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VIRTUAL Midday Concert @ 1:00 w/violinist Robert Anemone and cellist Kirsten Jermé

May 19, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


ELLSWORTH – Ellsworth Community Music Institute (ECMI) will release a Virtual Midday Concert @ 1:00 on May 19. The concert will be performed by violinist Robert Anemone and cellist Kirsten Jermé, pre-recorded especially for ECMI’s audience. The public may access the concert at 1:00pm on May 19 via Facebook, ECMI’s website or by a link sent via email. The concert will be available for viewing until 5pm on May 22. This concert is part of a series sponsored by Ellsworth Community Music Institute (ECMI) with funding through the Onion Foundation and by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

In light of social distancing measures, ECMI suspended live concerts in Ellsworth and is offering this concert in place of a previously scheduled Midday Concert @ 1:00. ECMI’s Executive Artistic Director, Nancy Colter shared, “Adapting to our current situation through remote lessons and special concert releases allows us to serve our mission of creating a sense of community through music by providing instruction and performance opportunities for people of all ages, musical abilities, and backgrounds.”

The program will include works by Beethoven, Glière, Contreras and Halvorsen. Click here to download a program before the concert. 

Violinist Robert Anemone has been praised for his “complete command, beautiful sound, and firmness without anxiety.” First prize winner of the 2015 Hudson Valley Philharmonic Strings Competition, the 2013-14 New England Conservatory Violin Competition, and the 2007 Concord Young Artist Competition, he has appeared internationally as a soloist and chamber musician. Currently a member of the first violin section of the North Carolina Symphony in Raleigh, NC, he will join the second violin section of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in fall of 2020.

From 2015 to 2018, Robert was concertmaster of the Evansville Philharmonic and part of the Eykamp String Quartet, whose members served as the faculty artists-in-residence at the University of Evansville. From 2014-2019, he held the position of Principal Second Violin of the Portland Symphony Orchestra, where he also served numerous times as acting concertmaster. Robert is also a former member of the Larchmere String Quartet, and during the summer of 2019 he served as acting second violinist of the Jasper String Quartet.

Robert received his training at the New England Conservatory where he was a recipient of the Dorothy J. Bales ’41 Violin Scholarship and was awarded the 2014 Gunther Schuller medal for outstanding graduate study. Now a committed teacher himself, he has held posts at institutes and festivals around the country and maintains an active private studio.

Cellist Kirsten Jermé leads a multi-faceted life as a chamber musician, recitalist, and educator.  Kirsten was previously principal cellist of the Evansville Philharmonic and cellist of the Eykamp String Quartet, serving as faculty artists-in-residence at the University of Evansville.  Also as cellist of the Larchmere String Quartet, she performed across the United States, Canada and Italy and recorded for the Naxos label.  An avid chamber musician, she has appeared internationally from Harlaxton College in England to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Dame Myra Hess Series in Chicago, the Banff Arts Center in Canada, the Speed Museum in Louisville, and the Joyce Dance Theatre and Weill Hall in New York City.  She spends summers in Oregon as a member of the Britt Festival Orchestra. 

A dedicated teacher and chamber music coach, Kirsten is an applied lecturer of music in cello at NC State University and has given masterclasses at UNC-Chapel Hill, Western Kentucky University, Otterbein, and Middle Tennessee State.  She recently served as Director of the Honors Division for Lamar Stringfield Music Camp in Raleigh.

Kirsten received her M.M. at Eastman School of Music as a student of Steven Doane, and a B.A. from Stony Brook University, where she studied with Colin Carr.  This fall, she begins the D.M.A. program at the City University of New York Graduate Center. 

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


May 19, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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