2022 Season

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Monday, February 14, 2022 at 6 PM

Mechanics' Hall Ballroom | Portland

Husband and wife duo Peter and Kara Dugan will perform a special Valentine’s Day program featuring love songs from a wide range of musical styles. From their favorite Schubert lieder to their wedding song “I’m Glad There is You,” the program will feature an intimate collection of highlights of the past decade of performing together as a married couple. Violist and PCMF Artistic Director Melissa Reardon will join the Dugans for Brahms’ beloved Zwei Gesänge for voice, viola, and piano.

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Friday, April 8, 2022 at 7:30 PM

Hannaford Hall, USM | Portland

Celebrating their 30th anniversary season, the Brentano String Quartet is one of the top chamber music ensembles in the world. PCMF Artistic Director Melissa Reardon will join the quartet for works by George Walker (first African American winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Music), Mozart, and Schubert.

 

George Walker String Quartet No. 1, Lyric
      II. Molto adagio
W.A. Mozart String Quintet No. 2 in C Minor, K. 406
Franz Schubert String Quartet No. 15 in G Major, D. 887

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Summer Benefit

Sunday, August 7, 2022 at 5:00 PM

Cove Street Arts | Portland

A festive and fabulous fundraiser featuring performances from PCMF's Week I resident artists.

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Festival I

Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 7:30 PM

Hannaford Hall, USM | Portland

For the first week of the Festival, the East Coast Chamber Orchestra (ECCO) will be PCMF's first-ever Ensemble in Residence, with musicians performing two concerts in various configurations. Repertoire will include Banner, a rhapsody on the national anthem by Jessie Montgomery for string quartet and string orchestra, featuring the Jupiter String Quartet and bassist Nate Farrington, as well as music by Michi WianckoSchubert, and Tchaikovsky. Pianist Henry Kramer (graduate of Cape Elizabeth schools) will join members of ECCO for this week.

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Festival II

Saturday, August 13, 2022 at 7:30 PM

Hannaford Hall, USM | Portland 

For the first week of the Festival, the East Coast Chamber Orchestra (ECCO) will be PCMF's first-ever Ensemble in Residence, with musicians performing two concerts in various configurations. Repertoire will include Banner, a rhapsody on the national anthem by Jessie Montgomery for string quartet and string orchestra, featuring the Jupiter String Quartet and bassist Nate Farrington, as well as music by Michi WianckoSchubert, and Tchaikovsky. Pianist Henry Kramer (graduate of Cape Elizabeth schools) will join members of ECCO for this week.

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Festival III

Thursday, August 18, 2022 at 7:30 PM

Hannaford Hall, USM | Portland

Week 2 of the Festival will draw on PCMF's traditional model of bringing together some of the world's most dynamic, in-demand chamber musicians to perform two programs of classical and contemporary works. Repertoire to include pieces by Johannes Brahms, Paul Wiancko, Eleanor Alberga, Arnold Schoenberg and Franz Schubert.

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Time for Three

Friday, August 19, 2022 at 8:00 PM

One Longfellow Square | Portland

Charles Yang (violin, vocals), Nick Kendall (violin, vocals), and Ranaan Meyer (double bass, vocals), energetic, boundary-defying artists, embrace the intersection of American, modern pop, and classical music. The Festival is thrilled to present Time for Three in their solo Portland debut performance.

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Festival IV

Saturday, August 20, 2022 at 7:30 PM

Hannaford Hall, USM | Portland

Week 2 of the Festival will draw on PCMF's traditional model of bringing together some of the world's most dynamic, in-demand chamber musicians to perform two programs of classical and contemporary works. Repertoire to include pieces by Johannes Brahms, Paul Wiancko, Eleanor Alberga, Arnold Schoenberg and Franz Schubert.

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This Is America

Sunday, September 18, 2022 at 5 PM

Cove Street Arts | Portland

Co-founder of the adventurous string quartet Brooklyn Rider, violinist Johnny Gandelsman's new project, This Is America, is a set of new works for solo violin born out of the social-justice reckoning of 2020. The project highlights a diverse group of composers, including women, people of color, people of all ages, and representatives of myriad genres and backgrounds. This concert includes a new composition by cellist and composer Tomeka Reid, co-commissioned by PCMF in partnership with the Maine College of Art & Design, and the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, as well as selections from Gandelsman's recent Bach recording projects: the Complete Sonatas & Partitas and a reimagining of the Complete Cello Suites for violin.

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