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Wednesday Evenings at Jordan Hall

Evenings of music and entertainment are presented on Wednesday evenings at 7:30pm in our own acoustically superior recital venue, Jordan Hall. Programs will feature vocal and instrumental artists who have been making music in Southern Maine for many years, as well as newcomers who will surprise and delight audiences with the freshness of their performances. Cost: $5.00.

July 6               The Studio of Roland J. & Patricia Clarke Jalbert
The Studio is the teaching base of Roland J. and Patricia Clarke Jalbert.  The Studio was opened on July 7, 1977 to provide instruction in voice and piano at all levels of ability and preparation.  Over the thirty-nine years of its existence, more than five hundred students have studied with us.  More than ninety have progressed to advanced education in music and more than thirty are music educators or performing musicians in their own right today.  Many others continue with some form of musical expression in their lives to this day.  This program by current students celebrates the beginning of our 40th Anniversary year of teaching music.

July 13             Port City Sound!
With an average age of 73, the members of Port City Sound comprise one of the finest "seniors" quartets in the Barbershop Harmony Society. They achieved world-wide attention last year when they performed an impromptu song requested by a flight attendant aboard a delayed US Air flight on the tarmac at Regan International Airport in Washington. The attendant's video of the quartet's rendition of "Under the Boardwalk" went viral on YouTube and has now received over 5.5 million hits! Frequently called the "airplane quartet", these young guys attended a week-long coaching clinic last year in Nashville, TN attended by 700 barbershoppers eager to learn. That extra coaching also paid dividends this past January when they flew to Reno, NV, having been invited to compete among the top 25 seniors quartets worldwide. Following their performance, they found themselves ranked 12th in the world! Jordan Hall. Cost: $5.00.

July 20             Trevor Lavenbein
Trevor Lavenbein's musical training began with the Salvation Army in Old Orchard Beach, Maine, where they provided lessons and ensembles for students of all ages. He is a graduate of the Old Orchard Beach school system and took part in many ensembles in school and in the state, and received several awards and scholarships at his graduation in 2004 including: The Marcel Drapeau Alumni Band Scholarship and The John Philip Sousa Band Award. At the University of Southern Maine, he played principle trumpet for the USM Concert Band, USM Wind Ensemble and the Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra. Trevor is also a frequent player with the Maine Music Society and for local musical productions with Portland Players.

July 27             Sue Wilber – Solo Handbell Ringer
Sue Wilber of Hamden, CT has been involved with handbells since 1988 and, always looking for a challenge, began doing solo and ensemble ringing in 1993.  She currently serves as Director of the Revelation Ringers and the Psalm Ringers at First Congregational Church in Watertown, CT and is also a member of Shoreline Ringers in Ledyard, CT, a professional handbell ensemble.  Sue recently concluded a two-year term serving as Chair of Area 1 of Handbell Musicians of America, which comprises all of New England and the Canadian Maritime Provinces. When not working with handbells, Sue enjoys playing the organ and serves as a substitute organist at many churches throughout Connecticut.  

A lifelong Connecticut resident, Sue is the proud mother of three children (all of whom are handbell ringers) and one granddaughter. A graduate of Cedar Crest College in Allentown, PA with a degree in biology, she has worked for many years in the banking and financial services industry, and is currently an Associate Universal Banker at Webster Bank in East Haven, CT. Five generations of Sue's family have grown up enjoying Ocean Park summers, and she is thrilled to be able to share her love of music and handbells with the Ocean Park family.

August 3          Voices of Summer
Voices of Summer is a small choral group of two dozen singers who spend 10 weeks during the summer studying and preparing a program of music designed to celebrate summer as a time of rest and relaxation.  Under the direction of Roland Jalbert and accompanied at the piano by Patricia Jalbert, they are in their fifth year of providing light classical and pop selections from a diverse cross section of musical favorites including hits from the Broadway stage.

August 10        The Ocean Park Temple Brass, directed by Daniel Evans
The Ocean Park Temple Brass has been a mainstay of musical support for Sunday morning worship services in the Temple for decades.  Comprised of volunteer musicians from several parts of the U. S. and Canada, their programs are always crowd-pleasing blends of well-known sacred and secular repertoire.

August 17        The FLUKES (Falmouth Library Ukulele Society)
The FLUKES boast a membership of over 35 ukulele musicians. During weekly Wednesday night rehearsals, led by their leader, Nina Allen Miller, they’ve built a repertoire from many different musical genres, practicing, playing and, most of all, having a lot of fun.  So far they have triumphantly performed throughout New England, including performances with the Portland Symphony Orchestra at “Magic of Christmas” and at the Yarmouth Clam Festival on a parade float.  The FLUKES have been featured in several TV ads for RENY’S and have performed for Portland’s First Friday Art Walk, Martin’s Point Bridge Bash Celebration, South Portland Library’s “After Hours” Concert Series, and have traveled far and wide to bring smiles and laughter to appreciative audiences.

August 24        Ian Mackenzie and Cilantro
Ian Mackenzie was born in York, Maine and has lived in Ocean Park the last 16 years just three houses down from Jordan Hall. Ian has been singing and playing acoustic guitar since he was a teenager.  Ian has played solo at numerous places in Maine including Jonathan’s, The Webfoot Inn, and at the Bowdoinham Concert Series at Mailly Waterfront Park. He plays in a duo called The Relics and plays in a trio called Ian Mackenzie and Cilantro which features tight harmonies on classic rock n’ roll, folk rock, ballads and standards. This trio has regularly performed at Jonathan’s Restaurant.

Summer Season 2016