Noonday Concert Series Online – Don Pride
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.
Don Pride shares his love of jazz and classical guitar. He’ll demonstrate how to play both nylon string finger-style and steel string electric guitar with a pick. He’ll also play a short piece on each instrument.
Don is noted for having the ability to play a wide variety of styles on the guitar. He presents classical guitar concerts throughout the United States, is the leader of the Don Pride Band, and is the guitarist for the Portland Jazz Orchestra.
He has been teaching for over 30 years and enjoys teaching in many different musical styles. He accepts students of all ages and levels of ability and is known for his enthusiasm for teaching and his sense of humor.
Don has a B.A. in Classical Guitar Performance and two Masters in Composition and Jazz Studies from the University of Southern Maine. He is a professor at the University of Southern Maine.
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 Each concert will be featured on our homepage until superseded by the next concert.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.