2013 Event:

Maine Festival of American Music: Its Roots and Traditions
Eighth Season - June 26-29, 2013
Shaker Meeting House, Sabbathday Lake

Synergy—The Energy of Combination

Presented by
The United Society of Shakers, Sabbathday Lake,
In collaboration with The Portland String Quartet

Wednesday, June 26:

"The Synergy of Native American Legend and Chamber Music" - 7:00 PM
David Lonebear Sanipass, story-teller from the Mic Mac Tribe, and the Portland String Quartet present an evening of Native American legends and influence in the chamber music of Antonin Dvorak and Charles Griffes.

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Thursday, June 27:

"Shaker History and Shaker Song" - 7:00 PM
Join Brother Arnold Hadd, the Sabbathday Lake Shakers and violist Julia Adams in an evening of Shaker history and Shaker song. Bring your voices, weak or strong, to this unique sing-along!

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Friday, June 28:

"Teaching and Performance" - Workshop Day - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 PM
String students and adult players come to the SDL Shaker Village to be coached by the PSQ with a culminating Master Class (3:30 p.m.) Licensed counselor Caroline Loupe will help players explore methods which enhance the joy of playing music.

Master Class only - free of charge and open to the public.

Saturday, June 29:

"The Synergy of Performance and Composition" - 7:00 PM
Violinist and composer Patrick Doane, Maine native, former PSQ student and now Juilliard graduate, joins the Portland String Quartet in an evening of Chamber Music. Shaker hymns will be woven skillfully into a Festival commissioned work by Doane.

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Ticket Information:

Adults: $25 (per Festival program)
Seniors: $20 (per Festival program)
Students 21 & under: Free (must be reserved by phone or email, see below)
Workshop participant: $60

Checks are payable to:
United Society of Shakers
707 Shaker Rd.
New Gloucester, ME 04260.

Phone: (207) 926-4597
E-mail: usshakers@aol.com

For more information, visit the festival on line at: www.portlandstringquartet.org