Friday, July 26
Shoulders of giants
Debussy Quartet in G minor
Nicole Lizée Isabella Blow at Somerset House
Beethoven Quartet in E minor, Op. 59/2
This is a seriously ravishing program: three daring quartets by composers at their creative primes, pulling out all the stops. Can groundbreaking Canadian composer Nicole Lizée’s musical commentary on style-icon Isabella Blow stand shoulder to shoulder with Debussy’s pioneering quartet? With one of Beethoven’s most poignant works, his Opus 59 no. 2? Come find out.
The performance will include two intermissions, giving you ample opportunity to enjoy the delicious wines at The Grange. For those interested in a pre-concert bite, charcuterie will be available from 5:30. Opt-in when purchasing your tickets.
Saturday, july 27
Program to include:
J.S. Bach Chaconne
Original songs by violist David Marks
Arrangements of folk music
What makes us tick? The parts of us you won’t find on our musical bios. This concert gives Ironwood Quartet a chance to introduce ourselves to you as individuals and let our colours fly. We’ll be sure to include some great quartet repertoire, but also some fiddling, some singing, some solos…
The performance takes place at the intimate space known as Old Church Theatre in Trenton, ON. Only 50 seats available!
Sunday, July 28
Mendelssohn String Quartet, Op. 44 No. 1
Beethoven String Quartet, Op. 18 No. 6
Take a long sip of summer as you let this lovely music wash over you. Felix Mendelssohn will awaken our palates with some of his lighthearted drama before we turn down the garden path to take in the dark, cloying sweetness of Puccini’s Chrysantemi. Not to worry: an early Beethoven quartet full of noble charm and rustic innocence will send us all home full of fresh good intentions.
Hillier will be hosting a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres and sparkling wine for all concert-goers to enjoy from 6-7pm.