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Review for FRIENDS OF THE DAPONTE STRING QUARTET, Demariscotta, ME, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The DaPonte String Quartet is a world-class clssical music ensemble that -- amazingly enough -- chose some time ago to live and work in Maine. It's not that life has been easy for them, but, having made this somewhat-odd choice, they are living for their music. They rehearse for three hours every weekday. When outside guest artists come to perform with them, they can't believe what a luxury it is to have this kind of intensive rehearsal, where , by working literally note by note, the four musicians make magic happen. And meanwhile, they teach, do master classes, concerts, and many other acts of generosity. Those of us who live in Maine have no idea how lucky we are to have them live among us.

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Review for FRIENDS OF THE DAPONTE STRING QUARTET, Demariscotta, ME, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The DaPonte String Quartet is giving three performances this weekend, in three locations in Maine. Last night, in Newcastle, they played quartets by Webern, Schubert and Beethoven -- three very different composers -- performed with musical insight and technical precision. They received a standing ovation from an enthusiastic audience. Members of the Quartet teach privately, perform in schools free of charge, and one violinist conducts a community orchestra. They are an integral resource to an area of Maine that is culturally rich during summer months, and much less so during the winter.

Role:  General Member of the Public & I have helped raise money for the DSQ .