Sextet no. 2, Op. 50, in D major
Octet in E-flat major, Op.20
The inaugural concert of our new season features a work for double string quartet by a sixteen-year-old Felix Mendelssohn, reminding us that great music knows no boundaries of time or age.
Concerto No 6, “Quis Hic?”
Postcards from the Sky
Symphony No. 9 in C major, “Swiss”
Concerto for Violin and Cello
in B-flat major, RV547
The warmth of the season and a respite from the chill of the air are in order as we move from the Baroque to the twentieth century in this programme of lush and beautiful music for string orchestra.
Sir Ernest MacMillan
Two Sketches for String Quartet
Jim Hiscott, commission; Xiao Nan, dizi
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
String quintet in g minor, K.516
Once again, we introduce Viennese classical music to the rich traditions of the world as Mozart makes a place at the table for a Jim Hiscott composition for the dizi, a beautiful Chinese flute.
String Quartet No. 13 in a minor, D.804,
Little Suite for String Quartet
String Quartet No.14 in d minor, D.810,
“Death and the Maiden”
Schubert’s famous “Death and the Maiden”,
a powerful work that the composer thought would be his last, makes up part of this intimate quartet programme of music from early 19th century Vienna and mid 20th century Canada.
A selection of tangos
Piano Trio No. 2 in E-flat major, D.929
Our Viennese favourite gets a latin twist when the introspective Schubert confronts the music of the tango, featuring compositions from Canadian composer Victor Simon, complete with tango dancers.