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Brunswick

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Schedule
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2019
June
Jun 5 - Wednesday - 6:30pm - Brunswick
DSQ Bach
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C Major BWV 1066
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Concerto for Violin and Oboe in C Minor BWV 1060
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Cantata "Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut," BWV 199
Kate Aldrich, mezzo-soprano
Michael Dressler, oboe
Benjamin Fox, oboe
Carolyn Davis Fryer, bass
Janet Polk, bassoon
Daniel Pyle, harpsichord

"Meet the Artists" Reception:
8:00-9:30pm at The Daniel
10 Water Street, Brunswick map


Sponsored by: H. M. Payson
Jun 14 - Friday - 6:30pm - Washington
String Quartet Institute - Faculty Concert
Franz Josef Haydn (1732-1809)
String Quartet in G Major Op. 77 No. 1 about
Allegro moderato
Adagio
Menuet. Presto & Trio
Finale. Presto
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
String Quintet in C Major Op. 29
Allegro moderato
Adagio molto espressivo
Scherzo. Allegro
Presto
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
String Quartet in F Major about
Allegro moderato - très doux
Assez vif - très rythmé
Très lent
Vif et agité
Guest Artist: Marcus Thompson, viola Bio
Admission: $15
Jun 19 - Wednesday - 6:30pm - Washington
String Quartet Institute - Student Concert
July
Jul 7 - Sunday - 2:00pm - Belfast
Summer Series: Midsummer Masters
Franz Josef Haydn (1732-1809)
String Quartet in G Major Op. 77 No. 1 about
Allegro moderato
Adagio
Menuet. Presto & Trio
Finale. Presto
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
String Quartet No. 11 in F Minor Op. 95 ("Serioso") about
Allegro con brio
Allegretto ma non troppo
Allegro assai vivace ma serioso
Larghetto espressivo - Allegretto agitato - Allegro
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
String Quartet in F Major about
Allegro moderato - très doux
Assez vif - très rythmé
Très lent
Vif et agité
Jul 13 - Saturday - 7:30pm - Tenants Harbor
Summer Series: Midsummer Masters
Ocean View Grange map
Franz Josef Haydn (1732-1809)
String Quartet in G Major Op. 77 No. 1 about
Allegro moderato
Adagio
Menuet. Presto & Trio
Finale. Presto
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
String Quintet in C Major Op. 29
Allegro moderato
Adagio molto espressivo
Scherzo. Allegro
Presto
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
String Quartet in F Major about
Allegro moderato - très doux
Assez vif - très rythmé
Très lent
Vif et agité
Guest Artist: Marcus Thompson, viola Bio
Jul 20 - Saturday - 7:30pm - Phippsburg
Summer Series: Midsummer Masters
Franz Josef Haydn (1732-1809)
String Quartet in G Major Op. 77 No. 1 about
Allegro moderato
Adagio
Menuet. Presto & Trio
Finale. Presto
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
String Quartet No. 11 in F Minor Op. 95 ("Serioso") about
Allegro con brio
Allegretto ma non troppo
Allegro assai vivace ma serioso
Larghetto espressivo - Allegretto agitato - Allegro
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
String Quartet in F Major about
Allegro moderato - très doux
Assez vif - très rythmé
Très lent
Vif et agité
Jul 27 - Saturday - 4:00pm - Boothbay Harbor
Summer Series: Midsummer Masters
Franz Josef Haydn (1732-1809)
String Quartet in G Major Op. 77 No. 1 about
Allegro moderato
Adagio
Menuet. Presto & Trio
Finale. Presto
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
String Quartet No. 11 in F Minor Op. 95 ("Serioso") about
Allegro con brio
Allegretto ma non troppo
Allegro assai vivace ma serioso
Larghetto espressivo - Allegretto agitato - Allegro
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
String Quartet in F Major about
Allegro moderato - très doux
Assez vif - très rythmé
Très lent
Vif et agité
Jul 31 - Wednesday - 2:30pm - Scarborough
Summer Series: Midsummer Masters
Franz Josef Haydn (1732-1809)
String Quartet in G Major Op. 77 No. 1 about
Allegro moderato
Adagio
Menuet. Presto & Trio
Finale. Presto
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
String Quartet No. 11 in F Minor Op. 95 ("Serioso") about
Allegro con brio
Allegretto ma non troppo
Allegro assai vivace ma serioso
Larghetto espressivo - Allegretto agitato - Allegro
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
String Quartet in F Major about
Allegro moderato - très doux
Assez vif - très rythmé
Très lent
Vif et agité
Private event - residents only

Sponsored by: Piper Shores
August
Aug 2 - Friday - 7:30pm - South Bristol
Summer Series: Midsummer Masters
Franz Josef Haydn (1732-1809)
String Quartet in G Major Op. 77 No. 1 about
Allegro moderato
Adagio
Menuet. Presto & Trio
Finale. Presto
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
String Quintet in C Major Op. 29
Allegro moderato
Adagio molto espressivo
Scherzo. Allegro
Presto
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
String Quartet in F Major about
Allegro moderato - très doux
Assez vif - très rythmé
Très lent
Vif et agité
Guest Artist: Marcus Thompson, viola Bio
Aug 4 - Sunday - 3:00pm - Wells
Summer Series: Midsummer Masters
Franz Josef Haydn (1732-1809)
String Quartet in G Major Op. 77 No. 1 about
Allegro moderato
Adagio
Menuet. Presto & Trio
Finale. Presto
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
String Quintet in C Major Op. 29
Allegro moderato
Adagio molto espressivo
Scherzo. Allegro
Presto
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
String Quartet in F Major about
Allegro moderato - très doux
Assez vif - très rythmé
Très lent
Vif et agité
Guest Artist: Marcus Thompson, viola Bio
Aug 11 - Sunday - 4:00pm - Surry
Summer Series: Midsummer Masters
Franz Josef Haydn (1732-1809)
String Quartet in G Major Op. 77 No. 1 about
Allegro moderato
Adagio
Menuet. Presto & Trio
Finale. Presto
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
String Quartet No. 11 in F Minor Op. 95 ("Serioso") about
Allegro con brio
Allegretto ma non troppo
Allegro assai vivace ma serioso
Larghetto espressivo - Allegretto agitato - Allegro
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
String Quartet in F Major about
Allegro moderato - très doux
Assez vif - très rythmé
Très lent
Vif et agité
Aug 15 - Thursday - 7:30pm - Georgetown
Summer Series: Midsummer Masters
Franz Josef Haydn (1732-1809)
String Quartet in G Major Op. 77 No. 1 about
Allegro moderato
Adagio
Menuet. Presto & Trio
Finale. Presto
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
String Quintet in C Major Op. 29
Allegro moderato
Adagio molto espressivo
Scherzo. Allegro
Presto
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
String Quartet in F Major about
Allegro moderato - très doux
Assez vif - très rythmé
Très lent
Vif et agité
Guest Artist: Marcus Thompson, viola Bio
Aug 28 - Wednesday - 8:00pm - Maine Public Classical
Maine Public Classical Radio Broadcast
Maine Stage
Portland - 104.1 FM
Boothbay Harbor - 96.7 FM
Bangor - 106.1 FM
Waterville - 99.7 FM
Fryeburg - 91.5 FM
Bar Harbor - 93.7 FM
Aug 31 - Saturday - 4:00pm - Boothbay Harbor
Summer Series: Midsummer Masters
Franz Josef Haydn (1732-1809)
String Quartet in G Major Op. 77 No. 1 about
Allegro moderato
Adagio
Menuet. Presto & Trio
Finale. Presto
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
String Quartet No. 11 in F Minor Op. 95 ("Serioso") about
Allegro con brio
Allegretto ma non troppo
Allegro assai vivace ma serioso
Larghetto espressivo - Allegretto agitato - Allegro
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
String Quartet in F Major about
Allegro moderato - très doux
Assez vif - très rythmé
Très lent
Vif et agité
September
Sep 7 - Saturday - 7:00pm - Cape Porpoise
Leaf Peeper Concert
Franz Josef Haydn (1732-1809)
String Quartet in G Major Op. 77 No. 1 about
Allegro moderato
Adagio
Menuet. Presto & Trio
Finale. Presto
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
String Quartet No. 11 in F Minor Op. 95 ("Serioso") about
Allegro con brio
Allegretto ma non troppo
Allegro assai vivace ma serioso
Larghetto espressivo - Allegretto agitato - Allegro
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
String Quartet in F Major about
Allegro moderato - très doux
Assez vif - très rythmé
Très lent
Vif et agité
Sep 8 - Sunday - 7:00pm - Walpole
Candlelight Concert
Franz Josef Haydn (1732-1809)
String Quartet in G Major Op. 77 No. 1 about
Allegro moderato
Adagio
Menuet. Presto & Trio
Finale. Presto
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
String Quartet No. 11 in F Minor Op. 95 ("Serioso") about
Allegro con brio
Allegretto ma non troppo
Allegro assai vivace ma serioso
Larghetto espressivo - Allegretto agitato - Allegro
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
String Quartet in F Major about
Allegro moderato - très doux
Assez vif - très rythmé
Très lent
Vif et agité
Tickets also available at the Walpole Barn in Walpole (So. Bristol), Sherman's BookStore in Damariscotta and the Framer's Gallery in Boothbay Harbor.
event notes...
Experience the 18th century in the glow of flickering candles for a very unique DaPonte String Quartet concert. The concert will be held at the all-original, pre-revolutionary, Old Walpole Meetinghouse. Bring a flashlight to see your way after the concert, and a cushion for comfort on the original box pews.
 
Sep 20 - Friday - 3:00pm - Jefferson
High School String Quartet Workshop
October
Oct 12 - Saturday - 6:00pm - Bath
Concert
Franz Josef Haydn (1732-1809)
String Quartet in C Major Op. 33 No. 3 ("The Bird")
Allegro moderato
Scherzo: Allegretto
Adagio ma non troppo
Finale: Rondo - Presto
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
String Quartet in F Major about
Allegro moderato - très doux
Assez vif - très rythmé
Très lent
Vif et agité
Oct 18 - Friday - 3:00pm - Nobleboro
Adult String Chamber Music Workshop
November
Nov 3 - Sunday - 2:00pm - Brunswick
All A-Twitter
Franz Josef Haydn (1732-1809)
String Quartet in C Major Op. 33 No. 3 ("The Bird")
Allegro moderato
Scherzo: Allegretto
Adagio ma non troppo
Finale: Rondo - Presto
Peter Sculthorpe (1929-2014)
String Quartet No. 8
Con dolore
Risoluto; calmo
Con dolore
Con precisione
Con dolore
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
String Quartet No. 15 in A Minor Op. 132 (1825)
Allegro
Allegro ma non tanto
Molto Adagio — Andante (Heiliger Dankgesang)
Alla marcia, assai vivace
Allegro appassionato
Nov 10 - Sunday - 3:00pm - Newcastle
All A-Twitter
Franz Josef Haydn (1732-1809)
String Quartet in C Major Op. 33 No. 3 ("The Bird")
Allegro moderato
Scherzo: Allegretto
Adagio ma non troppo
Finale: Rondo - Presto
Peter Sculthorpe (1929-2014)
String Quartet No. 8
Con dolore
Risoluto; calmo
Con dolore
Con precisione
Con dolore
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
String Quartet No. 15 in A Minor Op. 132 (1825)
Allegro
Allegro ma non tanto
Molto Adagio — Andante (Heiliger Dankgesang)
Alla marcia, assai vivace
Allegro appassionato
Nov 14 - Thursday - 7:00pm - Portland
All A-Twitter
Franz Josef Haydn (1732-1809)
String Quartet in C Major Op. 33 No. 3 ("The Bird")
Allegro moderato
Scherzo: Allegretto
Adagio ma non troppo
Finale: Rondo - Presto
Peter Sculthorpe (1929-2014)
String Quartet No. 8
Con dolore
Risoluto; calmo
Con dolore
Con precisione
Con dolore
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
String Quartet No. 15 in A Minor Op. 132 (1825)
Allegro
Allegro ma non tanto
Molto Adagio — Andante (Heiliger Dankgesang)
Alla marcia, assai vivace
Allegro appassionato
Nov 23 - Saturday - 2:00pm - Rockport
All A-Twitter
Franz Josef Haydn (1732-1809)
String Quartet in C Major Op. 33 No. 3 ("The Bird")
Allegro moderato
Scherzo: Allegretto
Adagio ma non troppo
Finale: Rondo - Presto
Peter Sculthorpe (1929-2014)
String Quartet No. 8
Con dolore
Risoluto; calmo
Con dolore
Con precisione
Con dolore
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
String Quartet No. 15 in A Minor Op. 132 (1825)
Allegro
Allegro ma non tanto
Molto Adagio — Andante (Heiliger Dankgesang)
Alla marcia, assai vivace
Allegro appassionato
December
Dec 8 - Sunday - 3:00pm - Newcastle
Free Holiday Concert
2020
February
Feb 2 - Sunday - 2:00pm - Bangor
Steinway Concert
Franz Josef Haydn (1732-1809)
String Quartet in G Major Op. 77 No. 1 about
Allegro moderato
Adagio
Menuet. Presto & Trio
Finale. Presto
Lucas Richman
Piano Quintet "Shades of the Jebel"
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
String Sextet No. 1 in B flat Major Op. 18
with:
Lucas Richman, piano
Marisa Solomon, cello
Anatole Wieck, viola
Free Admission
Snow Date...
Monday, Feb. 3 at 7 pm
— DSQ
Feb 11 - Tuesday - 7:00pm - Waterville
The DSQ and John Farrell
T. S. Eliot (1888-1965)
Four Quartets about
recited from memory by John Farrell Bio
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
String Quartet No. 15 in A Minor Op. 132 (1825)
Allegro
Allegro ma non tanto
Molto Adagio — Andante (Heiliger Dankgesang)
Alla marcia, assai vivace
Allegro appassionato
Runnals Building on the Colby College campus.
March
Mar 8 - Sunday - 2:00pm - Brunswick
Maine's 200th: Music of Early Maine
Songs of Chief Membertou
Trad. Mi'kmaq
transcribed by Marc Lescarbot (1606/7)
arr. by Gabriel Sagard Theodat.
Kaxarranka
Trad. Basque tune
arr. by Ferdinand Liva
Imperii proceres
Heinrich Isaac (c.1450 - 1517)
Four Songs from Canconiero de Palacio
Juan del Encina (c.1468 - d.1529/30)
Todo los bienes
Más vale trocar
Levanta, Pascual
Hoy comamuos y bebamos
Sir Walter Raleigh's Galliard
attr. to Francis Cutting (1550-1603)
A Sad Pavane for these distracted times
Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656)
arr. by David Byers
Les Bergers et Les Ameriquaines
from Concert Donné à Louis XIII en 1627 par les 24 Violons et les 12 Grand Hautbois
Anonymous
arr. by Kirsten Monke
Ballo del granduca
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621)
Concert pour Quatre Parties de Violes
Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704)
Allemande
Sarabande, Rondeau
Gigue anglaise
Gigue française
Passacaille
The Birks of Abergeldie
from Henry Playford's Original Scottish Tunes
Anonymous (1700)
"Little Ben" A Country Dance
from Heinrich Isaac (c.1450 - 1517)
Arr. by Myles Jordan,
Prelude from Te Deum
Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704)
Guest Artist: Eric LaPerna, percussion Bio
Mar 15 - Sunday - 3:00pm - Newcastle
CANCELED Maine's 200th: Music of Early Maine
Songs of Chief Membertou
Trad. Mi'kmaq
transcribed by Marc Lescarbot (1606/7)
arr. by Gabriel Sagard Theodat.
Kaxarranka
Trad. Basque tune
arr. by Ferdinand Liva
Imperii proceres
Heinrich Isaac (c.1450 - 1517)
Four Songs from Canconiero de Palacio
Juan del Encina (c.1468 - d.1529/30)
Todo los bienes
Más vale trocar
Levanta, Pascual
Hoy comamuos y bebamos
Sir Walter Raleigh's Galliard
attr. to Francis Cutting (1550-1603)
A Sad Pavane for these distracted times
Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656)
arr. by David Byers
Les Bergers et Les Ameriquaines
from Concert Donné à Louis XIII en 1627 par les 24 Violons et les 12 Grand Hautbois
Anonymous
arr. by Kirsten Monke
Ballo del granduca
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621)
Concert pour Quatre Parties de Violes
Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704)
Allemande
Sarabande, Rondeau
Gigue anglaise
Gigue française
Passacaille
The Birks of Abergeldie
from Henry Playford's Original Scottish Tunes
Anonymous (1700)
"Little Ben" A Country Dance
from Heinrich Isaac (c.1450 - 1517)
Arr. by Myles Jordan,
Prelude from Te Deum
Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704)
CANCELED
Guest Artist: Eric LaPerna, percussion Bio
Mar 19 - Thursday - 7:00pm - Portland
CANCELED Maine's 200th: Music of Early Maine
Songs of Chief Membertou
Trad. Mi'kmaq
transcribed by Marc Lescarbot (1606/7)
arr. by Gabriel Sagard Theodat.
Kaxarranka
Trad. Basque tune
arr. by Ferdinand Liva
Imperii proceres
Heinrich Isaac (c.1450 - 1517)
Four Songs from Canconiero de Palacio
Juan del Encina (c.1468 - d.1529/30)
Todo los bienes
Más vale trocar
Levanta, Pascual
Hoy comamuos y bebamos
Sir Walter Raleigh's Galliard
attr. to Francis Cutting (1550-1603)
A Sad Pavane for these distracted times
Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656)
arr. by David Byers
Les Bergers et Les Ameriquaines
from Concert Donné à Louis XIII en 1627 par les 24 Violons et les 12 Grand Hautbois
Anonymous
arr. by Kirsten Monke
Ballo del granduca
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621)
Concert pour Quatre Parties de Violes
Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704)
Allemande
Sarabande, Rondeau
Gigue anglaise
Gigue française
Passacaille
The Birks of Abergeldie
from Henry Playford's Original Scottish Tunes
Anonymous (1700)
"Little Ben" A Country Dance
from Heinrich Isaac (c.1450 - 1517)
Arr. by Myles Jordan,
Prelude from Te Deum
Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704)
CANCELED
Guest Artist: Eric LaPerna, percussion Bio
Mar 21 - Saturday - 2:00pm - Rockport
CANCELED Maine's 200th: Music of Early Maine
Songs of Chief Membertou
Trad. Mi'kmaq
transcribed by Marc Lescarbot (1606/7)
arr. by Gabriel Sagard Theodat.
Kaxarranka
Trad. Basque tune
arr. by Ferdinand Liva
Imperii proceres
Heinrich Isaac (c.1450 - 1517)
Four Songs from Canconiero de Palacio
Juan del Encina (c.1468 - d.1529/30)
Todo los bienes
Más vale trocar
Levanta, Pascual
Hoy comamuos y bebamos
Sir Walter Raleigh's Galliard
attr. to Francis Cutting (1550-1603)
A Sad Pavane for these distracted times
Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656)
arr. by David Byers
Les Bergers et Les Ameriquaines
from Concert Donné à Louis XIII en 1627 par les 24 Violons et les 12 Grand Hautbois
Anonymous
arr. by Kirsten Monke
Ballo del granduca
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621)
Concert pour Quatre Parties de Violes
Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704)
Allemande
Sarabande, Rondeau
Gigue anglaise
Gigue française
Passacaille
The Birks of Abergeldie
from Henry Playford's Original Scottish Tunes
Anonymous (1700)
"Little Ben" A Country Dance
from Heinrich Isaac (c.1450 - 1517)
Arr. by Myles Jordan,
Prelude from Te Deum
Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704)
CANCELED
Guest Artist: Eric LaPerna, percussion Bio
Mar 29 - Sunday - 2:00pm - Belfast
CANCELED Maine's 200th: Music of Early Maine
Songs of Chief Membertou
Trad. Mi'kmaq
transcribed by Marc Lescarbot (1606/7)
arr. by Gabriel Sagard Theodat.
Kaxarranka
Trad. Basque tune
arr. by Ferdinand Liva
Imperii proceres
Heinrich Isaac (c.1450 - 1517)
Four Songs from Canconiero de Palacio
Juan del Encina (c.1468 - d.1529/30)
Todo los bienes
Más vale trocar
Levanta, Pascual
Hoy comamuos y bebamos
Sir Walter Raleigh's Galliard
attr. to Francis Cutting (1550-1603)
A Sad Pavane for these distracted times
Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656)
arr. by David Byers
Les Bergers et Les Ameriquaines
from Concert Donné à Louis XIII en 1627 par les 24 Violons et les 12 Grand Hautbois
Anonymous
arr. by Kirsten Monke
Ballo del granduca
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621)
Concert pour Quatre Parties de Violes
Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704)
Allemande
Sarabande, Rondeau
Gigue anglaise
Gigue française
Passacaille
The Birks of Abergeldie
from Henry Playford's Original Scottish Tunes
Anonymous (1700)
"Little Ben" A Country Dance
from Heinrich Isaac (c.1450 - 1517)
Arr. by Myles Jordan,
Prelude from Te Deum
Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704)
CANCELED
Guest Artist: Eric LaPerna, percussion Bio
April
Apr 15 - Wednesday - Online
What’s in a String? Shakespeare, Bach,and Flourless Chocolate Cake.
Apr 22 - Wednesday - Online
Contemplating the Number Four
Apr 23 - Thursday - 2:00pm - Rockland
CANCELED Maine's 200th: Music of Early Maine
Songs of Chief Membertou
Trad. Mi'kmaq
transcribed by Marc Lescarbot (1606/7)
arr. by Gabriel Sagard Theodat.
Kaxarranka
Trad. Basque tune
arr. by Ferdinand Liva
Imperii proceres
Heinrich Isaac (c.1450 - 1517)
Four Songs from Canconiero de Palacio
Juan del Encina (c.1468 - d.1529/30)
Todo los bienes
Más vale trocar
Levanta, Pascual
Hoy comamuos y bebamos
Sir Walter Raleigh's Galliard
attr. to Francis Cutting (1550-1603)
A Sad Pavane for these distracted times
Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656)
arr. by David Byers
Les Bergers et Les Ameriquaines
from Concert Donné à Louis XIII en 1627 par les 24 Violons et les 12 Grand Hautbois
Anonymous
arr. by Kirsten Monke
Ballo del granduca
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621)
Concert pour Quatre Parties de Violes
Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704)
Allemande
Sarabande, Rondeau
Gigue anglaise
Gigue française
Passacaille
The Birks of Abergeldie
from Henry Playford's Original Scottish Tunes
Anonymous (1700)
"Little Ben" A Country Dance
from Heinrich Isaac (c.1450 - 1517)
Arr. by Myles Jordan,
Prelude from Te Deum
Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704)
CANCELED
Guest Artist: Eric LaPerna, percussion Bio
Apr 29 - Wednesday - Online
Myles plays Bach D Major Suite (Prelude)
May
May 3 - Sunday - 2:00pm - Brunswick
CANCELED Heartbreak Hotel
Béla Bartók (1881-1945)
String Quartet No. 1 Sz. 40
Lento
Allegretto
Allegro vivace
Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)
String Quartet Op. 10
Mäßig
Sehr rasch
"Litanei", langsam
"Entrückung", sehr langsam
CANCELED
Guest Artist: Emily Birsan, soprano Bio
May 6 - Wednesday - Online
A Conversation with Dino + Heiliger Dankgesang
May 6 - Wednesday - 7:00pm - Portland
CANCELED Heartbreak Hotel
Béla Bartók (1881-1945)
String Quartet No. 1 Sz. 40
Lento
Allegretto
Allegro vivace
Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)
String Quartet Op. 10
Mäßig
Sehr rasch
"Litanei", langsam
"Entrückung", sehr langsam
CANCELED
Guest Artist: Emily Birsan, soprano Bio
May 9 - Saturday - 2:00pm - Rockport
CANCELED Heartbreak Hotel
Béla Bartók (1881-1945)
String Quartet No. 1 Sz. 40
Lento
Allegretto
Allegro vivace
Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)
String Quartet Op. 10
Mäßig
Sehr rasch
"Litanei", langsam
"Entrückung", sehr langsam
CANCELED
Guest Artist: Emily Birsan, soprano Bio
May 10 - Sunday - 3:00pm - Newcastle
CANCELED Heartbreak Hotel
Béla Bartók (1881-1945)
String Quartet No. 1 Sz. 40
Lento
Allegretto
Allegro vivace
Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)
String Quartet Op. 10
Mäßig
Sehr rasch
"Litanei", langsam
"Entrückung", sehr langsam
CANCELED
Guest Artist: Emily Birsan, soprano Bio
May 13 - Wednesday - Online
JS Bach: Concerto for Violin and Oboe in C Minor BWV 1060
The DaPonte String Quartet is joined by guest artists Michael Dressler, Carolyn Davis Fryer and Daniel Pyle to perform the Bach Violin and Oboe Concerto in C Minor. This performance was recorded live in June 2019 at Studzinski Hall, Bowdoin College, Maine.
May 27 - Wednesday - Online
JS Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C Major BWV 1066
The DaPonte String Quartet is joined by guest artists Benjamin Fox, Michael Dressler, Janet Polk, Carolyn Davis Fryer, and Daniel Pyle to perform Bach's Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C Major. This Performance was recorded live in June 2019 at Studzinski Hall, Bowdoin College, Maine.
June
Jun 3 - Wednesday - Online
JS Bach: Cantata "Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut" BWV 199
The DaPonte String Quartet is joined by guest artists Kate Aldrich, Benjamin Fox, Janet Polk, Carolyn Davis Fryer, and Daniel Pyle to perform Bach's Cantata BWV 199. This Performance was recorded live in June 2019 at Studzinski Hall, Bowdoin College, Maine.
Jun 10 - Wednesday - Online
Bach and the River
DaPonte String Quartet violinist Lydia Forbes considers connections between a JS Bach Partita and a summer afternoon on a nearby river.
Jun 24 - Wednesday - Online
Schumann: Piano Quintet Op. 44 w/ Peter Serkin
The DaPonte String Quartet performs Schumann's Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 44. The guest pianist for this performance is the late Peter Serkin (1947-2020), who gave this wonderful performance with the DaPonte Quartet in June of 2018.
July
Jul 1 - Wednesday - Online
Hindemith: Sonata for Solo Viola Op 11 No 5 (Passacaglia)
DaPonte String Quartet violist Kirsten Monke performs the Hindemith Passacaglia from the Sonata for Solo Viola Op 11 No 5
Jul 8 - Wednesday - Online
Brahms: Piano Quintet Op. 34 w/ Peter Serkin
The DaPonte String Quartet performs Brahms' Piano Quintet Op. 34. The guest pianist for this performance is the late Peter Serkin (1947-2020), who gave this wonderful performance with the DaPonte Quartet in June of 2018.
Jul 15 - Wednesday - Online
Comolli: Icons
DaPonte String Quartet violinist Ferdinand Liva performs two movements from "Icons" by Gia Comolli.
August
Aug 5 - Wednesday - Online
Richman: Shades of the Jebel (and conversation with the composer)
The DaPonte String Quartet sits down for a chat with composer and conductor Lucas Richman, discussing their performance of Richman's piano quintet "Shades of the Jebel." Their conversation is followed by a recording from February 2, 2020 of the DaPonte Quartet and Mr. Richman performing the entire work.
Aug 12 - Wednesday - Online
Mozart: Duo for Violin and Viola K 423
DaPonte String Quartet violinist Ferdinand Liva and violist Kirsten Monke perform Mozart's Duo for Violin and Viola, K. 423, on the beautiful banks of the New Meadows river in Phippsburg, Maine.
Aug 15 - Saturday - 5:30pm - Georgetown
Concert
SOLD OUT!
Aug 26 - Wednesday - Online
Dvořák: Terzetto for 2 violins and viola, Opus 74 (movements 1 & 2)
Violinists Ferdinand Liva and Lydia Forbes and violist Kirsten Monke perform the first two movements from from Antonín Dvořák's Terzetto in C Major, Opus 74.
Aug 30 - Sunday - 4:00pm - Surry
Bicentennial concert
Songs of Chief Membertou
Trad. Mi'kmaq
transcribed by Marc Lescarbot (1606/7)
arr. by Gabriel Sagard Theodat.
Kaxarranka
Trad. Basque tune
arr. by Ferdinand Liva
Imperii proceres
Heinrich Isaac (c.1450 - 1517)
Four Songs from Canconiero de Palacio
Juan del Encina (c.1468 - d.1529/30)
Todo los bienes
Más vale trocar
Levanta, Pascual
Hoy comamuos y bebamos
Sir Walter Raleigh's Galliard
attr. to Francis Cutting (1550-1603)
A Sad Pavane for these distracted times
Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656)
arr. by David Byers
Les Bergers et Les Ameriquaines
from Concert Donné à Louis XIII en 1627 par les 24 Violons et les 12 Grand Hautbois
Anonymous
arr. by Kirsten Monke
Ballo del granduca
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621)
Concert pour Quatre Parties de Violes
Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704)
Allemande
Sarabande, Rondeau
Gigue anglaise
Gigue française
Passacaille
The Birks of Abergeldie
from Henry Playford's Original Scottish Tunes
Anonymous (1700)
"Little Ben" A Country Dance
from Heinrich Isaac (c.1450 - 1517)
Arr. by Myles Jordan,
Prelude from Te Deum
Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704)
Free admission
Guest Artist: Eric LaPerna, percussion Bio
September
Sep 2 - Wednesday - Online
Dvořák: Terzetto for 2 violins and viola, Opus 74 (movements 3 & 4)
Violinists Ferdinand Liva and Lydia Forbes and violist Kirsten Monke perform the final two movements from from Antonín Dvořák's Terzetto in C Major, Opus 74.
December
Dec 2 - Wednesday - Online
Bach: Partita No. 1 in B Minor (Allemande)
DaPonte String Quartet Violinist Lydia Forbes performs the Allemande movement from J.S. Bach's Partita No. 1 in B Minor, BWV 1002.
Dec 9 - Wednesday - Online
Reger: Suite No. 1 in G Minor for Viola Solo (Molto Sostenuto)
DaPonte String Quartet violist Kirsten Monke performs a selection from the Suite No. 1 in G Minor for Viola Solo Op. 131d by Max Reger.
Dec 16 - Wednesday - Online
Beethoven: Romance in F Major Op 50
DaPonte String Quartet violinist Ferdinand Liva performs Beethoven's Romance in F Major, Op. 50.
Dec 23 - Wednesday - Online
Bach: Cello Suite No. 6 In D Major (Allemande)
DaPonte String Quartet cellist Myles Jordan performs the Allemande from Bach's Cello Suite in D Major BWV 1012
2021
January
Jan 6 - Wednesday - Online
Telemann: Fantasia No. 8 for solo viola
DaPonte String Quartet violist Kirsten Monke performs Telemann's Fantasia No. 8 for solo viola (originally for solo violin), TWV 40:21
Jan 13 - Wednesday - Online
Brahms Violin Sonata No 1 (Vivace, ma non troppo)
DaPonte String Quartet violinist Ferdinand Liva performs the Brahms Violin Sonata No. 1, Op. 78
Jan 20 - Wednesday - Online
Bach: Partita No. 1 in B Minor (Corrente)
DaPonte String Quartet Violinist Lydia Forbes takes us into the woods, and performs the Corrente movement from J.S. Bach's Partita No. 1 in B Minor, BWV 1002.
Jan 27 - Wednesday - Online
Bach: Cello Suite No. 6 (Courante)
DaPonte String Quartet Cellist Myles Jordan Performs a movement from J.S. Bach's Cello Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012.
February
Feb 3 - Wednesday - Online
Brahms Violin Sonata No. 1 Op 78
DaPonte String Quartet Violinist Ferdinand Liva performs the Adagio movement from Johannes Brahms' Sonata No. 1 for Violin Op 78
Feb 10 - Wednesday - Online
Bach Cello Suite No. 2 in D Minor
Feb 17 - Wednesday - Online
Puts ARIA for violin and piano
Feb 20 - Saturday - Online
Beethoven Quartet No. 5
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
String Quaret in A major Op. 18 No. 5
Allegro
Menuetto
Andante cantabile
Allegro
Filmed at the beautiful Rockport Opera House in January 2021, this Beethoven concert is a 4 movement work. The opening movement is joyous and optimistic. Next, the Menuetto is a lively dance theme with grace and subtlety. Third is a theme and variation movement with vivid imagery, including elements of march music, a spinning wheel, and quiet chants. The brief finale marks a close to a work that contains many conversational elements and robust statements.
This wonderful Beethoven composition represents string quartet writing at its best.
Published in 1801, this work was dedicated to Prince Joseph Franz von Lobkowitz.
Feb 24 - Wednesday - Online
Bach Cello Suite No 6 (Sarabande)
March
Mar 10 - Wednesday - Online
Ysaÿe Violin Sonata No. 4 (Sarabande)
Mar 13 - Saturday - Online
Schulhoff Quartet No. 1
Erwin Schulhoff (1894-1942)
String Quaret No. 1
Presto con fuoco
Allegretto con moto e con malinconia grotesca
Allegro giocoso alla Slovacca
Andante molto sostenuto
Filmed at the beautiful Rockport Opera House in January 2021, the March 13th concert release was a work by the 20th century Czech composer, Erwin Schulhoff. Schulhoff's String Quartet No 1 is a powerful piece with elements of jazz influence, dance rhythms, and grotesquely melancholy strains. Schulhoff was influenced by the Dada movement, and believed that "absolute art is revolution". Once the Nazis began to rise to power, the Jewish composer was no longer able to perform in Germany, his compositions were verboten. He was labeled a degenerate, his music blacklisted. After his return to Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic), his life was threatened by the German occupation. Schulhoff was granted Russian citizenship, which would allow him to emigrate to relative safety. Before he could leave, he was arrested and deported to a German concentration camp. Approximately one year later, he died of tuberculosis in Wulzburg camp, in 1942.
This quartet is a 4 movement work. It contains interesting harmonies and requires unusual techniques of its performers. It is powerfully rhythmic, and forcefully driven. Parts of the second movement are ethereal and wispy, giving way to the shocking and sudden elements of the third movement. The final movement may represent a foreshadowing of Schulhoff's death. The foreboding music sounds a bit like a clock winding down, indicating the impending madness, leaving the silence of having nothing left.
A prolific and unusual composer, Schulhoff's chamber music works may be his most intense and innovative compositions.
Mar 17 - Wednesday - Online
Quinn Mason: In Memory
Mar 24 - Wednesday - Online
Bach Partita in B Minor (Sarabande and Double)
Mar 31 - Wednesday - Online
Bach Cello Suite No. 6 in D Major (Gavotte)
April
Apr 2 - Friday - Online
Shostakovich Quartet No 8
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
String Quartet No. 8 in C minor Op. 110
Largo
Allegro Molto
Allegretto
Largo
Largo
Apr 7 - Wednesday - Online
Mozart Violin Sonata in G Major (Allegro con spirito)
Apr 9 - Friday - 5:00pm - Online
DSQ Friday Happy Hour
Meet with the DSQ on Zoom with special guests
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Apr 14 - Wednesday - Online
Theofanidis: Flow, My Tears
Apr 16 - Friday - 5:00pm - Online
DSQ Friday Happy Hour
Meet with the DSQ on Zoom with special guests
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Apr 21 - Wednesday - Online
Bach: Violin Sonata in G Minor (Presto)
DaPonte String Quartet Violinist Lydia Forbes performs "Presto" from Bach's Violin Sonata in G Minor BWV 1001
Apr 23 - Friday - 5:00pm - Online
DSQ Friday Happy Hour
Meet with the DSQ on Zoom with special guest Shirley White
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Shirley White, Luthier

Shirley White grew up in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, a small seacoast town with a New England do-for-yourself atmosphere. Here's what her website has to say about her background: My father was a carpenter, furniture builder, and carver. I used to follow my Dad around the shop until he’d set me up with my own project. I put many miles on his tools before finally collecting a real set of my own.

I attended the furniture-making school Leeds Design Workshop in Easthampton, Massachusetts. The program focused on producing one of a kind furniture, primarily with hand tools and traditional joinery. After finishing and working just a few years in art furniture, I was offered a position doing violin repair. This offer allowed me to combine my two loves: music and woodworking.

I began my apprenticeship in 1994 at Stamell Stringed Instruments with two fine French luthiers, Chantal Emannuel Bournoff and Philippe Raynaud. Over a period of five years, I performed all the major repairs with their expert guidance and generous sharing of their knowledge. In 1999 I become the Head of the Workshop, fielding the larger restorations and training workshop staff.

In 2008 I established my own workshop where I repair and restore violin family instruments. I still enjoy learning and continue to seek an exchange of information and techniques by attending professional development events such as those offered by the British Violin Making Association ,the Violin Society of America and the VSA’s Oberlin Restoration Workshops. I also enjoy arranging working visits where I spend a week or so with other Luthiers in their shops. I’ve been fortunate to spend time in the workshops of William Monical, Anna Tummers , Anette Fajardo and Tim Toft.

For more info, please visit https://www.shirleywhiteviolins.com/about

 
Apr 24 - Saturday - Online
Mozart "Dissonance" Quartet
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
String Quartet No. 19 in C Major K 465 "Dissonance"
Adagio-Allegro
Andante cantabile
Menuetto & Trio. Allegro
Allegro molto
Apr 28 - Wednesday - Online
Bach: Cello Suite in D Major (Gigue)
DaPonte String Quartet Cellist Myles Jordan performs the Gigue from Bach's Cello Suite No 6 in D Major.
Apr 30 - Friday - 5:00pm - Online
DSQ Friday Happy Hour
Meet with the DSQ on Zoom with special guest Laurence Lesser
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Laurence Lesser

A native of Los Angeles, LAURENCE LESSER was a top prizewinner in the 1966 Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow and a participant in the historic Heifetz-Piatigorsky concerts and recordings. Mr. Lesser has appeared as a soloist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the London Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the New Japan Philharmonic, the Tokyo Philharmonic and other major orchestras.

As a chamber musician he has participated at the Casals, Marlboro, Spoleto, Ravinia, Music@Menlo and Santa Fe festivals. He has also been a member of juries for numerous international competitions, including chairing the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow in 1994, the 2002 and 2006 Grand Prix Emanuel Feuermann, the 2002 and 2018 International Paulo Cello Competition, and the Naumberg International Cello Competition.

A 1961 graduate of Harvard College, where he studied mathematics, LESSER went to Köln, Germany the following year to work with Gaspar Cassadó. Just before, he played at the Zermatt master classes for Pablo Casals, who declared, “Thank God who has given you such a great talent!” He won first prize at the Cassadó Competition in Siena, Italy in 1962. When he returned to Los Angeles, he studied with Gregor Piatigorsky and soon became his teaching assistant and regular faculty member at the University of Southern California.

During the remainder of the 60's he was a frequent contributor to the artistic life of Los Angeles. Notably, his 1965 performance of the Schoenberg Cello Concerto to inaugurate the Bing Auditorium at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art was its first hearing with orchestra after Emanuel Feuermann introduced the work in the late 1930’s. He left Los Angeles in 1970 to become Professor of Cello at Baltimore's Peabody Institute.

Teaching has always been an important part of LESSER’s artistic activity. He taught summer courses regularly at the Banff Centre from 1998 to 2004 and continues at Orford Music in Quebec annually since 2001.

LESSER’s previous recordings include the complete Beethoven with pianist HaeSun Paik on Bridge Records. Other labels include RCA, Columbia, Melodiya and CRI.

For more info, visit http://www.laurencelesser.com/about/biography

 
May
May 5 - Wednesday - Online
Mozart: Violin Sonata in G Major (Allegro)
DaPonte String Quartet Violinist Ferdinand Liva performs the second and final movement of Mozart’s Violin Sonata in G Major.
May 7 - Friday - 5:00pm - Online
DSQ Friday Happy Hour
Meet with the DSQ on Zoom with special guest John Heiss
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John Heiss

John Heiss is an active composer, conductor, flutist, and teacher. His works have been performed worldwide, receiving premieres by Speculum Musicae, Boston Musica Viva, Collage New Music, the Da Capo Chamber Players, Aeolian Chamber Players, Tanglewood Festival Orchestra, and Alea III. He has received commissions from the Fromm Foundation, NEA, Rockefeller Foundation, Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities, among others. His principal publishers are Boosey & Hawkes, E.C. Schirmer, Elkus & Son, and Subito Music (54 works to date).

Heiss has been principal flute of Boston Musica Viva and has performed with many local ensembles, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

His articles on contemporary music have appeared in Winds Quarterly, Perspectives of New Music, and The Instrumentalist. Along with Juilliard faculty Joel Sachs, Heiss has designed and written a book/CD-Rom classical music primer for Blue Marble Music entitled Classical Explorer.

B.A. in mathematics, Lehigh University; M.F.A., music, Princeton University. Composition with Milton Babbitt, Edward T. Cone, Earl Kim, Otto Luening, Darius Milhaud; flute with Arthur Lora, James Hosmer, Albert Tipton. Recordings on TelArc, Nonesuch, CRI, Golden Crest, Arista, Turnabout, Video Artists International, Boston Records, AFKA, Albany Records (recent all Heiss recording featuring the late Fenwick Smith, NEC faculty, Boston Symphony Orchestra second flutist). Former faculty of Columbia University, Barnard College, MIT, NEC Institute at Tanglewood, and Boston University School of Music.

In his multidisciplinary role in NEC College studies, John Heiss teaches composition, chamber music, flute, music history, music theory, and directs the NEC Contemporary Ensemble

For more info, please visit https://necmusic.edu/faculty/john-heiss

 
May 12 - Wednesday - Online
TBD
May 15 - Saturday - Online
Stravinsky Quartet
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
Three pieces for String Quartet
No. 1: Dance / popular
No. 2: Eccentric / fantastic
No. 3: Canticle / liturgical
May 21 - Friday - 5:00pm - Online
DSQ Friday Happy Hour
Meet with the DSQ on Zoom with special guest Alan Kaschub
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Alan Kaschub

Alan Kaschub became the Director of the University of Southern Maine School of Music in 2013. Before that time, he coordinated and taught Music Theory, Aural Skills and music technology for the school. He studied trumpet performance at USM, studying with John Schnell and earned his Master’s Degree from New England Conservatory studying with Boston Symphony principal trumpet, Charles Schlueter. Mr. Kaschub has performed with the Portland and Bangor Symphonies, the Maine Music Society, the Norumbega Brass Ensemble and the Portland Trumpet Ensemble.

Mr. Kaschub’s teaching and service have long pushed the use of technology as a facilitator of student creativity. This use of technology has not only been implemented in the USM Theory and Ear Training courses, but also in outreach to Maine’s High Schools and Middle Schools. In particular, Mr. Kaschub has used composition and recording of film scores, rap music and other small forms of music to bridge the gap between student creativity and theoretical knowledge. Mr. Kaschub has also co-taught a Music Technology course during the summer for Graduate Students and Music Teachers.

 
June
Jun 5 - Saturday - Online
Ravel Quartet
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
String Quartet in F Major
Allegro moderato - Très doux
Assez vif - Très rythmé
Très lent
Vif et agité
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