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Guilford, Maine - Around Town By: Piscataquis Community Middle School Students

It is of the Guilford High School Orchestra. In the front row of this picture starting from the left, there is: John Scales, Roger Race, Willard…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Pierre Painchaud

Pierre Painchaud Philharmonic Orchestra, Biddeford, ca. 1901 Item 34121 infoMcArthur Public Library Pierre Painchaud himself mastered the…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Farewell appearance of Lillian Nordica, London, ca. 1913

1914. Her performance with the London Symphony Orchestra is an indication of the high regard in which she was held.

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New Portland: Bridging the Past to the Future - North New Portland Village

Mercurias Orchestra was next, followed by Foss' Dance Orchestra, then came the Fine Black Aces. New Portland seems to have a rich musical history.

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Surry by the Bay - Surry Opera Company

… the pageantry of costumes, sets, or a full orchestra. Some of the participants had been professional musicians, but most were amateurs, only a few…

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Entertainment- Alameda and Opera House

It also filled the orchestra pit and covered the piano. The manager of the time at one point put a sign on the door giving the message that the…

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Blue Hill, Maine - Discover the Story of Blue Hill - Page 3 of 4

… tennis courts and, in the evening, the Inn’s own orchestra played at dinner and dances. During the early years of the twentieth century, upscale…

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Blue Hill, Maine - The Musical Culture of Blue Hill

Kneisel worked for the Boston Symphony Orchestra as a concertmaster and assistant conductor. He founded the Kneisel Quartet, a string quartet musical…

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New Portland: Bridging the Past to the Future - New Portland: Bridging the Past to the Future

Often times, an orchestra played for the dance. New Portland had many orchestras, the first dating in the late 1800’s.

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Riverside Park

… were performed by the Bangor Band or the Ladies Orchestra conducted by Lena Howe. Patrons could then indulge in a matinee or evening performance of…

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Columbian Block

… and other sorts of entertainment occurred such orchestra performances from Bath's own musical group.

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Blue Hill, Maine - In Search of the Rustic Life

… Inn offered the public performances of a small orchestra on Saturday evenings. The performances caused an intermingling of town residents and the…