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Noonday Concert Series Online – Timothy Burris

Thursday, May 20 - Wednesday, June 02
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.

Timothy Burris will demonstrate the contrasting styles of The Five Preludes of Heitor Villa-Lobos, with brief excerpts of each. He will perform Prelude Nr 3 in its entirety, a piece Villa-Lobos described as a Homage to Bach. The Preludes were published in 1940 and are the last works for classical guitar by Villa-Lobos. They display a remarkable variety of topoi (topics).

Timothy Burris has performed throughout Europe and the US, both as a soloist and an accompanist. His instruments include the Baroque guitar, lute and theorbo.

He has appeared in concert with such esteemed artists as the mezzo Jennifer Lane and the keyboardist Robert Hill, as well as under the baton of Peter Schreier and René Clemencic, among others.

Tim taught lute for six years at the Royal Flemish Conservatory in Antwerp, and currently teaches at Colby College and the Portland Conservatory of Music (Maine). He has a Ph.D. from Duke University and a soloist’s diploma from the Royal Conservatory, The Hague.

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 Each concert will be featured on our homepage until superseded by the next concert.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.