(Includes at pre-concert illustrated talk at 6:35 p.m.)
Alcan String Quartet and Emily Carr String Quartet return to join forces in a gala finale to the 2012 season.
Mendelssohn’s octet, written when he was just 16, has been described as “one of the miracles of nineteenth-century music.” We round out the festival with this ever popular work, performed by the two quartets featured this summer — the Alcan Quartet and the Emily Carr String Quartet.
This final program will also includes rare opportunity to hear captivating quartets by Russian Dmitri Shostakovich and Ukranian Russian Nikolai Kapustin.
Alcan Quartet - travelling to Victoria from their home base in Chicoutimi, Quebec:
Violinists Laura Andriani, Nathalie Camus, violist Luc Beauchemin, cellist David Ellis.
Victoria’s dynamic Emily Carr String Quartet — Müge Büyükçelen and Cory Balzer, violins;
The Emily Carr String Quartet is a newly formed professional string quartet comprised of musicians ofrom the Victoria Symphony. The founding members are Violinist, Müge Büyükçelen.Violinist, Cory Balzer. Violist, Mieka Kohut. and Cellist, Alasdair Money. Emily Carr's colourful life and eclectic body of work represents to us not only an artists'... more info