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A series of string quartet concerts will be held July 29 through
August 9 at Colby College in Waterville. Two formal concerts by the
Portland String Quartet are scheduled for July 29 and August 5; two
performances by participants in the 28th annual Portland String Quartet
Workshop at Colby will be presented August 9.
concerts on July 29 and August 5. The 7:30 p.m. performances will be in
Strider Theater of Runnals Building. Admission is $10 and there is no
charge for students 21 years old or younger. The program for July 29
includes Haydn’s “String Quartet in F minor, Op. 20, No. 5,” Schubert’s
“String Quartet in E Maj., Op 125, No. 1” and Bartok’s “String Quartet
No. 1, Op. 7.” The August 5 concert will feature Mozart’s
“String Quartet in G Major, K.387,” emeritus music professor Peter Ré’s
“String Quartet No. 1 (1956)” and Brahms’s “String Quartet in C minor,
Op.51, No. 1.”
summer string quartet workshop will perform at 2 p.m. and at 7 p.m. on
Saturday, August 9, in Strider Theater of Runnals Building. The
concerts are open to the public free of charge. The workshop attracts a
select group of musicians from around the world who spend two weeks at
Colby in July and August in an intensive schedule of rehearsals,
coaching sessions and master classes.
The Portland String Quartet includes violist Julia Adams, violinists
For more information about the Portland String Quartet Workshop, contact Colby’s Office of Special Programs at 207-872-3386.