Concert review: Portland’s new organist showed his silly side – and serious skill – in Halloween tradition

[one_third] [/one_third] [two_third_last] Concert review: Portland’s new organist showed his silly side – and serious skill – in Halloween tradition Dressed in costume, James Kennerley played along with the Dracula film ‘Nosferatu.’ In the four years I’ve attended these concerts, the accompaniments have been supplied by guest organists who include scoring silent films among their … Read more

Maine Public Interview: Nosferatu Part 2

[one_third] [/one_third] [two_third_last] Nosferatu “A Symphony of Horror” with organist James Kennerley part 2 The second part to Robin Rilette’s Maine Public interview with James Kennerley on Nosferatu. [/two_third_last]

Maine Public Interview: Nosferatu Part 1

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Now Accepting Applications for Scholarship Auditions

The Kotzschmar Memorial Trust Scholarships is accepting applications. Auditions will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland. Deadline for applications is on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. This scholarship was established in 1911 to provide financial aid “in the musical education of such pupil or pupils, of marked musical … Read more

BOGO at Sur Lie this Wednesday

  A night out in Portland with tapas and jazz, did we just plan your next date night? On Wednesday, September 26, we will be hosting the Jean-Willy Kunz Jazz Quintet at the Merrill Auditorium from 7:30- 9 p.m. One of the many highlights of this evening is that we’ve partnered with Sur Lie to offer a special on … Read more

Guest Artist Interview with Ray Cornils

[one_third] [/one_third] [two_third_last] Guest Artist Interview with Ray Cornils “My duties included playing a number of concerts on the Kotzschmar Organ throughout the year, sponsoring a concert series with guest artists from around the world, collaborating with other arts organizations in the southern Maine area in concerts, developing a multi-faceted educational outreach program for all … Read more

Kotzsch-in-a-Box at Mini Maker Faire

[one_third] [/one_third] [two_third_last] Mini Maker Faire rolls out hands-on fun projects and a Trashion Fashion Show Approximately 20 makers, artists, engineers, coders and designers engaged a mostly young crowd on Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Mini Maker Faire, held under a tent in the Amphitheatre of the Camden Public Library. “One of the biggest “puzzles” … Read more

Photos from James Kennerley and Brass, Port City Organ Expo 2018

James Kennerley gave an existing and memorable concert with Kotzschmar Festival Brass. Here are some photos from the concert and the promo video. Photos courtesy of Russ Burleigh. Mark your calendars for next year’s Port City Organ Expo, it will look a little different. We will be featuring four consecutive days of concerts, workshops, activities, … Read more