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Music with a Latin flavor, performed by Lydia Forbes on violin and Timothy Burris on guitar, with works of Astor Piazzolla for violin and guitar, including excerpts of his Histoire du Tango. 

Also on the program are “Alla cubana” for solo guitar from William Walton’s “Bagatelles” and an arrangement for violin and guitar by Ms. Forbes and Mr. Burris of Manuel de Falla’s “Homenaje,” originally a tango for solo guitar dedicated to Claude Debussy.

Lydia Forbes is best know regionally as a member of the DaPonte String Quartet, but has concertized extensively throughout Europe and the U.K, performing with ensembles ranging from the Zephyr Kwartet, Het Schoenberg Ensemble, and Sinfonietta Amsterdam, to I Fiamminghi, among others. She has recorded with some of the world’s most prominent labels, including Sony Classical and Harmonia Mundi. She has also performed for festivals in Europe, the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, and the U.S.

Tim Burris, Faculty - Portland Conservatory of MusicTimothy Burris has performed throughout Europe and the US, both as a soloist and an accompanist. He has appeared in concert with such esteemed artists as the mezzo Jennifer Lane and the keyboardist Robert Hill, as well as under the baton of the late Peter Schreier and René Clemencic, among others. Mr Burris specializes in music of the Baroque (on lute and theorbo) and 19th- and 20th-century repertoire for the Spanish guitar (which he plays on a copy of an 1864 instrument by Antonio Torres).

Limited outdoor seating; bring your own blanket or chair 

Check the Casco Bay Islands Ferry Schedule to plan your concert arrival. Plan to depart on the second ferry stop at Diamond Cove.



The Casco Bay Islands Concert Series is free to the public because of the support of our sponsors: As a nonprofit, we also rely on individual donations.

We thank our sponsors and YOU for your generosity.


July 7: Wed, 6:30-7:30 pm on Peaks Island: Titus Abbott Collective

July 15: Thurs. 3:00-4:00 pm on Great Diamond Island: Reflections on the Tango with Timothy Burris and Lydia Forbes

July 22: Thurs., 5:00-6:00 pm on Long Island: VentiCordi with Dean Stein and Kathleen McNerne

Aug. 5, Thurs., 2:00-3:00 pm on Chebeague Island: Fiddle and Piano Music with Ed Pearlman and Neil Pearlman

Sept 19 : Sun., 5:00-6:00 pm on Peaks Island: Maine Middle Eastern Ensemble led by Eric LaPerna

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