SEARSMONT — Searsmont Town Library presents a live concert multi-media event, “Facing Climate Change in Waldo County,” featuring the Halcyon String Quartet and ecologist Janet McMahon, Sunday, July 24, at 4 p.m. in the Searsmont Community Hall.

Through live music, projected imagery, science and spoken word, this multi-media performance explores the impacts of climate change on Waldo County. It examines landscape diversity, present and future climate projections, and ideas around increasing ecological and community resilience.

Halcyon’s performance will include Bach’s “Goldberg Variations,” selections from Mozart’s “Dissonance” Quartet, William Grant Still’s “Summerland,” Danish traditional tunes, and excerpts from a newly commissioned work for string quartet and narrator by local composer Nathan Davis. This last work incorporates the perspectives and reflections from members of our community as we collectively respond to the challenges and opportunities that climate change inspires.

Halcyon is a string quartet based in Midcoast Maine. As performers, artists and collaborators, violinists Sophie and Josie Davis, violist Colin Wheatley, and cellist Nora Willauer strive to share their love of music in ways that foster connection, community, vibrancy, joy, warmth and accessibility. By combining music with visual art, Halcyon inspires its audiences to notice, observe and actively participate in community while acknowledging and protecting the natural environment that sustains us. For more information, visit

This event is free and is made possible in part through a generous grant from the Moosewood Fund via the Maine Community Foundation.