Harding honored at DaPonte concert

Mar 10, 2014

Thomaston — DaPonte String Quartet and Thomaston Historical Society will honor Beniah “Ben” Harding for his many contributions to the Society and to the Town of Thomaston. Harding has, for many years, supplied the Society with valuable artifacts and historic photographs featuring the local cement plant on Route 1. He also is one of only two men in town who participated in the D-Day invasion during World War II.

The DaPonte String Quartet concert, sponsored by the Thomaston Historical Society, is called Voices of Angels and will take place Thursday, March 20, beginning 7:30 p.m. at St. John Baptist Church, corner of Main and Green streets. Tickets can be purchased at Maine Coast Books or through PayPal at daponte.org.  The cost is $20, with no charge for people younger than 21.

The program will include Randall Thompson’s “Alleluia”; Franz Joseph Haydn’s “The Dream” String Quartet in F Major, Op. 50, No. 5; Earl Louis Stewart’s “Blues Fugues”; and George Crumb’s “Black Angels for Electric String Quartet – Three Images for the Dark Land.”

There will be a reception following the concert at which attendees can meet both the musicians and the honoree.

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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