DaPonte String Quartet: Chamber music performances

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    Chamber music! What does that mean, anyway? Think of music performed by small ensembles in 18th century settings, small rooms, living rooms, large dining rooms, or ball rooms. Those are chambers, hence the name “chamber music.”

    Since the retirement of founding violinist Ferdinand Liva, members of the DaPonte String Quartet have taken the wonderful opportunity to present a program Duo and Trio literature in an intimate and engaging setting. The Beethoven “C minor Trio,” the “Ernö Dohnányi Serenade,” and the Mozart “Duo in B flat” comprise the works on the program and represent three jewels of the chamber music literature.

    The Beethoven, written at the height of his first compositional period, exemplifies his early mastery of the genre. Written in 1902, Dohnányi’s Serenade for String Trio is packed with dramatic twists and turns. If you’ve not heard the Hungarian composer’s work, you are in for smiles, surprises, and sense of wonder. Mozart’s B flat Duo, K424 was originally presented as part of a set of works by Michael Haydn, the younger brother of Franz Joseph. Mozart’s genius would not remain disguised though, as his “obvious workmanship” shone brightly.

    Please join us for this intriguing and highly enjoyable program. The program in Boothbay Harbor: Sunday, Nov. 20 from 3 to 5 p.m. at St. Columba’s. Tickets are $25 pp. For tickets and details, please go to www.dapontequartet.org.

    Event Date: 

    Sun, 11/20/2022 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

    Address: 

    32 Emery Lane
    Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
    United States