The Maine Festival of American Music: Its Roots and Traditions
      June 26-29, 2013, presents:
Synergy - the Energy of Combination

Wednesday, June 26
"The Synergy of Native American Legend and Chamber Music" - 7:00 p.m.

David Lonebear Sanipass, story-teller from the Mic Mac Tribe, and the Portland String Quartet present an evening of Native American legends and examples of that influence and inspiration in chamber music.  Two Sketches Based on Indian Themes" by Charles Griffes, and Antonin Dvorak's "American String Quartet, Op.96" will demonstrate the creative connections basic to the American spirit. 

Thursday, June 27
"Shaker History and Shaker Song" - 7:00 p.m.

Join Brother Arnold Hadd, the Sabbathday Lake Shakers and violist Julia Adams in an evening of Shaker history and Shaker song.  Bring your voices, weak or strong, to this unique sing-along!

Friday, June 28
"Teaching and Performance" - Workshop Day - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

String students and adult players come to the SDL Shaker Village to be coached by members of the PSQ with a culminating Master Class (at 3:30 p.m.) in the 1794 Meeting House.  The schedule will also include a presentation/experiential by Tai Chi master teacher Caroline Loupe on the benefits of Tai Chi for string players.

Saturday, June 29
"The Synergy of Performance and Composition" - 7:00 p.m.

Violinist and composer Patrick Doane, Maine native, former PSQ student and now Juilliard graduate, joins members of the Portland String Quartet in an evening of Chamber Music.  Bach and Mozart serve as major inspirations for performance and composition.  Shaker hymns add to the mix in the world premier of a Festival commissioned string quartet by Doane. (207) 926-4597

"(The Portland String Quartet) has the resonant mastery of great European quartets....a power greater than the sum of perfect parts surfaces..."

-The Daily Freeman(N.Y.)




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