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Ocean Park Festival, Summer 2016

Great music and good entertainment are a tradition at Ocean Park. We are pleased to once again offer a variety of artists and entertainers. All concerts are held in The Temple at 7:30 pm. General admission is $15.00; under age 18 is $5.00; and $10.00 for residents of The Pines. This pricing is good for all concerts with the exception of the June 12 performance and June 26 concert which is free to attend and the August 14 concert, for which there will be a free-will donation. Seating is unreserved; tickets for all concerts can be purchased at the door or in advance at the Ocean Park Association office.

Download 2016 Music Festive Brochure Here

Image: Langley WindsSaturday, June 11, 3:00 pm (note time)
Langley Winds, USAF Heritage of America Band
USAF Langley Winds is a pioneering woodwind and percussion ensemble offering innovative programming covering a wide array of musical styles. Embracing a unique blend of instruments, Langley Winds performs creative arrangements and new compositions to bring something for everyone to their shows. Among their most recent commissions and arrangements are pieces by Valerie Coleman-Page, Jeff Scott, and Cully Joyce. Most recently, Brian DuFord composed a funk tune for us titled "Grooveburst". As professional Airman Musicians, the Langley Winds are dedicated to using the power of music to Honor our Veterans, Inspire patriotism, Communicate the Air Force story and Recruit those who are interested in serving in the Air Force. There is no admission for this special program.


Image: Handbell Musicians of America, Area 1Sunday, June 26, 2:00 pm (note time)
Handbell Musicians of America, Area 1. This concert is the culmination of our Friends and Family Handbell Camp. For four days, handbell ringers of all ages have gathered at Oceanwood to ring, participate in workshops, relax, and enjoy the company of other handbell ringers and the ocean air! The Camp began many years ago in New Hampshire and has found its way to the coast of Maine to a venue ideally suited to the camp's needs. Participants are placed in massed ringing groups according to experience, and the youth ringers are always an exciting addition to the camp. Each group will present selections they have rehearsed, and the concert will conclude with a work for all ringers and organ. No cost.

Image: The MediumSunday, July 17: PORTopera. PORTopera Young Artists who are rising young professional opera singers, will present The Medium, an opera by Gian Carlo Menotti (1911-2007). One of Menotti's best known operas, The Medium premiered in 1945. It is a gripping story about Madame Flora, who, with her daughter Monica and a servant boy, Toby, stages séances for clients seeking contact with loved ones who have died. During one session, Madame Flora suddenly finds herself haunted and terrified. Her subsequent paranoia and loss of reason result in a tragic end—and leave the audience to question… what was reality? Menotti's riveting music ranges from the lyrically beautiful to the highly dramatic. The one-hour opera is directed by Richard Gammon; Timothy Steele is the music director and accompanist.



Image: Paul BisacciaSunday, July 24: Paul Bisaccia World-renowned pianist, Paul Bisaccia, presents "Gershwin's An American in Paris—Great American Composers". This unique piano concert features waltzes by Scott Joplin, the Carousel Waltz by Richard Rogers, selections by Sousa, Sondheim, Irving Berlin, as well as Gershwin standards, including An American in Paris. Great American music and Great American Composers at their best. Paul's PBS television show, Gershwin by Bisaccia, has been seen by millions and was dubbed into Mandarin Chinese for broadcast in Asia. Michael Feinstein calls Paul Bisaccia and the Great American Piano, his second television show for PBS, "Imaginative, fun, well played and totally satisfying." Do not miss this amazing concert presented by an incredible artist!




Image: Jerry ScheinfeldtSunday, August 14: The Ocean Park Choir. Directed by Jerry Scheinfeldt. An evening of music, "Living the Dream in Ocean Park", featuring selections designed to appeal to all generations. "Dream" along with your Temple Choir, Temple Bells, and Instrumentalists as they perform ballads, classical, sacred, rock and popular "dream" tunes.

A free-will donation would be appreciated.





Image: The SaxydermsSunday, August 21: Saxyderms. The Saxyderms, formerly the Tufts University Saxophone Ensemble, is (to our knowledge) New England's largest saxophone ensemble. The 12-member Boston-based group has been entertaining fans with a diverse array of literature including orchestral and wind reductions, folk, patriotic, jazz, and pop since September 2006. Their mission is to spread the joy of music to as many people as possible, provide outreach and education to young musicians, and to further enrich the cultural and artistic heritage of Boston. The Saxyderms are comprised with members working as doctors, engineers, educators, and professional musicians.



Summer Season 2016