DaPonte String Quartet to Perform!

Join us for an evening of string chamber music with the DaPonte String Quartet on Wednesday, December 12 at 6:30 p.m.!

Not long after forming in Philadelphia twenty-one years ago, the DaPonte String Quartet surprised the musical world by moving from a cosmopolitan urban area to rural Maine. The DSQ had been — and continues to be — sought after to perform and teach all over the U.S. and around the world. But the members of the DaPonte String Quartet were proud to call Maine home, and their relationship with mid-coast Maine remains a deeply rooted one. When CBS Sunday Morning nationally televised a profile of the group, the idea of living outside a major urban center suddenly appeared to be an appealing alternative lifestyle few musicians had considered. Few string quartets can boast such a devoted following. The people of Maine warmly embraced the DSQ, which has become an integral part of the state’s musical life. http://www.daponte.org/

Tickets are limited and space will fill up quickly. Buy your tickets here.

The program for the evening will be as follows:

J. S. Bach: Concerto in D Minor for Two Violins and Strings BWV 1043:
Vivace
Largo ma non tanto
Allegro
Béla Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances Sz. 56, BB 68 (1915-17):
Bot Tánc             (Stick Dance)
Brâul                   (Sash Dance)
Topogó               (“In One Spot”)
Bucsumi Tánc    (Dance from Bucsony)
Román polka      (Romanian Polka)
Aprózó                (Fast Dance)
W. A. Mozart: Serenade No. 13 in G Major KV 525 (“Eine kleine Nachtmusik”) (1787):
Allegro
Romanze: Andante
Menuetto: Allegretto
Rondo: Allegro

This event is sponsored by Now You’re Cooking, Spencer E Gray LLC, Mid Coast Orthopedics, and individuals interested in supporting the Patten Free Library.

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