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The Portland String Quartet, featuring PCM faculty Dean Stein (Vln I) and Brianna Fischler (Vla), perform at the Portland Public Library.

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.

The Portland Conservatory of Music is proud to present the 27th season of free Noonday Concerts.

Join us for free performances featuring our talented faculty and students.

These concerts have been an integral part of the PCM mission to provide equal access to quality music since 1995.

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