2016 - 2017 Portland String Quartet Concert Series

All Concerts begin at at 2 pm
Woodfords Congregational Church – 202 Woodfords Street, Portland

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Portland String Quartet

The Portland String Quartet opens with a performance of the Italian Serenade by Hugo Wolf, one of his few works other than Lieder and a work by Tom Myron commissioned by Julia Adams in 1998 entitled Kathe Kollwitz with soprano Luette Saul. The concert ends with Dmitri Shostakovich’s Quartet #5 written in 1952.


Sunday, November 6, 2016

VentiCordi Chamber Music

A return of the VentiCordi musicians spotlights music for winds and strings. Directors Kathleen McNerney, oboist and the PSQ’s own Dean Stein, violinist, create fascinating programs, performed by them and guest artists.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Portland String Quartet ll

This PSQ ll concert begins with a Lyric Quartette written by William Grant Still often referred to as “the Dean” of African American Composers. The 1873 Quartet by Giuseppe Verdi being performed at this concert is the only surviving chamber music in his catalogue. The final piece is Johannes Brahms Viola Quintet No. 1 with guest soloist with exchange concert.

Ronald Lantz & Laura Kargul
Ronald Lantz & Laura Kargul

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Lantz // Kargul Duo

The PSQ’s own Ronald Lantz, violinist, and Laura Kargul, pianist and director of keyboard studies at the University of Southern Maine, have been performing as a duo since 2010. This delightful pairing will perform selections from the rich and varied repertoire for violin and piano.

This concert is being co-presented by the LARK Society for Chamber Music and the University of Southern Maine School of Music

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Portland String Quartet lll

The season closes with Franz Joseph Haydn’s Op. 20 No. 4, Walter Piston’s Quartet No. 5 and Antonin Dvorak’s Quartet No. 11 in C Major, Op. 61.