DaPonte’s candlelight concert in September

Posted:  Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 8:30am

Experience the 18th century in the glow of flickering candles for a very unique DaPonte String Quartet concert. The concert will be held at the all-original, pre-revolutionary, Old Walpole Meetinghouse on Sunday Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30.

The DaPonte String Quartet is comprised of Lydia Forbes and Ferdinand (Dino) Liva on violin, Kirsten Monke on viola, and Myles Jordan on cello. The special performance this year celebrates works by Mozart, Piazolla, and Beethoven.

The Quartet has performed at Carnegie Hall, has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning, toured over 20 U.S. states and abroad in France, Scotland, and Canada. They have also recorded three CDs, with a fourth coming soon. For more on DaPonte, visit www.daponte.org.

The Meetinghouse is on the National Register of Historic Places and is an exquisite example of colonial architecture, which includes a soaring hand-carved pulpit. The proceeds from this concert benefit the maintenance of the structure.

Open seating for the concert is in the original box pews. The Quartet will be on a central elevated platform, giving the performance a theater-in-the-round effect. Quartet violinist, Dino Liva has commented, “The Meetinghouse has the best acoustics of any venue we play.”

Tickets are $25 and are only available in advance; no tickets will be sold at the door. Purchase them at www.brownpapertickets.com or at Sherman’s Maine Coast Bookstore in Damariscotta, the Walpole Barn in Walpole (Rt. 129), or the Boothbay Harbor Framer’s Gallery in Boothbay Harbor (Meadow Mall). 

To make other arrangements for tickets, call 207-563-5471 or e-mail info@oldwalpolemeetinghouse.org. Please note: This is a special concert is a fundraiser for the replacement of roof shingles on the south side of the Meetinghouse. Tickets for other DaPonte venues in the “Leaf Peeper Series” will not be honored.

Tax-deductible contributions toward the roof replacement project would be gratefully accepted and should be sent to Old Walpole Meetinghouse, P.O. Box 47, Walpole, Me 04573. Old Walpole Meetinghouse is a non-profit 501c(3) historical and educational organization.

The Meetinghouse is located 3.5 miles south of Damariscotta off Route 129 on Meetinghouse Road in South Bristol. Please bring a cushion for comfort and flashlights to guide you to your vehicles after the event.