The DaPonte String Quartet is excited to present an evening of chamber music this August at numerous locations around Maine beginning in Eastport and ending in Walpole.
Now celebrating its 30th year, the ensemble, Lydia Forbes, Myles Jordan, Ferdinand Liva, and Kirsten Monke are presenting works by Randall Thompson, his “Alleluia” arranged for string quartet, Ludwig van Beethoven’s “String Quartet in C minor Opus 18, no. 4,” and Franz Schubert’s “String Quartet in A minor Rosamunde.” Alexander Romanul will replace Ferdinand Liva who is out with health issues for these performances.
The “Alleluia” is originally a choral work of great beauty and serenity, and translates quite well to the string quartet genre. The “C minor quartet of Beethoven, from his early period, is quite brooding. Moods swing from dark and swirling, to buoyant and almost comic. Finally the “Rosamunde” quartet, named for the material of the second movement taken from incidental music Schubert penned for a play of the same name. This work is characteristically vocal and deep in emotional content, and it comes from the same time as “Death and the Maiden” written near the end of Schubert’s life.
Please join us for this evening of some of the greatest works in the literature: Saturday, Aug. 13, 7 p.m., Tides Institute, Eastport; Sunday, Aug. 14, 4 p.m., Surry Arts at the Barn, Surry; Thursday, Aug. 18, 7:30 p.m., Robinhood Free Meetinghouse, Georgetown; Saturday, Aug. 20, 7:30 p.m., Ocean View Grange, Tenant’s Harbor; Thursday, Aug. 25, 7:30 p.m., Union Church, South Bristol; Friday, Aug. 26, 7:30 p.m., St. Paul’s Union Chapel, Waldoboro; Saturday, Aug. 27, 7:30 p.m., Meetinghouse Arts, Freeport. And, the annual candlelight concert at the Old Walpole Meetinghouse on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m.
For tickets and more information, visit www.dapontequartet.org.
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