The Portland String Quartet’s accolades include “Best Chamber Music Recording” for their ground-breaking cycles of the chamber music of Ernest Bloch, George Chadwick and Walter Piston. The Quartet was honored in 2013 by Chamber Music America with its Acclaim Award “in recognition of outstanding service and cultural contributions to the community.”
Their discography includes over two dozen recordings which span the literature from Bach’s Art of the Fugue to living composers such as Allen Levines and Dr. Peter Ré. Of particular note are their multiple disc recordings of the chamber music of Walter Piston, George Chadwick and Ernest Bloch for which they received Best Recording accolades from the New York Times and the Boston Globe. They have premiered works by Norman Dello Joio, Daniel Godfrey, William Matthews, Jonathan Hallstrom, Gerry Bowder and Elliott Schwartz – to name a few.
The PSQ’s teamwork skills have been studied by business schools nationwide beginning with a captivating video produced by the Harvard Business School in 1981. In l986 they were proclaimed “Maine treasures” and awarded Honorary Doctor of Music degrees by Colby College where they served as artists in residence for 20 years. Annual workshops bring their depth of experience to aspiring young talent as well as dedicated amateur adult players. Chamber Music By the Sea (Southport Island), the Workshop Day at The Maine Festival of American Music (Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village) and The Portland String Quartet Workshop at Saint Joseph’s College offer intensive ensemble study.
PORTLAND STRING QUARTET
Dean Stein, Violin
Ronald Lantz, Violin
Julia Adams, Viola
Patrick Owen, Cello
Program for Ogunquit Performing Arts, Ogunquit, ME
Friday, June 17, 2016 at 8:00PM
String Quartet in F Major, K. 590 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Lyrical Interludes for String Quartet Norman Dello Joio
– Intermission –
String Quartet in a Minor, Op. 132 Ludwig van Beethoven
Allegro ma non tanto
Molto Adagio/Andante: “Heiliger Dankgesang eines Genesenen an die Gottheit”
Alla marcia, assai vivace
Allegro appassionato; Presto
Portland String Quartet is managed by:
JOANNE RILE ARTISTS MANAGEMENT, INC.
93 Old York Road
Jenkintown Commons, Suite 222
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