GARDINER — Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, 280 Water St., continues its season with the DaPonte String Quartet at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13. The concert will feature a “tossed salad” of short eclectic pieces from around the world, ranging from classical favorites to modern whimsy, all designed to find beauty in the world around us.

Included is a romantic folksong from Syria, “Ya Tira Tiri,” and more classic fare: the “Andante Cantabile” movement from Tchaikovsky’s String Quartet No. 1, which when played for Leo Tolstoy is said to have moved the writer to tears; J. S. Bach’s familiar and instantly recognizable “Air” plus other selections from Art of the Fugue; Vivaldi’s Concerto Opus 3 No. 2 from “L’Estro Armonico;” and “Two Fantasias on A Young Girl” (“Une Jeune Fillette”) by Eustache Du Caurroy, a late-Renaissance French composer.

Tickets are $18 for all seats. Contact the Johnson Hall box office, noon-3 p.m., Tuesday through Friday,  by calling 207-582-7144, or visit www.johnsonhall.org to purchase tickets.


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