UPDATE February 22, 2021

The Rossini Club Zoom Concert will next be on Sunday March 21st at 3 p.m. The Flyer and programming information for this concert will be available soon.

If you would like to register for this event or others, please visit the individual page for each event. Calendar of Events

Click here for all Past Performances

UPDATE February 21st Virtual Program

Elizabeth Harmon, soprano, and James Nga, pianist, will perform four Schubert songs

Nan White, flute; Eleanor Lehmann, violin; Anna Pearlman, violin;
Susanna Adams, viola; and Katherine Anderson, cello, performing A Night Piece for Flute and String Quartet by Arthur Foote

Maggie Vishneau, soprano, and Lynn Lennox, piano, will perform selections by Elgar, Quilter, Vaughan Williams, and Rogers

UPDATE January 11, 2020

The Public Concert Series of the Portland Rossini Club’s150th Season kicks off the year with the Richard Roberts Memorial Piano Concert (held virtually) on Sunday, January 24th, 2021 at 3 p.m.

Carol Eaton Elowe performs Brahms Intermezzi, Op. 76, No. 6 and 7, and Op. 116, No.4; Diane Walsh performs selections from Debussy’s Images, Book I; and Mark Rossnagel performs selections from Bach’s Goldberg Variations.

UPDATE December 23rd, 2020

Happy Holidays

We will see you all in the new year! Hopefully we will be able to have concerts in person, but until then, we will continue to innovate and inspire through music via Zoom. Our next Zoom Concert is January 24th at 3 p.m.

Happy 2021!

UPDATE October 30th, 2020

Join our Rossini Club friends on a virtual visit live from Southern France. The Sunday concert on November 22nd will begin at 3 p.m. EST. The zoomed concert will include:

  • Guided tour of the castle and its grounds
  • Performance by Edmund Bullock of some of his compositions
  • Edmund will speak with the Marquis and Marquise de Palaminy

Update from September 24, 2020

To keep the music playing, safely, this concert will be available via Zoom.

It’s daunting to think that for the past 6 months and for the foreseeable future, live music in public venues has been silenced. During this unprecedented time in our country and our world, we, like other artists and artistic organizations are struggling to figure out how to navigate through these uncharted waters. We all need to figure out how to bring music back to our audiences.

This season, the Rossini Club had planned to begin celebrating the 150th anniversary of this historic club, which was founded by women who held performances in each others’ homes, with concerts honoring this significant event.

Our board is working hard to figure out ways to keep the music going, while keeping our performers and audiences safe! In addition to exploring some virtual performance opportunities, this Summer, we are honoring the Rossini Club’s tradition and returning to our roots with some performances being held outside at members’ homes.

The first garden concert was held on July 29th at 4:30 p.m. at the home of member Ruth Matt in Portland. Attendees heard music by: Rossini, Rachmaninov and Bach. The performers on that day were member musicians Ruth Matt, Leah Neuchiller, Eleanor Lehman and Barbara Graustein. Click here if you would like to see photographs from the concert.

The second Summer concert was in Falmouth at the home of myself, Sydney Patten, on August 26th. Click here if you would like to see photographs from the concert.

A third Garden Concert was at the home of Barbara and Mike Payson on September 13th. We were pleased to see this concert was filled to capacity and everyone enjoying the music so much.

A fourth and final outdoor concert will be at the home of Ruth Matt on October 5th. Click here for concert information.

At each venue, numbers are limited. When you arrive at the concert venue, you will be seated by an usher who will ‘social distance’ you. Masks are required. Thank you.

To get folks in the mood for our 150th gala celebration, there will be a historical reading at each concert involving our club.

In addition to our outdoor Summer concerts, we plan to offer opportunities this Fall and Winter for you to hear our members and guests making music through Zoom, the Rossini Club’s Facebook and YouTube feeds, and more. We’ll be sharing recordings of past performances for you to enjoy and are planning ways to stream some new performances, either prerecorded or in real-time.
Please stay tuned and I look forward to seeing you virtually or LIVE!!

Sydney Patten
Rossini Club President