Shostakovich cello sonata performed in Camden, Nov. 5

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    CAMDEN — The Friends of Music Concert Series, an outreach program of The First Congregational Church of Camden, presents April Reed-Cox and Matt Mainster performing together Sunday, Nov. 5, at 4 p.m., in the church sanctuary at 55 Elm Street.

    April Reed-Cox, cello, and Matt Mainster, piano, will perform Shostakovich’s wild and wonderful cello sonata, along with selections by Bach, Handel, Boccherini, and a new work by British composer, Luke Faulkner.

    “Each piece is highly ‘affecting’…When asked why he chose to include the Faulkner in the program, Mainster said,” in a Church news release. “From the moment I heard it, Faulkner’s ‘Dance of the Shadows’ struck me as the perfect pairing with the Shostakovich. No doubt they share a similar aura; but where Shostakovich’s sonata explores ‘shadows’ with tumultuous complexity, the Faulkner delves into impressionism. Put another way, Shostakovich is in the trenches while Faulkner’s spinning around a ballroom by candlelight.”

    Friends of Music concerts are free and open to the public. Donations are accepted at the door or can be made by mailing a check to First Congregational Church, 55 Elm Street, Camden, ME 04843 noting “Friends of Music” on the memo line; OR, donating electronically via the church website at (click the “donate” button and enter your desired donation into the “Friends of Music” account).

    For more information, visit, find the Church on Facebook, or call the Church office at 207-236-4821.

    Event Date: 

    Sun, 11/05/2023 - 4:00pm

    Event Location: 

    The First Congregational Church of Camden


    55 Elm Street
    Camden, ME 04843
    United States