PCMF: Bartók and Beethoven - Photo Courtesy of Portland Chamber Music Festival

PCMF: Bartók and Beethoven

The Portland Chamber Music Festival (PCMF) announces a new Winter Warmer Festival March 7-9, 2024! PCMF’s inaugural winter season includes two concerts of chamber music masterworks performed by the visionary Borromeo String Quartet with guest violist Kim Kashkashian, fascinating free education programs for all ages, and unique opportunities for community members to connect directly with these internationally acclaimed artists.

Events > PCMF: Bartók and Beethoven
Hannaford Hall
88 Bedford St
Portland, Maine 04101 United States
About the Event
Presented by
Portland Chamber Music Festival
(800) 320-0257
March 7, 2024

Our musical adventure opens with two masterworks brimming with kaleidoscopic colors, rollicking rhythms, and harmonic daring, performed by the Borromeo String Quartet. Bartok’s String Quartet No. 5 is an avant-garde marvel blending folk motifs with modernist sophistication, written in just one month with the composer at the peak of his creative powers. The first of Beethoven’s six legendary “late quartets,” which comprise his final and perhaps greatest musical achievement, Op. 127 is a profoundly emotional sonic exploration. Astonishing, innovative, and filled with magical moments, this landmark work blends sublime beauty with superhuman virtuosity.

Béla Bartók | String Quartet No. 5 (1934)
Ludwig van Beethoven | String Quartet No. 12 in E-flat Major, Op. 127 (1825)

Doors open at 6:30 PM. Program run time is approximately 90 minutes including a brief intermission. Immediately following the concert there will be a Q&A with the artists.

Ticket Information:
Tickets, complete program information including artist/composer biographies, audio/video samples, program notes and other details are available at pcmf.org or by calling (800) 320-0257.

$75 Sustainer (includes reserved seat)
$45 General Admission
$30 Introductory Price (for first-time PCMF attendees—limited availability)
Ages 21 and under FREE (tickets required)

Package deal: Buy both concerts and save $5 per ticket (discount automatically applies)