Composer/pianist Clayton Clemetson of Belfast will play a CD release concert Saturday, July 9 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 37 Miller St.

The concert will feature 45 minutes of improvisational pieces. “Barefoot in the Snow,” a collection of Clayton’s original compositions and improvisations, will be available for sale. After the concert, light snacks will be served and Clemetson will be available to sign CDs.

Clemetson, a homeschooled junior, has been playing piano for nine years and has developed a relaxing, New Age style with a foundation in classical music. He has played piano for various events such as art openings, New Year’s by the Bay and the Schoodic Arts for All, Emerging Artists Series.

Admission will be a $3 donation at the door. Profits from the concert and CD sales will go toward Clemetson’s semester of high school in Ecuador this September with an organization called Kroka. Kroka takes groups of high schoolers to Ecuador, after a month on a farm in New Hampshire, with the goal of comparing New England and Ecuadorian rural life and immersing the students in the culture and geography of Ecuador. The students will be farming, exploring the rain forest, rafting Amazonian rivers, hiking a 19,000 foot volcano and studying with the indigenous people of the region.

For more information, send email to cloudharvest@gmail.com or call 338-2624. To learn more about the Ecuador trip and hear some of Clemetson’s music, visit claytonecuadortrip.blogspot.com.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to dernest@villagesoup.com.