P.O. Box 11, Portland, Maine 04112 
(207) 761-1522

The Portland String Quartet - Season 51



Welcome to the 51st Season of great music with the Portland String Quartet, performing globally and locally to continued acclaim since 1969.  The Portland String Quartet Society, formerly known as The LARK Society, promotes and supports the Portland String Quartet and celebrates the remarkable achievements of this wonderful ensemble.Taking its name from the initials of the founding Portland String Quartet members' surnames and from a Haydn quartet, "The Lark", The LARK Society for Chamber Music was formed in 1980 to promote chamber music and music education in Maine.


The PSQ were recipients of the 2013 CMAcclaim Award from the organization Chamber Music America for the work of founding members Stephen Kecskemethy, Ronald Lantz, Julia Adams and Paul Ross. 

The music continues joyously on with Dean Stein violin, Ronald Lantz violin, Julia Adams viola, and Andrew Mark, cello. In addition to presenting the Portland String Quartet Concert Series, the Portland String Quartet Society or PSQS supports the Portland String Quartet’s educational outreach activities throughout the state.

From L to R: Dean Stein and Ronald Lantz, violins, Julia Adams, viola, Andrew Mark, cello

Photo by Woody Leland.

The mission of the Portland String Quartet Society is to promote chamber music and music education in the state of Maine.

The Society is committed to advancing this mission through the activities and musical leadership of the Portland String Quartet. 

The Portland String Quartet Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. Our EIN is EIN: 01-0367023