The University of Maine at Augusta Music Program Presents
The Resinosa Ensemble
Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Jewett Auditorium – University of Maine Augusta
46 University Drive, Augusta, ME 04330
Free and open to the public
“We came together out of a love to perform chamber music, working with living composers, and generally offer music slightly off the beaten path.” says the Resinosa Ensemble, a chamber trio of three Maine-based women. Joëlle Morris, mezzo-soprano, Eliza Meyer, cello, and Bridget Convey, piano will present an eclectic and engaging mix of 20th and 21st century music, composers from Maine and beyond: Daniel Sonenberg (USM), Nancy Gunn (SMCC), André Previn, Lukas Foss, and Bunita Marcus.
Highlight of the evening will be a new composition by UMA Professor of Music Richard Nelson which sets to music three poems by UMA Professor of English Ellen Taylor.
In his composition, Nelson has crafted vivid settings of Taylor’s poems “There’s something sad about September”, “Ice”, and “Song to the Fog”. He draws on what these poems bring forth about our shared humanity and on their evocations of the strongly flavored, starkly contrasting seasons here in Maine.
Resinosa has performed throughout Maine, at venues such as Bowdoin College’s Studzinski Recital Hall; Bates College’s Olin Arts Center; Colby College’s Museum of Art; and was a featured ensemble at the Back Cove New Music Festival 2018.