Sunday, May 29, 2022

may, 2022

07may7:30 pm9:30 pmNew Orford String Quartet7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Halifax Central Library Paul O'Reagan Hall Event Organized By: Cecilia Concerts

New Orford String Quartet

Event Details

Cecilia Concert’s 2021/22 musician-in-residence, violinist Jonathan Crow, brings his New Orford String Quartet along with Prix Goyer-winning pianist Philip Chiu to K’jipuktuk/Halifax for an incredible in-person concert.

The program centers on Métis composer Ian Cusson’s stunning song cycle “Five Songs on Poems of Marilyn Dumont”, based on works by the Cree/Métis poet and educator, and features Kwagiulth and Stó꞉lō First Nations mezzo-soprano Marion Newman.

The piano quintet bookends this work with Edward Elgar’s Quintet in A minor for Piano and String Quartet, Op. 84, which was inspired by walks in the forest, and with Maurice Ravel’s lush and virtuosic String Quartet in F major.