The community is invited to a free performance by the classical music trio 240 Strings Sunday, Sept. 21, at 3 p.m. in the Gammans Room of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St.

The trio features pianist Anastasia Antonacos, violinist Patrick Doane and cellist Ben Noyes. They will perform Piano Trio in G Major, “Gypsy Rondo” by Franz Joseph Haydn; Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor by Robert Schumann; and Piano Trio in A Minor by Maurice Ravel.

Antonacos has given notable performances around the world as a solo recitalist and chamber musician. She has played in Greece, Russia, France and Belgium, as well as various places in the United States; and she won first place at the International Young Artist Music Competition in Bulgaria. She lives with her husband and daughter in Portland, where she was named one of the 100 Most Influential People of Portland by The Phoenix.

Violinist, composer and teacher Doane earned his degree in violin performance from Juilliard in 2006. His multifaceted career includes performances alongside diverse and renowned artists such as Savion Glover, Keith Lockhart, Alice and Ravi Coltrane, Mark Dresser and members of the Muir, Flux and Portland string quartets. He also has performed with the indie bands Beirut, Wakey! Wakey! and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

Noyes, originally from Maine, studied in Boston before leaving for San Francisco at age 15 to participate in San Francisco Conservatory’s preparatory division. He won numerous awards while attending SOTA, an arts magnet high school in San Francisco, including top prizes in NFAA’s ARTS Recognition Competition, National Federation of Music Clubs Competition and the National ASTA competition. After graduating, he was selected by Yo-Yo Ma to perform as soloist and recitalist throughout China with the Beijing, Chengdu, Shenzen and Shanghai symphony orchestras.

Light refreshments will be provided by Friends of the Belfast Free Library. For more information, call 338-3884 or visit

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or