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Sunday – DaPonte String Quartet (New Date)

August 30, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Maine’s 200th: Music of Early Maine”

New Date: Sunday, August 30th, 4:00pm – Outdoor Concert

8 Cross Road, Surry, Maine – Free Admission!

Reserve your seat here: https://surryartsandevents.typeform.com/to/MQJ4CIic

Please note, this program is a special offering carefully crafted by the DaPonte String Quartet to celebrate Maine’s 200th anniversary. Composers and selections date back as far as the 15th century. They also include Indigenous Maine tribal music.

We are so grateful to the DaPonte String Quartet, The Maine 200th Commission, and the Surry Celebrates Maine 200th! Committee. Surry Arts delighted to collaborate with all these fine entities.

DaPonte String Quartet - Surry Arts

Performance Program:

Songs of Chief Membertou

Trad. Mi’kmaq
transcribed by Marc Lescarbot (1606/7)
arr. by Gabriel Sagard Theodat.


Trad. Basque tune
arr. by Ferdinand Liva

Imperii proceres

Heinrich Isaac (c.1450 – 1517)

Four Songs from Canconiero de Palacio

Juan del Encina (c.1468 – d.1529/30)
Todo los bienes
Más vale trocar
Levanta, Pascual
Hoy comamuos y bebamos

Sir Walter Raleigh’s Galliard

attr. to Francis Cutting (1550-1603)

A Sad Pavane for these distracted times

Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656)
arr. by David Byers

Les Bergers et Les Ameriquaines

from Concert Donné à Louis XIII en 1627 par les 24 Violons et les 12 Grand Hautbois
arr. by Kirsten Monke

Ballo del granduca

Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621)

Concert pour Quatre Parties de Violes

Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704)
Sarabande, Rondeau
Gigue anglaise
Gigue française

The Birks of Abergeldie

from Henry Playford’s Original Scottish Tunes
Anonymous (1700)

“Little Ben” A Country Dance

from Heinrich Isaac (c.1450 – 1517)
Arr. by Myles Jordan,

Prelude from Te Deum

Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704)


Violinists Lydia Forbes and Ferdinand “Dino” Liva; Violist Kirsten Monke; and cellist Myles Jordan. The DSQ was formed in Philadelphia in 1991 and came to Maine in 1995 on a Rural Residency Grant from the NEA and Chamber Music America.





August 30, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm