Acadia Wind Ensemble presents a summer concert Friday
OAKLAND - The Acadia Wind Ensemble will present a summer concert on Friday, June 29 at 7pm in the Messalonskee Performing Arts Center in Oakland, Maine.
The Acadia Wind Ensemble is a band consisting of music educators from all across Maine. The group meets once a year to perform advanced repertoire for the band medium. The Acadia Wind Ensemble was created by manager Jennifer Fortin and Director Andrew Forster. The group had its inaugural performance last summer and received rave reviews.
This year, the ensemble will be guest conducted by Anthony Maiello from George Mason University in Virginia. Maestro Maiello’s credits include conducting the American Wind Symphony, Honorary Conductor of the United States Navy Band, and conducting the National Symphony Orchestra. In 1980, he conducted musical activities for the Gold Medal Ceremonies at the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York. He has served as Musical Director for Music Festivals International and was selected as President of the International Association of Jazz Educators. In March of 2010, he was inducted into the Bands of America Hall of Fame.
Maestro Maiello is no stranger to Maine. He has guest conducted ensembles and given conducting clinics at the University of Maine on several occasions. He has also conducted several All State student ensembles for the Maine Music Educator’s Association.
Friday’s concert is free of charge (donations are welcome). For additional information, contact Jennifer Fortin at email@example.com