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