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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.


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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Annual 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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Nate's World

Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 7:30 PM

Hannaford Hall, USM | Portland

Nate’s World is a magical musical wonderland where there’s something for everyone and all are welcome! Nate Farrington (Principal Bass, Los Angeles Opera), Teddy Abrams (Music Director, Louisville Orchestra) and Gabriel Globus-Hoenich (Founder/Director, People of Earth global music collective) have been making music together since their student days at the renowned Curtis Institute of Music, drawing on their classical roots to explore all the different music they love. Violinist Kobi Malkin will join as a special guest for the ensemble's PCMF appearance.

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Program I: ECCO Dreams

Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 7:30 PM

Hannaford Hall, USM | Portland

Welcome to the luxurious sound world of the East Coast Chamber Orchestra (ECCO), PCMF's first ever ensemble-in-residence, joined by pianist Benjamin Hochman.

Richard Strauss String Sextet, Op. 85 from Capriccio

Clara Schumann Three Romances for Violin and Piano, Op. 22

Michi Wiancko To Unpathed Waters, Undreamed Shores for String Quartet

Franz Schubert (arr. for string orchestra by Gustav Mahler) String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor, 'Death and the Maiden'

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Program II: ECCO Dances

Saturday, August 13, 2022 at 7:30 PM

Hannaford Hall, USM | Portland 

A fun-loving piano quintet, the national anthem daringly transformed into a musical melting pot, and Tchaikovsky's heartfelt Serenade—all infused with grace, exuberance, and sheer joy.

Franz Schubert Piano Quintet in A Major, 'Trout'

Jessie Montgomery Banner for Solo String Quartet and String Orchestra

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings, Op. 48

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Program III: Reflections

Thursday, August 18, 2022 at 7:30 PM

Hannaford Hall, USM | Portland

Brahms' glorious Clarinet Quintet, inspired by a phenomenal virtuoso of his day, is a cornerstone of the chamber music repertoire. A gently serene nocturne is the calm before the storm of Schoenberg's dramatic “stand against tyranny.”

Franz Schubert Notturno in E-flat Major for Piano Trio, Op. 148

Arnold Schoenberg Ode to Napoleon, Op. 41

Leonard Cohen Hallelujah (arr. by Clancy Newman)

Johannes Brahms Clarinet Quintet in B Minor, Op. 115

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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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Program IV: Sonic Bloom

Saturday, August 20, 2022 at 7:30 PM

Hannaford Hall, USM | Portland

This lovely program unfolds from a tender elegy to the marvelously lyrical Dover Beach, a lighthearted virtuosic Fantasie, and finally the expansive, triumphant musicality of Schumann's exuberant Piano Quintet brings PCMF's summer season to a magnificent close.

Eleanor Alberga Remember for String Quartet

Samuel Barber Dover Beach for Voice and String Quartet

Franz Schubert Fantasie in C Major for Violin and Piano, D. 934

Robert Schumann Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 44


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 Laura Freid & David Gottesman, 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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