Admission is free, and donations will be accepted. The program will include music by Boismortier, Couperin, Devienne, Mozart, Beethoven, Field, Faure, and Joplin. Members of the ensemble are Sean Fleming, piano and harpsichord; Linda Brunner, flute; and David DeBolt, bassoon.
The Maine Friends of Music is known for its varied programs, and this concert carries on that tradition. The concert will begin with a suite of dance music for bassoon by the French composer Joseph Bodin de Boismortier. Selections from Couperin's "Les goûts-réunis, ou Nouveaux concerts" will follow; a piece in which the harpsichord and the full ensemble alternate. A flute sonata by Devienne, the "French Mozart", a movement from Mozart's sonata in B-flat major for bassoon, and a beautiful nocturne for solo composer by the Irish composer John Field, a predecessor to Chopin, will be played. The concert will end with a set of variations for flute, bassoon, and forte-piano written a by a teenage Ludwig Beethoven, and an arrangement for the full group of Scott Joplin's "The Entertainer." For more information, call (207) 777-1200.