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Saint John String Quartet
DateAugust 12, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
VenueSt. Mark’s Church
The Saint John String Quartet, one of Canada’s longest established string quartets and hailing from New Brunswick, one of the “original four” provinces, marks its 30th anniversary in its debut performance at Music Niagara. It will enchant audiences with music by Willan, Danielson, Clarke, Allen, and Hetu. With Richard Hornsby – clarinet and saxophone.
Concert introduction by James Wegg
BONUS – OPENING ACT
New for Canada 150! This show starts at 6:30 pm and will be an “opening act” for the 7:30 pm show.
A Trio of Premieres. This show will premiere three brand new works by Canadian composers:
Native American Suite for Piano Trio by Dimitriy Varelas will be performed by the Gould String Quartet (ensemble-in-residence) and pianist Benjamin Smith.
Jim Hiscott, a Manitoban composer with roots in Niagara, will be showcasing his new work for string quartet to celebrate the anniversary of the Confederation.
Mark Richards’ new piece for string quartet will also be premiered, in commemoration of the first Parliament of Upper Canada, 225 years ago.
This concert will be followed by a Q&A session with the artists.