Please join us in the glow of flickering candles for a very unique DaPonte String Quartet concert at the all-original, pre-revolutionary Old Walpole Meetinghouse on Sunday September 8, 2013 at 7:00pm (doors open at 6:30pm).

Tickets are $25 and are available only by pre-purchase at the Maine Coast Bookstore in Damariscotta, the Walpole Barn in Walpole (Rt. 129), or the Framer’s Gallery in Boothbay (Meadow Mall). To make other arrangements for tickets, please call Shirley at 563-5471 or e-mail

The Meetinghouse is located 3.5 miles south of Damariscotta on Meetinghouse Road off Route 129 in South Bristol.

The Quartet’s special performance this year will include Henry Purcell’s Fantasias for Strings, Zhou Long’s Song of the Ch’in, Randall Thompson’s Alleluia, and Ludwig van Beethoven’s String Quartet in C# Minor, Op. 131. Movie goers may recognize the very special Beethoven selection as it was featured in the recent movie, “A Late Quartet”.

The DaPonte String Quartet has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Philadelphia Musical Fund, the Music Teachers National Association Chamber Music America, and have participated in several of the nation’s most prestigious concert series to rave reviews.

This event promises to be a truly 18th century experience; there is no electricity and no running water in the building. The Meetinghouse is on the National Register of Historic Places and is an exquisite example of colonial architecture, including a soaring hand-carved pulpit.

The proceeds from this concert benefit the maintenance of the structure. In particular, this year the original 12 over 12 light windows will receive much needed restoration.

Open seating is in the original box pews, and with the Quartet posed on a central elevated platform gives the performance a theater-in-the-round effect. Quartet violinist, Dino Liva has commented, “The Meetinghouse has the best acoustics of any venue we play”.

Please bring flashlights to guide you to your vehicles after the event.

Tax-deductible contributions toward the window restoration project would be gratefully accepted and should be sent to Old Walpole Meetinghouse, P.O. box 47, Walpole, Me 04573. Old Walpole Meetinghouse is a non-profit 501©(3) historical and educational organization.