2020 Season

Salo(o)n Series

Friday, February 14 at 6 PM

Maine Craft Distilling | Portland

Warm up your Valentine’s Day with the “adventurous and immediately engaging” genre-defying string quartet Invoke.  Add signature cocktail and hors d’oeuvre pairings from Maine Craft Distilling, and you’ve got all the ingredients for an electrifying musical adventure you won’t want to miss!

Invoke Revel 

Invoke Dust Bowl

Nick Montopoli The Trace

Niko Schroeder The Ballad of Young King Gambrinus 

Beethoven (arr. by Invoke) Project 131

Paul Wiancko Lift


Salon Series

Springtime Brahms

Wednesday, May 20 

There's nothing quite like Brahms in springtime! Join us for an evening of world-class music, in partnership with Tertulia Chamber Music. Tickets on sale soon.

Mozart Duo No. 1 in G Major for Violin and Viola, K. 423 <listen>

Bogojevich Love Story for Violin and Cello <listen>

Vasks Castillo Interior <listen>

Brahms String Quintet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 111 <listen>

Daniel Rowland, violin
Kobi Malkin, violin
Mark Holloway, viola
Melissa Reardon, viola
Maja Bogdanovic, cello


Fundraising Event

Annual Spring Benefit

Sunday, June 7

Join with fellow music-lovers for the event of the season! Enjoy an elegant dinner and an exclusive silent auction, followed by an intimate live performance. Featuring favorites from our 2019 season: Charles Yang (Time for Three) and Peter Dugan

If you still need convincing, below are some links to whet your appetite:

House of the Rising Sun 


A Change is Gonna Come

Stand By Me


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Program I 

Thursday, August 6 at 7:30 PM

Hannaford Hall | USM Portland

Time for Three

Friday, August 7

Defying convention and boundaries, Time For Three stands at the busy intersection of Americana, modern pop, and classical music. To experience Time For Three (TF3) live is to hear the various eras, styles, and traditions of Western music fold in on themselves and emerge anew. Bonded by an uncommon blend of their instruments fused together with their voices, Charles, Nick, and Ranaan have found a unique voice of expression to share with the world.


Nick Kendall, vocals/violin

Charles Yang, vocals violin

Ranaan Meyer, vocals/double bass


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Program II

Saturday, August 8 at 7:30 PM

Hannaford Hall | USM Portland


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Program III 

Thursday, August 13 at 7:30 PM

Hannaford Hall | USM Portland


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Program IV 

Saturday, August 15 at 7:30 PM

Hannaford Hall | USM Portland




Brentano String Quartet

Sunday, October 11

Since its inception in 1992, the Brentano String Quartet has appeared throughout the world to popular and critical acclaim. “Passionate, uninhibited and spellbinding,” raves the London Independent; the New York Times extols its “luxuriously warm sound [and] yearning lyricism.” The Quartet is named for Antonie Brentano, whom many scholars consider to be Beethoven’s “Immortal Beloved”, the intended recipient of his famous love confession. Come celebrate the composer's 250th anniversary with a mini Beethoven series: two back-to-back programs with a short reception in between.

Mark Steinberg, violin

Serena Canin, violin

Misha Amory, viola

Nina Lee, cello

Melissa Reardon*, viola

*guest artist


Michi Wiancko


Michi Wiancko is a composer, arranger and violinist whose work has been performed by ensembles, bands and orchestras around the world. She has collaborated with artists from across a wide musical spectrum and performed with some of the great musical artists of our time. Michi has been commissioned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, American Lyric Theater, On Site Opera, Ecstatic Music Festival, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Aizuri Quartet, Enso Quartet, East Coast Chamber Orchestra, and Metropolis Ensemble, to name a few. She also composes music for short and feature-length films, commercials, and for her own band, Kono Michi.

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