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Originally published in Compass, August 21, 2014
BOOM to play in Stonington

Baroque Orchestra of Maine to perform in Stonington

Baroque cellist Christine Gummere, a member of the Baroque Orchestra of Maine or BOOM, appears at the Stonington Opera House as part of a multi-media concert on August 26 at 7 p.m.

Photo courtesy of Opera House Arts

The Baroque Orchestra of Maine, better known as BOOM, will be featured in a multi-media concert in Opera House Arts’ Chamber at the Church series Tuesday, August 26, at 7 p.m.

In this special, one-night-only program, the baroque musicians of BOOM bring to life some of the fundamental patterns found throughout nature, exploring through baroque music, poetry, visual art, and Cymatics the themes of beauty, balance and conversation, according to a news release.

The program includes the music of Biber, Corelli, Locke and others, played on baroque violin, cello and harp; live recitations by Maine poet Jeff Volk; films of Cymatics and artists collaborative Colors in Motion; “Conversations” by visual artist Ann Provan, and more woven into a tapestry of sound, color and spoken word. The video clips include excerpts from Volk’s award-winning documentary film Of Sound Mind and Body: Music and Vibrational Healing, which features Kay Gardner, a legendary Stonington musician who died unexpectedly at the age of 60 in 2002.

Opera House Arts’ Chamber at the Church Series is held at its historic, restored, 1870 Burnt Cove Church facility at 17 Airport Road in Stonington. Parking and facilities are limited. For advance tickets and information, go to