Decompression Chamber Music

Nat Farny - violin 1

Colleen Brannen - violin 2

Amelia Hollander Ames - viola

Priscilla Taylor - cello

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Decompression Chamber Music returns to One Longfellow Square on Monday, May 7, at 7:00 p.m. with Beethoven’s magnificent quartet, Opus 131. This varied and  beautifully integrated piece is the pinnacle of string quartet writing. Wagner, Schumann and Stravinsky praised it as the greatest work ever written. Schubert loved it so much that he asked to hear it right before he died.


Beethoven summoned all his skill, experience and passion in this powerful appeal to the prophetic soul in all of us.


You can find out what this is about by joining Decompression Chamber Music on May 7th to hear and experience this glorious masterpiece.


Tickets are $20 in advance and $23 at the door, and can are available at


One Longfellow Square

181 State Street

Portland, ME

(207) 761-1757

or online

To all of our wonderful Portland concert goers! We promised to let you know about our upcoming concert dates and here they are:
On Monday March 5th at 7pm our centerpiece will be Felix Mendelssohn's energetic, poignant, and passionate string quartet Op.80.
On Monday May 7th at 7pm we will feature Beethoven's adventurous and emotional string quartet Op.131.
Both concerts will take place at One Longfellow Square, 181 State Street, Portland.
Tickets are $20 in advance, $23 at the door. They can be purchased at
Tel: 207-761-1757
We hope to see you all at both concerts!

Welcome to Decompression Chamber Music!

Decompression Chamber Music is an informal, entertaining introduction to chamber music. 


Our mission is to make classical chamber music more accessible and enjoyable to all listeners.

Our unique format of performance and dialogue creates a more relaxed atmosphere than traditional concert settings.

We play, engage, and offer insight, giving listeners a deeper understanding of the music, and new listening skills to enhance all their musical experiences.


Each lively one-hour concert centers on one or two chamber music masterpieces, with additional gems from a variety of genres.

Reminder: Musical Architects Haydn and Beethoven



This Monday, November 20th at One Longfellow Square at 7 PM
*Note new start time!*
Bring as many friends as you can, and bring your slide rule and drafting table too! 
See you soon!




One Longfellow Square, 181 State Street, Portland, Maine

tickets $20 in advance, $23 at the door

available at

(207) 761-1757


Club Passim, 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge, Mass

tickets $25/$23 for members and students

available at

(617) 492-7679

Decompression will come to you!

You can hire us to bring any one of our programs to your organization or workplace.
You can also hire us for a personal musical experience, or a gift of music for someone you care about.
Enhance your birthday, anniversary, engagement, or any other kind of  party with some classical chamber music.
Plan an evening of entertainment around an intimate House Concert.