Join our Chamber Ensemble Program!
Presented by members of the Daponte Quartet
Ensembles are open to all ages, abilities and instruments.
One hour sessions (Fridays 4-7 pm) begin March 15th, 2019 for eight weeks.
PCM offers students the opportunity to be placed in any form of chamber music group, from duos to octets, in either mixed instrument groups or traditional instrumental combinations. Students are placed in these groups based on interest and ability, and are matched with a faculty coach.
Chamber ensembles rehearse for one hour sessions on Fridays between 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM over an 8 week period each semester. Semesters will culminate in a performance opportunity. Students will work together with the ensemble members and faculty coach to choose an appropriate repertoire.
Playing in a chamber ensemble is an invaluable experience for any musician. Students learn the importance of balance, taking leadership to showcase important lines and learning when to play at a softer dynamic to showcase others. Every player is heard, teaching students to take ownership of their parts while listening for the nuances in others. As members of an ensemble, students gain a shared sense of responsibility, becoming better listeners, performers, and musicians as a whole.
Pricing Per Person, Per Semester
PCM Students : $200
Non – PCM Students: $240
Are you ready to make music together?
If you would like to be placed in a chamber ensemble, please fill out the form below:
If you are interested in joining an ensemble, please fill out the form and join us at 4pm with your instrument in the Theory Room at PCM!
Lydia’s career has been guided by a singular intention — to delve as deeply as possible into the magic of great chamber music literature, old and new.
Lydia has concertized throughout Europe and the U.K. with Ensemble L’Archibudelli, Zephyr Kwartet, Het Schoenberg Ensemble, Sinfonietta Amsterdam, Het Blazers Ensemble, Osiris Piano Trio, I Fiamminghi, and Ensemble Explorations. During this time, she recorded with some of the world’s most prominent labels; Sony Classical, Harmonia Mundi, CNM, and for Vienna Modern Masters as soloist with the Czech Radio Philharmonic. She has also performed for festivals in Europe, the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, and the U.S. Lydia has also served as concertmaster for Het Orkest van het Oosten in the Netherlands.
Lydia was drawn to the DaPonte String Quartet by her love and respect for the work. She lives in Cumberland, Maine with cellist Myles Jordan and her 3 children.
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or stop by the PCM office at 202 Woodford Street, 3rd Floor, Portland, ME 04103