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2014 Season


Special Event

Annual Spring Benefit

Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 6 PM

Private Home | Cape Elizabeth 

Jennifer Elowitch, violin    Liz Knowles, violin    Ralph Farris, viola

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21   Summer Festival


Opening Night

Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 8 PM

Hannaford Hall, USM | Portland

Igor Stravinsky Pulcinella Suite for Oboe, Strings and Piano (arr. Pearson/Brown)

Harold Meltzer Air and Angels (2014)*

Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky String Sextet in D Minor, Op. 70, "Souvenir de Florence"

*World premiere

Elizabeth Anderson, cello    Jennifer Elowitch, violin    Yuri Funahashi, piano    Thomas Kraines, cello    Kristin Lee, violin    Sunghae Anna Lim, violin    Peggy Pearson, oboe    Carol Rodland, viola    Jessica Thompson, viola

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21  Summer Festival


Harpist Bridget Kibbey & Friends

Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 8 PM

Hannaford Hall, USM | Portland

Camille Saint-Saëns Fantaisie for Violin and Harp, Op. 124

Nathan Shields Tenebrae (2009)

Claude Debussy Danses Sacreé et Profane

Carlos Salzedo Sonata for Harp and Piano

Sebastian Currier Night Time  (1998)

André Caplet Conte Fantastique

Elizabeth Anderson, cello    Jennifer Elowitch, violin    Yuri Funahashi, piano    Bridget Kibbey, harp    Thomas Kraines, cello    Kristin Lee, violin    Sunghae Anna Lim, violin    Carol Rodland, viola    Jessica Thompson, viola

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Community Connections

Family Concert

Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 12 PM

Hannaford Hall, USM | Portland

Claire Bryant, cello    Jennifer Elowitch, violin    Lily Funahashi, piano    Sunghae Anna Lim, violin    Jessica Thompson, viola

21  Summer Festival


Honoring the Legacy of Cellist Marc Johnson (1947-2014)

Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 8 PM

Hannaford Hall, USM | Portland

Luigi Boccherini Sonata in A Major for Cello and Harpsichord, G.4

Aaron Copland Sextet for Clarinet, Piano and String Quartet

Edward Elgar Piano Quintet in A Minor, Op. 84

Rieko Aizawa, piano    Jonathan Bagg, viola    Clarie Bryant, cello    Jennifer Elowitch, violin    Frank Huang, violin    Jesse Mills, violin    Todd Palmer, clarinet    Dov Scheindlin, viola    Peter Sykes, harpsichord    Brant Taylor, cello    

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21   Summer Festival


Business Supports the Arts

Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 8 PM

Hannaford Hall, USM | Portland

Antonio Vivaldi Trio Sonata in G minor, Op. 1 No. 1, RV 73

Josh Newton Twenty-Three Skiddoo (2014)*

Johannes Brahms String Sextet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 36

*Winner, 2014 PCMF Composers Competition

Rieko Aizawa, piano    Jonathan Bagg, viola    Claire Bryant, cello    Jennifer Elowitch, violin    Frank Huang, violin    Jesse Mills, violin    Todd Palmer, clarinet    Dov Scheindlin, viola    Peter Sykes, harpsichord    Brant Taylor, cello

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Handshakes, Songs, and Dances

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 8 PM

SPACE Gallery | Portland

Dan Visconti Ramshackle Songs for String Quartet (2009) 

Scott Ordway Handshakes: Eight Micro-Movements for String Quartet (2010)

John Adams John’s Book of Alleged Dance for String Quartet & recorded prepared piano (1994)

Gabriela Diaz, violin    Charles Dimmick, violin    Ralph Farris, viola    Jennifer Lucht, cello

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