FARMINGTON — The UMF Emery Community Arts Center will present the world premiere performance of acclaimed American composer and percussionist Stuart Saunders Smith’s new musical composition “The Rivers of Maine.” World-renowned violinist Airi Yoshioka will perform Smith’s creative piece at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 14, in the Emery performance space. The event is free and open to the public.

“The Rivers of Maine (2015) paints a picture of the emotional resonance and love of place. The rivers of Maine are powerful and lyrical, a poetry of infinity endings, and beginnings of the deep ocean. The rivers of Maine support the life forms of Maine. My violin solo is a song, which channels the rivers into melodies of longing, said Smith in a UMF news release.

This concert is sponsored by the UMF Department of Sound, Performance and Visual Inquiry.