TOPSHAM – The Midcoast Symphony Orchestra will perform under guest conductor Hiroya Miura at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Orion Performing Arts Center, 50 Republic Ave., Topsham.

Tenor Jeffrey Hartman, accompanied by the orchestra, will perform Britten’s “Les Illuminations.” The orchestra will also perform Brahms’ Variations on a Theme by Haydn and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 in B minor (“Pathetique”).

Miura is a native of Sendai, Japan, and teaches music theory and composition at Bates College in Lewiston, where he directs its orchestra.

Miura has composed works for Speculum Musicae, the New York New Music Ensemble, the American Composers Orchestra, le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, the Juilliard Percussion Ensemble, the Momenta Quartet and members of Reigakusha, a Japanese court music ensemble based in Tokyo.

Recently, he was invited to direct a full production of “Madama Butterfly” with Edmonton’s Mercury Opera and the world premiere production of “Calling — Opera of Forgiveness” by Douglas Geers at La MaMa Experimental Theater.

Hartman, a native of Indiana, made his international debut in January in Hong Kong with Musica Viva, where he debuted the roles of Canio in “I Pagliacci” and Turiddu in “Cavalleria Rusticana.” He is a 2011 Wagner Society of New York Award winner.

Tickets are $18, and will be available at the concert hall prior to the performance. Tickets may also be purchased online at

For more information, call 846-5378.