The Maine Festival of American Music:
Its Roots and Traditions
11th Season, June 22-25, 2016
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
The Sabbathday Lake Shaker Community in a close association with the Portland String Quartet has enjoyed annual concerts and shared personal events since the 1970s. Now, entering its eleventh Festival season, their musical and educational collaboration continues as strong as ever. This Festival has become a high point in the SDL Shaker calendar and in the quartet's busy year-round schedule of concerts and workshops. No venue offers a more beautiful and acoustically welcoming setting for chamber music than the 1794 Meeting House. As the Portland Press Herald proclaimed: "Portland String Quartet at Shaker House Simply a Gift."
Woody Leland Photo
Patrick Owen, cello Julia Adams, viola Ronald Lantz, violin Dean Stein, violin
Wednesday, June 22, 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 23 , 7:00 p.m.
Friday, June 24 - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
“Learning to Perform” –The Portland String Quartet coaches student string quartets as they bring scores to life and prepare for a culminating Master Class.
Friday Evening, June 24, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 25, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 25, 7:00 p.m.
Ticket prices are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and free with reservation for students ages 21 and under.
Visit <http://www.shaker.lib.me.us/maine_festival.html> or call (207) 926-4597 for further information. Workshop Day fee is $60 pp. Inquiries can be sent to Julia Adams: email@example.com or call (207) 773-2597.
We hope to see you at the Shaker Village this summer!
Previous year's festival information: 2014 2013,2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008
The Portland String Quartet Workshop -
Saint Joseph's College, Standish, ME, July 23 -August 6, 2017
Since 1975 talented students from all over the U.S. and abroad have come to Maine for an intensive two-week session of chamber music study and performance with the Portland String Quartet. Known as "a model of experienced ensemble playing" - The New York Times, the PSQ Workshop provides a rigorous schedule of rehearsals, coaching sessions, master classes and concerts designed to communicate the art of ensemble performance to a new generation of gifted string players.
The Workshop fee of $1550 includes tuition, meals and lodging on campus, a Workshop T-Shirt and a photo. A limited number of partial scholarships may be awarded. Registration is Sunday July 23rd, 3:00 - 5:00pm.
Pre-registration is required and all applicants must include a $150 deposit made payable to "The Portland String Quartet." This deposit will be credited to tuition upon acceptance and refunded only if the application is not accepted. The balance of the Workshop fee, $1400, is due June 8, 2017.
Special consideration is given to string quartets applying as full ensembles. New applicants must submit an audition CD or video of approximately 10 minutes duration or arrange a live audition. All applicants need to send a brief resume along with their deposit to:
Ronald Lantz, 179 Longfellow Street, Portland, ME, 04103 U.S.A.
E-mail address: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Participant concerts will take place on Saturday, August 5th, at 2:30 and at 7:00 p.m.
We look forward to working with you this summer at Saint Joseph's!
To download a 2016 St. Joseph's Brochure click here
Registration forms can be downloaded here: