April 18, 2003
The University of Maine at Fort Kent will present a spring concert on Friday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fox Auditorium.
The event, A Tribute to Folk Music, will feature an evening of songs, instrumentals, and dance dedicated to folk music and beyond.
The University/Community Vocal Ensemble will begin the evening with a series of songs including Yankee Doodle and will perform throughout the show including a medley of works by Stephen Foster.
The Marty Jo Long Dancers will perform a number of routines throughout the evening that will feature rag, swing and break dancing.
Acadian Chants will be performed by The Acadian Singers in a traditional French flair, followed by traditional Native American music performed by Mariella Squire and company including The Feast Song, I am Alone, and Spirit in the Woods.
Laurie Sirois, of Fort Kent, a member of the vocal ensemble, will perform a solo of Stephen Foster's "Ah May the Red Rose Live Always". A number of Foster's works including "Oh! Susanna" will also be performed by the University/Community Vocal Ensemble.
Other performers include Kip Plaisted, Bruno Hicks and Dave Hobbins, performing a guitar and banjo duo, Samantha Butot and UMFK's own Scott Voisine, director of student services, who will perform "Annie's Song" by John Denver.
Charles "Chuck" Closser, professor of oral communications and Voisine, will be the emcees for the evening.
The event will provide something for everyone and will end with a sing along with the audience.
The public is invited and admission to the concert is free.