FARMINGTON — Starting at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, Maine Mountain Chamber Music will perform Anton Dvo?ák’s String Quintet in G Major, Op 77, and Frédéric Chopin’s Piano Concerto No 1 in E Minor, Op 11, with string accompaniment. The concert, sponsored by ArtsFarmington, will take place in Nordica Auditorium at the University of Maine at Farmington.

Since 2002, Laurie Kennedy and Yuri Funahashi, co-directors of Maine Mountain Chamber Music, have been inviting outstanding musicians to join them in the MMCM concerts. The concert on Oct. 6 will feature violinists Charles Dimmick and Amy Sims; Laurie Kennedy, viola; William Rounds, cello; Joseph Holt, double bass; and Yuri Funahashi, piano.

Amy Sims, a busy free-lance Classical and Baroque violinist, is the assistant concertmaster of the Portland Symphony Orchestra; she also performs with Boston Baroque, Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, Odyssey Opera and Springfield Symphony Orchestra.

Violinist Charles Dimmick enjoys a varied and distinguished career as concertmaster, soloist, and chamber musician. As one of New England’s most sought after orchestral musicians, he is concertmaster of the Portland Symphony and the Rhode Island Philharmonic.

Cellist William Rounds is a member of the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and the Portland Symphony Orchestra. He plays frequently as an extra with the Boston Symphony and performs with the Orlando Chamber Soloists.

Joseph Holt, a 1985 graduate of New England Conservatory, is currently assistant professor of double bass at the Boston Conservatory. He has performed many times with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, including tours in the United States, Europe, and Asia, as well as performances at Symphony Hall, Carnegie Hall, and Tanglewood. 

Laurie Kennedy has been principal violist and frequent concerto soloist with the Portland Symphony Orchestra since 1981. She has performed at chamber music festivals in Maine and around the Northeast.

Yuri Funahashi has been a guest at numerous chamber music festivals. She is a performing member of the Festival Chamber Music Society in New York City and has collaborated with the Verdehr Trio and the Brentano and Cassatt String Quartets.

Admission for this concert is $15, and is free for ages 18 & under and for UMF students with ID. For more info: 207- 778-5074.

Charles Dimmick

William Rounds

Joseph Holt

Amy Sims

Laurie Kennedy

Yuri Funahashi


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