The Philadelphia-based Daedalus Quartet will perform a program of quartets by Haydn, Dvořák and Edward Elgar Tuesday, July 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the Neighborhood House in Northeast Harbor. PHOTO COURTESY OF MT. DESERT FESTIVAL

‘Ghostly’ quartets featured

MOUNT DESERT — The Mt. Desert Festival of Chamber Music will open its 56th season with a program of Haydn, Dvořák and Edward Elgar on Tuesday, July 23, at 7:30pm at the Neighborhood House in Northeast Harbor.

Elgar had a fascination for the occult and some of the music reflects a restlessness, what Elgar described as “strange music I think, and I like it — but it’s ghostly stuff.”

Daedalus has been quartet-in-residence at the University of Pennsylvania since 2006. The group has also recently been awarded Chamber Music America’s Guarneri String Quartet Award. The quartet is violinist Min-Young Kim, violinist Matilda Kaul, viola player Jessica Thompson and cellist Thomas Kraines.

Festival Pianist and Music Director Todd Crow will join the quartet.

The festival presents chamber music concerts at the Neighborhood House weekly on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. in July and August. Tickets are available at or by calling 266-2550.

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