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OUTDOOR Midday Concert @ 1:00 (at Woodlawn) with the Fabulous Faculty Cellists

Sep 24, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Midday Concert @ 1:00 to be played outdoors on the front porch of Woodlawn’s Black House

 ELLSWORTH – The Fabulous Faculty Cellists, a trio featuring Aija Kante-Cahn, Noreen Silver and Marisa Solomon will play an outdoor Midday Concert at 1:00pm on September 24 at Woodlawn Museum, 19 Black House Drive in Ellsworth, Maine. The concert is sponsored by Ellsworth Community Music Institute (ECMI) with funding from the Onion Foundation and by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. All three musicians are faculty at ECMI.


The concert will be played on the beautiful front porch of Woodlawn’s Black House. Attendees are asked to bring a blanket or folding chair where outdoor safely-distanced spaces will be marked on the grounds. Masks are encouraged and space is limited. In the event of rain, the concert will be rescheduled to a later date.

“Bringing back Midday Concerts @ 1:00 is a thrill and partnering with Woodlawn is a special way to maintain the community  experience of our concerts,” said Nancy Colter, ECMI’s Executive Artistic Director. She continued, “We miss our music community and are incredibly excited to share live music together in a new way.”

The concert program:

Grave and Fugue, G. F. Handel (1685-1759) (arr. Ronchini)

Andantino from Suite for Three Cellos,  F. de la Tombelle (1854-1928)

Andante from Six Pieces Opus 104,  Friedrich Dotzauer (1783-1860)

Three Little Pieces Opus 1,  Alfred Pester (1862-1902)

Pavane from Capriol Suite,  Peter Warlock (1894-1930)

Elegy, Emilis Melngailis (1874-1954)

Jautrie Celli,  A. Riekstińš (1951)

A Bruxa Traditional Spanish

Tango Isaac,  Albéniz (1860-1909) (arr. Doris Gazda)

Hinei Ma Tov Hebrew traditional (arr. Lucas Richman)

Aija Kante-Cahn, cello, was born in Riga, Latvia. Ms. Kante-Cahn obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Cello Performance from the J. Vitols Music Academy of Latvia where she studied with Eleonora Testeleca who was an important student of the great cellist Mstislav Rostropovich. Ms. Kante-Cahn completed her Master’s Degree at the Latvian Music Academie studying chamber music. After graduation she studied at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne, Germany. She has been a faculty member of several music schools in Riga, Latvia and at the Mahidol University in Bangkok,Thailand. The Duo Rigensis was formed with Ms. Kante-Cahn and Ms. Linde in 2000. Later, they won major critical acclaim for a series of sold-out chamber concerts in Cologne, Germany. In addition to the Duo Rigensis, she performed with several orchestras and ensembles including the Elsberg Quartet. Ms. Kante-Cahn has participated in European festivals such as the “”Musik in den Heusern der Stadt”, the Rostropovich Cello Festival, and Kuhmo (Finland) Chamber Music Festival.

Noreen Silver, cello, was born and grew up in Glasgow, Scotland. Her studies took her to London’s Royal College of Music and to Boston’s New England Conservatory as the recipient of a Rotary International Fellowship. She and pianist husband Phillip Silver form the internationally acclaimed Silver Duo, with two CD recordings on the Toccata Classics label. Noreen’s professional experience includes several years in Seattle’s Northwest Chamber Orchestra, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Opera, Boston Opera, London’s BBC Symphony Orchestra, and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. She is principal cellist of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra and has often appeared as soloist with the orchestra.  Noreen has been on the University of Maine faculty since 1999, where she directs the chamber music program and teaches cello performance.

Marisa Solomon, cello, received performance degrees from the Oberlin College and San Francisco Conservatories of Music. She is an avid chamber musician, teacher and performer, plus she was a founding member of the Hancock St. Quartet, Nor’easter Quartet, and Cormier Trio. She has participated in many festivals, including Kneisel Hall, Aspen Music Festival, New York String Seminar, Round Top, Festival dei Due Mondi, Spoleto USA and the Breckenridge Music Festival. Marisa teaches privately and performs in the Bangor area, as well as being on the adjunct faculty at the University of Maine-Orono.

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


Sep 24, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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