The Kessler Academy 2019
Saturday, August 24 2019
Marc Destrubé, violin
Andrea Siradze, violin
Tawnya Popoff, viola
Rebecca Wenham, cello
Aliayta Foon-Dancoes, violin
Emily Earl, violin
Clara Loeb, viola
Eliza Millett, violoncello
with the Kessler Academy String Orchestra
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.
The Microcosmos Quartet will be joined by Associate Mentors, the Echéa Quartet, to lead the fifth annual performance of The Kessler Academy: an orchestral performance by rising young string professionals and advanced students. An exciting educational initiative, The Kessler Academy features a conductor-less orchestra mentorship program led by the quartet members, in cooperation with Music on Main.
This intergenerational project is dedicated to keeping classical music alive in the 21st century. For the first time in its history, The Kessler Academy’s rehearsals will be open to the public. After five days of intensive rehearsal, these exciting young performers will take the stage at the intimate Pyatt Hall to perform great works for string orchestra.
The open rehearsal will be held on August 22, 2019 at The Post at 750 (110 – 750 Hamilton Street), starting at 3PM.
The Kessler Academy is named after Mrs. Susan Kessler, who has also made a generous gift in support of this year’s program cycle.
The 2019 iteration of The Kessler Academy is generously supported through grants from The Edith Lando Charitable Foundation, Beech Foundation, The Hamber Foundation, The McLean Foundation, The Diamond Foundation, and The Greygates Foundation as well as through a generous gift from Sheri Weichel and Bernard Leroux through the Kingsway Foundation.
The Story of a Theme, Op.8a
from Not as Single Stone
1) autumn moon; tide foams to the very gate
2) autumn wind; mountain’s shadow wavers
I – Strung Out
II – R.E.M.
III – Drifting
from Arioso Distante
$29/$10 single tickets (regular/student)
Purchase the Kessler Super Pack to see both Echéa Quartet and the Kessler Academy for only $39.
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Pyatt Hall is wheelchair accessible. Please inform Music on Main of any mobility needs when booking your tickets.