It doesn’t get any better than this. Oysters at the Damariscotta River Grill, then a walk across the street to the historic and refurbished Lincoln Theater, where the DaPonte String Quartet is playing Haydn, Bartok and Mozart Friday night.

The Lincoln Theater has good acoustics for a string quartet – not too much brightness or reverberation, but not “dead” either. One can hear each voice of the quartet distinctly and without favoring either bass or treble.

The program opened with Haydn’s famous “Lark” Quartet, No. 53 in D Major (Op. 64 No. 5), named for the soaring birdsong-like theme of the first movement.

(The above is the beginning of a review. The full text will appear in the Maine Sunday Telegram on Oct. 28.)