2022-23 Portland Concerts

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"(The Portland String Quartet) has the resonant mastery of great European quartets...a power greater than the sum of perfect parts surfaces..." The Daily Freeman (N.Y.)

Our 54th Season 2022-23

To purchase tickets for our upcoming events, visit our Square site here,

contact us at psqsociety@gmail.com or call us at (207) 761-1522.

 

Season Tickets for events through June 2023 including the following:

- PSQ Concert I (Oct 16, 2022)
- VentiCordi Chamber Music (Nov 13, 2022)
- PSQ Concert II (Dec 4, 2022)
- Valentine's Day w/ Lantz & Kargul (Feb 12, 2023)
- Welcome to Chamber Music (Mar 26, 2023)
- PSQ III Concert (Apr 16, 2023)
- PSQ IV Concert (May 14, 2023)

Additionally, the Season Ticket also includes two (2) complimentary tickets for use at any event - a total savings of almost $90!

Sun. October 16, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. – PSQ Concert I
Where: Portland Conservatory of Music,
28 Neal Street, Portland, ME


Haydn Quartet Op. 20, No. 5 in f minor
Jessie Montgomery - Strum
Beethoven Op. 127

Sun. November 13, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. – VentiCordi Chamber Music
Where: Woodfords Congregational Church
202 Woodford Street, Portland, ME

 

John Steinmetz - Songs and Dances for Violin and Bassoon  

Nadia Boulanger – Trois Piéces, for Oboe, Cello, and Piano 

Jonathan Bailey Holland – Synchrony, for Oboe, Bassoon, Violin, Cello, Piano and pre-recorded audio
Jessie Montgomery - Duo for Violin and Cello 

Andre Previn – Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano

Bridget Convey, Piano  Kathleen McNerney, Oboe

Wren Saunders, Bassoon  Dean Stein, Violin  Jing Li, Cello

Sun. December 4, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. – PSQ Concert II
Where: Portland Conservatory of Music
28 Neal Street, Portland, ME


William Grant Still - Danzas de Panama
Lucien Durosoir - String Qt. No. 2
Mozart Clarinet Quintet

Wed. December 21, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. – Free PSQ Concert

 

“Giving BACH to Portland” - The Art of the Fugue, by J. S. Bach
Winter Solstice, Wednesday, December 21st, 2022
5:30 p.m., Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress Street, Portland, Maine

The renowned Portland String Quartet will offer this free concert, to thank Portland and Maine for over a half century of support. Doors open at 5 p.m. Seating is limited.

Free and open to the public. 5:30PM.  Elevator access to third floor ballroom.

 

Sun. February 12, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. – Valentine's Day with Lantz & Kargul
Where: Woodfords Congregational Church
202 Woodford Street, Portland, ME


Violinist Ronald Lantz and pianist Laura Kargul will present a passionate program with lively and insightful commentary. This annual concert, a “must-hear” event for all music lovers, is co-presented by Portland String Quartet Society & Osher School of Music at the University of Southern Maine. Admission is free for USM music students, and PSQS provides free tickets to students under 21 thanks to the generosity of the Agnes M. Lindsay Trust. To receive a student discount code that can be applied before checkout, please email psqsociety@gmail.com (select either "General" or "Senior", click "Attend", then click on "Add a coupon code" under the total to apply the code you received).

Sun. March 26, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. – Welcome to Chamber Music
Where: Portland Conservatory of Music
28 Neal Street, Portland, ME


Welcome to Chamber Music features selections from the Baroque era to the present day. Enjoy hearing both a performance and an in-depth discussion about the music in this relaxed and informal setting. Admission to this event is included with your Season Subscription!

Sun. April 16, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. – PSQ Concert III
Where: Portland Conservatory of Music,
28 Neal Street, Portland, ME


Joseph Boulogne, chevalier de Saint-Georges - Quartet No. 5
Hans Gál - 5 Intermezzi
Ruth Crawford-Seeger Quartet
Viola Quintet TBA

Sun. May 14, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. – PSQ Concert IV
Where: Portland Conservatory of Music,
28 Neal Street, Portland, ME


Walter Piston - Quartet No. 1
Bartok Quartet No. 5
Florence Price Piano Quintet TBA