Events downtown

Aug 08

Portland Chamber Music Festival: Perfect Fifths
Location: 88 Bedford St, Portland, Maine 04101, US
7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
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This enchanting evening opens PCMF’s 2024 summer season with pure joy in musical form. The Boccherini Cello Quintet is a Classical-era delight: fun and fresh, balancing gentle tunes (including a famous minuet) with the luxurious heft of lower string sounds. Dvořák’s Romantic quintet for piano and strings radiates grace and warmth, before blossoming into bursts of spontaneous celebration.

Luigi Boccherini | String Quintet in E Major, Op. 11, No. 5 (1771)
David McCarroll and Jennifer Elowitch, violins; Melissa Reardon, viola; Angela Park and Brant Taylor, cellos

Antonín Dvořák | Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 81 (1887)
Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu and David McCarroll, violins; Melissa Reardon, viola; Brant Taylor, cello; Henry Kramer, piano

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