The DaPonte String Quartet’s 2016-17 Winter Series will feature two guest artists — and a major venue change. Violist Katherine Murdock and cellist Scott Kluksdahl will join the Quartet for the March and May concerts. The regular Thomaston concert series will be moved to the Rockport Opera House.

Series I, “Running a Ground” (Nov.4-20), will feature Mozart’s Quartet No. 23 in F Major, John Heiss’s Microcosms, and Prokofiev’s String Quartet in F Major, Op. 92. Violist Katherine Murdock will play two quintets in Series II, “Bees in Your Bonnet,” (Mar. 19-26) which consists of selected fugues from J.S. Bach’s Art of the Fugue, Beethoven’s String Quintet in C Major, Op. 29 and Brahms’s String Quintet in G Major. Series III, “Memento Mori,” (May 7-14), consists of Thomas Ades’s Arcadiana and Samuel Barber’s Adagio from String Quartet, Op. 11. It concludes with the Schubert Cello Quintet in C Major, with guest artist Scott Kluksdahl on cello.

Murdock is a member of the Los Angeles Piano Quartet and a former member of the Mendelssohn String Quartet. She has toured and recorded with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Music from Marlboro, the Boston Chamber Music Society, New York Philharmonic, and Boston Symphony Orchestra, and has collaborated with the Vermeer, Emerson and Guarneri quartets.

Kluksdahl has received Tanglewood’s Leonard Bernstein Fellowship, prizes in Naumburg and Washington International Competitions, and degrees from Harvard and Juilliard.

Performances of “Running a Ground” are:

• Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m., the Lincoln Theater, 2 Theater St., Damariscotta;

• Nov. 6, 3 p.m., Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St., Rockport;

• Nov. 12, 4 p.m., St. Columba’s Church, 32 Emery Way, Boothbay Harbor;

• Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m., the Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland;

• Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m., Johnson Hall Theater, 280 Water St., Gardiner; and

• Nov. 20, 3 p.m., Unitarian Church, 15 Pleasant St., Brunswick.

Performances of “Bees in Your Bonnet” are:

• March 19, 3 p.m., Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St., Rockport;

• March 23, 7:30 p.m., the Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland;

• March 24, 7:30 p.m., the Lincoln Theater, 2 Theater St., Damariscotta;

• March 25, 4 p.m., St. Columba’s Church, 32 Emery Way, Boothbay Harbor; and

• March 26, 3 p.m., Unitarian Church, 15 Pleasant St., Brunswick.

Performances of “Memento Mori” are:

• May 7, 3 p.m., Unitarian Church, 15 Pleasant St., Brunswick;

• May 11, 7:30 p.m., the Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland;

• May 12, 7:30 p.m., the Lincoln Theater, 2 Theater St., Damariscotta;

• May 13, 4 p.m., St. Columba’s Church, 32 Emery Way, Boothbay Harbor; and

• May 14, 3 p.m., Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St., Rockport.

Tickets cost $20, and (except for the Nov. 19 Gardiner concert) are available at www.DaPonte.org, at Sherman’s Books in Damariscotta and Boothbay Harbor, Longfellow Books in Portland, Gulf of Maine Books in Brunswick, or call 529-4555. Gardiner tickets are available at Johnson Hall, call 582-7144.


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