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Noonday Concert Series Online – Nathan Kolosko

Thursday, February 04 - Wednesday, February 17
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.

Nathan will demonstrate three instruments used in traditional Persian classical music: the Kamancheh, Tar & Oud or Barbat. He will talk about each instrument’s history, construction and technique, and will perform a short piece on each instrument.

Multi-instrumentalist/composer Nathan Kolosko received his M.A. in classical guitar performance at the University of Denver, Lamont School of Music. He has been a private music instructor for over 25 years and has been on the faculty of the University of Southern Maine, St. Joseph’s College, Maine College of Art and the Portland Conservatory of Music.

Nathan has studied with luminaries from the guitar world and has recorded four studio albums which have received critical praise. He has over 20 published compositions which have been performed and recorded by musicians throughout the world.

Nathan has collaborated with numerous musicians including Carl Dimow and Dan Cosley, as well as visual artist Ling-Wen Tsai. Nathan also performs on Oud, Persian Tar and Kamanche/Tarhu with the Portland based Middle Eastern ensemble Zapion.

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.