The Kessler Academy 2016

Thursday, September 1, 2016
Microcosmos Quartet:
Marc Destrubé, violin
Andrea Siradze, violin
Tawnya Popoff, viola
Rebecca Wenham, cello

Pyatt Hall (VSO School of Music)
843 Seymour Street, Vancouver | google map

Doors open at 7:00 pm | Concert starts at 7:30 pm
General Admission seating. All ages welcome.

Tickets on sale now!

The Microcosmos Quartet leads the second annual performance of The Kessler Academy: an orchestral performance by rising young string professionals and advanced students. An exciting new educational initiative, The Kessler Academy features a conductor-less orchestra mentorship program led by the quartet members.

This inter-generational project is dedicated to keeping classical music alive in the 21st century. After four days of intensive rehearsal, these exciting young performers will take the stage at the intimate Pyatt Hall to perform great works for string orchestra. Don’t miss it!

Presented with the Microcosmos Quartet. Sponsored in part by Susan Kessler.


Béla Bartók
Romanian Dances, arranged for string orchestra (1915/1917)

Arnold Schoenberg
Verklärte Nacht (1902)
Arranged by Schoenberg for orchestra (1924)


Erwin Schulhoff
Five Pieces for String Quartet, arranged for orchestra (1924)

Sir James Macmillan
For Sonny (2011)

Krzysztof Penderecki
Sinfonietta per archi (1992)

Pyatt Hall is wheelchair accessible. Please inform Music on Main of any mobility needs when booking your tickets: 604.879.9888 or by email at


Single Tickets $29. $10 students. Order online or call Music on Main at 604.879.9888.