners. Admission is FREE for kids, and just a $5 suggested donation for adults. Program TBA.


The Russian Soul

Shostakovich Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 57 Diane Walsh, piano; Anna Lim and Jennifer Elowitch, violins; Becca Albers, viola; Trevor Handy, cello Tchaikovsky String Sextet, Op. 70 “Souvenir de Florence” David McCarroll and Anna Lim, violins; Christine Grossman and Becca Albers, violas; Peter Stumpf and Trevor Handy, cellos This program features two Russian masterpieces