Cellist / Composer / New Directions
Cellist / Composer / New Directions

Performances

This page lists some of Ben’s public and private performances. Look also at the Projects page to see and hear some of his other work.

Upcoming Performances

Sunday, March 3, 2024 at 3 p.m.
Zograf Quartet, Andover, Massachusetts

An afternoon of beautiful music featuring composer Demetrius Spaneas and the premiere of his string quartet, “Nostalgica.” Also on the program are “Five Sketches” by the Bulgarian composer M. Goleminov and the “Slavonic” String Quartet by Antonin Dorak.
St. Parascheva Romanian Orthodox Church
264-266 Lowell Street, Andover, MA 01810
Suggested donation $15
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Andover Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

Saturday, March 9, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.
Portland Symphony Orchestra Pops Concert: Broadway by Request


Recent Performances

PSQ Concert II
New Date: Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024, 2 p.m.
St. Lukes Cathedral, Emmanuel Chapel
143 State Street Portland, ME 04101
Seating Capacity: 75
String Quartet in F# minor, Hob.III:47
Joseph Haydn
Apocryphal Dances
Kenji Bunch
Quartet for Strings in One Movement
Amy Beach
String Quartet (Ragamala)
Reena EsmailDean Stein, Violin I
Callie Brennan, Violin II
Brianna Fischler, Viola
Benjamin Noyes, Cello
Thank you to our generous Concert Sponsors:Maestro Paul Vermel & Carolyn Paulin

Saturday, December 23, 2023
Candlelight Concert: Nutcracker
First Parish In Portland Unitarian Universalist
425 Congress Street, Portland, Maine

Friday, November 24, 2023, Doors 7 p.m. – Show 8 p.m. All ages
Saturday, November 25, 2023, Doors 7 p.m. – Show 8 p.m. All ages
Sunday, November 26 Doors 3 p.m. – Show 4 p.m. All ages
Spencer and the Walrus present Beatles Night, State Theatre, Portland, Maine
$1 per ticket sold for every show happening through December 2023 will be donated to the City of Lewiston’s Families and Victims Fund.
Spencer and the Walrus

Spencer and the Walrus is a consortium of Portland, ME-based musicians who come together through a shared love of Beatles music, including solo material. All members are active recording and touring artists who were all recently featured in a Rolling Stone article that highlighted Portland’s ambitious music scene. The goal of The Walrus is to translate Beatles recordings as accurately as possible in a live show setting. No wigs, no accents, and a little bit too loud.
FMI: https://statetheatreportland.com/events/beatles-night-2/


Zograf Quartet

Sunday, November 5, 2023 at 3 p.m.
VentiCordi: ‘House Music for Autumn’
Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick, 1 Middle St., Brunswick, ME 04011
Tickets
PROGRAM INFO
Reinhold Glière – Duos for Violin and Cello, Op. 39
Ilja Hurnik – Sonata da Camera for Flute, Oboe, Cello, and Harpsichord
Jindrich Feld – Trio for Flute, Violin, and Cello
Georg Philip Telemann – Quartet from Tafelmusik for Flute, Oboe, Violin, Cello, and HarpsichordSunday, October 15, 2023
Wedding

Saturday, November 4, 2023 at 7 p.m.
VentiCordi: ‘House Music for Autumn’
Portland Conservatory of Music
Tickets
PROGRAM INFO
Reinhold Glière – Duos for Violin and Cello, Op. 39
Ilja Hurnik – Sonata da Camera for Flute, Oboe, Cello, and Harpsichord
Jindrich Feld – Trio for Flute, Violin, and Cello
Georg Philip Telemann – Quartet from Tafelmusik for Flute, Oboe, Violin, Cello, and Harpsichord

Saturday, October 28, 2023
Wedding

Saturday, October 7, 2023
Wedding

Saturday, Sept. 30, 7:30 p.m.
and Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023, 2:50 p.m.
Performing with the Portland Symphony Orchestra in “Opening Night: Visual Sounds.” Featuring Eckart Preu, music director; Molly Harmon, soprano; and the ChoralArt Masterworks Chorus.
Merrill Auditorium, Portland, Maine.

The program includes George Gershwin’s An American in Paris; Ralph Vaughan-Williams, Serenade to Music; Giuseppe Verdi’s “Va, Pensiero” (Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves) from Nabucco, and “Anvil Chorus” from The Troubadour; and Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. Maruice Ravel).
https://portlandsymphony.org


Sunday, Sept. 24, 2023
Kol Nidre with Congregation Etz Chaim, 6:30 p.m. 267 Congress Street, Portland, Maine. For more information, please email maineshul@gmail.com

Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023
Wedding

Friday, Sept. 15, 2023
Wedding

Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023
Wedding

Friday, Aug. 25 to Sunday, Aug. 27, 2023
32nd Mostly Bach Festival
White Mountain Musical Arts

Wednesday, July 26, Friday, July 28, and Saturday, July 29, 2023
Hogfish 2023 Season – in collaboration with Mechanic’s Hall, Portland, Maine
CarmXn – a modern adaptation of the classic opera Carmen exploring boundaries of gender, genre, and geo-politics.

Saturday, July 8, 2023
Two performances with the Portland Symphony Orchestra

Friday, June 30 to Friday, July 7, 2023
Six performances, Rocking Horse Winner, Opera Maine
471 Stroudwater Street, Westbrook, Maine

Sunday, June 25, 2023
Concert with Nicole Rabata, flute and Michael Albert, oboe
Denmark Arts Center, 50 West Main Street, Denmark, Maine

Saturday, June 24, 2023
Private wedding.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 26-28, 2023
Four concert performances with Zograf String Quartet

Wednesday, May 17, 2023
Performance with Palaver Strings

Tuesday, April 25, 2023
Freeport performance

Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2023
Performance with Palaver Strings

Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023
Private wedding.


Testimonials

Tuning up for a summertime wedding performance. Photo courtesy of 2021 wedding couple Ashley & Ryan and Mobile Video and Photography.

If you’ve been to one of Ben’s performances, we’d love to hear from you.

“Ben Noyes is a pleasure to work with. His professionalism is only overshadowed by the depth and tenderness of his musical interpretations.” – Ella Deloon, composer

“Ben came to play in our backyard for our two-year anniversary and he added the perfect touch to the evening. He played the Bach Cello Suites (incredibly beautifully) and added thoughtful commentary along the way that enriched the experience even more. He was professional while managing to keep the experience positive, light, and fun—a rare combination! We truly could not recommend him highly enough!” — Chelsea & Andy

Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022
Performing with Barroom Messiah, a small ensemble providing a sing-along Messiah performance at Blue in Portland, Maine.

Friday, June 24, and Sunday June 26, 2022
Performing Alan Ridout’s 2nd Concerto for Cello and Voices with Una Voce Chamber Choir in their summer concert “Ineffable.” Unitarian Universalist Church, Brunswick, Maine. FMI: https://unavocechamberchoir.org/latest-news

Saturday, May 7, 2022
Grammy Nominated Oud Master Rahim AlHaj, Letters from Iraq with string quintet: Katherine Liccardo, violin; Tracey Jasas-Hardel, violin; Matt Consul, viola; Ben Noyes, cello; John Clark, bass.
The Colonial Theatre, Bethlehem, New Hampshire

Saturday, April 23, 2022
Private wedding in Fryeburg, Maine.

Saturday, April 2, 2022
Collaboration with Palaver Strings, recorded album at The Studio, music Dana Lynn, violinist/composer.

Sunday, March 27, 2022
Beethoven String Quartet in A minor, op. 132 with the Zograff String Quartet, at the Chapel at West Parish, Andover, Massachusetts.


Friday, Dec. 31, 2021
Private wedding in Falmouth, Maine, Ben Noyes, cello, with Lori Arsenault, classical guitar.

Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021, 3 – 6 p.m. Portland, Maine
Trio Performance at DiMillo’s Restaurant in the Old Port

Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, 12:15 p.m. Portland, Maine
Portland Conservatory of Music, Noonday Concert Series performance, “Transitions,” composed and performed by Ben Noyes.

Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, 7 – 9 p.m.Portland, Maine
Fundraiser, classical and pop mix, Ben Noyes, cello, with Lori Arsenault, classical guitar.

Sunday, July 4, 2021
Private wedding on Orr’s Island, Ben Noyes, cello, with Lori Arsenault, classical guitar.

Saturday, March 20, 2021, 3-5 p.m.
Vigorous Tenderness: a vernal equinox concert

Portland Symphony Orchestra
Musician Led Programs with the Zograf Quartet

Saturday, Septc 12, 2020
Zograf Quartet – Outdoor concert
Andover, MA

Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020
Bach Suite Concert – Private
South Portland, ME

Sunday, March 1 , 2020, 2:00 p.m. – CANCELLED due to pandemic
Zograf Quartet
 performing at The Chapel at West Parish
210 Lowell Street, Andover, MA
Join the Zograf Quartet for a special event celebrating the music of Beethoven, Bridge, and Brahms
Suggested Donation: $15

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 12 p.m. – CANCELLED due to pandemic
Zograf Quartet performing at Merrimack College
315 Turnpike St., North Andover, MA

Saturday, April 11, 2020 at 1 p.m.– CANCELLED due to pandemic
Zograf Quartet performing at Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA

Friday, May 15, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.– CANCELLED due to pandemic
Zograf Quartet performing at Andover Community Concert
Andover, MA

Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, 7:30 – 9 p.m.
Timucua Arts Foundation

2000 S. Summerlin Ave., Orlando, FL 32806
JD Hunter & Ben Noyes

View the Performance Video, recorded live at Timucua

Included a special exhibition of works by Jim Preston.

A native of Salt Lake City, Utah, JD came to Boston in 2003 to study at the New England Conservatory. A native of Portland, Maine, Ben returns to his New England roots, where Ben and JD first met as avid freelance orchestral, theater and chamber musicians. They were soon approached by Jeb Enoch of the Maine Music Mill and offered the opportunity to record the Ravel Duo Sonata for violin and cello.

Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, 7 – 9 p.m. Brunswick, ME
Saturday, December 7, 2020, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Portland, ME
Palaver Strings, Behive Chamber Series Concerts: Love’s Keen Sting
Beethoven, String Quartet No. 10 in Eb Major, Opus 74, “The Harp,” and Mozart, String Quartet No. 16 in Eb Major, K428 with Palover Strings.

Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, 7 p.m.
Strings of Song
Zograf String Quartet:
 Mina Lavcheva, violin/viola; Antoaneta Anguelova, violin/viola;
Viktoria Tchertchian, violin/viola; Ben Noyes, cello
The Chapel at West Parish, 210 Lowell Street, Andover, Mass
Opening concert of the season celebrating the folk song as a form of inspiration and expression.

October, 2019
World of Chinese Opera, co-sponsored by the University of Southern Maine School of Music and the Confucius Institute at USM, performing with a visiting ensemble of Chinese musicians playing traditional Chinese instruments.

Summer 2019
Portland Bach Experience
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November, 2018
Performance available on YouTube – Brunswick
Performance available on YouTube (partial) – Portland
Kodaly’s Sonata for Solo Cello in B minor, at Maine Music Mill, Brunswick, Maine, and at the Portland Public Library as a part of the Portland Conservatory Noonday Concert Series.

October 2018
Ravel’s Sonata for Violin & Cello, JD Hunter and Ben Noyes, Maine Music Mill

September 2018
Opening Faculty Concert “Sounds of China,” University of Southern Maine School of Music, with Thomas Parchman, clarinet; krysia Tripp, flute; Robert Lehmann, violin; Bridget Convey, piano; John Mehrmann, percussion; Benjamin Noyes, cello, and Zhantao Lin, erhu.

June 2015
A Magical Evening of Art, Music, Food & Community
http://www.theabitareproject.com

April 2015
FACULTY CONCERT SERIES: Daniel Sonenberg and Friends
University of Southern Maine School of Music
With Daniel Sonenberg, composer & guitarist; Robert Lehmann, violin; Benjamin Noyes, cello; Joshua DeScherer, bass; Thomas Parchman, clarinet; Krysia Tripp, flute; Kathleen McNerney, oboe; Anastasia Antonacos, piano; Bridget Convey, piano; John Mehrman, percussion; Lynn Vartan, percussion. Composer of The Summer King, Daniel Sonenberg, presented an evening of chamber music composed since 2011. The concert featured a world premiere of a new composition for marimba and recorded sound, commissioned by visiting percussionist Lynn Vartan.