The Beauty of Beethoven and Brahms
Sunday, October 22, 2017 | 4:00pm | Knox-Metropolitan United Church
Min-Jeong Koh – Violin; Caitlin Boyle – Viola; Sarah Nematallah – Violin; Rachel Desoer – Cello
Hailed for its “powerful” (Chicago Sun-Times) and “dauntingly perfect” (Berliner Zeitung) performances, the Cecilia String Quartet performs for leading presenters around the world. Past engagements include performances at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Berlin Konzerthaus, Prague’s Rudolfinum, the Library of Congress, the Buffalo Chamber Music Society, and London’s Wigmore Hall. Prize-winners at several international competitions, including Osaka (2008) and Bordeaux (2010), the Cecilias were awarded First Prize at the 2010 Banff International String Quartet Competition (BISQC). As
enthusiastic educators and mentors the CSQ has developed a series of concerts called Xenia Concerts that were customized to appeal to, and be welcoming of, children on the autism spectrum and their families.
The quartet will be joined by “Canada’s pre-eminent clarinetist and wind soloist”, James Campbell who has performed solo and chamber music concerts in 30 countries in many of the world’s great concert halls.
Beethoven: Op. 18 No. 3
Felix Mendelssohn: String Quartet Op. 44 No. 1
Johannes Brahms: Clarinet Quintet Op. 115
“… an almost unimaginable level of articulation, communication, timbres, clarity of structure and, again and again, a deep musical rhetoric second to none.” – Bremen Kreiszeitung