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Noonday Concert Series Online – Lydia Forbes & Chiharu Naruse

Thursday, Apr 01 - Wednesday, April 14
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.

Scored for violin and piano, Kevin Puts’s “Aria” is a Mahler-like meditative expression. Slow polyrhythms in combination with lush harmonic sequences creates a sense of endless and sublime cadence. Aria was written for Chee-Yun and published in 2000.

Lydia Forbes is a member of the DaPonte String Quartet; she performs with a William and Charles Voller violin.

Chiharu Naruse is a Collaborative Pianist and a member of the Applied music piano faculty at Bates college.

Both Lydia and Chiharu are on the faculty at the Portland Conservatory of Music.

The performances are free but do require registration. Please visit this link to reserve your viewing space!

About the Series » Private: 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 Each concert will be featured on our homepage until superseded by the next concert.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.