One of the joys of living in Coastal Maine is that we have so many chances to enjoy the most beautiful music written for String Quartet, played by extraordinary, dedicated and professional musicians. I very much appreciate the DaPonte String Quartet dedication to educating their audiences with thoughtful and comprehensive notes for every performance, as well as personal introductions for each piece. This "extra" does so much to bring an element of excitement to each concert. The Quartet is also dedicated to bringing this wonderful music to children of all ages and also to the elderly in nursing homes who may not be able to come to the concerts in person. I personally feel very privileged to know these wonderful people, and to volunteer my services to them.