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State of the Art with Heather McDougall

Sundays at 12:00 pm (Repeat on Mondays at 12:00 pm)

Hosted by Heather McDougall and the Maine Public Classical Team

State of the Art is a weekly dive into the Maine arts scene with the people who create, collaborate and shape our vibrant cultural landscape. Host Heather McDougall and other members of the Maine Public Classical Team sit down with guests, sharing their stories, experiences and forthcoming projects and events.

Our warmest thanks to Portland-based Palaver Strings for sharing their recording as our series sig tune, the fiddle set, Yorkshire Lass/One Hour in Hungary/Shuckin’ Stiddy - Greg Boardman/Mikael Marin/Roger Tallroth/Elsie Gawler.

    • Portland-based Palaver Strings and the two-time Grammy winning Attacca Quartet are coming together for a new collaboration, “Between Us”, with performances later this month in Portland, Rockport and Portsmouth. Elizabeth Moore of Palaver Strings and Domenic Salerni of the Attacca Quartet chat with Host Heather McDougall about this concert series as well as the forthcoming new album from Palaver Strings – “A Change is Gonna Come”.
    • Dwayne Tomah is a cultural educator and language keeper for the Passamaquoddy Nation, and a contributor to "Music in Maine," the new exhibition at the Maine Historical Society in Portland. Tomah sits down with Host Sarah Tuttle to discuss the exhibition, the roles of language and music in maintaining a connection to heritage, and the legacy of anthropologist Jesse Walter Fewkes.
    • Classical Uprising Artistic Director Emily Isaacson chats with Host Heather McDougall about the forthcoming eclipse-inspired Room to Breathe performances in Portland and Brunswick.