DaPonte String Quartet

Concerts through June canceled, online programming has begun

Fri, 04/24/2020 - 12:45pm

Acknowledging the concerns over the spread of COVID-19, DaPonte’s spring concerts have been canceled, as well as the DSQ Institute in June and the Gala June concert at Bowdoin’s Studzinski Hall. The Quartet intends to reschedule these events.

In the meantime, DaPonte has offerings online: Wednesdays at 7 p.m. digital content is posted to the DSQ YouTube channel. Sometimes a member of the Quartet will post a short film highlighting a piece that they are working on, or playing a piece they have longed to revisit. Some weeks will highlight filmed excerpts from a past concert.

Also consider joining us for Happy Hour Fridays! Every Friday at 5 p.m. we gather together (virtually) to chat about music, listen to each other’s plans, or discuss upcoming events. Starting the week of April 23, we began welcoming special guests to our Happy Hour discussion. It could be a bunch of students from the 2019 Institute, or a special guest artist who is working with us to reschedule 2020. Maybe a blast from the past or a sneak peek of the future! Don’t miss it - make sure you are on our email list to get info about these Zoom Happy Hours.

Check out our website at www.daponte.org. Youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3U67GH4mWSjgGDxx5d4_Kg

Please know that these decisions, although we are comfortable that they are the correct decisions, will have direct financial ramifications on our group. Please consider helping us out in this time of such unusual circumstances with a financial contribution. Anything you can contribute will help sustain us in these unsettled times.Feel free to contact our Executive Director, , at 207-315-7105, or lisa@daponte.org for further information. Stay safe! Stay healthy! Follow all the guidelines that have now become familiar recommendations and try to find a space for yourself that feels comfortable in this time of stress.