DaPonte goes electric for Music@Noon

Jan 09, 2017
The DaPonte String Quartet is pictured with their electric instruments.

Rockland — Bay Chamber Concerts, in partnership with the Farnsworth Art Museum and Allen Insurance and Financial, will present the third in a series of four Music@Noon concerts Wednesday, Jan. 18, in the downtown museum’s library.

This Music at Noon concert features the DaPonte String Quartet, currently celebrating its 22nd year in Maine. The ensemble was founded in Philadelphia and moved to Maine on a Rural Residency Grant, established by the National Endowment for the Arts and Chamber Music America. DaPonte has performed in concert halls around the United States, including Carnegie Hall; and in Europe and Canada. The quartet features Ferdinand Liva and Lydia Forbes, violin; Kirsten Monke, viola; and Myles Jordan, cello. In addition to their work with the quartet, Forbes and Monke are members of the Bay Chamber Music School faculty.

The entire program will be played on electric string instruments and features an eclectic blend of classical and contemporary music, from Pachelbel’s Canon to Leonard Cohen’s elegiac “Hallelujah.” Music and art lovers are invited to attend this intimate noontime concert, where they can enjoy a simple, tasty lunch from Atlantic Baking Co. while listening to this deeply felt and uplifting music.

Tickets are $30, $10 for those younger than 25, and includes a light lunch and admission to the museum after the concert. For tickets and more information, visit baychamberconcerts.org or call 236-2823.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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