2014-2015 Program - Madawaska String Quartet

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Madawaska Quartet and Ensemble







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info@madawaskaquartet.com

416 892
-
6446 or 519 722
-
8912









The Madawaska Quartet and Ensemble would like to let you know about
our plans for the 2014
-
2015 season
. We are very excited to announce
the appointment of our new violinist, Anita Walsh, who also plays
principal second violin with the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony. She will
debut with
the
quartet this fall as we present the Brahms Clarinet
Quintet and othe
r favourites from his output.

Next season we will continue to present works for string quartet and
piano quartet with r
esident pianist Brett Kingsbury. P
lease check out the
program options in the following pages.






“…astonishing

talent
these

four

women
bring...”

-

Musicwork

Magazine

“…about as lovely


as you're likely ever to

hear.”


The Ottawa

Citizen




















About Us



Hailed for their “astonishing talent” (Musicworks

Magazine), the Madawaska
Quartet performs pieces from the

mainstream to performance art,
and from
the B
aroque to the present
-
day. After eleven years of experience as a
n

internationally performing string quartet, in 2012 the quartet expanded to
become the
Madawaska Ensemble as a result of collaborations over several
years with two fabulous pianists in Leslie Kinton and Brett Kingsbury. The
Ensemble adds to the string quartet repertory works for strings and piano,
along with featured guest Artists including

clarinetist Guy Yehuda in
2013
.
With a roster of collaborators as diverse
as their repertoire, they have appeared
with artists such as Sopranos Adrianne
Pieczonka and Measha B
rueggergosman,
pianists Jan Lis
i
e
cki, Arthur Rowe and
Leslie Kinton, singer/son
gwriter Bob
Wiseman, and dancer/choreographer
Julia Aplin. They have performed in
such major
international festivals as the
Festival

Iberoamericano in Puerto Rico,
the Festival of the Sound, The Elora

Festival, the Toronto International
Chamber Music Festival, New Music North, an
d the “Music at Port Milford”
International Chamber Music Festival.

The Madawaska Quartet has worked as chamber music faculty at the Royal
Conservatory of Music in Toronto,
also performing as part of its “Great
Artist Series,” and has given workshops for students and emerging
composers at the University of Toronto, York University, the Array New
Music Centre, the Composers’ Guild of Canada, and the Canadian
Contemporary Music

Workshop.

As champions of Canadian composers and their works, the MSQ has
premiered more than thirty new pieces. They have acted as ensemble in
residence at both the Array New Music Centre and the Music Gallery in
Toronto.

Recent recordings include the Q
uartet’s debut cd Prefab, which
includes Scnittke’s String Quartet no. 3 among other works, and a recording
with guitarist Rob MacDonald featuring works by Omar Daniel, Peter
Sculthorpe and Christopher William Pierce.

Programs


Your Choice


String Quartet


“Intimate Confessions”




Ervin Schulhoff


Five Pieces for String Quartet

Alla Valse Viennese


Alla Serenata


Alla Czeca


Alla Tango Milonga


Alla Tarantella





Mozart


Quartet No.15 in d minor, K.421

Allegro moderato


Andante

Menuetto and Trio, Allegretto

Allegretto ma non troppo





Intermission






Bedrich Smetana


String Quartet no.1 in e minor

Allegro vivo appassionato

Allegro moderato a la Polka

Largo Sostenuto

Vivace

Alternates

Britten: Quartet No. 1
in D



Piano & String Quartets

“Songs and Spirits”



Schumann

Piano Quartet in E flat major,
Op. 47

Sostenuto assai
-

Allegro ma non
troppo


Scherzo: Molto vivace




Trio I
-

Trio II


Andante cantabile


Finale: Vivace



Mozart

String Quartet No. 15 in d minor, K. 421

Allegro moderato


Andante

Menuetto and Trio, Allegretto

Allegretto ma non troppo





Intermission





Schubert

Piano Quintet in A major, “Trout”


Allegro Vivace


Andante


Scherzo: Presto


Andantino
-
Allegretto


Allegro Giusto





Mozart: Quartet No. 16 in E

flat major, K422

Wolf: Serenade in G major “Italian Serenade”

Please note that if you would like to mix and match repertoire, we do have some flexibility.

For further information including biographies of performers, please visit our website, and feel free to
contact us with any inquiries.



www.madawaskaquartet
.com

info@madawaskaquartet.com




416 892
-
6446 or 519 722
-
8912