Mar
1
7:30 PM19:30

240 Strings Community Concert: Celebrating Chamber Music Within Our Communities!

Resident musicians from Portland’s 240 Strings are joined by guest artists from the Portland and Boston chamber music communities for an intimate evening of chamber music. From the soaring sounds of Bach’s 5th Brandenburg Concerto to the contemporary Portraits of award-winning composer Elisenda Fabregas, the program will also include Dvorák’s masterpiece Piano Quintet. 

By providing free classical music education, 240 Strings cultivates young minds and hearts, while building community along the way, empowering and connecting young people through exceptional tuition-free music education, mentoring, and performance, and giving all kids a chance to play.

This is an exciting opportunity for all the musicians involved: A performance of some of the best chamber music in the repertoire, created through a collaboration of acclaimed performers. Plus, we bring you some orchestral Bach, specially tailored for the chamber music stage.

Performing in the concert will be Anastasia Antonacos, piano; Nicole Rabata, flute; Tracey Jasas-Hardel, violin; Dean Stein, violin; Trevor Andrews, viola; and Allison Eldredge, cello. 

 

This concert will take place at Maine Charitable Mechanic Hall, 519 Congress St. in Portland.

The concert is free, no reservations required.

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Mar
2
8:00 PM20:00

Celebrating Chamber Music Within Our Communities!

Resident musicians from Portland’s 240 Strings are joined by guest artists from the Portland and Boston chamber music communities for an intimate evening of chamber music. From the soaring sounds of Bach’s 5th Brandenburg Concerto to the contemporary Portraits of award-winning composer Elisenda Fabregas, the program will also include Dvorák’s masterpiece Piano Quintet. 

By providing free classical music education, 240 Strings cultivates young minds and hearts, while building community along the way, empowering and connecting young people through exceptional tuition-free music education, mentoring, and performance, and giving all kids a chance to play.

This is an exciting opportunity for all the musicians involved: A performance of some of the best chamber music in the repertoire, created through a collaboration of acclaimed performers. Plus, we bring you some orchestral Bach, specially tailored for the chamber music stage.

Performing in the concert will be USM faculty member Anastasia Antonacos, piano; Nicole Rabata, flute; Tracey Jasas-Hardel, violin; Dean Stein, violin; Trevor Andrews, viola; and Allison Eldredge, cello. 

 

USM Corthell Hall

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and USM alumni, and $5 for students. Purchase tickets online at www.usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice, or by calling 207-780-5555.

Those needing special accommodations to participate fully in this program, contact Lori Arsenault, (207) 780-5142, loria@maine.edu. Hearing impaired: call USM's telex / TDD number (207) 780-5646.

Contact Information

Music Box Office

2077805555

loria@maine.edu

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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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