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VC LIVE | Banff International String Quartet Festival's"Finale"

Tune in on October 5 at 6 PM (ET) for the season finale concert featuring works by Ravel, Brahms, Mendelssohn, and more

calendar_monthThursday October 5th, 2023 06:00pm SET REMINDER add_alert
HOSTED BY: Banff International String Quartet Festival
Banff, Canada

Tune in on October 5 at 6 PM (ET) for the season finale concert featuring works by Ravel, Brahms, Mendelssohn, and more

Led by Director of the Banff International String Quartet Competition Barry Shiffman, the Banff International String Quartet Festival is a three-day festival showcasing today's exquisite talent in classical music.

In 2017, the Banff International String Quartet Festival commenced in non-competition years. and features competition alumni alongside special guests.

This season finale concert features a fantastic collection of classical music masterpieces performed by violinists Jonathan Schwarz, Hao Zhou, Jonathan Crow, and Andrew Wan; violists Barry Shiffman, Aiden Kane, and Sharon Wei; cellists Tate Zawadiuk, Brian Manker, and Lukas Schwarz; pianist Gilles Vonsattel; singer Ema Nikolovska; accordionist Michael Bridge, and bassist Joel Quarrington.

 

PROGRAM:

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 26 in Eb major, Op. 81a, "Les Adieux"

Gilles Vonsattel, piano

Manuel de Falla: Siete canciones populares español
Maurice Ravel: Vocalise-étude en forme de Habanera 
Fernando Jaumandreu Orbradors: Canciones Clásicas Españolas, Vol. 1

Ema Nikolovska, mezzo-soprano
Michael Bridge, accordion

Antonio Vivaldi: Sonata No. 6, RV 46 (first published in 1740)

Michael Bridge, accordion
Joel Quarrington, bass

Johannes Brahms: Rondo alla Zingarese from Piano Quartet in G minor, Op. 25 No. 1

Jonathan Schwarz, violin
Barry Shiffman, viola
Tate Zawadiuk, cello
Michael Bridge, accordion

Intermission

Felix Mendelssohn: String Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20

Hao Zhou, violin
Jonathan Crow, violin
Andrew Wan, violin
Barry Shiffman, violin
Aiden Kane, viola
Sharon Wei, viola
Brian Manker, cello
Lukas Schwarz, cello

Program

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Piano Sonata No. 26 in Eb major, Op. 81a, "Les Adieux"

Das Lebewohl: (The Farewell)
Abwesenheit: (Absence)
Das Wiedersehn: (The Return)

Gilles Vonsatte, piano
Gilles Vonsatte, piano

Manuel de Falla (1876-1946)

Siete canciones populares español

Fernando Jaumandreu Orbradors (1897-1945)

Canciones Clásicas Españolas, Vol. 1

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)

Sonata No. 6, RV 46 (first published in 1740)

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

String Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20

Johannes Brahms (1809-1847)

Rondo alla Zingarese from Piano Quartet in G minor, Op. 25 No. 1

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