DaPonte String Quartet Survives and Begins New Basis

(Photograph courtesy: DaPonte String Quartet / Fb)


The DaPonte String quartet consists of violinists Lydia Ford and Ferdinand “Dino” Liva, violist Kirsten Monke, and cellist Myles Jordan. The quartet has been collectively for 30 years, and whereas it is had different configurations of gamers, these 4 musicians have been performing for over 10 years.

In Might, the Buddies of the DaPonte String Quartet, a nonprofit that was established to prepare the group’s affairs and funds, despatched a letter to the quartet musicians informing them that their paid salaries had been terminated.

The Buddies of the DaPonte String Quartet’s board mentioned they had been aiming to rework their nonprofit into a bigger group, which might supply a broader and extra various vary of music carried out by a wider pool of musicians. Moreover, the board filed the required paperwork to vary the group’s identify to “Chamber Music Maine.”

The musicians had been shocked by this information and help from the group began pouring in. Two attorneys, Eva Frank and Claire Robinson, stepped in to signify the quartet for free of charge.

With the assistance of the attorneys, this week, the quartet introduced that they’ve resolved their variations with the previous board, Buddies of the DaPonte String Quartet, and created a brand new non-profit.

“The brand new non-profit group that sponsors their live shows and academic actions will now be often known as the DaPonte String Quartet Basis (the “Basis”),” the assertion reads. “The Basis shall be led by a brand new Board of Administrators and Administrator, Ferdinand “Dino” Liva, musician and co-founder of the DaPonte String Quartet.

“We now have rehired the musicians and are creating a brand new and stronger basis. Our central purpose is to allow the DaPonte String Quartet to proceed its 30 12 months custom of offering academic alternatives to musicians of all ages and bringing extraordinary chamber music performances to audiences in Maine and past.”

The quartet has a summer season filled with live shows lined up, which you’ll be able to view right here.

Sadly, the unique dispute resulted within the cancelation of a number of Spring live shows, so the quartet is missing in funds. They’re subsequently asking audiences to make a donation to assist them regain their monetary footing.

You can also make a tax deductible donation instantly via the web site, www.dapontequartet.org.