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Colby College will present Carl Dimow and Jim Lyden in concert on Saturday, October 29, at 7:30 p.m. in Lorimer Chapel on the Waterville campus. The concert is open to the public free of charge.

Guitarist Carl Dimow and jazz bassist Jim Lyden will draw primarily on Dimow’s lifelong passion for acoustic blues and jazz, with a few forays into klezmer, original music for ukulele, and other surprises. Dimow is a musician whose eclectic performances range from blues and jazz to classical and world music. Also an accomplished flutist, he has appeared in concerts and festivals in the U.S., Europe and Central America. Dimow performs with the Casco Bay Tummlers klezmer band, which has toured in Germany and Lithuania and has released two CDs. 

Lyden has performed in Germany and Hungary and he appears on numerous CDs, including recordings with Bobby Watson and Tiger Okoshi. His beautiful sound and great feel for a wide variety of styles keep him in constant demand.

Additional concerts scheduled in the Music at Colby series this fall, all in Lorimer Chapel, include:

Saturday, November 5, 7:30 p.m.
Colby Jazz Band: The School of Cool Had a Baby
The Colby Jazz Band will feature the music of Count Basie, one of the greatest jazz bandleaders of the Swing era and dean of the “School of Cool,” along with West Coast stylings and instrumentation (featuring flute and French horn) and Modern Jazz Quartet tunes.

Saturday, November 12, 7:30 p.m.
Colby Wind Ensemble: Women and Children First
The concert will explore the concept of “Women and Children First” through compositions by women and about — or for — children. Scheduled for performance are Julie Giroux’s “Mystery on Mena Mountain;” Debussy’s “Golliwog’s Cakewalk” from the Children’s Corner Suite; fanfares by Libby Larsen and Joan Tower; Cecile Chaminade’s “Concertino for Flute;” Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf;” and theme music to the film Titanic.

Saturday, November 19, 7:30 p.m.
Collegium Musicum
An evening of poetry, madrigals, a cappella airs, and solo songs from Elizabethan and Jacobean times.

Saturday, December 3, 7:30 p.m.
Colby Symphony Orchestra
Visiting Professor Marshall T. Fulbright conducts “Variations on a Theme of Haydn” (Op. 56a) by Brahms, “Huapango” by José Pablo Moncayo, and “Pavane for a Dead Princess” by Maurice Ravel.

Thursday, December 8, 7 p.m.
Colby College Chorale: Service of Lessons and Carols
The Colby College Chorale’s Service of Lessons and Carols includes readings from the King James Bible and a variety of choral music associated with Advent. Works performed include settings of traditional carol texts by several European composers from across the historical spectrum as well as 19th-century carols and compositions by contemporary composers.

Friday, December 9, prelude 7 p.m., service 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 10, preludes 3:30 and 7 p.m., services 4 and 7:30 p.m.
36th Annual Service of Carols and Lights
For ticket information, call 859-4609 or 859-4610.

For more information on the Music at Colby series, visit