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Back Cove Contemporary Music Festival

Every year, Portland Conservatory of Music celebrates the best in contemporary music across a variety of genres, with a particular focus on Maine and New England composers. Please mark your calendars for April 7 – 9, 2017. A partial program is included below. Check back in soon, as we will be updating the website regularly with new information.

FRIDAY night, April 7, 7:30 pm – Woodfords Church Sanctuary

Harold Stover, pipe organ pieces; Portland String Quartet, Elliott Schwartz’s String Quartet No. 3, “Portrait for Deedee:” Portland Piano Trio, pieces by Case, Boyd, Gunn, and Kayali.

SATURDAY afternoon, April 8 (times tba) – Woodfords Church Sanctuary

PCM student performers, miscellaneous other chamber works, including by Fithian, Newell, Hall, etc. Possible tribute to Pauline Oliveros.

SUNDAY afternoon, April 9, 2:00 pm – SPACE Gallery

A concert of pieces focusing on the spoken word, tying in to National Poetry Month, including reading by former Maine Poet Laureate Betsy Sholl with jazz musicians.