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2012 Portland Chamber Music Festival Opening Concert
August 9, 2012  
Portland Chamber Music Festival

The Portland Chamber Music Festival kicked off its 2012 season with a program entitled Boccherini, Hindemith and Dvorak, from Hannaford Hall at USM. 

It featured Boccherini's Quintet for Guitar and Strings in D major, G. 448 Fandango, Hindemith's Des Todes Tod, for Soprano, 2 violas and 2 cellos, Op. 23a, and Dvorak's String Quintet in E flat major, Op. 97 American. 

Opening Night featured the PCMF debut of one of the world’s leading classical guitarists, David Leisner.  Soprano Tony Arnold, renowned for her stunning interpretations of contemporary music, also made her first festival appearance in Hindemith’s unique “Des Todes Tod” for Soprano, Two Violas, and Two Cellos.

The Portland Chamber Music Festival has garnered nationwide attention since its inception in 1994. The festival’s five-concert series has been broadcast on National Public Radio and WGBH in Boston and has been awarded two grants from the Aaron Copland Fund for Music.

MPBN’s broadcast of this performance was sponsored by Garrand, a Portland-based marketing and communications company committed to bringing the arts live to audiences in Maine and beyond. The Portland Chamber Music Festival’s opening night concert is sponsored by IDEXX Laboratories.

For more information, visit the Portland Chamber Music Festival website.


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