Portland Concert Series 2014-2015

Sunday, October 12, 2014 - Portland String Quartet

To open the 2014-15 season, the Portland String Quartet includes a performance of the first of the "Rasumovsky" (or "Razumovsky") quartets, Beethoven Quartet No. 7 in F major, Op. 59, No. 1, written in 1806, as commissioned by the russian ambassador in Vienna, Count Andreas Razumovsky.

Concert Sponsored by :Bath Savings Institution - Banking on the coast of Maine since 1852.

Sunday, November 9, 2014 - VentiCordi

VentiCordi Logo A blending of winds and strings VentiCordi was founded in 2009 with artistic directors Kathleen McNerney, oboist and the PSQ's own Dean Stein, violinist. This duo and invited guests will perform a collection of wind and string music from the heart.



Sunday, December 7, 2014 - Portland String Quartet

This concert continues to explore the "Rasumovsky" quartets with String Quartet No. 8 in E minor, Op. 59, No. 2.

Sponsored by:Oceanview Falmouth

Sunday, February 15, 2015 - Valentine’s Day with Lantz and Kargul: The Secret Loves of the Great Romantics

This concert will be co-presented by the Lark Society for Chamber Music and the University of Southern Maine School of Music.

The PSQ's own Ronald Lantz,violinist and Laura Kargul, pianist aLatnz/Kargulnd director of the keyboard studies at the University of Southern Maine, have been performing as a duo since 2010. Celebrate the holiday of romance with violinist Ronald Lantz and pianist Laura Kargul as they perform works of Brahms, Dvorak, Mendelssohn and Fauré, among others.  In the spirit of the season, they will share their insights into the music and reveal the secret loves that inspired these passionate composers.

Sponsored by:

Piper ShoresYankee ford

Sunday, April 19, 2015 - Portland String Quartet

The PSQ will close the concert season with a program anchored by the last of the Beethoven "59's", the String Quartet No. 9 in C major, Op. 59. No. 3.

Sponsored by :BERNSTEIN SHUR Counselors at Law and Portland Volvo

Pierce Atwood


All concerts are at 2pm., Woodford's Congregational Church; Woodford Street; Portland, Maine. General admission $22; Seniors $20; 21 and under: free. Subsidized tickets available. Info: (207) 761-1522.




The Portland String Quartet performs and discusses music from the Baroque Era to the present day.  Creative "revolutions" as well as a clear thread of continuity will answer the question, "How did we get here?"  Enjoy the music and the knowledge that these experienced professionals bring to your understanding of music through time.  Q & A will surely add provocative opinion and a special cheer that is typical of PSQ programs.


One exciting Course three different convenient locations!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - Dyer Library/ Saco Museum, Saco- 6:00- 7:30 pm

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick- Morrell Meeting Room - 7:00- 8:30 pm

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - Woodford's Congregational Church, Portland Memorial Hall - 7:00-8:30 pm


"The Portland String Quartet performed brilliantly, arguing the composer's case with passion and precision. One couldn't have asked for more persuasive, more unified and more yearningly lyrical playing."

-New York Times






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