Upcoming Franklin County Events
- : Books - Sep 12 thru Dec 07 - Farmington - The Social Satire of Sir Terry Pratchett - UMF Mantor Library - Upcoming Franklin County Maine Events
The Shiretown Bookers (The Community Friends of Mantor Library) in affiliation with the University of Maine at Farmington, are proud to announce their autumn exhibition and #34;Cosmic Comedy: The Social Satire of Sir Terry Pratchett, in the Bookers and #39; display area in Mantor Library at 116 South Street in Farmington. Sir Terence David John Pratchett, OBE, was an English writer of satirical fantasy novels. He developed an entire universe of countries and characters in his books about the Discworld, set more or less in Medieval times. The early novels are chiefly parodies of fantasy fiction, while the later ones are social satire of the modern world. Many of Pratchett and #39;s novels satirize real-world subjects like film making, newspaper publishing, rock and roll music, religion, philosophy, history (Ancient Greece and Egypt, the Gulf War), university life, politics, unions, finances, bureaucracy, Ingmar Bergman films, opera, and a great many characters from fiction, fantasy, science fiction, and Shakespeare. Exhibit from Sep. 12 through Dec. 7, 2016.
- : Festivals - Oct 01 - Kingfield - Harvest Fest - Mountain Village Farm - Upcoming Franklin County Maine Events
Join Maine Mountain Children and #39;s House and the Kingfield community for a day of family fun to celebrate the harvest season. Featuring live music by Bread and Circus, delicious local food trucks, horse-drawn wagon rides, festival games and activities, pick-your-prize raffle, donation cash bar with Maine brews, cider press, mural painting, all at a gorgeous venue, Mountain Village Farm. This is what autumn in Maine is all about! Event is from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- : Festivals - Oct 08 thru Oct 09 - Carrabassett Valley - Annual Sugarloaf Homecoming Weekend - Upcoming Franklin County Maine Events
Reconnect with friends, celebrate the fall season, and learn what's new for the upcoming winter at Sugarloaf's annual Homecoming Weekend. Enjoy spectacular mountain scenery at the peak of foliage season, the CVA Used Ski Equipment Sale, the Infamous Uphill Climb Race, Upcountry Artists and Sugarloaf Home show, the Sugarloaf Annual Meeting and much more. New this year will be a Saturday of music on the Beach followed by our Maine Outdoor Film Festival movie showing. For more info see the Title link above.
- : Music - Oct 01 - Farmington - Maine Mountain Chamber Music Concert- UMF Nordica Auditorium - Upcoming Franklin County Maine Events
The Arts Institute of Western Maine is sponsoring a Maine Mountain Chamber Music concert featuring Jasmine Lin, violin, Elizabeth Anderson, cello, and Maine Mountain Chamber Music co-directors Laurie Kennedy, viola, and Yuri Funahashi, piano. They will perform the single movement Piano Quartet by Gustav Mahler, the Piano Quartet by Joaquin Turina, the Claude Debussy Cello Sonata, and "Songs of My People" by Michael White. The concert will be held in Nordica Auditorium at the University of Maine at Farmington. Michael White's "Songs of My People" for violin, viola and cello, composed in 2012, is based on six traditional Jewish songs and "celebrates the beautiful music of the Jewish people written over the last 600 years. Turina's Piano Quartet in A Minor is infused with the characteristic grace of Spanish folk music, containing numerous Gypsy and Andalusian references. Most listeners are captivated by the fiery rhythms and beautiful lyricism of the piece. Debussy's Sonata for Cello and Piano is one of his most forward-looking. Tickets are $15 for adults, free for 18 and under and students with ID. Concert on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m.
- : Music - Oct 15 - Farmington - Pianist Laura Kargul - UMF Nordica Auditorium - Upcoming Franklin County Maine Events
Laura Kargul is an internationally recognized pianist who comes from the University of Southern Maine to Nordica to explore with us the intimate and passionate sides of J.S. Bach, Robert Schumann, and Maurice Ravel. Many of us know her for her incandescent Liszt performances, but her repertoire goes far deeper. Featured in this concert are Bach and #39;s his brilliant and #34;Capriccio on the Departure of His Beloved Brother and #34; (a and #34;capriccio and #34; is a caper, or caprice) presumably to send his brother off to war; Robert Schumann and #39;s passionate Sonata in F-sharp minor is another gift, a display of Schumann and #39;s youthful passion for his beloved Clara Vieck; and Ravel and #39;s popular and #34;La Valse and #34; is a rare treat for us; this solo transcription, which appears on Kargul and #39;s latest CD, is infrequently played because of its extreme difficulty. Laura Kargul is Director of Keyboard Studies. Admission $12 at the door, free for ages 18 and under and for students. Concert on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m.