The Portland String Quartet will perform at St. Joseph’s College in Standish on Monday, Aug. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Viola George Auditorium at Alfond Hall. The concert will feature “Shaker Variations for Cello and Viola” (2007) by Elliott Schwartz; “Serenade for Two Violins and Viola” by Zoltan Kodaly; and “String Quartet in F Major” by Maurice Ravel.

The quartet is in residency at Saint Joseph’s College during a two-week summer workshop offering intensive chamber music study and performance for a select group of students from all over the country, including Maine. The Aug. 6 concert tickets are $20, $18 for seniors and free for students 21 and under, and will be sold at the door (no advance sales or reservations; cash or checks only). Call 893-7845 for more information or visit

The Portland String Quartet has been performing, teaching and recording since 1969. The group has released 17 albums featuring music from Bach to contemporary, toured internationally, and won critical acclaim from The New York Times, The Washington Post and many other newspapers and publications around the world.

The Portland String Quartet’s summer workshop students will perform a free concert on Saturday, Aug. 11, at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. in Viola George Auditorium at St. Joseph’s College. They will play works by Mendelssohn, Haydn, Beethoven, Chadwick, Brahms, Dvorak, Bloch, Shostakovich and Debussy. The concerts present the major repertoire that the student ensembles will prepare during the 32nd Annual Portland String Quartet Workshop, held this year for the first time at St. Joseph’s College.

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