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Shanghai Quartet

Vancouver Playhouse

600 Hamilton St.
Vancouver, B.C.

Presented by the Friends of Chamber Music

We are pleased to welcome back the renowned Shanghai Quartet. The group has agreed on short notice to help us by replacing the indisposed Pavel Haas Quartet. We wish the member of the PHQ a speedy recovery from his sudden onset health concerns that caused the group to cancel this year's North American tour. 

The Shanghai Quartet is well known for its passionate musicality, impressive technique and multicultural innovations. It melds the delicacy of Eastern music with the emotional breadth of the Western repertoire, allowing it to traverse musical genres including traditional Chinese folk music, masterpieces of Western music, and cutting-edge contemporary works.

For this concert the group will play works by Mendelssohn, Beethoven, and Penderecki. The Penderecki String Quartet No. 3 was commissioned on behalf of the Shanghai Quartet, to celebrate the composer's 75th birthday and to mark the 25th anniversary of the Quartet. We look forward to hearing this roughly 16 minute long 21st century musical work played by the dedicatees!

 

PROGRAM:

Felix Mendelssohn - String Quartet in E-flat major, Opus 12

Kryszstof Penderecki - String Quartet No. 3, "Leaves of an Unwritten Diary" (2008)

Ludwig van Beethoven - String Quartet in E minor, Opus 59 No. 2

 

TICKETS AT THE DOOR: $55

PLEASE NOTE: PAVEL HAAS QUARTET TICKETS FOR SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22ND, WILL STILL BE HONOURED AT THE DOOR FOR THIS EVENT.

 

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