march, 2022

27mar4:00 pm6:00 pm"Folk Songs" by the Portland Piano Trio (in person)4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Event Details

240 Strings presents “Folk Songs” by the Portland Piano Trio. The program includes Haydn’s “Gypsy” Trio; Piano Trio by Reena Esmail, a young composer who weaves the sounds of India into her work; and Mendelssohn’s D Minor Trio, whose slow movement draws on the tradition of German Romantic song.

This event is FREE to the public! We are so excited to have our community Partners, 240 Strings, back in the Hall for our first FREE Community Concert of 2022!

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The Portland Piano Trio, recognized as “among the city’s must-hear groups” by critic Allan Kozinn, has played public performances and house concerts throughout Maine and New England, including in Portland, Portsmouth, Camden, Freeport, and Peaks Island.  Musicians Tracey Jasas-Hardel (violin), Wayne Smith (cello), and Anastasia Antonacos (piano) are committed to bringing “energy, understanding, technique, insight, great beauty, humor, impressive ensemble, and shared musical values” to the music they play. Their varied programs feature traditional repertoire alongside newer works.

The Portland Piano Trio is the resident ensemble of 240 Strings, which builds community among Portland, Maine youth through subsidized music lessons and affordable chamber music concerts.  The trio was chosen for a week-long residency in both 2017 and 2018 at the prestigious Avaloch Farm Institute in New Hampshire.

Please note our in-person Covid safety policies: To ensure the safety of our staff, guests, and community, and under the direction of our Board, Mechanics’ Hall requires proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 (or an appropriately time-stamped negative COVID-19 test) for all persons attending our events until further notice. All persons must masked for the duration of their time in the Hall, regardless of vaccination status in accordance with our current Masking Policies. This decision was made to help keep our community safe and our doors open.

All attendees must either:

  • Present a physical copy or a photo of their COVID-19 vaccine card along with a valid photo ID (state, government, or school ID); or
  • Provide a time-stamped printout, photo, or email of a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of the event or a negative Rapid Antigen Test taken within 36 hours of the event, along with a valid photo ID (state, government, or school ID).


(Sunday) 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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