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PORTLAND STRING QUARTET TO PERFORM AT UMFK FOUNDATION DINNER THEATRE ON MARCH 24

January 22, 2007

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The Board of Directors of the University of Maine at Fort Kent Foundation is pleased to announce that the Portland String Quartet will perform at the Foundation?s second annual dinner theatre, scheduled this year for Saturday, March 24 on the UMFK campus.

UMFK Foundation members and the University's Development Office will begin selling tickets to individuals the week of January 22. The cost of tickets is $45 per person, which includes the social, dinner, admission to the performance, and the post-performance reception.

Corporate gold, silver and bronze sponsorships also are available at $1,000, $500 and $250 levels. The gold level sponsorship includes one table of eight seats, a listing in the evening's program, and display of a corporate sign or banner. The silver level sponsorship includes one table of six seats and a listing in the evening's program. The bronze level sponsorship includes two tickets and a listing in the evening's program.

Corporate tickets will be available the week of January 29.

The Portland String Quartet has been performing, teaching and recording with its founding members since l969. Coming together from musical training at Curtis, Eastman, Indiana, Juilliard, Oberlin, and San Francisco State College, the quartet members have played an important role in the artistic renaissance of the state of Maine, championing Maine and American composers, both nationally and internationally.

For further information about tickets, or corporate sponsorship opportunities, please call the UMFK Development Office at 207-834-7800.