In March, the DaPonte String Quartet will tour throughout Maine with its “Breaking the Mold” program. DaPonte will break into smaller ensembles to perform a duo and a trio.

Described by Ravel as a “turning point in his career,” the Sonate pour violon et violoncello / A la mémoire de Claude Debussy is marked by an abandonment of the lush harmonies of his earlier impressionistic works, and the embracement of a jazzy, angular sound with fantastic modal melodies. Mozart’s Divertimento in E-flat Major for String Trio is six movements and stands alone among his chamber works in both scoring and length. Each of the three voices – violin, viola, and cello – share equally in a passionate, humanist conversation.

Tickets can be purchased at, and at These concerts are vaccination- and mask-required events.

Performances are scheduled at the following locations, dates and times:

Maine Jewish Museum, Portland, 7 p.m. March 10
Bangor Arts Exchange, Bangor, 7 p.m. March 11
St. Patrick’s Church, Newcastle, 7 p.m. March 13.
Meetinghouse Arts, Freeport, 3 p.m. March 19
First Congregational Church of Blue Hill, Blue Hill, 3 p.m. March 26

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