Bangor Symphony to premiere works by Jessica Meyer and Connie Ellisor

Posted on: March 1, 2022

On March 6, the Bangor Symphony Orchestra will perform a world premiere by Jessica Meyer, recipient of the orchestra’s second Ellis-Beauregard Foundation Composer Award. Music Director Lucas Richman will conduct Meyer’s untitled work on a program with Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite and Blackberry Winter, a new concerto for mountain dulcimer by Maine-based composer Conni Ellisor, featuring Pam Weeks as soloist. The concert will be performed for an in-person audience at Collins Center for the Arts and also live-streamed. Leading up to the concert, Meyer is participating in a weeklong residency in Bangor; she will perform an in-person solo viola concert at Bangor Arts Exchange on March 1, and on March 3, she will participate in a forum on women in classical music at the University of Maine’s Minsky Recital Hall, presented as part of Women’s History Month at the University of Maine.