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Midday Concert @ 1:00 – Heidi Powell, Baroque violin, Timothy Burris, lute/theorbo & Max Treitler, cello

Mon, Feb 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


ELLSWORTH – An early music trio featuring Heidi Powell, Baroque violin, Timothy Burris, lute/theorbo, and Max Treitler, cello will play a Midday Concert at 1:00 on February 24 at the Moore Community Center in Ellsworth, Maine. The trio are members of BOOM (Baroque Orchestra of Maine). This concert is part of a series sponsored by Ellsworth Community Music Institute (ECMI) funded in part by the Onion Foundation and by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Heidi Powell is a Baroque violin specialist and has appeared as soloist with the New York Collegium, Rebel, Tafelmusik, Smithsonian Chamber Players, Early Music New York, New York State Baroque, Santa Fe Pro Musica and the Washington Bach Consort. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from Indiana University and an Artist Diploma in Violin from Oberlin Conservatory. Heidi’s prize winning performance in the American Bach Soloists International Bach Violin Competition was heralded by the New York Times as ‘supremely confident and powerful’. Heidi has taught violin and chamber music at Oberlin Conservatory, Kneisel Hall, Creative Spark and George Stevens Academy. She is a Suzuki violin teaching specialist and teaches privately in Ellsworth. She is the founder and director of BOOM, the Baroque Orchestra of Maine. 

Timothy Burris has performed widely in Europe and the US, including appearances with well renowned early music specialists Derek Lee Ragin and Jennifer Lane. Regionally, he has frequently appeared in concert with violinists Heidi Powell and Richard Hsu. Together with the tenor Timothy Neill Johnson, he formed the duo Music’s Quill in 2000. Lute instructor at the Royal Flemish Conservatory of Music in Antwerp from 1990-96, he is currently on the applied music faculties of the Portland Conservatory of Music and Colby College, where he directed the Collegium Musicum during the 2015-16 academic year. He holds a soloist’s diploma from the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, and a PhD from Duke University. Mr. Burris founded the Portland Early Music Festival in 2011, and in 2017 directed it for the sixth time.

Max Treitler’s musical life was shaped almost entirely by time spent in this area. Over the course of seven summers spent at Kneisel Hall, he was the grateful student of George Sopkin and Barbara Stein Mallow as well as receiving chamber music instruction from Seymour Lipkin and Artur Balsam. After a prolonged and painful series of years spent in the wilds of New York’s freelance jungle, he finally saw wisdom, and returned to the Blue Hill Peninsula, where he now happily messes about in the areas of overlap between wine, food and music.

This concert is part of ECMI’s Midday Concerts @ 1:00 series. Upcoming concerts will be held on March 23 – Noree Chamber Soloists with Yoon Lee, piano and Yi Qun Xu, cello; April 27 – Resinosa Ensemble with Joëlle Morris, Mezzo-Soprano, Eliza Meyer, cello, and Bridget Convey, piano; and May 19 – a chamber music concert with Robert Dan, viola, & Friends. 

For more information, please call 207-664-9258 or email:  Admission is free to the public. 


Mon, Feb 24
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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