Piano Concert: Sydney Patten on Fri., June 30

Join pianist and composer Sydney Patten for a concert featuring her original music inspired by Mount Desert Island as well as classical pieces at the Jesup Memorial Library on Friday, June 30 at 7 p.m. Patten will be premiering many of her pieces which are all inspired by the natural beauty of Mount Desert Island, Acadia National Park, the wildlife that lives here and the waters in and around the island. She will also be playing corresponding classical music.

Patten began studying piano at the age of 6 to please her mother. She quickly fell in love with the instrument and with classical music. She had to hide this fact from her friends who made fun of her because she like Brahms. At Skidmore College, she minored in music with a concentration in piano performance. She began to compose music secretly never sharing any of her compositions until recently. While living on the North Shore of Massachusetts, she began composing music inspired by birds at Crane’s Beach. During that time, she served as the Vice President of the American Women Composers. Her deep concern over the fragility of the ocean has led her to team up with the Ocean Conservancy in Washington D.C. to write music for their videos and podcasts. She is currently the American Ambassadress for a cultural foundation near Paris, France called Royaumont Abbaye. She lives with her husband on Mount Desert Island and in Falmouth, Foreside, Maine.

This concert is free and open to the public, and is suitable for children. For more information on Patten, visit www.justforyouweddingmusic.com and for more information on the concert contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245 or kchagnon@jesuplibrary.org.