top of page

2024 Season

DSC03800 edit web.jpg

Artist Talk:
Bartók: Paths Not Taken

Thursday, March 7, 2024 from 12-1 PM

Rines Auditorium | Portland Public Library

Violinist Nicholas Kitchen distills his study of original manuscripts into a fascinating multimedia tour, centered around recently rediscovered alternate movements Béla Bartók drafted for his fifth string quartet as well as works by Beethoven and Bruckner. This event is free and open to the public.

Winter Warmer 1.jpg

Winter Warmer I:
Bartók and Beethoven

Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 7 PM

Hannaford Hall, USM | Portland

PCMF’s inaugural Winter Warmer Festival opens with two landmark masterworks of the chamber music canon, both brimming with kaleidoscopic colors, rollicking rhythms, and harmonic daring.


Bartók String Quartet No. 5

Beethoven String Quartet No. 12, Op. 127

Maine Suzuki Association Masterclass

Saturday, March 9, 2024 at 10 AM

Hannaford Hall, USM | Portland

PCMF Artistic Director and Borromeo String Quartet violist Melissa Reardon and Borromeo Quartet violinist Kristopher Tong will give a masterclass to students in partnership with the Maine Suzuki Association. The masterclass will run for approximately 1.5 hours, and is free and open to the public to attend.

Reminder that tickets to the Borromeo String Quartet concert later in the day are
FREE for those ages 21 and under!

Winter Warmer 2.jpg

Winter Warmer II:
Intimate Voices

Saturday, March 9, 2024 at 3 PM

Hannaford Hall, USM | Portland

Ethereal beauty, profound majesty, and flashes of warmth infuse this delightful exploration of two radiant musical landscapes.

Sibelius String Quartet, “Intimate Voices”

Bruckner String Quintet in F Major

Spring Blossoms.jpeg

Spring Salon & Social

Saturday, May 11, 2024 at 3 PM

West End | Portland

Please join us for an exclusive preview and celebration of the Portland Chamber Music Festival’s 2024 summer season! Enjoy informal performances and conversation with extraordinary musicians, drinks and light refreshments, and the company of fellow chamber music enthusiasts in a delightfully intimate setting.

Program I Perfect Fifths v1.jpg

Program I:
Perfect Fifths

Thursday, August 8, 2024 at 7:30 PM

Hannaford Hall, USM | Portland

Boccherini String Quintet in E Major

Dvořák Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major

Program II Musique Fantastique v1.jpg

Program II:
Musique Fantastique

Saturday, August 10, 2024 at 7:30 PM

Hannaford Hall, USM | Portland

Connesson Sextet

Poulenc Sonata for Oboe and Piano

Debussy (arr. Farrington) Beau Soir

Fauré Piano Quartet No. 1

Nates World v2.jpg

Nate's World:
Songs of Love

Sunday, August 11, 2024 at 5:00 PM

Hannaford Hall, USM | Portland

Program III Universal Resonance v2.jpg

Program III:
Universal Resonance

Thursday, August 15, 2024 at 7:30 PM

Hannaford Hall, USM | Portland

Geminiani (arr. Wiancko) "La Follia" Variations

Iyer Handmade Universe

Mendelssohn String Octet

Program IV Virtuosity v1.jpg

Program IV:

Saturday, August 17, 2024 at 7:30 PM

Hannaford Hall, USM | Portland

Ludwig Virtuosity: Five Micro-Concertos for String Orchestra

Bach (arr. Wiancko) Chaconne from Partita No. 2

bottom of page