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DaPonte String Quartet, Digital events

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Virtual Event
Brunswick, Maine 04011
United States

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Lucas Richman (Conductor, Composer, Music Director for Bangor Symphony) and the DaPonte String Quartet talk about life and music during our Friday, July 24th Happy Hour conversation, starting at 5pm on Zoom.

This Happy Hour will also feature a recorded excerpt from the Arlan Baillie Steinway Series, performed in February 2020.  Lucas and the DSQ!

Time: Jul 24, 2020 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Meeting ID: 821 3885 9475                         Password: 481118

Please join us for all our weekly offerings online.  On Wednesday evenings at 7pm, we post digital content on our youtube channel, and we are available for live chat.  Sometimes a member of the Quartet will post a short film highlighting a piece that they are working on, or playing a piece they have longed to revisit.  Some weeks will highlight filmed excerpts from a past concert.  Every Wednesday is sure to be a treat!

Join us for Happy Hour Fridays!  Every Friday at 5pm we gather together (virtually) to chat about music, listen to each other’s plans, or discuss upcoming events.  We often welcome special guests to our Happy Hour discussion.  It could be an old friend, or a special guest artist who is working with us to reschedule 2020.  Maybe a blast from the past or a sneak peek of the future!  Don’t miss it – make sure you are on our email list to get info about these Zoom Happy Hours.

Feel free to contact our Executive Director, Lisa Westkaemper, at 207-315-7105, or Check out our website at  

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GRAMMY award-winning conductor Lucas Richman has served as Music Director for the Bangor Symphony Orchestra since 2010 and held the position as Music Director for the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra from 2003-2015. Over the course of nearly four decades on the podium, he has garnered an international reputation for his graceful musical leadership in a diverse field of media. In concert halls, orchestral pits and recording studios around the world, Richman earns rave reviews for his artful collaborations with artists in both the classical and commercial music arenas.

He has appeared as guest conductor with numerous orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Boston Pops, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Baltimore Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra and Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Russian National Orchestra, the Oslo Philharmonic, the SWR Radio Orchestra of Kaiserslautern, the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, the Zhejiang Symphony Orchestra, the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional and the Zagreb Philharmonic. Guest conducting highlights for the 2018-19 season include programs with the Nashville Symphony, the Florida Orchestra, the Stamford Symphony, the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra and the Israel Camerata Orchestra Jerusalem, as well as summer festival performances with the Cleveland Orchestra and the Philadelphia Orchestra.

In recent years, he has led performances with notable soloists such as Mstislav Rostropovich, Garrick Ohlsson, Lang Lang, Midori, Gil Shaham, Emanuel Ax, Yefim Bronfman, Frank Peter Zimmerman, Mark O’Connor, Andre Watts, Frederica von Stade and Radu Lupu.  Mr. Richman has also conducted for a panoply of commercial artists that includes James Taylor, Michael Jackson, Pat Boone, Michael Feinstein, Gloria Estefan, Megan Hilty, Matthew Morrison, George Benson, Robert Goulet, Anne Murray, the Smothers Brothers, Martin Short, Tony Randall, Victor Borge and Brian Wilson.

Mr. Richman’s numerous collaborations with film composers as their conductor has yielded recorded scores for such films as the Academy Award-nominated The Village (with violinist, Hilary Hahn), As Good As It GetsFace/OffSe7enBreakdownThe Manchurian CandidateKit Kittredge: An American Girl and Flatliners; in 2010, John Williams invited him to lead the three-month national summer tour of Star Wars in Concert. Recent recordings he has led from the podium include Symphony of Hope: The Haiti Project (a project from within the film music community that has generated over $200K in donations), Noel Paul Stookey’s recent solo release One & Many, and Marvin Hamlisch’s final score, written for the Emmy Award-winning HBO movie, Behind the Candelabra.

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