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Noonday Concert Series Online – Titus Abbott

Thursday, May 06 - Wednesday, May 19
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.

Titus Abbott, saxophonist/clarinetist and composer, presents works for solo soprano saxophone, clarinet and bass clarinet. He also showcases duo works for clarinet and piano.

Director of Jazz Studies at the Portland Conservatory, Titus brings a new approach with this concert that bridges the dichotomy between new music and improvised music.

Titus Abbott holds a B.Mus. in classical composition techniques from the University of Montreal. He studied clarinet at the University of Ottawa followed by jazz studies on saxophone at Humber College, Toronto, under the tutelage of saxophonist Pat Labarbera. He has also studied with jazz greats Kenny Wheeler, Dave Holland, Steve Coleman, Muhal Richard Abrams and Roscoe Mitchell.

Titus has performed as leader and sideman in various ensembles in Canada, Europe and the US. Since arriving in Maine in 2002, he has led his own groups and collaborations. Titus has been teaching saxophone and clarinet for over 25 years; he specializes in tone development and articulation as well as jazz improvisation and phrasing.

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.