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06/27/17 - 06/30/17 at All Day

Free Wild Oats Coffee for Curtis Library Supporters

This is the final week of Curtis Library’s Annual Fund drive, ending Friday, June 30th.  If you like books, and you like coffee, our literary friends at Wild Oats Bakery & Cafe are helping out by donating a coffee card good for 5 cups of small or large, with each new gift to Curtis through the end of the month.

Free coffee + new books, e-books and audio materials at Curtis = everyone in our community wins!

Stop by Curtis Library to make a gift of any size; make a gift online; or send a gift dated by June 30th to Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant Street, Brunswick, ME  04011.

Our community of readers will join us in thanking you!

06/28/17 - 07/15/17 at 12:00 am

Guys and Dolls

Frank Loesser’s celebrated musical comedy about rolling the dice and falling in love under the bright lights of Broadway is considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy.

Set in a mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls tells the tale one Nathan Detroit – a guy who needs a venue for his “permanently established floating craps game.” Nathan’s best venue has just fallen through and he needs a chunk of change to underwrite an alternative option. For this he turns to Sky Masterson, a high roller who will bet on anything if the bet is fair and the stakes are high enough. Desperate for a sure thing, Nathan bets Sky that he can’t get a date with Sarah Brown, the earnest proprietor of the Save-a-Soul mission.

Things don’t quite go as planned, of course, though everything turns out just fine (as long as you consider two marriages, a trip to Havana, some saucy hot box numbers and a church mission turned into a gambling den to be “just fine”).  Along the way you are treated to some of composer Frank Loesser’s most memorable Broadway tunes, including “Sit Down You’re Rocking the Boat,” “I’ve Never Been in Love Before,” and the show-stopping “Luck be a Lady.”

Guys and Dolls

06/28/17 - 08/30/17 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Music on the Mall

Music on the Mall, Downtown Brunswick’s Summer Concert Series, presents FREE concerts Wednesday evenings at 6 PM throughout the summer on the Brunswick TownMusic on the Mall Brunswick, Maine logo Mall (Green- see map). Grab a blanket or chair, bring your family and friends, order a picnic dinner or dine at a local Brunswick restaurant, then relax and enjoy great music. FREE Admission.

Summer 2017 concert schedule:

DATEBAND/PERFORMER
June 28Cilantro - Classics from the past 50 years with blended harmonies and delicate instrumentation
July 5Liz Lannon Band - Influenced by the Chicago blues, but rockabilly, jazz, and sixties soul influences are infused in the repertoire
July 12JimmyJo & the Jumbol’Ayuhs - Cajun & Zydeco
July 19Colwell Brothers Band - A unique brand of high energy electric Blues and R & B.
July 26Mes Amis - A Gypsy Jazz trio. A mix of traditional Gypsy, Latin and American jazz standards.
August 2Delta Knights - Specializing in the best of R&B, blues, classic rock and swing.
August 9Honest Millie - Music from the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. Lot’s of swing, some blues, and a bit of jazz and bossa.
August 16Children's Night with Anne Sparling - Children's sing-a-long, bring instruments to shake and play! Concert starts at 5 PM
August 23Maine State Music Theatre Night - Enjoy a variety of performers including The Taffetas!
August 30Three's Country - Country music

All concerts start at 6 PM unless except for Children’s Night (5 PM).
In the case of inclement weather, rain date performances will be held on Thursdays when available.

Thanks to our generous sponsors:

06/30/17 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Music of Derek Bermel

“The Music of” series is an opportunity to learn about and experience the creative process of a living composer. These distinguished artists will discuss aspects of their music and inspirations for 90 minutes and then accept questions from the audience.

06/30/17 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Bermel, Bartók, and Arensky

Derek Bermel returns once again to the Festival’s faculty, composing and performing on tonight’s eclectic program. His Death with Interruptions takes inspiration from writer José Saramago, dramatizing Death as a musical character. Bartók’s compact and evocative Contrasts, composed for jazz clarinetist Benny Goodman, combines dances and melodies from across Central Europe. The second half brings a perennial favorite in the form of Arensky’s elegiac Piano Trio No. 1, inspired by the work of his friend and compatriot Tchaikovsky, whose own Piano Trio, composed a decade earlier, will be performed later in the season, on Friday, July 7.

DEREK BERMEL
Death with Interruptions
Jennifer Gersten, violin • David Ying, cello • Min Joo Yi, piano

BÉLA BARTÓK
Contrasts, Sz. 111
Ayano Ninomiya, violin • Derek Bermel, clarinet • Pei-Shan Lee, piano 

ANTON ARENSKY
Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 32
Sergiu Schwartz, violin • David Requiro, cello • Tao Lin, piano

Sponsored by Bath Savings Institution and The Times Record.

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