Bay Chamber Concerts will welcome back the St. Lawrence String Quartet, pianist Anne-Marie McDermott and violinist Livia Sohn  Wednesday, July 28 at 8 p.m. at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland. The following night, at the Rockport Opera House, Bay Chamber will host the musical colleagues at 8 p.m.

One of the hottest young string quartets on the globe returns to the Midcoast after a triumphant year of world touring. Andrew Wolf award-winner McDermott also returns to performs. With Sohn, the result is a six-person collaboration of amazing technical ability and extraordinary musicianship.

The July 28 concert program at the Strand will feature Schubert’s Quartet in D Major, D. 94; Strauss’ Violin Sonata; and Fauré’s Piano Quartet in G minor, Op. 45. The July 29 program will feature Mendelssohn’s String Quartet Op. 12 in E-flat major; Goddard’s “Allaqi” for string quartet; and Chausson’s Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Quartet, Op. 21 in D major.

Tickets are $30 to $40, discounted for subscribers and groups of eight or more. A limited number of youth tickets for those younger than 19 are available for $8.

Bay Chamber Concerts presents music year-round through two performance series: the Summer Music Festival during the months of July and August featuring classical, jazz and film events in the historic Rockport Opera House and Strand Theatre in Rockland; and the Performing Arts Series from October through May, showcasing a variety of classical, jazz and world music, as well as dance events in venues throughout the Midcoast.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Bay Chamber Concerts by calling 236-2823 or (toll-free) 888-707-2770; or visit

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to