fresh new arrangements of favorite old carols

Paul Sullivan’s Christmas in Maine concert wraps up Camden Opera House year

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    CAMDEN — Camden Opera House, 29 Elm St., wraps up its year with Paul Sullivan: Christmas in Maine, Saturday, Dec. 16, at 7:30 p.m. The festive concert will benefit MCH Meals on Wheels and the Camden Area Christian Food Pantry. 
    Grammy Award winner Paul Sullivan will perform on the opera house’s Steinway piano, along with cellist Marisa Solomon and flutist Elizabeth Downing. They will celebrate the heart and soul of Christmas with fresh new arrangements of favorite old carols and Sullivan’s original compositions inspired by the season of giving.  
    Sullivan has a richly varied and distinguished career as a composer and a pianist, according to the Opera House, in a news release. As a soloist, with his trio, and as a member of the Paul Winter Consort, he has played concert tours in most of the United States and Europe, as well as the Middle East, Central America and Asia. Sullivan has worked in some of New York’s most prestigious jazz clubs as well, playing with a wide variety of masters. In the theater world, he has worked as a musical director, pianist, and/or conductor for many Broadway and Off-Broadway shows and also enjoyed a long connection with Pilobolus Dance Theater.  
    Solomon is a member of Bangor Symphony Orchestra and the Ceólta Cello Duo, and is on the adjunct faculty at UMaine in Orono and the faculty for the Kneisel Hall Program for Maine Students.

    Downing is a soloist, chamber musician and faculty at the University of Maine School of Performing Arts where she teaches flute, flute pedagogy, majoring in music, and coaches chamber music.

    Doors will open 7 p.m.  

    Choose-your-own reserved seat tickets are $20 in advance, $25 day-of-show, via or 236-3154. 

    MCH Meals on Wheels has been caring for older adults and disabled individuals in Knox County for decades. Monday-Friday, MCH Meals on Wheels delivers hot, nutritious meals cooked from scratch each day in its Rockland kitchen. Camden Area Christian Food Pantry, an all-volunteer nonprofit charitable organization, serves the communities of Appleton, Camden, Hope, Islesboro, Lincolnville, Rockport, Searsmont, Union, Washington (and others in need).

    Event Date: 

    Sat, 12/16/2023 - 7:30pm

    Event Location: 

    Camden Opera House


    29 Elm Street
    Camden, ME 04843
    United States