The Windermere String Quartet Concert Series
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All Series concerts begin at 3:00 pm
St. Olave’s Anglican Church
360 Windermere Ave., just south of Bloor
(between Runnymede and Jane/South Kingsway)
Oct. 21, 2018: Sacred Spaces: We open space for musical reflection with two works with a religious theme. Carl Loewe’s Quatuor Spirituel, an unusual and highly intriguing work from 1830, carries a specific program based on psalms and scripture. We are looking forward to reprising Julia Mermelstein’s Echoes of Illumina, commissioned by us in 2015, which draws on a motet by Gesualdo. We round out this programme with Beethoven’s Op. 18 # 1, whose slow movement is a musical evocation of Romeo and Juliet in their tomb.
Jan. 13, 2019: Keeping it in the Family: Musical inheritance is our theme. We open with a J. S. Bach fugue, as arranged by W. A. Mozart. We progress to a Divertimento by Leopold Mozart, Wolfgang’s father, then feature guest artist, traverso player Alison Melville in the Quartet # 1 for flute and strings, by Bach’s son, Johann Christian. The programme is anchored by W.A. Mozart’s masterful Quartet in F, K. 590.
May 5, 2019: Alpha and Omega: We span the arc of string quartet history from Haydn’s first exploratory essay to Beethoven’s last utterance in the form, with a word from Mozart in between. Our concert opens with Haydn’s rarely-heard Op. 0, and closes with Beethoven’s Op. 135. Mozart’s Quartet, K. 387, the first of his quartets dedicated to Haydn, holds a metaphorical hand out to each, tying past and future together.
Tickets: $25, seniors $20, students $10
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