This week at the Lincoln Theater
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This week, Lincoln Theater is pleased to share our stage with Salt Bay Chamberfest for their 2022 Festival concert series. “Illuminations,” offers a powerful combination of artistic elements that enlighten and transform. Light appears on every program: literally, through video projections that accompany live music; and symbolically, through the radiant works of a variety of composers. Illuminations will also explore light’s inverse—darkness—through musical pieces that respond to loss and sorrow. There could not be a more fitting place than Maine’s coast, with its many lighthouses illuminating dramatic and sublime shores, to experience a festival of Illuminations through music and art.
“Home Within” - Free - From Damascus to Damariscotta: Music in response to the Syrian conflict. An inside look into the audio-visual “Home Within” with its creators, composer and clarinetist Kinan Azmeh and visual artist Kevork Mourad. The musical performance also includes an audience Q&A session. Home Within is the newest project of Azmeh Mourad. In this work, art and music develop in counterpoint to each other, creating an impressionistic reflection on the Syrian revolution and its aftermath. Rather than following a narrative, the artists document specific moments in Syria’s recent history and reach into their emotional content in a semi-abstract way. Thursday, Aug. 11 at noon.
Festival Concert 2 - Life, love, and loss are interwoven in a program grappling with both large-scale human suffering and personal loss. Through the music of Rachmaninoff and Home Within, a gripping audio-visual project about the Syrian revolution, the healing and redemptive power of art is on full display. Program: Rachmaninoff Trio “elégiaque No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 9,” with Sean Lee, violin; Yeesun Kim, cello; Ignat Solzhenitsyn, piano; Kinan Azmeh, clarinet; Kevork Mourad, live illustrations and visuals. Tickets: $40 adult, $38 members and SBC donors, $25 SBC First-Time Attendee; free for students! Friday, Aug. 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Festival Concert 3 - An SBC co-commissioned work by Bruce Adolphe featuring Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center musicians, together with Trajectories for piano with video projection, create haunting abstractions of darkness and light. Dvořák’s “Piano Quintet in A Major,” by contrast, breaks through the clouds with hope and joy. Program: “Bruce Adolphe: Are There Not a Thousand Forms of Sorrow?” (co-commissioned by Salt Bay Chamberfest) with Sean Lee and Jennifer Frautschi, violin; Carla Maria Rodrigues, viola; Sophie Shao and Wilhelmina Smith, cello. Anna Thorvaldsdottir: Trajectories with Thomas Sauer, piano; visuals by Sigurður Guðjónsson. Dvořák: “Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 81” with Jennifer Frautschi and Sean Lee, violin; Carla Maria Rodrigues, viola; Sophie Shao, cello; Thomas Sauer, piano. Tickets: $40 adult, $38 members and SBC donors; $25 SBC first-time attendee, students are free. Tuesday, Aug. 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Coming soon, tickets available now: Salt Bay Chamberfest – Festival Concert 4 - Aug. 19; Salt Bay Chamberfest – Free Family Concert - Aug. 20; “Top Gun: Maverick” - Aug. 20.
Tickets are available at the door starting 30 minutes before showtime or online in advance through the theater’s website at www.LincolnTheater.net. Movie tickets are $8 adult, $6 members and youth 18 and under. Event ticket prices vary. The Lincoln Theater is located at 2 Theater St. in downtown Damariscotta. Curtain going up!
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