August 18, 2011

Art and Theater Listings

Classical music, theater, auditions, art museums and galleries

• CLASSICAL MUSIC

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"Inspirations in Color," an exhibition of still lifes and landscapes by Beth Westra, opens today at the Falmouth Memorial Library. A reception with the artist will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 31.

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John Vander's "Lady in Satin," mixed media on paper, from his jazz-themed exhibition continuing through Aug. 31 at Gold/Smith Gallery in Boothbay Harbor.

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TODAY

Bay Chamber Concerts: "Harp, Strings and Winds," Rockport Opera House. $30 to $40; $8 for students. baychamberconcerts.org. 8 p.m.

Portland Chamber Music Festival, works by Beethoven, Melinda Wagner and Poulenc, Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine, Portland. $25. pcmf.org. 8 p.m.

Winter Harbor Summer Sing: All Mozart Program, Requiem in d minor, K. 626; and "Ave, verum corpus," K. 618; Hammond Hall, Winter Harbor. $10. winterharbormusicfestival.org. 7:30 p.m.

VentiCordi Chamber Music, winds and strings, South Congregational Church, Kennebunkport. $15 to $20; 18 and under $5. 286-6688. 7:30 p.m. 

FRIDAY

Salt Bay Chamberfest, works by Pinscher, Handel and Schubert, Darrows Barn at Round Top Farm, Damariscotta. $30. 522-3749. saltbaychamberfest.org. 7:30 p.m. 

SATURDAY

Salt Bay Chamberfest, family concert with Chamberfest musicians, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. Free. 522-3749. 10 a.m.

Recorder Concert, Deborah Booth and harpsichordist Gerald Wheeler perform works by Bach, Handel, Barsanti, Van Eyck, Dieupart and Telemann, Blue Hill Congregational Church. $10. 827-5991. 7:30 p.m.

Portland Chamber Music Festival, works by Osvaldo Golijov and Schubert, Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine, Portland. $25. pcmf.org. 8 p.m. 

MONDAY

Composer's Corner Chat, with Salt Bay Chamberfest visiting composer Tamar Muskal, Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe, Damariscotta. 522-3749. 4 p.m. 

TUESDAY

Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ Tuesdays at Merrill, with Chelsea Chen, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $15. 842-0800. porttix.com. 7:30 p.m. (preceded by Kotzschmar Konversation at 6:30 p.m. in Merrill Rehearsal Hall).

Salt Bay Chamberfest, works by Beethoven, Muskal and Brahms, Darrows Barn at Round Top Farm, Damariscotta. $30. 522-3749. saltbaychamberfest.org. 7:30 p.m. 

WEDNESDAY

Bay Chamber Concerts: "Spirit of the 20s," favorites of the 1920s featuring clarinetist James Campbell, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $30 to $40; $8 students. baychamberconcerts.org. 8 p.m. 

AUG. 25

Bay Chamber Concerts: "Timeless Treasures," chamber music, Rockport Opera House. $30 to $40; $8 for students. baychamberconcerts.org. 8 p.m.

Composer's Chat, with Salt Bay Chamberfest visiting composer Pierre Jalbert, Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe, Damariscotta. 522-3749. 4 p.m. 

• THEATER

"A Taffeta Wedding," New England premiere of musical with '60s pop tunes, Arundel Barn Playhouse. $28 to $39. 986-5552. 8 p.m. today; 2 and 8 p.m. Friday; 8 p.m. Saturday.

"The Music Man," starring Peter Scolari of TV's "Newhart" and "Bosom Buddies," Ogunquit Playhouse. $50.50 to $72.50. ogunquitplayhouse.org. 2:30 and 8 p.m. today; 8 p.m. Friday; 3:30 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday. "The Wiz," Maine State Music Theatre production of 1970s R&B musical based on "The Wizard of Oz," Bowdoin College (Pickard Theater), Brunswick. $33 to $56. msmt.org. 2 and 7:30 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 25. Through Aug. 27.

"The Red Velvet Cake War," comedy, Lakewood Theater, Madison. $18 to $37. lakewoodtheater.org. 8 p.m. today to Saturday; 4 p.m. Sunday; 8 p.m. Tuesday to Aug. 25. Through Aug. 27.

"You're a Good Man Charlie Brown," musical based on the comic strip, Studio 48 Performing Arts Center, Brunswick. $15. 590-7276. 7 p.m. today and Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 7 p.m. Aug. 25. Through Aug. 27.

"James and the Giant Peach," family-friendly play based on children's book, Theater at Monmouth. $10, $12. 939-9999. 1 p.m. today and Friday. "Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily," mystery, Acadia Repertory Theatre, Somerville. $18 to $23; $10 for children under 16. 244-7260. 8:15 p.m. today to Aug. 25. Through Sept. 4.

"Guys and Dolls," classic musical, Boothbay Playhouse. $20; $17 for children under 12. 633-3379. 8 p.m. today to Saturday.

"Murder a la Moliere," murder-mystery dinner theater with music from the 1970s, Carousel Music Theater, Boothbay Harbor. $36; includes meal and show. 633-5297. 6:30 p.m. today to Sunday; 6:30 p.m. Tuesday to Aug. 25. Through Aug. 28.

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