In-Person Happy Hour with the DaPonte String Quartet

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Join us in person to socialize and chat about musical topics of interest with the DaPonte String Quartet.

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The DaPonte String Quartet started a new program in March 2020, in response to the COVID pandemic: our online Happy Hour. This weekly event featured interesting and diverse guests who shared their unique perspectives about their musical specialty. To cap off a year's worth of online happy hours, we are inviting you to join us for a live version of our happy hour program!

Hosted by long-time DSQ supporters, this event will be at a historic private home in the village of Wiscasset. (We will email directions to confirmed guests)

This non-performance Happy Hour is free, is outdoors (weather permitting), and is limited to 30 fully-vaccinated attendees.

Please note: Capacity of this event is very limited, so please make sure every person that is coming registers for a ticket. We will be unable to accomodate guests without tickets.

We look foward to seeing you there!

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in 1991 in Philadelphia, four young musicians formed the DaPonte String Quartet, with the goal of playing the world’s greatest chamber music. Soon thereafter they surprised the musical world by leaving the big city and moving to mid-coast Maine on a 3-year National Endowment for the Arts/Chamber Music America rural residency grant. At the end of the residency, they found they’d fallen in love with Maine and, making a leap of faith, decided to stay.

The Quartet's repertoire spans the entire history of music, from 17th C works on original instruments to George Crumb’s string quartet for electric instruments, and the world-premiere of pieces written for them by such composers as Richard Danielpour and Pulitzer Prize winner David Del Tredici. They have appeared in France, Scotland, Canada, and more than twenty American states. With Ferdinand Liva and Lydia Forbes on violin, Myles Jordan on cello, Kirsten Monke on viola, and guest artists ranging from Peter Serkin to Awadagin Pratt, they truly enrich Maine’s cultural life while also representing the state as they perform and teach around the country and the world.

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