The Midcoast Symphony Orchestra Concert Series III “Tried and True, Plus a Newer Crew” The Midcoast Symphony welcomes guest conductor Hiroya Miura to the podium for a program combining familiar music from the past with exciting new music by modern composers. Miura, an active composer, conductor, and performer, is a native of Sendai, Japan and is currently an Associate Professor of music at Bates College. The program opens with “Propellers in the Sun,” written in 2016 by the very accomplished composer-performer and songwriter Tanner Porter. The tried-and-true pieces on the program include Mozart’s Symphony No. 35, the “Haffner,” and Arcangelo Corelli’s Concerto Grosso, Op. 6, No. 4. The concerto features MSO violinists Carol Preston and Mary Hunter, and cellist Karen Jung. The final piece on the program is Florence Price’s Symphony No. 3. Price, an African-American, wrote this symphony in 1938, but after her death in 1953 was not widely remembered. More recently her music has been gaining in popularity. This symphony has beautiful melodies similar to music of the late 1800s but with a jazzy feel, including a different take on ragtime. Adult tickets are $24.50 in advance (including fee), and $25 at the door if space is available. Admission for ages 18 and under and for college students with ID is always free. Complete concert and ticket information is available at https://midcoastsymphony.org. Audiences are encouraged to purchase tickets 24 hours in advance at https://midcoastsymphony.org/tickets/ or by calling the box office at (207) 481-0790. This concert will be held at the beautiful Riverview-Franco Center in Lewiston on Saturday, March 18 at 7:00pm. All MSO musicians and staff members are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Musicians will wear masks except while they're playing wind instruments. We recommend but do not require audience members to wear masks while they are inside our performance venues. The orchestra’s website at www.midcoastsymphony.org provides our latest COVID protocols. Please do not attend a concert if you're not feeling well. We'll try to exchange your prepaid ticket if you notify us at least 24 hours in advance.