FARMINGTON – The Arts Institute of Western Maine will present a concert by musicians of Maine Mountain Chamber Music Saturday, Oct. 23. The concert will feature music by Schubert, Dvorak and Kodaly.

It will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Nordica Auditorium of the University of Maine at Farmington.

The first, a Schubert piano quartet, is a colorful piece with the clarity of contrasting textures typical of the composer – in many ways like a miniature piano concerto.

The Kodaly duo for violin and cello is based on Hungarian folk melodies, set with highly charged rhythms and raw energy. The final piece is a commanding Dvorak quartet full of gorgeous melodies and emotional intensity.

The performers include Maine Mountain Chamber Music’s co-founders Laurie Kennedy, principal violist of the Portland Symphony, and pianist Yuri Funahashi who performs locally and internationally, most recently with the Verdehr Trio. They’ll be joined by cellist Mark Votapek, associate principal cellist of the St. Louis Symphony.

This year the group also will be joined by a new violinist, Jasmine Lin. The New York Times describes her as an “unusually individualistic player” with “electrifying assertiveness.”

Tickets, $8 for adults and $6 for seniors, will be available at the door. Children free.


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