Ron Lantz, Dean Stein, violin and Andrew Mark, cello, members of the renowned Portland String Quartet perform works from their canon.
The Portland String Quartet remains one of Maine’s long lasting cultural institutions, and has been locking up honors and acclaim for decades. The PSQ has had an enormous impact locally, regionally and internationally since its inception in 1969.
Beginning as The Portland Symphony String Quartet (PSSQ), the quartet members became not only principal players in the Portland Symphony Orchestra, they established teaching studios, school music positions and chamber music concerts serving the greater Portland area and the State of Maine full time.
They have received rave reviews from The New York Times, The Boston Globe, the Washington Star and Washington Post, the Miami Herald, the Portland Press Herald, the Maine Sunday Telegram, as well as from numerous critics for newspapers, recording magazines and organizations including the Maine Arts Commission and the Paul Foundation. Their discography includes over two dozen recordings which span the literature from Bach’s Art of the Fugue, Beethoven, Schubert and Dvorak to contemporary composers such as Allen Levines and Dr. Peter Ré.
The Noonday Concert Series is free to the public because of the continued support of our sponsors: Norman Hanson DeTroy and the Portland Rossini Club.
As a nonprofit, we also rely on individual donations, and The David Nichols Charitable Trust will once again match all donations.
We thank our sponsors and YOU for your generosity.