The DaPonte String Quartet (https://dapontequartet.org) with Kirsten Monke (violin); Ferdinand “Dino” Liva (violin); Lydia Forbes (violin); and Myles Jordan (cello) will perform at the North Church, 82 High Street, Eastport, Maine on Saturday, August 13, 2022 at 7 pm.
Tickets are $15 per person. Purchase of advance tickets is strongly encouraged to ensure availability. Advance tickets are available to purchase online: click here.
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”. 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 2nd movement which was taken from incidental music Schubert penned for the now forgotten 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” near the end of Schubert’s life.
From Portland Press Herald (Portland, Maine), June 15, 2022: “The quartet originally formed in 1991 in Philadelphia, but its members moved to Maine full time a few years later. Jordan and Liva are original members, and the group has had several different lineups over the years. The current foursome has been intact for more than a decade and has been playing concerts throughout the state and beyond to a dedicated following and offering educational opportunities as well.”
Early Music Concerts at North Church, 2015 – present
2015 (August 13, 7 pm): Joachim Woitun (baroque cello), soloist.
2016 (July 23, 7 pm): Baroque quartet with Geoffrey Burgess (baroque oboe), Eve Friedman (baroque flute), Leon Schelhase (harpsichord), and Joachim Woitun (baroque cello).
2017 (August 12, 7 pm): Mozart quintet with Anna Maria Baeza (clarinet), Trond Saeverud (violin), Consuela Sherba (violin), Joachim Woitun (baroque cello), Alexandra Zaburdaeva Lorimer (violin).
2018 (July 14, 7 pm & July 15, 3 pm): Ensemble Abendmusik with Gigi Turgeon (violin I), Laura Papandrea (violin II), Anne Black (viola), Sarah Freiberg Ellison (violoncello), Andrew Arceci (bass), Teresa Wakim (soprano), Joshua Cohen (baroque trumpet), and James David Christie (organ).
2019 (July 13, 7 pm & July 14, 3 pm): New York Baroque Incorporated with: Immanuel Davis (flûte traversière); Elliot Figg (basse continue); Andrew Fouts (violon); Daniel S. Lee (violon); Ezra Seltzer (violoncelle); and Wen Yang (basse de viole).
2020: Cancelled due to Covid-19.
2021: Cancelled due to Covid-19.
2022 (August 13, 7 pm): Daponte String Quartet with Kirsten Monke (violin); Ferdinand “Dino” Liva (violin); Lydia Forbes (violin); and Myles Jordan (cello).