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You will be taken back in time at this very special DaPonte String Quartet concert. Hear world-class musicians play stringed instruments in a unique, candlelit setting, the all-original, pre-revolutionary, Old Walpole Meetinghouse on Sunday September 10, 2017 at 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm).

The DaPonte String Quartet is comprised of Lydia Forbes and Ferdinand (Dino) Liva on violin, Kirsten Monke on viola, and Myles Jordan on cello.

The Quartet has performed at Carnegie Hall, has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning, and toured in France, Scotland, and Canada, as well as in over twenty American states. They have broadcast on nation-wide radio and television both in the United States and Canada, received awards from the NEA, Philadelphia Musical Fund Society, Music Teachers National Association, Chamber Music America, and Maine Arts Commission. They have also recorded three CDs, with a fourth coming soon.

The program for the evening will be as follows:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
String Quartet in Eflat Major, K. 428

Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
Four, for Tango

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
String Quartet No. 7 in F Major Op. 59 No. 1
Allegro in F major
Allegretto vivace e sempre scherzando in B♭ major
Adagio molto e mesto in F minor – attacca
Thème Russe: Allegro in F major

The Meetinghouse is on the National Register of Historic Places and is an exquisite example of colonial architecture, which includes a soaring hand-carved pulpit. The proceeds from this concert benefit the maintenance of the structure. In particular, the wood shingles on the south side of the roof need to be replaced.

Open seating for the concert 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.

For extra comfort during the concert and guidance on leaving, please bring a cushion and a flashlight with you on the night of the performance.

Tickets are $25 and are available by pre-purchase only. Tickets may be purchased on-line by credit card at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3052395 or by check/cash at Sherman’s Maine Coast Bookstore in Damariscotta, the Walpole Barn in Walpole (Rt. 129), or the Boothbay Harbor Framer’s Gallery in Boothbay Harbor (Meadow Mall). Daponte ‘Leaf Peeper Series’ tickets do not apply to his special fund-raising concert.