Jocelyn Morlock Carte blanche

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Nikolai Korndorf’s Quartet

featuring the Emily Carr String Quartet
Müge Büyükçelen (violin)
Cory Balzer (violin)
Mieka Michaux (viola)
Alasdair Money (cello)

Western Front Grand Luxe Hall
303 East 8th Avenue (at Scotia, one block east of Kingsway, in East Van) | google map

Bar opens at 8:00 pm | Concert starts at 9:00 pm
General Admission seating.

Concert lasts approximately 60 minutes without intermission.


 “The buzz on this one is that it will be one of the year’s most memorable new-music events.”
The Georgia Straight

 What would you want to hear if you were given carte blanche for a concert?

Composer In Residence Jocelyn Morlock has chosen an hour-long work by her late teacher and mentor Nikolai Korndorf. What makes her choose Korndor’s Quartet? She writes:

“Nikolai’s music was the most emotionally intense music I’ve heard, and it was also deeply logical. Architecturally, he could build to climactic points without the listener necessarily knowing where he would end up. He had total control of his material, but the journey through his music never feels like an intellectual exercise.”

“His string quartet is a cathartic emotional journey. Written in the form of a requiem, it explores loss, redemption and ecstasy.”

Korndorf’s Quartet is a piece of exceptional poignancy and intellectual power. Its performance will be a night to remember; book your tickets today.


Nikolai Korndorf’s Quartet

Note: Concert begins at 9:00 PM and lasts approximately 60 minutes without intermission.


These concerts are sponsored by Eileen Mate
and supported by The Hamber Foundation.

The Western Front’s historic Grand Luxe Hall is not wheelchair accessible. For information about attending a rehearsal in an accessible space, please contact Music on Main by phone at 604.879.9888 or by email at

presented with Western Front New Music


Single Tickets $35 ($15 students)
Buy online through Tickets Tonight or call Music on Main at 604.879.9888

Order a ticket package and save! Jocelyn Morlock Carte blanche can be purchased as part of The Whole Shebang, Main Street 3-Pack, and the 6-Pack Sampler.

Can be purchased online through Tickets Tonight, or call us at 604.879.9888.