The Kessler Academy 2015

Thursday, September 3, 2015
Microcosmos Quartet:
Marc Destrubé, violin
Andrea Siradze, violin
Tawnya Popoff, viola
Rebecca Wenham, cello

Pyatt Hall
843 Seymour Street (VSO School of Music)

Bar opens at 7:00 pm | Concert starts at 8:00 pm
General Admission seating.


The Microcosmos Quartet lead the inaugural performance of The Kessler Academy: an orchestral performance by rising young string professionals and advanced students. After four days of intensive rehearsal, these exciting new performers will take the stage at Pyatt Hall to perform Béla Bartok’s “Divertimento” for string orchestra and other repertoire from the last century: Béla Bartók’s “Divertimento”, Arvo Pärt’s “Fratres”, and Osvaldo Golijov’s “Last Round”.


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



Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
Concerto in D, for string orchestra (1946)
I – Vivace
II – Arioso: Andantino
III – Rondo: Allegro

Arvo Pärt (*1935)
Fratres for string orchestra and percussion (1977, 1983, rev. 1991)
percussion solo – Richard Spratley

Osvaldo Golijov (*1960)
Last Round for string ensemble (1996)
I – Movido, urgente
II – Muertes Del Angel – Lentissimo


Béla Bartók (1881-1945)
Divertimento for string orchestra (1939)
I – Allegro non troppo
II – Molto adagio
III – Allegro assai


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Single Tickets $25 (service fee not included). $10 students.