Through the Looking Glass with DaPonte

Mar 05, 2019
The DaPonte String Quartet comprises, clockwise from front left, Lydia Forbes, Ferdinand Liva, Myles Jordan and Kirsten Monke.

The DaPonte String Quartet’s second series of the season takes listeners Through the Looking Glass, as the DSQ kicks off its 28th year with a series that blankets southern and Midcoast Maine.

The Through the Looking Glass program offers Haydn’s String Quartet No. 1 in B flat Major Op. 1 No.1 “La Chasse”; Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor Op. 110; and Bartók’s String Quartet No. 4 Sx. 91. The local concert will be Saturday, March 16, at 2 p.m. at the Rockport Opera House, 16 Central St.

The Winter Series II concert tour begins Saturday, March 9, at the Robinhood Free Meetinghouse in Georgetown; and there is a 6 p.m. dinner option downstairs that must be reserved in advance.

At 10 a.m. Saturday, March 16, there is a free preview performance at the Cumberland Library. After the Rockport Opera House concert, the tour will continue: Sunday, March 17, at 2 p.m. at the Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta; Thursday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the Jewish Museum in Portland; Saturday, March 23, at 2 p.m. at Boothbay Harbor’s St. Columba’s Church; and Sunday, March 24, at 2 p.m. at Brunswick’s Unitarian Universalist Church.

Concert tickets are $25, available at the door; from Sherman’s Books in Damariscotta, Boothbay Harbor and Camden; or ($22.50) online at daponte.orgThe DaPonte String Quartet was founded in 1991 and now performs year-round, more than 50 times a year, from Presque Isle to Ogunquit. For more information, call 529-4555.

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

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