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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
May 27 - Wednesday - Online
JS Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C Major BWV 1066
June
Jun 3 - Wednesday - Online
JS Bach: Cantata "Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut" BWV 199
Jun 10 - Wednesday - Online
Bach and the River
Jun 24 - Wednesday - Online
Schumann: Piano Quintet Op. 44 w/ Peter Serkin
July
Jul 1 - Wednesday - Online
Hindemith: Sonata for Solo Viola Op 11 No 5 (Passacaglia)
Jul 8 - Wednesday - Online
Brahms: Piano Quintet Op. 34 w/ Peter Serkin
Jul 15 - Wednesday - Online
Comolli: Icons
August
Aug 5 - Wednesday - Online
Richman: Shades of the Jebel (and conversation with the composer)
Aug 12 - Wednesday - Online
Mozart: Duo for Violin and Viola K 423
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)
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)
December
Dec 2 - Wednesday - Online
Bach: Partita No. 1 in B Minor (Allemande)
Dec 9 - Wednesday - Online
Reger: Suite No. 1 in G Minor for Viola Solo (Molto Sostenuto)
Dec 16 - Wednesday - Online
Beethoven: Romance in F Major Op 50
Dec 23 - Wednesday - Online
Bach: Cello Suite No. 6 In D Major (Allemande)
2021
January
Jan 6 - Wednesday - Online
Telemann: Fantasia No. 8 for solo viola
Jan 13 - Wednesday - Online
Brahms Violin Sonata No 1 (Vivace, ma non troppo)
Jan 20 - Wednesday - Online
Bach: Partita No. 1 in B Minor (Corrente)
Jan 27 - Wednesday - Online
Bach: Cello Suite No. 6 (Courante)
February
Feb 3 - Wednesday - Online
Brahms Violin Sonata No. 1 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 - Online
DSQ Friday Happy Hour
Meet with the DSQ on Zoom with special guests
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Apr 16 - Friday - Online
DSQ Friday Happy Hour
Meet with the DSQ on Zoom with special guests
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Apr 23 - Friday - Online
DSQ Friday Happy Hour
Meet with the DSQ on Zoom with special guests
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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
May
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
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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