TEMPO: The Eastern Maine Pops Orchestra for Young Musicians is a full orchestra for students in middle school and high school. TEMPO was initiated and launched in 2010 and is now in its’ sixth year. TEMPO provides a fresh and innovative orchestral setting for young musicians in Central, Midcoast and Downeast Maine. TEMPO is dedicated to creating an educational and social atmosphere for the diverse student population of Maine’s young musicians. The Grand Auditorium in Ellsworth is home to TEMPO. Please find The Eastern Maine Pops Orchestra for Young Musicians on facebook.
TEMPO: The Eastern Maine Pops Orchestra for Young Musicians will perform Music of Acadia, in honor of Acadia National Park’s Centennial year, at The Grand Auditorium in Ellsworth on Saturday, October 1, 2016, at 6:00 pm.
An “Acadia Then and Now” slideshow will be displayed on the big screen at The Grand while the TEMPO musicians perform a repertoire consisting of period pieces composed during the birth of ANP, novelty nature pieces, plus new compositions. The TEMPO musicians will debut original compositions by TEMPO Conductor and award winning Composer, Rebecca Edmondson. The TEMPO Choristers will raise their voices in tributes to Acadia, accompanied by the TEMPO instrumentalists. Over fifty historic photos in the slideshow are Courtesy of the National Park Service, Acadia National Park and Friends of Acadia. The fifty current day photos are a product of a 6th grade music class project, from the Conners Emerson School in Bar Harbor, taken on an autumn hike in Acadia National Park. The works of a local artist will be featured in the lobby of The Grand Auditorium.
To get in the spirit of Acadia, audience members may add a touch of class by attending this stunning TEMPO performance in rusticator attire and the styles during the dawning of Acadia.
This spectacular event will truly be a culmination of sight and sound, honoring the first one hundred years of a breathtakingly beautiful national park – Acadia! She’s still beautiful at 100.
For tickets and event information, contact The Grand at: http://grandonline.org/ or 207-667-9500
9 Echo Pines Road
Mount Desert, Maine 04660