Noonday Concert Series Online – Ben Noyes
12:00pm - 5:00pm
Audience: Adults, Seniors
The Noonday Concert Series provides free access to live performances by Maine’s most talented musicians throughout the academic year. The series has always been an integral part of the Conservatory’s mission to provide equal access to high quality music and highlight its talented faculty and students.
Join me for a sonic exploration into Bach’s classic work for solo cello, the beautiful and moving Prelude and Fugue from Suite No. 5 in C Minor. Written for de-tuned A string, it makes even a modern cello sound a bit antique, but at the very least, haunting as a German forest at 3 in the morning.
Portland native cellist Ben Noyes attended Eastman School of Music, received his B.M. from Rice University and his M.M. from Northwestern University.
He held a position with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and various summer opera orchestras before moving to Virginia to focus on teaching and performing.. He played with the Roanoke Symphony, Roanoke Opera Orchestra, Miami Symphony and was adjunct faculty at Randolph College in Lynchburg.
Ben has a private studio and pursues the artist’s life. He collaborates and performs throughout North America, Europe, and Asia, while also teaching, coaching, and motivating individuals of all ages and professions.
The performances are free but do require registration. Please visit this link to reserve your viewing space!
About the Series » Noonday Concert Series
Founded in 1995, the Portland Conservatory of Music is a nonprofit community music school. They educate through musical instruction and concert performances. The Noonday Concert Series offers free access to performances by the Conservatory’s talented faculty, arguably among Maine’s most esteemed musicians. The weekly concerts are held in downtown Portland throughout the academic year. The series has always been an integral part of the Conservatory’s mission to provide equal access to quality music and highlight its talented faculty and students.
To keep us all safe, this year’s concert series will be presented online. Starting in November, new concerts will be posted on the first and third Thursdays of each month through May 20. Each concert will be featured on our homepage until superseded by the next concert.
We have changed the online format this season. Each video will be short in duration, 3-5 minutes, and our faculty will talk about and demonstrate their instruments. They will also share interesting aspects about the piece/s they will perform. We hope you enjoy them!
For more information on the Series or the Portland Conservatory of Music, please click here.