The Kessler Academy 2018

The Kessler Academy 2018

The Kessler Academy 2018

THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2019
PYATT HALL, VSO SCHOOL OF MUSIC | 843 SEYMOUR STREET | Google map
Doors at 7:00 PM | Concert starts at 7:30 PM

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

$29/$10 (regular/student) General admission seating. All ages welcome. Available as part of a Pick-3 Ticket Pack.

The Microcosmos Quartet leads the fourth 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. This year’s program will focus on works by Stravinsky, Schnittke, Silvestrov, and Lourié. Mark your calendars!


This concert is generously supported by: The McGrane – Pearson Endowment Fund, The Diamond Foundation, Hamber Foundation, Beech Foundation, and Ms. Susan Kessler.

 

programme

Igor Stravinsky (1882 – 1971)
Apollon musagète (1928)

Arthur Louriè (1892 – 1966)
A Little Chamber Music (1924)

Valentin Silvestrov (b. 1937)
Elegy

Dimitri Shostakovitch (1906 – 1975)
String Quartet No. 7 (1960)

Alfred Schnittke (1934 – 1998)
Moz-Art à la Haydn (1977)