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DaPonte String Quartet at the Belfast Free Library

July 7 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The DaPonte String Quartet begins the summer 2019 tour in Belfast on Sunday, July 7 at 2:00 pm at the Belfast Free Library.
Franz Josef Haydn (1732-1809)
String Quartet in G Major Op. 77 No. 1 about
Allegro moderato
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

In 1995, the DaPonte String Quartet came to Maine on a joint grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and Chamber Music America, there was not a great deal of classical music in the smaller towns and villages of the state. The financial support was intended to bring chamber music, specifically String Quartet music, to Maine’s rural communities, which it did! The Quartet is looking forward to this ongoing concert series in the churches and historic landmarks of small towns and villages, giving residents intimate experiences of world-class music in their own communities.

The DaPonte String Quartet begins the summer 2019 tour in Belfast on July 7th. We will also play in Tenants Harbor, Phippsburg, Boothbay Harbor, Scarborough, South Bristol, Wells, Surry, and Georgetown.
The DSQ will be playing Haydn’s String Quartet in G Major, Ravel’s String Quartet in F Major, and music from Beethoven’s String compositions. Four of the Midsummer Master concerts will include Beethoven’s String Quartet in F minor (“Serioso”).
However, on four special occasions this summer, we will be joined by guest artist Marcus Thompson (viola). Marcus Thompson has performed in chamber music series and recitals throughout the world. Mr. Thompson holds a doctorate in viola performance from The Juilliard School. He has been a member of the viola faculty at New England Conservatory for more than three decades, and professor of music at MIT for more than four decades.

Marcus will be with us on July 13, August 2nd, August 4th, and August 15th. This program will include Beethoven’s Viola Quintet in C Major but not the “Serioso”.

The “Serioso” program can be heard on July 7th, July 20th, July 27th, and August 11th.

For more information see our website http://www.daponte.org


July 7
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Belfast Free Library
106 High Street
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
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