The Maine Festival of American Music: Its Roots and Traditions
9th Season, June 25 - 28, 2014
Presented by the United Society of Shakers
Musical Directors: The Portland String Quartet
All performances take place in the 1794 Meeting House
Sabbathday Lake, New Gloucester, Maine
Wednesday, June 25, 7:00 p.m.
The Portland String Quartet performs masterpieces by American immigrant composers Fritz Kreisler and Ernest Bloch
Fritz Kreisler - Quartet in A Minor
Ernest Bloch - Quartet No.1
Thursday, June 26 - Shaker Song Program, 7:00 p.m.
Kevin Siegfried (Boston Conservatory faculty) leads The Portsmouth Singers in a diverse program of his arrangements of Shaker music.
Friday, June 27 - Workshop Day, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Ensembles gather at the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village to explore American chamber music under the direction of the Portland String Quartet. Tai Chi instructor and cellist, Alex Wong, will lead a session entitled "Selected Tai Chi Forms for String Players." Master Class at 3:30 p.m. is open to the public without charge.
Saturday, June 28, 7:00 p.m.
Portland String Quartet with guest artist Kathleen McNerney, Oboe
American composer Stephen Gryc (Professor, Hartt School of Music)
W. A. Mozart - Oboe Quartet in F Major, K. 370
Stephen Gryc - Fantasy Variations on a Theme by Bela Bartok - -
Claude Debussy - Quartet in G Minor, Op.10