Paul Sullivan’s performs a Christmas concert at the Boothbay Harbor Opera House in 2016, his last appearance at the venue. The stage will once again be decked out, as will the entire Opera House for what promises to be a wonderful night of holiday music. Courtesy photo

Grammy-winning Paul Sullivan, a composer and pianist, will take the stage at the Boothbay Harbor Opera House on Saturday, Dec. 3, for the first in a series of holiday concerts at the historic venue.

Sullivan has worked in some of New York’s most prestigious jazz clubs, and his 18 CDs have sold over 300,000 copies, winning three Indie Awards. His music is broadcast internationally in addition to on all the major American networks.

In the theater world, he has worked as musical director, pianist and/or conductor for many Broadway and off-Broadway shows. He has received commissions to write musicals including “The Last Ferryman,” and he has worked extensively in the modern dance world including writing music for Radio City’s Rockettes. Sullivan has written 20 scores for the Pilobolus Dance Theater and he has even done a three-year stint as the music teacher at the Brooklin, Maine elementary school.

At the Opera House, he will be joined by Marisa Solomon on cello and Elizabeth Downing on flute. Marisa is a member of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra and is on the faculty at UMaine Orono. She has performed at Kneisel Hall, Aspen Music Festival, Spoleto USA and Spoleto, Italy and at the Breckenridge Music Festival in Colorado. Flutist Elizabeth Downing is a soloist, chamber musician and on the faculty at the University of Maine.

Advance discounted tickets for this special holiday performance are $25 and available directly from the box office at 86 Townsend Ave., or by calling (207) 633-5159. The box office is open Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Regular tickets are $30 and available online at and on the day of the performance at the door. The concert is at 7:30 pm, doors for seating open at 7 pm.

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