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Noonday Concert Series Online – Ed Pearlman

Thursday, Apr 15 - Wednesday, April 28
12:00pm - 5:00pm

Location: ONLINE
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.

Ed Pearlman will describe briefly how and why he moved from violin to fiddle and play a medley of tunes demonstrating some of the depth, spirit, and variety of fiddle music from several cultures.

Ed learned violin from members of the Chicago and Boston Symphonies, but has focused on the amazing musical and cultural world of “fiddle music” for more than 40 years, performing throughout the US, Canada and Scotland in venues large and small, playing at concerts, festivals and dances. He has taught countless students in private lessons and workshops.

He founded and directed the Boston Scottish Fiddle Club, the Hatch Shell Celtic Festival, directed Ashokan’s Celtic Week, and a large contradance band. His innovative website offers learning resources as well as live online workshops taught by Ed and world-class guest fiddlers.

Ed has served as a judge for the U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Championships many times, has written the music column for Scottish Life magazine for over 20 years, and writes a column for Fiddler magazine. Each summer, Ed co-leads music and walking tours of Scotland.

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.