DaPonte in the News

Read the Performing Arts Review piece on the Quartet and their “tour de force” recording Pathways to Healing.

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After 25 years, the DaPonte String Quartet isn’t slowing down. Down East Magazine’s 25th Anniversary Issue Interview.

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Chris Hyde: A Frolicsome Finale for the DaPonte String Quartet

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Allan Kozinn: DaPonte String Quartet Masters Bach, Beethoven, & Brahms

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Allan Kozinn: DaPonte String Quartet Gives “Enemies” a Passionate Play

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Special Events & Workshops

Special Events

World Premiere of Richard Danielpour’s “What the Light Was Like”

This summer we are delighted to bring you the world premiere of a major new work by esteemed composer Richard Danielpour, who has written for such artists as Frederika von Stade and Yo-Yo Ma, based on a poem by Maine poet Amy Clampitt. The world premiere of String Quartet No. 8 “What the Light Was Like” on August 2 in Portland will feature another favorite Maine poet, Richard Blanco, reading the poem, as well as a pre-concert discussion with the composer and David Clampitt, who is not only a nationally known music theory professor but is also Amy Clampitt’s nephew.

Following the premiere, the Quartet will perform it in five other venues, with a slate of new readers.

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Chamber Music Workshops

Each fall the DaPonte String Quartet offers two 3-day weekend workshops for string players young and old.

String Quartet Workshop for High School Players

Offered each September at no charge to talented high school players from across the country.

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Adult String Chamber Music Workshop

Offered each October to intermediate-to-advanced string players.

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Feedback from Participants

“I can honestly say that the DSQ, the workshops, all of it, has changed my life in ways that I could only begin to dream about.”
Alison, participant in the Adult Chamber Music Workshop


“The [high school] workshop was intensive and rewarding. The location was beautiful, the food was great, but the best part was the opportunity to learn from world-class performers.”
Shannon, 17


“We are about to move out of state and I wanted to tell you that you four and your music are difficult to leave. You have been one of the best things about living here. We’ve missed almost no performances, and they’ve truly been a highlight of our lives here.”
Bath resident

Upcoming Events

The DaPonte String Quartet performs its Maine Bicentennial program, with guest artist Eric LaPerna on drums.  This is a fascinating program not to be missed!

This FREE concert is made possible by the Maine Arts Commission and the Maine Bicentennial Commission.

This concert is free, but tickets are still required because of capacity limitations.

The DaPonte String Quartet performs its Maine Bicentennial program, with guest artist Eric LaPerna on drums.  This is a fascinating program not to be missed!

This FREE concert is made possible by the Maine Arts Commission and the Maine Bicentennial Commission.

We kindly ask

The DaPonte String Quartet performs its Maine Bicentennial program, with guest artist Eric LaPerna on drums.  This is a fascinating program not to be missed!

This FREE concert is made possible by the Maine Arts Commission and the Maine Bicentennial Commission.

Tickets (free) are recommended to reserve a seat.

Please note that masks are required at the

Dissonant & Dissident (Rockport)

August 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The DaPonte String Quartet performs their first post-pandemic concert tour featuring selections from the traditional string quartet repertoire.

  • Mozart: String Quartet in C Major K. 465
  • Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8

This program will be presented without intermission.

Tickets bought online receive a 10% discount from the $25 at-the-door admission.

Students are FREE.

We ask that unvaccinated guests please wear a mask.

Dissonant & Dissident (Georgetown)

August 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The DaPonte String Quartet performs their first post-pandemic concert tour featuring selections from the traditional string quartet repertoire.

  • Mozart: String Quartet in C Major K. 465
  • Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8

This program will be presented without intermission.

Please visit the Robinhood Free Meetinghouse website for ticketing information.

Dissonant & Dissident (Washington)

August 21 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

The DaPonte String Quartet performs their first post-pandemic concert tour featuring selections from the traditional string quartet repertoire.

  • Mozart: String Quartet in C Major K. 465
  • Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8

This program will be presented without intermission.

Tickets bought online receive a 10% discount from the $25 at-the-door admission.

Students are FREE.

We ask that unvaccinated guests please wear a mask.