Dec
16
2:00 PM14:00

240 Strings Community Concert: "When they were young..."

"When they were young...." 
How about some early work from some very special composers? We will play Beethoven Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 1, written when Beethoven was about 24. Maine's very own Lucas Richman (Music Director, Bangor Symphony!) also wrote a piano trio in his early 20's called "Petite Suite," that we can't wait to perform! And finally, we present the lovely piano trio by Clara Schumann. 
This concert features our amazing guest cellist, Allison Eldredge (https://necmusic.edu/faculty/allison-eldredge), along with Annie Antonacos, piano and Tracey Jasas-Hardel, violin. This concert is not to be missed! And it is, as always, FREE!!

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Oct
10
12:00 PM12:00

PPT at Bay Chamber Concerts

Come on up to the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland!

Chausson Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 3
Turina 
Piano Trio No. 2 in B Minor, Op. 76
Saariaho 
Light and Matter for violin, cello and piano (2014)

 

Tickets:
Adults $30; Under age 25 $10
Ticket includes a freshly-prepared lunch provided by Atlantic Baking Company plus access to the museum following the performance. Buy tickets here.

All programs and artists may be subject to change.

Series Sponsor
Ann Bixler

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Sep
21
7:30 PM19:30

@Bar Mills Community Church in Buxton

 

We can't wait to perform in Buxton at the Bar Mills Community Church! The theme is "A Night in Paris," because all of our composers lived in Paris at some point, or live there now! See you there!
Tickets: $10

The Program: 

Portland Piano Trio presents: 

Chausson Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 3

Turina Piano Trio No. 2 in B minor, Op. 76

Saariaho Light and Matter for violin, cello and piano (2014)

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Sep
20
7:00 PM19:00

Community Concert Night in Paris!

Mechanics Hall will become a concert hall in Paris for this Parisian concert. All three of our composers for this program lived in Paris, or live there presently. We will offer a free signature 240 Champagne cocktail to complete your experience!
This concert is FREE!

The Program: 

Portland Piano Trio presents: 

Chausson Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 3

Turina Piano Trio No. 2 in B minor, Op. 76

Saariaho Light and Matter for violin, cello and piano (2014)

This concert is generously sponsored by Bangor Savings Bank.

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Anastasia Antonacos, Piano: "Celebrating Convocation."
May
4
8:00 PM20:00

Anastasia Antonacos, Piano: "Celebrating Convocation."

Spend the evening exploring this year's USM Convocation theme of "Race & Participatory Democracy" with Annie, the Portland Piano Trio, and USM SoM alumna Teresa Herold.  We'll hear music inspired by democratic ideals and political events in America and beyond over the past 150 years, including works by Afro-British composer Samuel Coleridge Taylor and American composer Amy Beach, who persisted as a professional composer and pianist long before it was considered acceptable for women to do so.

 

[Program also includes Liszt, Janacek, American composer Frederic Rzewski, and MAYBE some John Luther Adams, who writes pieces in response to climate change.]

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Mar
21
5:00 PM17:00

Piano Warming Welcome to Spring!

On Wednesday, March 21 at 5:00 pm, the Portland Piano Trio will be warming up their new baby grand piano at the Maine Charitable Mechanic Hall (MCMH), 519 Congress Street, Portland.
240 strings which provides subsidized music lessons to children in the Portland public school system, as well as free concerts to build community and generate appreciation for classical music.

Join us for free refreshments and a short concert by the Portland Piano Trio! 

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Jun
19
6:00 PM18:00

Music For All: Free Portland Piano Trio Concert!

We are pleased to announce our very first completely free concert, sponsored by 240 Strings. The Portland Piano Trio (Annie, Tracey and Ben) will be joined by special guest Bryan Brash on viola. No tickets or reservations required. Call (207)221-2613 or email info@240strings.org for more information.

Stephanie Ann Boyd  Ancestry Variations

Mozart Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, KV 493

Mendelssohn  Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 49

 

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Feb
4
7:00 PM19:00

Winter House Concert

We would love to see you at our winter house concert, held in the beautiful home of Terry and Jacob Gerritsen in Camden, ME! Suggested donation is $80 per person, which is fully tax-deductible. 

The program is fascinating, with a wine reception to follow. It will be a blast to play for you in this intimate setting! A wine reception will follow the concert. Please call (207)221-2613 to reserve a seat for this concert. Seats are limited!

W.A. Mozart, Trio No. 8 in G Major, K564

Stephanie Ann Boyd, Ancestry Variations

Johannes Brahms, Trio No. 2 in C Major, Op. 87

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Oct
7
7:30 PM19:30

Portland Piano Trio at First Friday at First Parish

Join us for the opening concert of our fall concert series! Pianist Anastasia Antonacos, violinist Tracey Jasas-Hardel and cellist Ben Noyes will present a scintillating evening of chamber music by Franz Joseph Haydn, Dmitri Shostakovich and Amy Beach.

A percentage of ticket proceeds will go to support to trio's parent organization, 240 Strings, which provides subsidized music lessons and affordable concerts to the wider Portland community.

Concert at 7:30, with a reception to follow. Please come out for an unforgettable night of music making and community building!

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