Farnsworth Art Museum, in partnership with Bay Chamber Concerts, will present the DaPonte String Quartet as the first concert of 2016 for the popular Music at Noon series Wednesday, Jan. 20. This special program of intimate concerts takes place at noon in the Farnsworth’s library and includes a light lunch, an hour-long performance and free admission to the museum. Ticket prices are $30, $10 for those younger than 25, and may be purchased online at baychamberconcerts.org or by calling 236-2823.

Now in its 24th season, the Maine-based DaPonte String quartet continues to be sought after to perform and teach all over the country and around the world. They have appeared in France, Scotland, Canada, and more than 20 American states. Their Music at Noon program features Mozart’s String Quartet in A Major, K. 464 and Erwin Schulhoff’s String Quartet No. 1.

Music at Noon takes place on the third Wednesday of the month. The next two concerts scheduled will be From Northern Lights to Southern Lights in February; and Ed Reichert and Musical Theater Students in March.