With Ardor and Devotion
Sep
29
2:00 PM14:00

With Ardor and Devotion

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What do Amy Beach, Dmitri Shostakovich and Marianna Filippi all have in common? The answers have to do with how these composers have aligned who they were (or who they are) with the music they have created. The Portland premiere of "Syzygy" by Marianna Filippi, written in 2019 specifically for the Portland Piano Trio, will definitely be a highlight! Not to mention brownies from Rosemont!

Marianna Filippi "Syzygy" *Portland Premiere*
Amy Beach Trio, Op. 150
Dmitri Shostakovich Trio in E minor, Op. 67

Maine Charitable Mechanics Association Ballroom
519 Congress St.
Portland, ME

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At Twilight
Dec
15
2:00 PM14:00

At Twilight

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"Twilight - a time of pause when nature changes her guard. All living things would fade and die from too much light or too much dark, if twilight were not."-- Howard Thurman

In the twilight of 2019, Portland Piano Trio will explore two works involving twilight-"Night Scenes" by Donald Crockett, and Schubert's Piano Trio in E-flat major, D.929, written in the twilight of his life.

Maine Charitable Mechanic Association Ballroom
519 Congress St
Portland,ME

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Cafe Music
Mar
22
2:00 PM14:00

Cafe Music

Gypsy music was a fascinating draw in many European cafes, so interesting that Haydn wrote the last movement of his “Gypsy” trio in the Hungarian gypsy style. Schoenfield’s “Cafe Music” was inspired by his stint playing background piano music in a restaurant. And the Fauré? It hardly needs a program note because while listening, you will be transported to a lovely cafe in France.

Haydn “Gypsy” Trio

Schoenfield “Cafe Music”

Fauré Piano Trio, Op. 120

Maine Charitable Mechanic Hall

519 Congress St

Portland

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Folk Tales!
Jun
7
2:00 PM14:00

Folk Tales!

Folk music is everywhere around us, from every country. In this light, shorter concert, we will celebrate folk music from a few places in the world. We will play some jazz and we will each take a turn with some solo folk music (spoiler alert: Annie’s solo will be Greek!) The students of 240 Strings will also be performing for their end-of-year concert, which usually turns the concert into a fun party! We hope you’ll join us to see what we are up to, catch the joy of music-making and celebrate the hard work of our students.

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May
5
2:00 PM14:00

240 Strings Birthday Party Concert!

It's our 3rd birthday party concert and you're invited! We will be celebrating 3 successful years of providing accessible private music education and concerts. The program features the Portland Piano Trio with guest cellist, Wayne Smith, and the students of 240 Strings. Not to be missed! While this concert is free and open to the public, donations are always appreciated!

The Program:

Beethoven “Ghost” Trio, Op. 70, No. 1

Intermission and performances by 240 Strings Students

Brahms C Major Trio Op. 87, No. 2

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Mar
1
7:30 PM19:30

Celebrating Chamber Music Within Our Communities!

Resident musicians from Portland’s 240 Strings are joined by guest artists from the Portland and Boston chamber music communities for an intimate evening of chamber music. From the soaring sounds of Bach’s 5th Brandenburg Concerto to the contemporary Portraits of award-winning composer Elisenda Fabregas, the program will also include Dvorák’s masterpiece Piano Quintet. 

This is an exciting opportunity for all the musicians involved: A performance of some of the best chamber music in the repertoire, created through a collaboration of acclaimed performers. Plus, we bring you some orchestral Bach, specially tailored for the chamber music stage.

Performing in the concert will be Anastasia Antonacos, piano; Nicole Rabata, flute; Tracey Jasas-Hardel, violin; Dean Stein, violin; Trevor Andrews, viola; and Allison Eldredge, cello. 

This concert is free, no reservations required.

Maine Charitable Mechanic Hall Ballroom, 519 Congress St., Portland, ME

 

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Dec
16
2:00 PM14:00

240 Strings Community Concert: "When they were young..."

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"When they were young...." 
How about some early work from some very special composers? We will play Beethoven Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 1, written when Beethoven was about 24. Maine's very own Lucas Richman (Music Director, Bangor Symphony!) also wrote a piano trio in his early 20's called "Petite Suite," that we can't wait to perform! And finally, we present the lovely piano trio by Clara Schumann. 
This concert features our amazing guest cellist, Allison Eldredge (https://necmusic.edu/faculty/allison-eldredge), along with Annie Antonacos, piano and Tracey Jasas-Hardel, violin. This concert is not to be missed! And it is, as always, FREE!! At Maine Charitable Mechanic Hall Ballroom, 4th floor of 519 Congress St., Portland.

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A Community Concert Night in Paris!
Sep
20
7:00 PM19:00

A Community Concert Night in Paris!

Mechanics Hall will become a concert hall in Paris for this Parisian concert. All three of our composers for this program lived in Paris, or live there presently. We will offer a free signature 240 Champagne cocktail to complete your experience!

The Program: 

Portland Piano Trio presents: 

Chausson Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 3

Turina Piano Trio No. 2 in B minor, Op. 76

Saariaho Light and Matter for violin, cello and piano (2014)

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Mar
21
5:00 PM17:00

Piano Warming and Welcome to Spring!

On Wednesday, March 21 at 5:00 pm, the Portland Piano Trio will be warming up their new baby grand piano at the Maine Charitable Mechanic Hall (MCMH), 519 Congress Street, Portland.
240 strings which provides subsidized music lessons to children in the Portland public school system, as well as free concerts to build community and generate appreciation for classical music.

Join us for free refreshments and a short concert by the Portland Piano Trio! 

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Feb
2
7:30 PM19:30

240 Strings sponsors The Portland Piano Trio: First Friday at First Parish Concert

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This concert is one of our community concerts for 2018. All Portland Public School families will be admitted free of charge. For everyone else, a portion of the ticket price will go to the strings programs of Portland Public Schools, for instrument upkeep and music purchases. 

Program: 

Augusta Read Thomas  Moon Jig and ...a circle around the sun..."

Dvorak  Dumky Trio, Op. 90

Beethoven Trio No. 5 in D Major, Op. 70, no. 1

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Jun
19
6:00 PM18:00

Music for All: FREE Portland Piano Trio concert!

We are pleased to announce our very first completely free concert, sponsored by 240 Strings. The Portland Piano Trio (Annie, Tracey and Ben) will be joined by special guest Bryan Brash on viola. No tickets or reservations required. Call (207)221-2613 or email info@240strings.org for more information.

Stephanie Ann Boyd  Ancestry Variations

Mozart Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, KV 493

Mendelssohn  Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 49

 

 

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Feb
4
7:00 PM19:00

Winter Fundraising House Concert

We would love to see you at our winter house concert, held in the beautiful home of Terry and Jacob Gerritsen in Camden, ME! Suggested donation is $80 per person, which is fully tax-deductible. 

The program is fascinating, with a wine reception to follow. It will be a blast to play for you in this intimate setting! A wine reception will follow the concert. Please call (207)221-2613 to reserve a seat for this concert. Seats are limited!

W.A. Mozart, Trio No. 8 in G Major, K564

Stephanie Ann Boyd, Ancestry Variations

Johannes Brahms, Trio No. 2 in C Major, Op. 87

 

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A Fundraising House Concert
Jul
7
7:00 PM19:00

A Fundraising House Concert

We'd like to invite you to a very special fundraising event: An intimate house concert by The Portland Piano Trio in the historic Freeport home of Maddy & Joe Vertenten.  Come enjoy trio music of Joseph Haydn, Dmitri Shostakovich and Amy Beach, followed by wine and dessert in the moonlit courtyard.  All proceeds will benefit the trio's educational program, 240 Strings.

240 Strings builds community for Portland youth by providing subsidized music lessons, chamber music coachings and affordable concerts.  We received 501c3 status this spring, and with your help, we look forward to growing our programs.  We hope to celebrate with you and talk more about our organization in the beautiful setting of Joe & Maddy's home on July 7!

Please feel free to pass this invitation on to family and friends.  If you can't make it this time, please consider making a donation.  Small donations help us with our operational expenses, and there are plenty of deserving students who would welcome your no-longer-needed instruments.  All donations, including ticket purchases for the July 7 event, are tax-deductible.

Here's to music education for all!

Best,
Annie Antonacos, pianist
Ben Noyes, cellist
Tracey Jasas-Hardel, violinist

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