Our Past Events
PSQS Virtual Spring Benefit: "Flourish & Bloom"
Sunday, June 6th, 2021, 7:00 pm (Available for one week)
This year's benefit concert will be a virtual program designed to support the Portland String Quartet Society's new Learning Fund. Proceeds go towards educating Maine students through PSQ workshops, chamber music coaching, and "Welcome to Chamber Music" events.
PSQ III Streaming Concert - with guest violist Kallie Sugatski
Sunday, May 16th, 2021, 7:00 pm through Sunday, May 23rd
Dorothy Rudd Moore - "Modes" for String Quartet (1968)
Amy Beach - Quartet For Strings (In One Movement), Op.89 (1929)
Fanny Mendelssohn - String Quartet in E Flat Major (1834)
Welcome to Chamber Music
Sunday, April 11th, 2021, 2:00 p.m.
Join the Portland String Quartet with guest violist Kallie Sugatski for a virtual concert on Sunday, April 11th at 2:00 p.m.! Each year the PSQ offers a deeper look inside the music, adding their unique perspective to add to your understanding as well as enjoyment of the music you hear. This year, with a focus on Women composers, the PSQ explores the music of Fanny Mendelssohn, Dorothy Rudd Moore, and Amy Beach. Thanks once again to the generosity and assistance of Library Director Nancy E. Crowell, MLS, our Quartet had the opportunity to record a beautiful "socially distanced" performance in the stunning Scarborough Public Library.
VentiCordi Chamber Music
Sunday, March 14th, 2021, 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 14th, 2021, 7:00 p.m.
Join violin/piano duo Ronald Lantz and Laura Kargul as they present their concert, "Valentines from Better Times," streamed online from Corthell Concert Hall at the University of Southern Maine at 7:00 p.m. on Valentine's Day, Sunday, February 14. Click here to read the USM press release to find out more information about the program featuring works by Brahms, Leclair, Massenet, Beach, and La Presle:
Winter Solstice Concert
Monday, December 21st, 7:00 p.m.
The Portland String Quartet's annual Winter Solstice Concert was held online! Folks enjoyed the concert from the comfort of home as the Quartet presented Bach's "Art of the Fugue" as a free "Gift to the City".
PSQ II: Beethoven 250 Anniversary Concert
Sunday, December 6th, 7:00 p.m.
Portland String Quartet performed with guest violist Matt Consul for a virtual concert on Sunday, December 6th at 7:00 p.m.! Thanks to the generosity and assistance of Library Director Nancy E. Crowell, MLS, and Kennebunk High School audio engineering teacher Jesse Myers-Wakeman, our Quartet had the opportunity to record a special and beautiful "socially distanced" performance of Beethoven's first and last completed quartets: his Op. 18, No. 3 and Op. 135, in the stunning Scarborough Public Library. We are so grateful to them for giving of their time and energy to help us make this online concert possible!
PSQ I: Celebrating Julia!
Sunday, September 27th, 7:00 p.m. (online virtual performance)
If you missed our free virtual concert premiere on Sunday, September 27th at 7:00 p.m, you can still watch it on YouTube! Our "Celebrating Julia!" concert features Quartet's recordings of works by Husa, Chadwick, Bloch, Piston, Schubert, and Dvorak, as well as photos and a virtual discussion with Julia herself as we celebrate her contribution as violist with the Portland String Quartet for over half a century. View the video embedded on this page, or click here to go to YouTube!