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Sherman's Books, Damariscotta & Boothbay Harbor
Gulf of Maine Books, Brunswick
Longfellow Books, Monument Square, Portland

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General $20 winter concerts
Under 21 Free

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Sponsors
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First Advisors
H. M. Payson
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Schedule
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2015
June
Jun 27 - Saturday - 4:00pm - Denmark Village
Children's Concert - Kinderkonzert
Program for children
$5 suggested donation
For information call (207) 452-2412
Jun 27 - Saturday - 7:30pm - Denmark Village
Summer Series II: Organicism
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Quartet in D Major, Op. 44, No. 1
Molto allegro vivace
Menuetto. Un poco Allegretto
Andante espressivo ma con moto
Presto con brio
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
Concertino
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
String Quartet in A Major, Op. 41, No. 3
$12 suggested donation
For information call (207) 452-2412
July
Jul 1 - Wednesday - 8:00pm - MPBN
MPBN Radio Broadcast
Maine Stage
WMED Calais - 89.7
WMEA Portland - 90.1
WMEP Camden - 90.5
WMEH Bangor - 90.9
WMEW Waterville - 91.3
WMEM Presque Isle - 106.1
WMEF Fort Kent - 106.5
Jul 7 - Tuesday - 7:30pm - Harpswell
Summer Series I: A Midsummer Night's Sextets
Erich Korngold (1897-1957)
Sextet
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Sextet in B Flat
Guest Artists:
Joshua Gordon, cello
Marcus Thompson, viola

Marcus Thompson's appearance sponsored by H. M. Payson
Jul 8 - Wednesday - 7:30pm - Tenants Harbor
Summer Series I: A Midsummer Night's Sextets
Ocean View Grange map
Erich Korngold (1897-1957)
Sextet
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Sextet in B Flat
Guest Artists:
Joshua Gordon, cello
Marcus Thompson, viola

Marcus Thompson's appearance sponsored by H. M. Payson
Jul 9 - Thursday - 7:30pm - Hancock
Summer Series II: Organicism
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Quartet in D Major, Op. 44, No. 1
Molto allegro vivace
Menuetto. Un poco Allegretto
Andante espressivo ma con moto
Presto con brio
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
Concertino
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
String Quartet in A Major, Op. 41, No. 3
Adults: $25; Students/Children $5 (cash or check only).
Tickets can be reserved by calling 207-460-0313 and will be held for pickup at the door beginning 7pm.
The concert is in the School's Forest Studio located at 42 Melody Lane in Hancock. Enter down Old Track Road (across from the town's Monument Lot on US Hwy 1).
Jul 14 - Tuesday - 7:00pm - Stonington
Summer Series I: A Midsummer Night's Sextets
Erich Korngold (1897-1957)
Sextet
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Sextet in B Flat
Guest Artists:
Joshua Gordon, cello
Marcus Thompson, viola
Sponsored by the Stonington Opera House
Tickets $22 call 207-367-2788

Marcus Thompson's appearance sponsored by H. M. Payson
Jul 15 - Wednesday - 7:30pm - Boothbay
Summer Series I: A Midsummer Night's Sextets
Erich Korngold (1897-1957)
Sextet
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Sextet in B Flat
Guest Artists:
Joshua Gordon, cello
Marcus Thompson, viola

Marcus Thompson's appearance sponsored by H. M. Payson
Jul 16 - Thursday - 7:30pm - South Bristol
Summer Series I: A Midsummer Night's Sextets
Erich Korngold (1897-1957)
Sextet
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Sextet in B Flat
Guest Artists:
Joshua Gordon, cello
Marcus Thompson, viola

Marcus Thompson's appearance sponsored by H. M. Payson
Jul 18 - Saturday - 8:15pm - Southwest Harbor
Summer Series II: Organicism
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Quartet in D Major, Op. 44, No. 1
Molto allegro vivace
Menuetto. Un poco Allegretto
Andante espressivo ma con moto
Presto con brio
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
Concertino
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
String Quartet in A Major, Op. 41, No. 3
Tickets: $12 available at the door
For more information: 207 244-5036
August
Aug 2 - Sunday - 4:00pm - Bethel
Hot To Trot
United Methodist Church map
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Quartet in D Major, Op. 44, No. 1
Molto allegro vivace
Menuetto. Un poco Allegretto
Andante espressivo ma con moto
Presto con brio
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
Concertino
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
String Quartet in A Major, Op. 41, No. 3
Free concert for the community funded by the Mahoosuc Arts Council.
For more information: 207-824-3575 or www.mahoosucarts.org
Aug 4 - Tuesday - 7:30pm - Harpswell
Summer Series II: Organicism
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Quartet in D Major, Op. 44, No. 1
Molto allegro vivace
Menuetto. Un poco Allegretto
Andante espressivo ma con moto
Presto con brio
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
Concertino
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
String Quartet in A Major, Op. 41, No. 3
Note that tickets are Pay As You Wish at the door, or you may secure a ticket now from this web site.

Sponsored by: Mid Coast Hospital
Aug 6 - Thursday - 7:30pm - South Bristol
Summer Series II: Organicism
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Quartet in D Major, Op. 44, No. 1
Molto allegro vivace
Menuetto. Un poco Allegretto
Andante espressivo ma con moto
Presto con brio
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
Concertino
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
String Quartet in A Major, Op. 41, No. 3
Aug 11 - Tuesday - 7:30pm - Tenants Harbor
Summer Series II: Organicism
Ocean View Grange map
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Quartet in D Major, Op. 44, No. 1
Molto allegro vivace
Menuetto. Un poco Allegretto
Andante espressivo ma con moto
Presto con brio
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
Concertino
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
String Quartet in A Major, Op. 41, No. 3
Aug 12 - Wednesday - 7:30pm - Boothbay
Summer Series II: Organicism
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Quartet in D Major, Op. 44, No. 1
Molto allegro vivace
Menuetto. Un poco Allegretto
Andante espressivo ma con moto
Presto con brio
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
Concertino
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
String Quartet in A Major, Op. 41, No. 3

Sponsored by: First Advisors
September
Sep 13 - Sunday - 7:00pm - Walpole
Leaf Peeper
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Quartet in A Major, K. 464
Allegro non troppo
Andante con moto
Menuetto & Trio
Allegro vivace
Erwin Schulhoff (1894-1942)
String Quartet No. 1 (1924)
Presto con fuoco
Allegretto con moto e con malinconia grotesca
Allegro giocoso alla Slovacca
Andante molto sostenuto
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Quartet in D Major, Op. 44, No. 1
Molto allegro vivace
Menuetto. Un poco Allegretto
Andante espressivo ma con moto
Presto con brio
Tickets $25.
Available at Maine Coast Books, Walpole Barn, and at the door.
October
Oct 10 - Saturday - 4:00pm - Tenants Harbor
Leaf Peeper
Ocean View Grange map
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Quartet in A Major, K. 464
Allegro non troppo
Andante con moto
Menuetto & Trio
Allegro vivace
Erwin Schulhoff (1894-1942)
String Quartet No. 1 (1924)
Presto con fuoco
Allegretto con moto e con malinconia grotesca
Allegro giocoso alla Slovacca
Andante molto sostenuto
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Quartet in D Major, Op. 44, No. 1
Molto allegro vivace
Menuetto. Un poco Allegretto
Andante espressivo ma con moto
Presto con brio
Door tickets will be Pay What You Wish,
or secure yours now for $20 (click below)
Under 21 Free.
Oct 11 - Sunday - 3:00pm - Wells
Leaf Peeper
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Quartet in A Major, K. 464
Allegro non troppo
Andante con moto
Menuetto & Trio
Allegro vivace
Erwin Schulhoff (1894-1942)
String Quartet No. 1 (1924)
Presto con fuoco
Allegretto con moto e con malinconia grotesca
Allegro giocoso alla Slovacca
Andante molto sostenuto
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Quartet in D Major, Op. 44, No. 1
Molto allegro vivace
Menuetto. Un poco Allegretto
Andante espressivo ma con moto
Presto con brio
Tickets are available from Wells Reserve, 646-4521
Oct 23 - Friday - 12:15pm - Washington D.C.
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
String Quartet in C Minor, Op. 110
Largo
Allegro molto
Allegretto
Largo
Largo
Erwin Schulhoff (1894-1942)
String Quartet No. 1 (1924)
Presto con fuoco
Allegretto con moto e con malinconia grotesca
Allegro giocoso alla Slovacca
Andante molto sostenuto
Free admission
Information: 202-363-8286
Oct 24 - Saturday - 7:00pm - Washington D.C.
Salon Concert
Duncan Chaplin residence
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Quartet in A Major, K. 464
Allegro non troppo
Andante con moto
Menuetto & Trio
Allegro vivace
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
String Quartet in C Minor, Op. 110
Largo
Allegro molto
Allegretto
Largo
Largo
Erwin Schulhoff (1894-1942)
String Quartet No. 1 (1924)
Presto con fuoco
Allegretto con moto e con malinconia grotesca
Allegro giocoso alla Slovacca
Andante molto sostenuto
SOLD OUT! More info: 207-529-4555
Oct 25 - Sunday - 4:00pm - Washington D.C.
Private Salon Concert
Stan and Jane Fineman residence map
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Quartet in A Major, K. 464
Allegro non troppo
Andante con moto
Menuetto & Trio
Allegro vivace
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
String Quartet in C Minor, Op. 110
Largo
Allegro molto
Allegretto
Largo
Largo
Erwin Schulhoff (1894-1942)
String Quartet No. 1 (1924)
Presto con fuoco
Allegretto con moto e con malinconia grotesca
Allegro giocoso alla Slovacca
Andante molto sostenuto
Invitation Only
Information: 207-781-5526
RSVP: 202-253-5809
Oct 30 - Friday - 7:00pm - Damariscotta
Special Fundraiser
We will play and talk about the pieces in our "Enemies of the State" series.
Tickets $10 to benefit River Arts programming.
Further info or tickets 207-563-1507; email info@riverartsme.org; or at the door.
November
Nov 5 - Thursday - 7:30pm - Portland
Winter Series I: Enemies of the State
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Quartet in A Major, K. 464
Allegro non troppo
Andante con moto
Menuetto & Trio
Allegro vivace
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
String Quartet in C Minor, Op. 110
Largo
Allegro molto
Allegretto
Largo
Largo
Erwin Schulhoff (1894-1942)
String Quartet No. 1 (1924)
Presto con fuoco
Allegretto con moto e con malinconia grotesca
Allegro giocoso alla Slovacca
Andante molto sostenuto
Nov 6 - Friday - 1:30pm - Brunswick
Lecture/Performance - Mozart: Courting Death
The DSQ examines undisturbed evidence that Mozart gave his life for the French and American Revolutions
Program runs until 3:00pm
Free

Sponsored by: Midcoast Senior College
Nov 6 - Friday - 7:30pm - Damariscotta
Winter Series I: Enemies of the State
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Quartet in A Major, K. 464
Allegro non troppo
Andante con moto
Menuetto & Trio
Allegro vivace
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
String Quartet in C Minor, Op. 110
Largo
Allegro molto
Allegretto
Largo
Largo
Erwin Schulhoff (1894-1942)
String Quartet No. 1 (1924)
Presto con fuoco
Allegretto con moto e con malinconia grotesca
Allegro giocoso alla Slovacca
Andante molto sostenuto
Nov 7 - Saturday - 4:00pm - Boothbay Harbor
Winter Series I: Enemies of the State
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Quartet in A Major, K. 464
Allegro non troppo
Andante con moto
Menuetto & Trio
Allegro vivace
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
String Quartet in C Minor, Op. 110
Largo
Allegro molto
Allegretto
Largo
Largo
Erwin Schulhoff (1894-1942)
String Quartet No. 1 (1924)
Presto con fuoco
Allegretto con moto e con malinconia grotesca
Allegro giocoso alla Slovacca
Andante molto sostenuto
Nov 8 - Sunday - 3:00pm - Brunswick
Winter Series I: Enemies of the State
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Quartet in A Major, K. 464
Allegro non troppo
Andante con moto
Menuetto & Trio
Allegro vivace
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
String Quartet in C Minor, Op. 110
Largo
Allegro molto
Allegretto
Largo
Largo
Erwin Schulhoff (1894-1942)
String Quartet No. 1 (1924)
Presto con fuoco
Allegretto con moto e con malinconia grotesca
Allegro giocoso alla Slovacca
Andante molto sostenuto
Nov 15 - Sunday - 3:00pm - Thomaston
Winter Series I: Enemies of the State
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Quartet in A Major, K. 464
Allegro non troppo
Andante con moto
Menuetto & Trio
Allegro vivace
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
String Quartet in C Minor, Op. 110
Largo
Allegro molto
Allegretto
Largo
Largo
Erwin Schulhoff (1894-1942)
String Quartet No. 1 (1924)
Presto con fuoco
Allegretto con moto e con malinconia grotesca
Allegro giocoso alla Slovacca
Andante molto sostenuto
Nov 18 - Wednesday - 8:00pm - MPBN
MPBN Radio Broadcast
Maine Stage
WMED Calais - 89.7
WMEA Portland - 90.1
WMEP Camden - 90.5
WMEH Bangor - 90.9
WMEW Waterville - 91.3
WMEM Presque Isle - 106.1
WMEF Fort Kent - 106.5
December
Dec 11 - Friday - 7:00pm - Winter Harbor
Holiday Concert: Round the Table
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Concerto in G Minor, Op. 3 No. 2 from L'Estro Armonico
Adagio e spiccato
Allegro
Larghetto
Allegro
John Cage (1912-1992)
Living Room Music: To Begin
Eustache du Caurroy (1549-1609)
Two Fantasias on Une Jeune Fillette
No. 32
No. 31
John Cage (1912-1992)
Living Room Music: Story
Once upon a time the world
was round and you could go on
it around and around
--Gertrude Stein
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080
Contrapunctus IX
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Orchestral Suite in D Major, BWV 1068
Air
* * * INTERMISSION * * *
John Cage (1912-1992)
Living Room Music: Melody
Folksong
Ya Tira Tiri
Traditional Syrian folksong
Fly pigeon, fly, land in Dummar and Hama, bring me a sign from my love, the dark-haired one crowned with a beauty mark. You made me curse my religion, my religion of love. Have mercy on me...
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Quartet in D Major, Op. 11
Andante Cantabile
John Cage (1912-1992)
Living Room Music: End
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080
Contrapunctus XVIII
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Chorale, BWV 668
Wen wir in hochsten Noten Sein / Vor deinen Thron tret ich hiermit
Admission: $15
Tickets: (207) 963-2569
Dec 13 - Sunday - 3:00pm - Newcastle
Holiday Concert: Round the Table
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Concerto in G Minor, Op. 3 No. 2 from L'Estro Armonico
Adagio e spiccato
Allegro
Larghetto
Allegro
John Cage (1912-1992)
Living Room Music: To Begin
Eustache du Caurroy (1549-1609)
Two Fantasias on Une Jeune Fillette
No. 32
No. 31
John Cage (1912-1992)
Living Room Music: Story
Once upon a time the world
was round and you could go on
it around and around
--Gertrude Stein
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080
Contrapunctus IX
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Orchestral Suite in D Major, BWV 1068
Air
* * * INTERMISSION * * *
John Cage (1912-1992)
Living Room Music: Melody
Folksong
Ya Tira Tiri
Traditional Syrian folksong
Fly pigeon, fly, land in Dummar and Hama, bring me a sign from my love, the dark-haired one crowned with a beauty mark. You made me curse my religion, my religion of love. Have mercy on me...
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Quartet in D Major, Op. 11
Andante Cantabile
John Cage (1912-1992)
Living Room Music: End
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080
Contrapunctus XVIII
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Chorale, BWV 668
Wen wir in hochsten Noten Sein / Vor deinen Thron tret ich hiermit
Free admission
2016
January
Jan 6 - Wednesday - 8:00pm - MPBN
MPBN Radio Broadcast
Maine Stage
WMED Calais - 89.7
WMEA Portland - 90.1
WMEP Camden - 90.5
WMEH Bangor - 90.9
WMEW Waterville - 91.3
WMEM Presque Isle - 106.1
WMEF Fort Kent - 106.5
Jan 20 - Wednesday - 12:00pm - Rockland
Music at Noon
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Quartet in A Major, K. 464
Allegro non troppo
Andante con moto
Menuetto & Trio
Allegro vivace
Erwin Schulhoff (1894-1942)
String Quartet No. 1 (1924)
Presto con fuoco
Allegretto con moto e con malinconia grotesca
Allegro giocoso alla Slovacca
Andante molto sostenuto
$30 adult, $10 under 25
Tickets include a light lunch, performance, and free admission to the museum.

Presented by: Bay Chamber Concerts
February
Feb 13 - Saturday - 12:30pm - East Boothbay
Valentine's Day Concert — SOLD OUT
A selection of pieces from this evening's concert in Gardiner.
Admission: $25 includes afternoon tea, with savories and sweets after the performance.
Fundraiser for the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library.
For tickets and more information please contact the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library, Caroline Roberts at 207-633-3112
SOLD OUT!
Feb 13 - Saturday - 7:30pm - Gardiner
Valentine's Concert
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Concerto in G Minor, Op. 3 No. 2 from L'Estro Armonico
Adagio e spiccato
Allegro
Larghetto
Allegro
John Cage (1912-1992)
Living Room Music: To Begin
Eustache du Caurroy (1549-1609)
Two Fantasias on Une Jeune Fillette
No. 32
No. 31
John Cage (1912-1992)
Living Room Music: Story
Once upon a time the world
was round and you could go on
it around and around
--Gertrude Stein
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080
Contrapunctus IX
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Orchestral Suite in D Major, BWV 1068
Air
* * * INTERMISSION * * *
John Cage (1912-1992)
Living Room Music: Melody
Folksong
Ya Tira Tiri
Traditional Syrian folksong
Fly pigeon, fly, land in Dummar and Hama, bring me a sign from my love, the dark-haired one crowned with a beauty mark. You made me curse my religion, my religion of love. Have mercy on me...
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Quartet in D Major, Op. 11
Andante Cantabile
John Cage (1912-1992)
Living Room Music: End
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080
Contrapunctus XVIII
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Chorale, BWV 668
Wen wir in hochsten Noten Sein / Vor deinen Thron tret ich hiermit
Admission: $20 adult, $5 children
Tickets available from Box Office:
12:00-3:00 Tues-Fri
(207) 582-7144
March
Mar 13 - Sunday - 4:00pm - Naples, FL
Concert - Enemies of the State
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Quartet in A Major, K. 464
Allegro non troppo
Andante con moto
Menuetto & Trio
Allegro vivace
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
String Quartet in C Minor, Op. 110
Largo
Allegro molto
Allegretto
Largo
Largo
Erwin Schulhoff (1894-1942)
String Quartet No. 1 (1924)
Presto con fuoco
Allegretto con moto e con malinconia grotesca
Allegro giocoso alla Slovacca
Andante molto sostenuto
Free admission
For information call 239-261-1487
Mar 14 - Monday - 7:00pm - Fort Myers, FL
Concerts and Conversations
"Enemies of the State"
A 60-minute lecture/performance with an introduction to each piece, followed by a half hour reception for guests to meet the artists
Mar 15 - Tuesday - 6:00pm - Sanibel, FL
Concert - Enemies of the State
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Quartet in A Major, K. 464
Allegro non troppo
Andante con moto
Menuetto & Trio
Allegro vivace
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
String Quartet in C Minor, Op. 110
Largo
Allegro molto
Allegretto
Largo
Largo
Erwin Schulhoff (1894-1942)
String Quartet No. 1 (1924)
Presto con fuoco
Allegretto con moto e con malinconia grotesca
Allegro giocoso alla Slovacca
Andante molto sostenuto
Free admission
For information call 239-472-2173
Mar 23 - Wednesday - 7:30pm - Thomaston
Winter Series II: Easter Program
Franz Josef Haydn (1732-1809)
The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross, Quartet Op. 51
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
A program of Bach arias, including:
the complete Peasant Cantata
"Erbarme Dich" from The Passion According to St. Matthew.
"Wenn Trost und Hülf ermangeln muß" from Sacred Cantata BWV117
Suzanne Nance, soprano
Joshua Miller, baritone
program notes...
Composed in 1787 from the full orchestral work commissioned thus:
 
Some fifteen years ago I was requested by a canon of Cádiz to compose instrumental music on the Seven Last Words of Our Savior On the Cross. It was customary at the Cathedral of Cádiz to produce an oratorio every year during Lent, the effect of the performance being not a little enhanced by the following circumstances. The walls, windows, and pillars of the church were hung with black cloth, and only one large lamp hanging from the center of the roof broke the solemn darkness. At midday, the doors were closed and the ceremony began. After a short service the bishop ascended the pulpit, pronounced the first of the seven words (or sentences) and delivered a discourse thereon. This ended, he left the pulpit and fell to his knees before the altar. The interval was filled by music. The bishop then in like manner pronounced the second word, then the third, and so on, the orchestra following on the conclusion of each discourse. My composition was subject to these conditions, and it was no easy task to compose seven adagios lasting ten minutes each, and to succeed one another without fatiguing the listeners; indeed, I found it quite impossible to confine myself to the appointed limits.
— Haydn, in 1801
Mar 24 - Thursday - 7:30pm - Portland
Winter Series II: Easter Program
Franz Josef Haydn (1732-1809)
The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross, Quartet Op. 51
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
A program of Bach arias, including:
the complete Peasant Cantata
"Erbarme Dich" from The Passion According to St. Matthew.
"Wenn Trost und Hülf ermangeln muß" from Sacred Cantata BWV117
Suzanne Nance, soprano
Joshua Miller, baritone
program notes...
Composed in 1787 from the full orchestral work commissioned thus:
 
Some fifteen years ago I was requested by a canon of Cádiz to compose instrumental music on the Seven Last Words of Our Savior On the Cross. It was customary at the Cathedral of Cádiz to produce an oratorio every year during Lent, the effect of the performance being not a little enhanced by the following circumstances. The walls, windows, and pillars of the church were hung with black cloth, and only one large lamp hanging from the center of the roof broke the solemn darkness. At midday, the doors were closed and the ceremony began. After a short service the bishop ascended the pulpit, pronounced the first of the seven words (or sentences) and delivered a discourse thereon. This ended, he left the pulpit and fell to his knees before the altar. The interval was filled by music. The bishop then in like manner pronounced the second word, then the third, and so on, the orchestra following on the conclusion of each discourse. My composition was subject to these conditions, and it was no easy task to compose seven adagios lasting ten minutes each, and to succeed one another without fatiguing the listeners; indeed, I found it quite impossible to confine myself to the appointed limits.
— Haydn, in 1801

Sponsored by: Luminato Condos

Sponsored by: Highland Green
Mar 25 - Friday - 7:30pm - Damariscotta
Winter Series II: Easter Program
Franz Josef Haydn (1732-1809)
The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross, Quartet Op. 51
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
A program of Bach arias, including:
the complete Peasant Cantata
"Erbarme Dich" from The Passion According to St. Matthew.
"Wenn Trost und Hülf ermangeln muß" from Sacred Cantata BWV117
Suzanne Nance, soprano
Joshua Miller, baritone
program notes...
Composed in 1787 from the full orchestral work commissioned thus:
 
Some fifteen years ago I was requested by a canon of Cádiz to compose instrumental music on the Seven Last Words of Our Savior On the Cross. It was customary at the Cathedral of Cádiz to produce an oratorio every year during Lent, the effect of the performance being not a little enhanced by the following circumstances. The walls, windows, and pillars of the church were hung with black cloth, and only one large lamp hanging from the center of the roof broke the solemn darkness. At midday, the doors were closed and the ceremony began. After a short service the bishop ascended the pulpit, pronounced the first of the seven words (or sentences) and delivered a discourse thereon. This ended, he left the pulpit and fell to his knees before the altar. The interval was filled by music. The bishop then in like manner pronounced the second word, then the third, and so on, the orchestra following on the conclusion of each discourse. My composition was subject to these conditions, and it was no easy task to compose seven adagios lasting ten minutes each, and to succeed one another without fatiguing the listeners; indeed, I found it quite impossible to confine myself to the appointed limits.
— Haydn, in 1801
Mar 26 - Saturday - 4:00pm - Boothbay Harbor
Winter Series II: Easter Program
Franz Josef Haydn (1732-1809)
The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross, Quartet Op. 51
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
A program of Bach arias, including:
the complete Peasant Cantata
"Erbarme Dich" from The Passion According to St. Matthew.
"Wenn Trost und Hülf ermangeln muß" from Sacred Cantata BWV117
Suzanne Nance, soprano
Joshua Miller, baritone
program notes...
Composed in 1787 from the full orchestral work commissioned thus:
 
Some fifteen years ago I was requested by a canon of Cádiz to compose instrumental music on the Seven Last Words of Our Savior On the Cross. It was customary at the Cathedral of Cádiz to produce an oratorio every year during Lent, the effect of the performance being not a little enhanced by the following circumstances. The walls, windows, and pillars of the church were hung with black cloth, and only one large lamp hanging from the center of the roof broke the solemn darkness. At midday, the doors were closed and the ceremony began. After a short service the bishop ascended the pulpit, pronounced the first of the seven words (or sentences) and delivered a discourse thereon. This ended, he left the pulpit and fell to his knees before the altar. The interval was filled by music. The bishop then in like manner pronounced the second word, then the third, and so on, the orchestra following on the conclusion of each discourse. My composition was subject to these conditions, and it was no easy task to compose seven adagios lasting ten minutes each, and to succeed one another without fatiguing the listeners; indeed, I found it quite impossible to confine myself to the appointed limits.
— Haydn, in 1801
Mar 27 - Sunday - 3:00pm - Brunswick
Winter Series II: Easter Program
Franz Josef Haydn (1732-1809)
The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross, Quartet Op. 51
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
A program of Bach arias, including:
the complete Peasant Cantata
"Erbarme Dich" from The Passion According to St. Matthew.
"Wenn Trost und Hülf ermangeln muß" from Sacred Cantata BWV117
Suzanne Nance, soprano
Joshua Miller, baritone
program notes...
Composed in 1787 from the full orchestral work commissioned thus:
 
Some fifteen years ago I was requested by a canon of Cádiz to compose instrumental music on the Seven Last Words of Our Savior On the Cross. It was customary at the Cathedral of Cádiz to produce an oratorio every year during Lent, the effect of the performance being not a little enhanced by the following circumstances. The walls, windows, and pillars of the church were hung with black cloth, and only one large lamp hanging from the center of the roof broke the solemn darkness. At midday, the doors were closed and the ceremony began. After a short service the bishop ascended the pulpit, pronounced the first of the seven words (or sentences) and delivered a discourse thereon. This ended, he left the pulpit and fell to his knees before the altar. The interval was filled by music. The bishop then in like manner pronounced the second word, then the third, and so on, the orchestra following on the conclusion of each discourse. My composition was subject to these conditions, and it was no easy task to compose seven adagios lasting ten minutes each, and to succeed one another without fatiguing the listeners; indeed, I found it quite impossible to confine myself to the appointed limits.
— Haydn, in 1801
Mar 31 - Thursday - 12:15pm - Portland
Free Noonday Concert
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
String Quartet in C Minor, Op. 110
Largo
Allegro molto
Allegretto
Largo
Largo
Erwin Schulhoff (1894-1942)
String Quartet No. 1 (1924)
Presto con fuoco
Allegretto con moto e con malinconia grotesca
Allegro giocoso alla Slovacca
Andante molto sostenuto
FREE admission
April
Apr 17 - Sunday - 2:00pm - Augusta
Concert and talk
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2
Allegro
Molto adagio
Allegretto
Finale, Presto
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
String Quartet in C Minor, Op. 110
Largo
Allegro molto
Allegretto
Largo
Largo
Erwin Schulhoff (1894-1942)
String Quartet No. 1 (1924)
Presto con fuoco
Allegretto con moto e con malinconia grotesca
Allegro giocoso alla Slovacca
Andante molto sostenuto
Pre-concert talk at 1:00pm
Tickets: $10. Call 207-621-3551
Apr 20 - Wednesday - 8:00pm - MPBN
MPBN Radio Broadcast
Maine Stage
WMED Calais - 89.7
WMEA Portland - 90.1
WMEP Camden - 90.5
WMEH Bangor - 90.9
WMEW Waterville - 91.3
WMEM Presque Isle - 106.1
WMEF Fort Kent - 106.5
May
May 13 - Friday - 7:30pm - Damariscotta
Winter Series III: Dino's Hit List
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Quartet in B Flat Major, K. 589
Allegro
Larghetto
Menuetto/Trio
Allegro assai
Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936)
String Quartet in D Major, P. 53
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2
Allegro
Molto adagio
Allegretto
Finale, Presto
May 14 - Saturday - 4:00pm - Boothbay Harbor
Winter Series III: Dino's Hit List
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Quartet in B Flat Major, K. 589
Allegro
Larghetto
Menuetto/Trio
Allegro assai
Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936)
String Quartet in D Major, P. 53
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2
Allegro
Molto adagio
Allegretto
Finale, Presto
May 15 - Sunday - 3:00pm - Thomaston
Winter Series III: Dino's Hit List
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Quartet in B Flat Major, K. 589
Allegro
Larghetto
Menuetto/Trio
Allegro assai
Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936)
String Quartet in D Major, P. 53
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2
Allegro
Molto adagio
Allegretto
Finale, Presto
May 19 - Thursday - 7:30pm - Portland
Winter Series III: Dino's Hit List
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Quartet in B Flat Major, K. 589
Allegro
Larghetto
Menuetto/Trio
Allegro assai
Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936)
String Quartet in D Major, P. 53
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2
Allegro
Molto adagio
Allegretto
Finale, Presto
May 22 - Sunday - 3:00pm - Brunswick
Winter Series III: Dino's Hit List
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Quartet in B Flat Major, K. 589
Allegro
Larghetto
Menuetto/Trio
Allegro assai
Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936)
String Quartet in D Major, P. 53
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2
Allegro
Molto adagio
Allegretto
Finale, Presto
May 31 - Tuesday - 7:00pm - Blue Hill
Conversations with DaPonte
Free Admission
For information, call 374-5515
program notes...
The DSQ will play and talk informally about such things as rehearsal technique, score analysis, and phrasing choices, demonstrating with excerpts from their upcoming concert series. The audience will be invited to ask questions on the topics discussed. The group will present passages from Mozart's Quartet in B Flat Major, Ottorino Respighi's String Quartet in D Major, and Beethoven's String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2. This group of works has been titled "Inside Job." Respighi has always been one of Dino Liva's favorites, and this will be a first performance of this work. The Beethoven and Mozart pieces are seemingly performed less frequently than these composers' other quartets, and it has been quite some time since DaPonte has brought them out.
 
Funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts; and by grants from the Quimby Family Foundation, the Davis Family Foundation, and the Maine Humanities Council.
 

Sponsored by: Maine Humanities Council

Sponsored by: Maine Arts Commission
June
Jun 1 - Wednesday - 1:30pm - Steuben
Conversations with DaPonte
Free Admission
For information, call 546-7301
program notes...
The DSQ will play and talk informally about such things as rehearsal technique, score analysis, and phrasing choices, demonstrating with excerpts from their upcoming concert series. The audience will be invited to ask questions on the topics discussed. The group will present passages from Mozart's Quartet in B Flat Major, Ottorino Respighi's String Quartet in D Major, and Beethoven's String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2. This group of works has been titled "Inside Job." Respighi has always been one of Dino Liva's favorites, and this will be a first performance of this work. The Beethoven and Mozart pieces are seemingly performed less frequently than these composers' other quartets, and it has been quite some time since DaPonte has brought them out.
 
Funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts; and by grants from the Quimby Family Foundation, the Davis Family Foundation, and the Maine Humanities Council.
 

Sponsored by: Maine Humanities Council

Sponsored by: Maine Arts Commission
Jun 1 - Wednesday - 7:00pm - Surry
Inside Job
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Quartet in B Flat Major, K. 589
Allegro
Larghetto
Menuetto/Trio
Allegro assai
Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936)
String Quartet in D Major, P. 53
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2
Allegro
Molto adagio
Allegretto
Finale, Presto
Tickets by donation
Suggested donation - $15 at the door
or call 207-667-1308 to make a reservation
program notes...
Funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts; and by grants from the Quimby Family Foundation, the Davis Family Foundation, and the Maine Humanities Council.
 

Sponsored by: Maine Humanities Council

Sponsored by: Maine Arts Commission
Jun 2 - Thursday - 7:00pm - Milbridge
Inside Job
United Methodist Church map
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Quartet in B Flat Major, K. 589
Allegro
Larghetto
Menuetto/Trio
Allegro assai
Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936)
String Quartet in D Major, P. 53
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2
Allegro
Molto adagio
Allegretto
Finale, Presto
Admission by $12 donation.
Reception to follow at the new Parish Hall.
For information or ticket info, call 496-0840
program notes...
Funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts; and by grants from the Quimby Family Foundation, the Davis Family Foundation, and the Maine Humanities Council.
 

Sponsored by: Maine Humanities Council

Sponsored by: Maine Arts Commission
Jun 3 - Friday - 1:00pm - Eastport
Conversations with DaPonte
Free Admission
For information, call 853-4021
program notes...
The DSQ will play and talk informally about such things as rehearsal technique, score analysis, and phrasing choices, demonstrating with excerpts from their upcoming concert series. The audience will be invited to ask questions on the topics discussed. The group will present passages from Mozart's Quartet in B Flat Major, Ottorino Respighi's String Quartet in D Major, and Beethoven's String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2. This group of works has been titled "Inside Job." Respighi has always been one of Dino Liva's favorites, and this will be a first performance of this work. The Beethoven and Mozart pieces are seemingly performed less frequently than these composers' other quartets, and it has been quite some time since DaPonte has brought them out.
 
Funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts; and by grants from the Quimby Family Foundation, the Davis Family Foundation, and the Maine Humanities Council.
 

Sponsored by: Maine Humanities Council

Sponsored by: Maine Arts Commission
Jun 4 - Saturday - 7:00pm - Eastport
Inside Job
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Quartet in B Flat Major, K. 589
Allegro
Larghetto
Menuetto/Trio
Allegro assai
Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936)
String Quartet in D Major, P. 53
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2
Allegro
Molto adagio
Allegretto
Finale, Presto
Tickets: $12
Under 18 free
Available at the door
For information or ticket info, call 853-4650
program notes...
Funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts; and by grants from the Quimby Family Foundation, the Davis Family Foundation, and the Maine Humanities Council.
 

Sponsored by: Maine Humanities Council

Sponsored by: Maine Arts Commission
Jun 12 - Sunday - 2:00pm - Rockland
Memorial Concert for David Ellis
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Quartet in B Flat Major, K. 589
Allegro
Larghetto
Menuetto/Trio
Allegro assai
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
String Quartet in C Minor, Op. 110
Largo
Allegro molto
Allegretto
Largo
Largo
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080
Fugue No. 9
Fugue No. 18
Chorale
Free admission
Sponsored by the Ellis-Beauregard Foundation
Jun 29 - Wednesday - 8:00pm - Maine Public Classical
Maine Public Classical Radio Broadcast
Maine Stage
Portland - 104.1 FM
Bangor - 106.1 FM
Waterville - 99.7 FM
Fryeburg - 91.5 FM
July
Jul 6 - Wednesday - 7:30pm - Tenants Harbor
Summer Series I: Clarinet Envy
Ocean View Grange map
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Mozart Clarinet Quintet in A Major K. 581
Allegro
Larghetto
Menuetto
Allegretto con variazioni
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Brahms Clarinet Quintet in B Minor Op. 115
Allegro
Adagio
Andantino
Con moto
Mark Dover, clarinet Bio

Guest Artist Sponsored by H. M. Payson
Jul 7 - Thursday - 7:30pm - South Bristol
Summer Series I: Clarinet Envy
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Mozart Clarinet Quintet in A Major K. 581
Allegro
Larghetto
Menuetto
Allegretto con variazioni
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Brahms Clarinet Quintet in B Minor Op. 115
Allegro
Adagio
Andantino
Con moto
Mark Dover, clarinet Bio

Guest Artist Sponsored by H. M. Payson
Jul 12 - Tuesday - 7:30pm - Harpswell
Summer Series I: Clarinet Envy
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Mozart Clarinet Quintet in A Major K. 581
Allegro
Larghetto
Menuetto
Allegretto con variazioni
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Brahms Clarinet Quintet in B Minor Op. 115
Allegro
Adagio
Andantino
Con moto
Mark Dover, clarinet Bio

Guest Artist Sponsored by H. M. Payson

Sponsored by: Bangor Savings Bank
Jul 13 - Wednesday - 7:30pm - Boothbay
Summer Series I: Clarinet Envy
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Mozart Clarinet Quintet in A Major K. 581
Allegro
Larghetto
Menuetto
Allegretto con variazioni
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Brahms Clarinet Quintet in B Minor Op. 115
Allegro
Adagio
Andantino
Con moto
Mark Dover, clarinet Bio

Guest Artist Sponsored by H. M. Payson
Jul 14 - Thursday - 7:00pm - Wells
Summer Series I: Clarinet Envy
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Mozart Clarinet Quintet in A Major K. 581
Allegro
Larghetto
Menuetto
Allegretto con variazioni
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Brahms Clarinet Quintet in B Minor Op. 115
Allegro
Adagio
Andantino
Con moto
Mark Dover, clarinet Bio
For more information, call:
Wells-Ogunquit Historical Society
646-4775

Guest Artist Sponsored by H. M. Payson
Jul 23 - Saturday - 2:00pm - Richmond
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080
Three Contrapuncti
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2
Allegro
Molto adagio
Allegretto
Finale, Presto
Reservations required
Adults: $20
Under 21: Free
12 and under must be with an adult
More info at 207-737-8202
Presented by The Southard House Museum
Jul 26 - Tuesday - 7:00pm - Stonington
Summer Series II: Then and Now
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080
Three Contrapuncti
Rocco Havelaar (1972-)
Quartet No. 3
Andante
Rondo: Scherzo
Adagio
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2
Allegro
Molto adagio
Allegretto
Finale, Presto
Tickets $22 call 207-367-2788

Presented by: Stonington Opera House
August
Aug 2 - Tuesday - 7:30pm - Tenants Harbor
Summer Series II: Then and Now
Ocean View Grange map
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080
Three Contrapuncti
Rocco Havelaar (1972-)
Quartet No. 3
Andante
Rondo: Scherzo
Adagio
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 13
Adagio - Allegro vivace
Adagio non lento
Intermezzo: Allegretto con moto - Allegro di molto
Presto
Aug 4 - Thursday - 7:30pm - South Bristol
Summer Series II: Then and Now
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080
Three Contrapuncti
Rocco Havelaar (1972-)
Quartet No. 3
Andante
Rondo: Scherzo
Adagio
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 13
Adagio - Allegro vivace
Adagio non lento
Intermezzo: Allegretto con moto - Allegro di molto
Presto
Aug 9 - Tuesday - 7:30pm - Harpswell
Summer Series II: Then and Now
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080
Three Contrapuncti
Rocco Havelaar (1972-)
Quartet No. 3
Andante
Rondo: Scherzo
Adagio
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 13
Adagio - Allegro vivace
Adagio non lento
Intermezzo: Allegretto con moto - Allegro di molto
Presto
Note that tickets are Pay As You Wish at the door, or you may secure a ticket now from this web site.

Sponsored by: Mid Coast Hospital

Sponsored by: Highland Green
Aug 10 - Wednesday - 7:30pm - Boothbay
Summer Series II: Then and Now
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080
Three Contrapuncti
Rocco Havelaar (1972-)
Quartet No. 3
Andante
Rondo: Scherzo
Adagio
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 13
Adagio - Allegro vivace
Adagio non lento
Intermezzo: Allegretto con moto - Allegro di molto
Presto

Sponsored by: First Advisors

Sponsored by: Highland Green
Aug 12 - Friday - 7:30pm - Boothbay Harbor
Lincoln Festival Chorus
Vaughn Williams (1872-1958)
Dona Nobis Pacem
Randall Thompson (1899-1984)
Alleluia
transcribed for string quartet
Lincoln Festival Chorus with guest artists:
DaPonte String Quartet
Suzanne Nance, soprano Bio
John David Adams, bass Bio
Tickets $25 - Available at Opera House (633-5159) and other locations, or at the door.
For more information, call 633-5256 or visit Lincoln Festival Chorus on Facebook.
Aug 13 - Saturday - 7:00pm - Chebeague Island
Summer Series II: Then and Now
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080
Three Contrapuncti
Rocco Havelaar (1972-)
Quartet No. 3
Andante
Rondo: Scherzo
Adagio
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 13
Adagio - Allegro vivace
Adagio non lento
Intermezzo: Allegretto con moto - Allegro di molto
Presto
For ticket information, call 207-846-7829.
Aug 14 - Sunday - 7:30pm - Brunswick
Lincoln Festival Chorus
Bowdoin College Chapel map
Vaughn Williams (1872-1958)
Dona Nobis Pacem
Randall Thompson (1899-1984)
Alleluia
transcribed for string quartet
Lincoln Festival Chorus with guest artists:
DaPonte String Quartet
Suzanne Nance, soprano Bio
John David Adams, bass Bio
Tickets $25 - Available at various locations, or at the door.
For more information, call 633-5256 or visit Lincoln Festival Chorus on Facebook.
September
Sep 4 - Sunday - 3:00pm - Paris Hill
Leaf Peeper Concert
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
String Quartet in F Minor, Op. 80
Allegro vivace assai
Allegro assai
Adagio
Finale: Allegro molto
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2
Allegro
Molto adagio
Allegretto
Finale, Presto
Tickets $15 AT THE DOOR.
For more information, call 207-754-7970.
Sep 11 - Sunday - 7:00pm - Walpole
Leaf Peeper Concert
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
String Quartet in F Minor, Op. 80
Allegro vivace assai
Allegro assai
Adagio
Finale: Allegro molto
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2
Allegro
Molto adagio
Allegretto
Finale, Presto
Tickets are $25 and are available only by pre-purchase (Not available at the door).
Ticket outlets are (by credit card) through brownpapertickets.com;
or (by check) at the Sherman's Books in Damariscotta, the Walpole Barn in Walpole (Rt. 129), or the Boothbay Harbor Framers (Meadow Mall).
To make other arrangements for tickets, please call (207) 563-5471 or e-mail info@oldwalpolemeetinghouse.org.
Sep 23 - Friday - Evening - Jefferson
Camp Kieve Workshop
registrants only

5-6pm: Registration
6pm: Dinner
7:30-10pm: Coaching sessions

June 15 deadline
Sep 24 - Saturday - All day - Jefferson
Camp Kieve Workshop
registrants only

8am: Breakfast
9am-12pm: Coaching sessions
12pm: Lunch
1:30-4pm: Coaching sessions
5-6pm: Performance/demo by DSQ
evening: Rehearsal and leisure time

June 15 deadline
Sep 25 - Sunday - All day - Jefferson
Camp Kieve Workshop
registrants only

8am: Breakfast
9am-12pm: Coaching sessions
12pm: Lunch
1-2:15pm: Final Rehearsal
3-4pm: Student concert

June 15 deadline
Sep 25 - Sunday - 3:30pm - Jefferson
FanFare Fundraiser
Celebrate the release of our new CD: Pathways to Healing: Music of Beethoven and Mendelssohn
Inspiring Music • Celebratory Refreshments • Gorgeous Setting • Auction
event runs 3:30 to 5:30
Tickets $50
Please arrive promptly!

Sponsored by: First Advisors
October
Oct 7 - Friday - 7:30pm - Wiscasset
Look Skyward - Steeple Benefit
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
String Quartet in F Minor, Op. 80
Allegro vivace assai
Allegro assai
Adagio
Finale: Allegro molto
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Quartet No. 23 in F Major, K. 590
Allegro moderato
Andante
Menuetto Allegretto
Allegro
Concert to benefit the steeple fund of St. Philip's Church
Admission: by donation
Oct 14 - Friday - All day - Alna
Adult String Quartet Workshop
registrants only

Registration is full.
Oct 15 - Saturday - All day - Alna
Adult String Quartet Workshop
registrants only

Registration is full.
Oct 16 - Sunday - All day - Alna
Adult String Quartet Workshop
registrants only

Registration is full.
Oct 28 - Friday - 7:00pm - Damariscotta
Conversations with the DSQ
Fundraiser for River Arts
Admission: $10 at the door
Advance tickets and info: 207-563-1507
program notes...
Join us for this special fundraising event where the DSQ will play and talk informally about pieces they will be performing in the upcoming November concert series Running a Ground, giving listeners a fascinating insight into the music. Conversation will follow concerning rehearsal technique, score analysis, and phrasing choices. The audience is most welcome to take part.
 
November
Nov 4 - Friday - 7:30pm - Damariscotta
Winter Series I: Running a Ground
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Quartet No. 23 in F Major, K. 590
Allegro moderato
Andante
Menuetto Allegretto
Allegro
John Heiss (1938-)
Microcosms
1. Clustered
2. Diatonic-canonic
3. Enharmonic
4. Octatonic
5. Lyric
6. Stuck
7. Free
8. Homeward Bound (Fantasy on Pierrot)
Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)
String Quartet No. 2 in F Major, Op. 92
Allegro sostenuto
Adagio
Allegro
Nov 6 - Sunday - 5:30pm - Rockport
Winter Series I: Running a Ground
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Quartet No. 23 in F Major, K. 590
Allegro moderato
Andante
Menuetto Allegretto
Allegro
John Heiss (1938-)
Microcosms
1. Clustered
2. Diatonic-canonic
3. Enharmonic
4. Octatonic
5. Lyric
6. Stuck
7. Free
8. Homeward Bound (Fantasy on Pierrot)
Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)
String Quartet No. 2 in F Major, Op. 92
Allegro sostenuto
Adagio
Allegro

Sponsored by: Camden National Bank
Nov 12 - Saturday - 4:00pm - Boothbay Harbor
Winter Series I: Running a Ground
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Quartet No. 23 in F Major, K. 590
Allegro moderato
Andante
Menuetto Allegretto
Allegro
John Heiss (1938-)
Microcosms
1. Clustered
2. Diatonic-canonic
3. Enharmonic
4. Octatonic
5. Lyric
6. Stuck
7. Free
8. Homeward Bound (Fantasy on Pierrot)
Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)
String Quartet No. 2 in F Major, Op. 92
Allegro sostenuto
Adagio
Allegro
Nov 17 - Thursday - 7:30pm - Portland
Winter Series I: Running a Ground
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Quartet No. 23 in F Major, K. 590
Allegro moderato
Andante
Menuetto Allegretto
Allegro
John Heiss (1938-)
Microcosms
1. Clustered
2. Diatonic-canonic
3. Enharmonic
4. Octatonic
5. Lyric
6. Stuck
7. Free
8. Homeward Bound (Fantasy on Pierrot)
Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)
String Quartet No. 2 in F Major, Op. 92
Allegro sostenuto
Adagio
Allegro

Sponsored by: H. M. Payson
Nov 18 - Friday - 12:00 noon - Brunswick
Lecture/Performance: Meaning in Music
Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)
String Quartet No. 2 in F Major, Op. 92
Allegro sostenuto
Adagio
Allegro
An intimate look at Prokofiev's Second String Quartet.
Free admission
program notes...
Using excerpts from the Second Quartet, the Daponte will show how Prokofiev creates musical communication without words, through the use of tone-painting and musical quotations, about life in the Kabardino-Balkar region of the Caucasus mountains where he and other artists lived during their WWII evacuation from Moscow. The work's first movement is a stirring march based on a rising four-note motif that is enriched by Prokofiev's vivid impressions of life in the Caucasus, especially a euphoric love-song and a rich gallery of pictures, including both erotic dance and the alpen-horn calls of sheep-herders.
 

Sponsored by: Midcoast Senior College
Nov 19 - Saturday - 7:30pm - Gardiner
Winter Series I: Running a Ground
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Quartet No. 23 in F Major, K. 590
Allegro moderato
Andante
Menuetto Allegretto
Allegro
John Heiss (1938-)
Microcosms
1. Clustered
2. Diatonic-canonic
3. Enharmonic
4. Octatonic
5. Lyric
6. Stuck
7. Free
8. Homeward Bound (Fantasy on Pierrot)
Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)
String Quartet No. 2 in F Major, Op. 92
Allegro sostenuto
Adagio
Allegro
All tickets $20
Available at the Box Office
Call 207-582-7144 12:00-3:00 Mon, Tue, Wed & Fri
and at the door
Nov 20 - Sunday - 3:00pm - Brunswick
Winter Series I: Running a Ground
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Quartet No. 23 in F Major, K. 590
Allegro moderato
Andante
Menuetto Allegretto
Allegro
John Heiss (1938-)
Microcosms
1. Clustered
2. Diatonic-canonic
3. Enharmonic
4. Octatonic
5. Lyric
6. Stuck
7. Free
8. Homeward Bound (Fantasy on Pierrot)
Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)
String Quartet No. 2 in F Major, Op. 92
Allegro sostenuto
Adagio
Allegro

Sponsored by: Highland Green

Sponsored by: Wright-Ryan Construction
Nov 23 - Wednesday - 8:00pm - Maine Public Classical
Maine Public Classical Radio Broadcast
Maine Stage
Portland - 104.1 FM
Bangor - 106.1 FM
Waterville - 99.7 FM
Fryeburg - 91.5 FM
December
Dec 11 - Sunday - 3:00pm - Newcastle
ElectricAlleluia
Annual Free Holiday Concert
An electrifying, uplifting Holiday Concert, with music by Vivaldi, Leonard Cohen, Randall Thompson, Gabrieli and Rebecca Clarke
Featuring Steinberger electric instruments
Refreshments courtesy of Damariscotta's finest purveyors
2017
January
Jan 4 - Wednesday - 8:00pm - Maine Public Classical
Maine Public Classical Radio Broadcast
Maine Stage
Portland - 104.1 FM
Bangor - 106.1 FM
Waterville - 99.7 FM
Fryeburg - 91.5 FM
Jan 18 - Wednesday - 12:00pm - Rockland
Music at Noon
$30 adult, $10 under 25
Tickets include a light lunch, performance, and free admission to the museum.

Presented by: Bay Chamber Concerts
March
Mar 19 - Sunday - 3:00pm - Rockport
Winter Series II: Bees in Your Bonnet
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080
select fugues
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
String Quintet in C Major, Op. 29
Allegro moderato
Adagio molto espressivo
Scherzo. Allegro
Presto
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
String Quintet in G Major
Allegro non troppo, ma con brio
Adagio
Un poco allegretto
Vivace ma non troppo presto
Guest artist: Katherine Murdock, viola
Guest Artist Bio
Katherine Murdock, viola, is a member of the Los Angeles Piano Quartet and a former member of the Mendelssohn String Quartet. She has toured and recorded with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Music from Marlboro, the Boston Chamber Music Society, New York Philharmonic, and Boston Symphony Orchestra, and has collaborated with the Vermeer, Emerson, and Guarneri quartets. Formerly on the faculty of SUNY at Stony Brook, she is an associate professor at University of Maryland, is on the faculty of Kneisel Hall, and co-directs the National Orchestra Institute's chamber music program.
 

Sponsored by: Camden National Bank
Mar 23 - Thursday - 7:30pm - Portland
Winter Series II: Bees in Your Bonnet
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080
select fugues
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
String Quintet in C Major, Op. 29
Allegro moderato
Adagio molto espressivo
Scherzo. Allegro
Presto
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
String Quintet in G Major
Allegro non troppo, ma con brio
Adagio
Un poco allegretto
Vivace ma non troppo presto
Guest artist: Katherine Murdock, viola
Guest Artist Bio
Katherine Murdock, viola, is a member of the Los Angeles Piano Quartet and a former member of the Mendelssohn String Quartet. She has toured and recorded with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Music from Marlboro, the Boston Chamber Music Society, New York Philharmonic, and Boston Symphony Orchestra, and has collaborated with the Vermeer, Emerson, and Guarneri quartets. Formerly on the faculty of SUNY at Stony Brook, she is an associate professor at University of Maryland, is on the faculty of Kneisel Hall, and co-directs the National Orchestra Institute's chamber music program.
 

Sponsored by: H. M. Payson
Mar 24 - Friday - 7:30pm - Damariscotta
Winter Series II: Bees in Your Bonnet
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080
select fugues
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
String Quintet in C Major, Op. 29
Allegro moderato
Adagio molto espressivo
Scherzo. Allegro
Presto
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
String Quintet in G Major
Allegro non troppo, ma con brio
Adagio
Un poco allegretto
Vivace ma non troppo presto
Guest artist: Katherine Murdock, viola
Guest Artist Bio
Katherine Murdock, viola, is a member of the Los Angeles Piano Quartet and a former member of the Mendelssohn String Quartet. She has toured and recorded with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Music from Marlboro, the Boston Chamber Music Society, New York Philharmonic, and Boston Symphony Orchestra, and has collaborated with the Vermeer, Emerson, and Guarneri quartets. Formerly on the faculty of SUNY at Stony Brook, she is an associate professor at University of Maryland, is on the faculty of Kneisel Hall, and co-directs the National Orchestra Institute's chamber music program.
 
Mar 25 - Saturday - 4:00pm - Boothbay Harbor
Winter Series II: Bees in Your Bonnet
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080
select fugues
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
String Quintet in C Major, Op. 29
Allegro moderato
Adagio molto espressivo
Scherzo. Allegro
Presto
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
String Quintet in G Major
Allegro non troppo, ma con brio
Adagio
Un poco allegretto
Vivace ma non troppo presto
Guest artist: Katherine Murdock, viola
Guest Artist Bio
Katherine Murdock, viola, is a member of the Los Angeles Piano Quartet and a former member of the Mendelssohn String Quartet. She has toured and recorded with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Music from Marlboro, the Boston Chamber Music Society, New York Philharmonic, and Boston Symphony Orchestra, and has collaborated with the Vermeer, Emerson, and Guarneri quartets. Formerly on the faculty of SUNY at Stony Brook, she is an associate professor at University of Maryland, is on the faculty of Kneisel Hall, and co-directs the National Orchestra Institute's chamber music program.
 
Mar 26 - Sunday - 3:00pm - Brunswick
Winter Series II: Bees in Your Bonnet
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080
select fugues
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
String Quintet in C Major, Op. 29
Allegro moderato
Adagio molto espressivo
Scherzo. Allegro
Presto
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
String Quintet in G Major
Allegro non troppo, ma con brio
Adagio
Un poco allegretto
Vivace ma non troppo presto
Guest artist: Katherine Murdock, viola
Guest Artist Bio
Katherine Murdock, viola, is a member of the Los Angeles Piano Quartet and a former member of the Mendelssohn String Quartet. She has toured and recorded with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Music from Marlboro, the Boston Chamber Music Society, New York Philharmonic, and Boston Symphony Orchestra, and has collaborated with the Vermeer, Emerson, and Guarneri quartets. Formerly on the faculty of SUNY at Stony Brook, she is an associate professor at University of Maryland, is on the faculty of Kneisel Hall, and co-directs the National Orchestra Institute's chamber music program.
 
April
Apr 19 - Wednesday - 8:00pm - Maine Public Classical
Maine Public Classical Radio Broadcast
Maine Stage
Portland - 104.1 FM
Bangor - 106.1 FM
Waterville - 99.7 FM
Fryeburg - 91.5 FM
May
May 7 - Sunday - 3:00pm - Brunswick
Winter Series III: Memento Mori
Thomas Adès (1971-)
Arcadiana
Venezia notturno
Das klinget so herrlich, das klinget so schon
Auf dem Wasser zu singen
Et... (tango mortale)
L'Embarquement
O Albion
Lethe
Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
Adagio from String Quartet, Op. 11 (1936)
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Cello Quintet in C Major
Allegro ma non troppo
Adagio
Scherzo
Allegretto
Guest artist: Scott Kluksdahl, cello
Guest Artist Bio
Scott Kluksdahl, cello, has received Tanglewood's Leonard Bernstein Fellowship, prizes in Naumburg and Washington International Competitions, and degrees from Harvard and Juilliard. Scott was a founding member of the Lions Gate Trio, and he performed and recorded for twenty years as its cellist. He currently is a member of the Veronika String Quartet. He teaches at USF in Tampa, and runs "If Music Be The Food..." (a food-for-chamber-music outreach) at the Carrollwood Cultural Center there. He enjoys tutoring science/math/reading for fifth-grade students in Florida's Hillsborough County Public School System.
 
May 11 - Thursday - 7:30pm - Portland
Winter Series III: Memento Mori
Thomas Adès (1971-)
Arcadiana
Venezia notturno
Das klinget so herrlich, das klinget so schon
Auf dem Wasser zu singen
Et... (tango mortale)
L'Embarquement
O Albion
Lethe
Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
Adagio from String Quartet, Op. 11 (1936)
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Cello Quintet in C Major
Allegro ma non troppo
Adagio
Scherzo
Allegretto
Guest artist: Scott Kluksdahl, cello
Guest Artist Bio
Scott Kluksdahl, cello, has received Tanglewood's Leonard Bernstein Fellowship, prizes in Naumburg and Washington International Competitions, and degrees from Harvard and Juilliard. Scott was a founding member of the Lions Gate Trio, and he performed and recorded for twenty years as its cellist. He currently is a member of the Veronika String Quartet. He teaches at USF in Tampa, and runs "If Music Be The Food..." (a food-for-chamber-music outreach) at the Carrollwood Cultural Center there. He enjoys tutoring science/math/reading for fifth-grade students in Florida's Hillsborough County Public School System.
 

Sponsored by: H. M. Payson
May 12 - Friday - 7:30pm - Damariscotta
Winter Series III: Memento Mori
Thomas Adès (1971-)
Arcadiana
Venezia notturno
Das klinget so herrlich, das klinget so schon
Auf dem Wasser zu singen
Et... (tango mortale)
L'Embarquement
O Albion
Lethe
Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
Adagio from String Quartet, Op. 11 (1936)
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Cello Quintet in C Major
Allegro ma non troppo
Adagio
Scherzo
Allegretto
Guest artist: Scott Kluksdahl, cello
Guest Artist Bio
Scott Kluksdahl, cello, has received Tanglewood's Leonard Bernstein Fellowship, prizes in Naumburg and Washington International Competitions, and degrees from Harvard and Juilliard. Scott was a founding member of the Lions Gate Trio, and he performed and recorded for twenty years as its cellist. He currently is a member of the Veronika String Quartet. He teaches at USF in Tampa, and runs "If Music Be The Food..." (a food-for-chamber-music outreach) at the Carrollwood Cultural Center there. He enjoys tutoring science/math/reading for fifth-grade students in Florida's Hillsborough County Public School System.
 
May 13 - Saturday - 4:00pm - Boothbay Harbor
Winter Series III: Memento Mori
Thomas Adès (1971-)
Arcadiana
Venezia notturno
Das klinget so herrlich, das klinget so schon
Auf dem Wasser zu singen
Et... (tango mortale)
L'Embarquement
O Albion
Lethe
Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
Adagio from String Quartet, Op. 11 (1936)
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Cello Quintet in C Major
Allegro ma non troppo
Adagio
Scherzo
Allegretto
Guest artist: Scott Kluksdahl, cello
Guest Artist Bio
Scott Kluksdahl, cello, has received Tanglewood's Leonard Bernstein Fellowship, prizes in Naumburg and Washington International Competitions, and degrees from Harvard and Juilliard. Scott was a founding member of the Lions Gate Trio, and he performed and recorded for twenty years as its cellist. He currently is a member of the Veronika String Quartet. He teaches at USF in Tampa, and runs "If Music Be The Food..." (a food-for-chamber-music outreach) at the Carrollwood Cultural Center there. He enjoys tutoring science/math/reading for fifth-grade students in Florida's Hillsborough County Public School System.
 
May 14 - Sunday - 3:00pm - Rockport
Winter Series III: Memento Mori
Thomas Adès (1971-)
Arcadiana
Venezia notturno
Das klinget so herrlich, das klinget so schon
Auf dem Wasser zu singen
Et... (tango mortale)
L'Embarquement
O Albion
Lethe
Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
Adagio from String Quartet, Op. 11 (1936)
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Cello Quintet in C Major
Allegro ma non troppo
Adagio
Scherzo
Allegretto
Guest artist: Scott Kluksdahl, cello
Guest Artist Bio
Scott Kluksdahl, cello, has received Tanglewood's Leonard Bernstein Fellowship, prizes in Naumburg and Washington International Competitions, and degrees from Harvard and Juilliard. Scott was a founding member of the Lions Gate Trio, and he performed and recorded for twenty years as its cellist. He currently is a member of the Veronika String Quartet. He teaches at USF in Tampa, and runs "If Music Be The Food..." (a food-for-chamber-music outreach) at the Carrollwood Cultural Center there. He enjoys tutoring science/math/reading for fifth-grade students in Florida's Hillsborough County Public School System.
 

Sponsored by: Camden National Bank
June
Jun 28 - Wednesday - 8:00pm - Maine Public Classical
Maine Public Classical Radio Broadcast
Maine Stage
Portland - 104.1 FM
Bangor - 106.1 FM
Waterville - 99.7 FM
Fryeburg - 91.5 FM
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