Kessler Academy 2016

The Kessler Academy 2016

The Kessler Academy 2016

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2016
PYATT HALL, VSO SCHOOL OF MUSIC | 843 SEYMOUR STREET | Google map
Doors at 7:00 PM | Concert starts at 7:30 PM

TICKETS | $29/$10 (regular/student) General admission seating. All ages welcome.

featuring:
The Microcosmos Quartet
Marc Destrubé, violin I
Andrea Siradze, violin II
Tawnya Popoff, viola
Rebecca Wenham, cello

with The Kessler Academy’s String Orchestra

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!

programme

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

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

-intermission-

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

Sir James Macmillan
For Sonny (2011)

Krzysztof Penderecki
Sinfonietta per archi (1992)

 

This performance is presented in partnership with the Microcosmos Quartet. This concert is generously sponsored in part by Susan Kessler.