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DaPonte String Quartet to perform at UMFK October 1

September 25, 2014

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The University of Maine at Fort Kent Student Activities will host the award-winning DaPonte String Quartet for a performance on Wednesday, October 1 at 7 p.m. in the UMFK Fox Auditorium.

Admission at the door is free.

The quartet's repertoire spans the entire history of music, from seventeenth century works on original instruments to cutting-edge contemporary quartets, like the onethat Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Del Tredici wrote for them.

DaPonte String Quartet includes classical musicians Ferdinand “Dino” Liva (violin); Lydia Forbes (violin); Myles Jordan (cello); and Kristen Monke (viola). The group is from mid-coast Maine.

According to DaPonte String Quartet's webpage, “Their concerts are dynamic, and their stage manner - with one another and with their audiences - is warm and conversational. The Quartet members regularly share musical insights with their audiences before playing, and these 'spoken program notes' enable the listener to enter into a deeper connection with the music.”

CBS Sunday Morning nationally televised a profile of the group and they perform and teach all over the U.S. and around the world. They have received many awards from the Maine Arts Commission.

For more information, please contact the UMFK Student Activities office at (207) 834-7850.