joe says "hear pcmf"

These strange pandemic times are forcing local organizations to adapt, and that's just what the Portland Chamber Music Festival is doing. The Portland Chamber Music Festival enhances the cultural life of southern Maine by bringing internationally recognized artists of the highest caliber to Portland to present a wide range of classical and contemporary chamber music, including education and engagement programs for community members of all ages. PCMF's contemporary chamber series, in partnership with SPACE Gallery and other alternative performance venues, features innovative programs with dynamic composers and performers in a more informal setting, often including mixed media such as film, electronics, and theatrical elements.

This year, its 27th year, the PCMF is going online. Classical virtuosity meets the spirit and soul of rock and roll! Charles Yang and Peter Dugan blew the roof off of PCMF’s 2019 season with their original arrangements of tunes by artists from Sam Cooke to Ariana Grande, with electrifying effects and boundless energy. You won’t want to miss this online musical adventure featuring fun and games, and—of course—great music, alongside Artistic Director Melissa Reardon. Tune in for the genre-bending-est entertainment of the summer!

Learn more about this exciting event here. Joe applauds PCMF for continuing to serve their mission in these difficult times.

                       Photography by Corey Templeton. See more of Corey's photos here and here.