A Child’s Garden of Music, a collection of vignettes for solo piano, by Elizabeth R. Austin, will be performed this Saturday, April 14 at 1:30 p.m at The Portland (Maine) Conservatory of Music. For and about children, individual pieces from this collection will be performed by Students of the Conservatory. This concert will be part of the Back Cove Contemporary Music Festival.
Featured composers include Beth Wiemann from the University of Maine at Orono; Joshua DeScherer, Mark Tipton, Gia Comoli and Richard Nelson of UMA; and USM composers Paul Thomas and Josh Newton. Other highlights of the fourth annual Back Cove Festival of Contemporary Music at the Portland Conservatory of Music, will be duets and arias from Daniel Sonenberg's opera, "The Summer King," based on the life of famous Negro League baseball player Josh Gibson.