Pianist Anastasia Antonacos to return to Sanford-Springvale Museum

Posted Wednesday, July 25, 2012 in Culture

Pianist Anastasia Antonacos to return to Sanford-Springvale Museum

SPRINGVALE — Concert pianist Anastasia Antonacos returns to the Sanford-Springvale Historical Museum this Saturday, July 28, to perform masterworks by Beethoven, Rachmaninoff and Messiaen.

Her past performances in Springvale have been warmly acclaimed. She last performed on the museum’s historic 1886 Bechstein piano in May 2011. Her program that evening was repeated a month later in Serbia during the World Piano Conference at Novi Sad. 

Antonacos has played in some of the most renowned recital halls of the world, including the Salle Cortot in Paris, the Casa Orfeo in Italy, Holland’s Alkmaar Conservatory and the Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York. Other countries where she has performed include Greece, Russia, Spain, Belgium and Bulgaria. 

Antonacos is a regular soloist with the Northshore Philharmonic Orchestra and with the Midcoast, Bangor and Portland symphony orchestras. She holds a doctorate in piano performance from Indiana University in Bloomington and, most recently, has been a member of the full-time piano faculty at Indiana University of Pennslyvania.

The Sanford-Springvale Historical Museum’s concerts are made possible through the financial support of its sponsors: York County Federal Credit Union, Sanford Institution for Savings, Kennebunk Savings Bank, Law Offices of Charles Nickerson, Dr. Muriel A. Poulin, Dr. and Mrs. John B. McGuckin, Sanford-Springvale Rotary Club and Altrusa.

The Historical Museum, located at 505 Main St. in Springvale, is handicapped-accessible and air-conditioned. The July 28 concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Admission for adults and seniors is $15; no charge for persons 21 and younger. Tickets may be purchased at the door or reserved by calling 324-2797.

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