Bay Chamber invites local community members to experience the joy of music and support their friends and neighbors in the Odeon Orchestra’s spring concerts: the Odeon Allegro, Symphony and Chamber orchestras will perform Sunday, May 20 at 4 p.m. at the Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St.; and the Odeon Adult Orchestra will perform Tuesday, May 22 at 6:30 p.m. at John Street Methodist Church in Camden.

The Sunday afternoon concert also will feature the Kräftig Piano Quartet featuring violinist Fiona Boyd, cellist Duncan Hall, pianist/oboeist Sam McKenna and violist Teal Vickery; and the Odeon Trio featuring Elizabeth Belair on clarinet, Davis Boardman on violin and Aiden Gordon on piano.

The members of the Bay Chamber Odeon Allegro, Symphony, Adult and Chamber Orchestras rehearse all year, honing their skills and working as a team to create beautiful music. The players range in age from 6 to 50-plus and will play familiar classical and contemporary music where each level of orchestra highlights the ability of its players.   Students are guided by conductor Deirdre McClure. Both concerts are free and open to the public.

Players of all instruments are invited to audition for Odeon Symphony orchestras Tuesday, May 22 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at Bay Chamber’s Music School, located at 18 Central St. in Rockport village, just down the hill from the opera house. Rehearsals take place at the Bay Chamber Community Music School in Rockport, which also offers private instruction in violin, viola, cello, classical guitar, classical and jazz piano, clarinet, saxophone, flute and jazz and classical voice.

Founded in 1961 by brothers Andrew Wolf and Thomas Wolf, Bay Chamber is dedicated to sustaining classical music as an art form. In concerts and in the classroom, Bay Chamber passes along this rich musical heritage to people of all ages and abilities, at the same time acknowledging the importance, and encouraging the exploration, of all musical languages.

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Bay Chamber has for 50 years awarded annual prizes to young Maine musicians. Bay Chamber Community Music School offers private instruction, orchestral opportunities and other music education to local musicians and community members of all ages and abilities.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.