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The Music at Colby series will open the second half of its concert season with a Portland String Quartet concert on Saturday, February 12, at 7:30 p.m. in Lorimer Chapel on the Waterville campus. The program includes works by Charles Ives, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Colby Professor of Music Emeritus Peter Ré. This concert is free and the public is invited.

The Portland String Quartet features Stephen Kecskemethy and Ronald Lantz on violin, Julia Adams on viola, and Paul Ross on ‘cello. The quartet has been performing, teaching, and recording with its founding members since 1969. 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, championing Maine and American composers both nationally and internationally.

Additional concerts scheduled in the Music at Colby series this spring include:

Sunday, February 20, 3 p.m.
American Virtuosity
Given Auditorium, Bixler Art and Music Building

Saturday, March 12, 7:30 p.m.
Colby Sinfonietta
Lorimer Chapel

Saturday, April 2, 7:30 p.m.
Colby College Chorale
An Evening of Regal Music
Lorimer Chapel

Thursday, April 7, 7:30 p.m.
The Strider Concert
Eliot Fisk and Paco Peña: Classical and Flamenco Guitar Duo
Lorimer Chapel

Saturday, April 9, 7:30 p.m.
Colby Wind Ensemble
Blurring the Lines: Love, Humor, Reality, Fantasy
Lorimer Chapel

Saturday, April 16, 7:30 p.m.
Collegium Musicum
Songs for the ‘Sweet Season’
Lorimer Chapel

Sunday, April 24, 8 p.m.
Colby Jazz Band
Improvisers Rule: Solos from the Sublime to the Hot by Way of the Ridiculous
Lorimer Chapel

Saturday & Sunday, April 30 & May 1, 7:30 p.m.
Colby Symphony Orchestra and the Colby College Chorale/Colby-Kennebec Choral Society
Lorimer Chapel