240 strings

A piano trio, which consists of a piano, a violin and a cello, uses 240 strings to make music.

(207)221-2613

240 strings works to build community and life skills for Portland, Maine youth by providing SUBSIDIZED music lessons, chamber music workshops, and affordable concerts.

 

 

 

May
4
8:00pm 8:00pm

"Anastasia Antonacos, piano: Celebrating Convocation." 

Spend the evening exploring this year's USM Convocation theme of "Race & Participatory Democracy" with Annie, the Portland Piano Trio, and USM SoM alumna Teresa Herold.  We'll hear music inspired by democratic ideals and political events in America and beyond over the past 150 years, including works by Afro-British composer Samuel Coleridge Taylor and American composer Amy Beach, who persisted as a professional composer and pianist long before it was considered acceptable for women to do so.

 

[Program also includes Liszt, Janacek, American composer Frederic Rzewski, and MAYBE some John Luther Adams, who writes pieces in response to climate change.]

 

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Jun
19
6:00pm 6:00pm

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
7:00pm 7:00pm

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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The Portland Piano Trio
Oct
7
7:30pm 7:30pm

The Portland Piano Trio

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Join us for the opening concert of our fall concert series! Pianist Anastasia Antonacos, violinist Tracey Jasas-Hardel and cellist Ben Noyes will present a scintillating evening of chamber music by Franz Joseph Haydn, Dmitri Shostakovich and Amy Beach.

A percentage of ticket proceeds will go to support to trio's parent organization, 240 Strings, which provides subsidized music lessons and affordable concerts to the wider Portland community.

Concert at 7:30, with a reception to follow. Please come out for an unforgettable night of music making and community building!

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

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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email: annette@240strings.org

phone: 207-221-2613

P.O. Box 10193

Portland, ME 04101