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Scientist Anthony D. Cortese will discuss environmental sustainability in a lecture at Bates College on May 16 in the Chase Hall Lounge. The public is invited to attend free of charge.
Two groups of Edward Little High School student musicians will perform a concert at Bates at 7:30 p.m., May 13, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. The public is invited to attend free of charge.
Mike Seeger, guardian of the traditions of old-time country music and acclaimed bluegrass banjo player, will appear in concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 9, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall.
The service will be conducted by the Most Rev. Joseph Gerry, Roman Catholic bishop of Maine. The eulogists will be Gov. Angus King, Bates President Donald W. Harward, former U.S. Rep. and U.S. District Judge Frank M. Coffin, businessman and longtime Muskie supporter Shepard Lee, former U.S. Sen. George J. Mitchell, Sen. William S. Cohen and Muskie’s son Stephen.
Amateur and professional ornithologists from around the state will gather Friday and Saturday, April 26 and 27, at Bates for the annual Maine Bird Conference sponsored by the college and the Stanton Bird Club.
Meyer won the Joseph Kesselring Award for “Etta Jenks” and was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Award. Her other plays include “Kingfish,” produced at the Los Angeles Theatre Center (LATC) in the 1988-89 season and by the New York Shakespeare Festival in 1989-90; and “Geography of Luck,” produced by the South Coast Rep and LATC in 1989. Formerly a playwright-in- residence at LATC, Meyer lives in New York City.
The performance, to be conducted by Greg Boardman, is open to the public. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased by calling 207-783-4422 during daytime hours. Matthews’ Double Concerto for solo violin, solo viola and small orchestra, a three-movement work, reflects the heritage of New England and Franco- American fiddling. The piece includes themes based on such well-known fiddle tunes as “Marie’s Wedding” and “Isabeau s’y promene.” Soloists will be violinist Steve Kecskemethy and violist Julia Adams, members of the Portland String Quartet and string instructors at Bates.
The Bates College Noonday Concert Series continues with four concerts scheduled for the month of May. The free concerts, open to the public, will be held from 12:30 to 1 p.m. at the College’s Olin Arts Concert Hall located on Russell Street in Lewiston.
Bates College senior Rachel Henault, of Naugatuck, Ct., is one of 60 students nationwide recently selected to receive a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship. The $16,000 award will support a year of travel and research in Peru, Ecuador and Mexico during which Henault plans to study tropical forest plant products as a sustainable source of income. A devoted conservationist, Henault is interested in exploring how conservation strategies affect the individuals most dependent on the rain forest.
The show, which features God Street Wine, Boston-based Guster and the hip-hop band Fun Lovin’ Criminals, begins at 7:30 p.m. in Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building. Ticket information is available through the Bates student activities office, 207-786-6305.