Rachel Carson Celebration Performers

7:30 PM Friday evening - Given Auditorium

 Lee

Kaiulani Lee
"A Sense of Wonder"

Kaiulani Lee brings to the writing and acting of A Sense of Wonder more than 30 years of experience in theatre, film and television. Ms. Lee has starred in over a dozen plays on and off-Broadway. She has been nominated for the Drama Desk Award on Broadway and has won the OBIE Award for outstanding achievement off-Broadway.

Ms. Lee has guest-starred in numerous television series including Law & Order, The Equalizer, Tales from the Dark Side, and The Waltons. Her film credits include The Seduction of Joe Tynan, The Fan, Garp, Cujo, and Compromising Positions. She starred as Martha Ballard in the critically acclaimed PBS film A Midwife's Tale.

Ms. Lee has devoted years of her life to bringing quality theatre to communities across the country and is the recipient of an honorary doctorate from Bowdoin College for her contribution to and excellence in the performing arts.

4:00 PM Saturday - Given Auditorium

 Bok

Gordon Bok
“Songs for the Earth ”

Gordon Bok grew up around the boatyards of Camden, Maine, and worked on many different boats from fishing boats to passenger schooners to yachts, on his own coast and others.  As he sailed, he learned songs and ballads of the sea and the schooners and the fishes and fishermen.  Later he sang of mythical sea folk, seals and selkies who came to him in dreams and legends.  At a time when folk music was experiencing a great revival, he was a leader in preserving, collecting, creating and sharing a wide variety of rich and intensely beautiful songs of both land and sea.  His mastery of both the 6- and 12-string guitars added to his already well-developed vocal expression to create an unmistakable style that has carried him through decades of being one of our most cherished folk artists. 

In addition to performing in concert halls, coffeehouses and festivals throughout the U.S., Canada, Great Britain and Scandinavia, Gordon has taught choral singing and song writing at summer music camps and other gatherings.  He has organized choral groups in his own community and gladly shares his knowledge with others wishing to do the same.  A superb storyteller, he often introduces songs in concert with a bit of their origin and history. He has served both as Artist-in Residence and faculty member of the College of the Atlantic.  Although he never graduated from college, he received an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the Maine Maritime Academy in 1997.

 

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