Friends Of The Daponte String Quartet

Rating: 4.96 stars   49 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: PO Box 401 Demariscotta ME 04543 USA

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2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

I work as a volunteer for the DSQ because I want to keep the music alive and flowing. These quartet members are the highest quality musicians and they live in Midcoast Maine and perform here (and around the country) all year long. It is a magical experience to attend one of their concerts. Their knowledge and interpretation of the music is exquisite as are their performances. They are also community-minded and play for school children to encourage them to listen to and possibly play classical music themselves. They have workshops for high school students where they coach them in quartet groups. The all teach students of any age and one of the members conducts two local orchestras who give free performances twice a year and conducts a Portland youth orchestra. I wouldn't miss a chance to hear DSQ perform.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The DaPonte String Quartet is a marvelous combination of professional musicians who love to share classical music with audiences from the general public to school children. They play in our schools to interest our children in music and instruments. They play in retirement centers for those who cannot travel to other venues. They teach private students of all ages and conduct local orchestras. Their repertoire is vast and every series of concerts up and down the midcoast is a different program each time. We are very lucky to have such a professional, community-minded ensemble living in our area and performing year-round. These are four world class musicians who come together to play with unparalleled strength and knowledge of the classics and produce quality, superb, performances.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is a professional string quartet in the Midcoast Maine area that performs concerts for the public but, as well, goes into schools and plays for the children and has Q&A with them to interest them in music and instruments. They also play free concerts at nursing homes and retirement centers for those who cannot attend regular concerts. These are four professional musicians who have moved to Maine to provide our area with possibly the only live classical ensemble year-round up and down the Maine coast.
They also teach private lessons to our children and conduct community orchestras.
They also have a half-hour free discussion before the concert explaining the composer's (this year Beethoven) thinking and musicality. It would be a great loss to our community not to have these cultural events and these great musicians and the time they give back to our community and local schools.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the number of people who come to and enjoy the concerts. I have also recently decided to take violin lessons myself with a member of the quartet.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

No changes. Just want the quartet to be able to continue to share their music with our community.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have loved each of the DaPonte String Quartet concerts at the Methodist Church in Brunswick on Sunday afternoons.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Enjoying their grand music with a crowd of people.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Urge them to put on more concerts.

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