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VentiCordi explores creative frontiers beyond the usual constraints of traditional chamber groups.

Oboist Kathleen McNerney and violinist Dean Stein are well-known in the Portland area for their musical collaborations.

They combine their love of chamber music with innovative programming that blends wind and string instruments. Their performances are regularly featured on the concert series of the Portland String Quartet Society.

At today’s performance, they will be playing works by Mozart, Bach, Bennett, Playel and Rideout .


Duo No. 1 in D Major, Op. 48 (1788), Ignace Pleyel (1757-1831) – Allegro, Andante, Rondo

Conversations’ for Oboe & Violin (1965), Richard Rodney Bennett (1936-2012) – Allegretto, Poco lento, Vivace, Andanta Con brio

Partita No. 3 in E Major for solo Violin (1720), J.S. Bach (1685-1750) – Preludio, Loure, Gavotte en Rondeau

Ferdinand the Bull’ for Narrator and Violin (1971), Alan Ridout (1934-1996)

Sonata, KV 292, transcribed for Oboe & Violin (1775), W.A. Mozart (1756-1791) – Allegro, Andante, Rondo

Limited outdoor seating; bring your own blanket or chair 

Check the Casco Bay Islands Ferry Schedule to plan your concert arrival.


The Casco Bay Islands Concert Series is free to the public because of the support of our sponsors: As a nonprofit, we also rely on individual donations.

We thank our sponsors and YOU for your generosity.

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July 7: Wed, 6:30-7:30 pm on Peaks Island: Titus Abbott Collective

July 15: Thurs. 3:00-4:00 pm on Great Diamond Island: Reflections on the Tango with Timothy Burris and Lydia Forbes

July 22: Thurs., 5:00-6:00 pm on Long Island: VentiCordi with Dean Stein and Kathleen McNerne

Aug. 5, Thurs., 2:00-3:00 pm on Chebeague Island: Fiddle and Piano Music with Ed Pearlman and Neil Pearlman

Sept 19 : Sun., 5:00-6:00 pm on Peaks Island: Maine Middle Eastern Ensemble led by Eric LaPerna

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