The Kessler Academy 2017

Saturday, June 3, 2017
Microcosmos Quartet:
Marc Destrubé, violin
Andrea Siradze, violin
Tawnya Popoff, viola
Rebecca Wenham, cello
with the Kessler Academy String Orchestra

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

Doors open at 3:45 pm | Concert starts at 4:00 pm
General Admission seating. All ages welcome.

The Microcosmos Quartet leads the third 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, in cooperation with Music on Main.

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. The Kessler Academy is named after the generous Mrs. Susan Kessler. Don’t miss it!

To donate to this project please click on the drop down menu and choose Kessler Academy.





Free Trade: Music of North America


R. Murray Schafer (b. 1933)

In Memoriam Alberto Guerrero (1959)


John Adams (b. 1947)

Shaker Loops (1978, revised 1982)

I. Shaking and Trembling

II. Hymning Slews

III. Loops and Verses

IV. A Final Shaking




Bruno Cavalca (b. 1998)
Village (2017)  – world premiere

Jennifer Higdon
(b. 1962)

Dance Card (2016) – Canadian premiere

I. Raucous Rumpus (a fanfare)

II. Breeze Serenade

III. Jumble Dance

IV. Celestial Blue

V. Machina Rockus



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