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Portland String Quartet

Dean Stein, violin I, Ronald Lantz, violin II,  Julia Adams, viola and Patrick Owen, vello perform.

The Portland String Quartet has had an enormous impact locally, regionally and internationally since its inception in 1969. Beginning as The Portland Symphony String Quartet (PSSQ), the quartet members became not only principal players in the Portland Symphony Orchestra, they established teaching studios, school music positions and chamber music concerts serving the greater Portland area and the State of Maine full time.

This became a model for orchestras the size of the PSO nationwide. Maestro Paul Vermel was the visionary for those first years of the quartet. Hundreds of youth concerts in the public and private schools and at each campus of the University of Maine System were and continue to be a major part of the PSQ’s dedication to educational outreach.

“Coming together from musical training at Curtis, Eastman, Indiana, Juilliard and Oberlin, the PSQ has played an important role in the artistic renaissance of the City of Portland and the State of Maine, championing Maine and American composers both nationally and internationally.” Learn more »

When: Thursday, December 19, 12:15 pm – 12:50 pm
Where: Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, ME
Tickets: Free to the public |  Suggested donation $5

About Noonday

The Conservatory proudly presents the 2019-20 Noonday Concert Series. Join us for free quality music presented by our talented faculty and students. These concerts have been an integral part of our mission to provide equal access to quality music since 1996. Bring a bag lunch to enjoy at this library concert.

Sponsored byNorman Hanson Detroy, Attorneys at Law and  Portland Rossini Club