The Maine Festival of American Music:
Its Roots and Traditions
13th Season, June 27-30, 2018
    

The Sabbathday Lake Shaker Community in a close association with the Portland String Quartet has enjoyed annual concerts and shared personal events since the 1970s.   Now, entering its twelfth Festival season, their musical and educational collaboration continues as strong as ever.  This Festival has become a high point in the Sabathday Lake Shaker calendar and in the quartet's busy year-round schedule of concerts and workshops.   No venue offers a more beautiful and acoustically welcoming setting for chamber music than the 1794 Meeting House.  As the Portland Press Herald proclaimed: "Portland String Quartet at Shaker House Simply a Gift."  

Event Schedule

Wednesday

27th 

Portland String Quartet Concert
Program to be decided

7PM

28th 

Friday

The Portsmouth Singers

7PM

The Portsmouth singers will perform under the direction of Kevin Siegfried with historical commentary by Brother Arnold Hadd

Friday

29th 

Developing the Gift of Talent

9AM-5PM

Workshop Day at the Festival brings student and adult quartets to Shaker Village to study movements of major works from the literature with the Portland String Quartet. Master Class will be held in the historic 1794 Meeting House (3-5pm). FREE OF CHARGE to the public.

Workshop Day fee is $80 per person

30th

Saturday

Portland String Quartet Concert

Program to be decided
7PM

"The 2017 Workshop Day at the Maine Festival of American Music brought 34 musicians of all ages to Shaker Village for a day of chamber music study with the Portland String Quartet.  From Mozart, Beethoven, and Mendelssohn to William Grant Still, Walter Piston and the presence of a young composer - Soren Nyhus - along with the world premier of his latest string quartet "Grazioso" - made this 12th season of the MFAM very special!

Ticket prices are $20 for adults, and free with reservation for students ages 21 and under.

Visit http://www.shaker.lib.me.us/maine_festival.html or call (207) 926-4597 for further information.  Inquiries can be sent to Julia Adams:  jaes15@maine.rr.com or call (207) 773-2597.

 

We hope to see you at the Shaker Village this summer!

Presented by the United Society of Shakers

Musical Directors: The Portland String Quartet

All performances take place in the 1794 Meeting House

Sabbathday Lake, New Gloucester, Maine