- Past event
New Orford String Quartet
Jonathan Crow, violin
Andrew Wan, violin
Sharon Wei, viola
Brian Manker, cello
Kelly-Marie Murphy: Oblique Light
Bartók: String Quartet No. 4 in C Major, BB 95, Sz. 91
Schubert: String Quartet No. 15 in G Major, op. 161, D. 887
Attention string quartet lovers and musical thrill seekers: this concert is for you! The New Orford String Quartet, called “string virtuosos [who] animate every note with uncommon power and passion as well as elegance,” (Toronto Star) return as TSM fan favourites. This glorious string quartet by Schubert was his final exploration of this medium, cast on a grand scale and displaying all the warmth and wisdom he had accumulated up to that point in his tragically brief career. The fourth of Hungarian master Béla Bartók’s Six String Quartets (1928) is an arresting and truly dynamic work. Canadian composer Kelly-Marie Murphy is represented by her vibrant string quartet Oblique Light, a reflection on, to quote the composer, “How we experience light in a northern climate.”
This concert is presented in honour of the late Andrew Dawes.
This concert is generously supported by the Whiteside Foundation.
Thank you to our Walter Hall venue sponsor, Sheffield Moving and Storage.