The DaPonte String Quartet’s upcoming concert, “More for Four,” will be performed six times, from July 3-18, in venues in Rockport, E. Boothbay, So. Bristol, Brunswick, Stonington and Portland.

Four, For Tango is a lively piece by Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla, who is credited with inventing the “Nuevo Tango.” Like a good fusion chef, Piazzolla created this work by infusing a traditional Argentinian tango with American jazz.

Next, contemporary composer John Heiss will perform Microcosms.

Samuel Barber will perform the Adagio movement from his String Quartet and Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 7 in F Major that wraps up the concert.

The lineup:

Monday, July 3, at 7:30 p.m. at Opera House, 6 Central St. in Rockport. Tickets cost $30.

Wednesday, July 5, at 7:30 p.m. at Bigelow Labs, 60 Bigelow Drive in East Boothbay. Tickets cost $30.

Thursday, July 6, at 7:30 p.m. at Union Church, Middle Road in South Bristol. Tickets cost $30.

Tuesday, July 11, at 7:30 at Unitarian Church, 15 Pleasant St. in Brunswick. Tickets cost $30.

Thursday, July 13, at 7 p.m. at Burnt Cove Church Community Center, Airport Road in Stonington. Tickets are available from Opera House Arts; 367-2788.

Tuesday, July 18, at 7:30 at Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St. in Portland. Tickets cost $30.

The quartet moved to Maine more than 20 years ago and now performs more than 60 times a year, year-round, from Presque Isle to Ogunquit. Last year it celebrated its 25th year as a string quartet.

Individual and discounted series tickets are available at DaPonte.org. Tickets are also for sale at Gulf of Maine Books in Brunswick; Longfellow Books in Portland and Sherman’s Books in Damariscotta, Boothbay Harbor and Camden.

For more information, call 529-4555.


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