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On Saturday, February 9, the Portland String Quartet will open the spring semester of Colby College’s 2001-2002 Music at Colby concert series with a varied program of works. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in Lorimer Chapel on the Waterville campus. It is open to the public and free of charge.

The program will include String Quartet in C Major, K. 465, “Dissonance” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, String Quartet in D Major, Op. 18, No. 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven and String Quartet in E Minor, “From My Life” by Bedrich Smetana.

The Portland String Quartet is now in its 33rd year with its original members and has established a reputation for strong performances on its national and international tours. The group is composed of violinists Stephen Kecskemethy and Ronald Lantz, violist Julia Adams and cellist Paul Ross. Their recordings on the Arabesque and Northeastern labels have won a variety of honors including “Best Recording” designations by The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Boston Globe. The musicians are artists-in-residence at Colby and have conducted a string quartet institute, now located on the Colby campus, for the last 25 summers.

For information about this year’s schedule of Music at Colby events contact Diane Kadyk at 207-872-3236.