BLUE HILL — For the primary time in its 43-year historical past, the Blue Hill Live performance Affiliation has made the troublesome determination to postpone the 2021 season of winter chamber music concert events. The well-being of viewers members and musicians alike formed this determination. Nevertheless, the board is happy to announce that every one 4 teams initially deliberate for this winter have been rescheduled, and the group can sit up for a beautiful season in 2022 that includes Verona Quartet, Trio con Brio, Kenari Quartet and Ariel Quartet.
BHCA is happy to announce the award of a $5,000 grant from the Auburn-based Onion Basis. When the choice was made to postpone the season’s concert events, the board concurrently realized that academic engagement with the faculties may nonetheless occur if funding may very well be discovered. The grant shall be used particularly to growth and implement a sequence of particular distant and interactive chamber music packages for native colleges, with a give attention to hiring musicians based mostly in Maine. The objective is to supply one thing hopeful and significant throughout this difficult time and to supply native college students the possibility to listen to and be taught from extremely proficient musicians. The 45-60 minute packages will every supply a definite and enriching musical expertise, in addition to creating alternative and revenue for skilled musicians.
On Jan. 27-28 The Axiom Brass will present a web-based grasp class and clinic for college kids finding out brass devices. A quintet of tuba, trumpets, trombone and horn, Axiom Brass has carried out in Blue Hill twice earlier than, thrilling the audiences with their “excessive stage of musicality and technical means.” In February, the dynamic Akropolis Reed Quintet who carried out with BHCA final winter, will present a web-based program for the faculties.
Within the spring of 2021, when hotter temperatures permit, the plan is to supply dwell outside socially-distanced occasions for colleges and the group. A beneficiant reward from Chuck and Belinda Lawrence of Tradewinds Market will even assist to underwrite this academic programing, and the assist of many donors will permit BHCA to outlive by way of this troublesome time.
Till dwell concert events resume information and updates may be discovered on the group’s web site: www.bluehillconcertassociation.org.