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Thursday

January 31, 2013 4:36 pm

POSTPONED: Third annual Bates Folk Music Festival

POSTPONED: Third annual Bates Folk Music Festival

The third annual Bates College Folk Music Festival takes place Feb. 8-9.

Saturday

January 9, 2010 10:25 am

Fiddler-folksinger Lissa Schneckenburger returns to Bates

Lissa Schneckenburger, a rising young folk musician and former Litchfield resident, performs at Bates College at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St.

Tuesday

April 13, 2004 11:50 am

Auburn fiddler Greg Boardman to play CD-release concert

Greg Boardman, a fiddler and music teacher known for decades as a pillar of Maine’s folk music community, celebrates the release of his new CD with a concert at 8 p.m. Friday, April 30, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, Bates College, 75 Russell St.

Wednesday

March 3, 1999 2:57 pm

The Fighting Bobcat Orchestra to perform

The Bates College Fighting Bobcat Orchestra, directed by William Matthews, Alice Swanson Esty Professor of Music, will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, March 19 in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. The public is invited and admission is free.

Monday

April 22, 1996 11:26 am

AVCO/LAYO concert to feature Matthews' work

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.