January 13th, 2015: CONCERT SERIES! Ensemble Made in Canada

The concert will feature Ensemble Made in Canada (www.ensemblemadeincanada.com)

they will perform works by
Bridge, Hedges and Beethoven

Phantasy for Piano Quartet Op. 94 by Frank Bridge
Andante con moto
Allegro Vivace
Andante con moto

Snikt ‘Bub! by John B Hedges

Piano Quartet no. 3 in C major by Ludwig Van Beethoven
Allegro Vivace
Adagio con espressione
Rondo. Allegro
Elissa Lee, violin
Sharon Wei, viola
Rachel Mercer, cello
Angela Park, piano

Ensemble Made in Canada’s next concert with be on January 17th at 8pm in Von Kuster Hall and will feature pianists from the Collaborative Piano Department. Music by Schumann, Faure and Brahms


Ensemble Made in Canada Biography

Ensemble Made in Canada is rapidly gaining recognition as Canada’s premier piano quartet. Awarded the 2006 CBC Galaxie Stars Award from the Banff Centre for the Arts, the quartet was also featured in 2008 Chatelaine Magazine’s 80 women to watch as an ensemble that is leading the next generation of classical musicians. The members of the group, violinist Elissa Lee, violist Sharon Wei, cellist Rachel Mercer and pianist Angela Park, have been forging outstanding individual careers and bring together a shared love of chamber music and a wealth of experience having already appeared at prestigious festivals such as Marlboro, Ravinia, Orford, Verbier, Prussia Cove, Pablo Casals and Evian. Ensemble Made in Canada has performed for such series as Winnipeg’s Virtuosi series, Montreal Pro Musica Series, SUNY New Paltz, Stratford Music Festival, Ottawa Chamberfest, Parry Sound Festival of the Sound, Jeffery Chamber Music Series, Lindsay Concert Productions, Almonte in Concert. They will be presented by such series as the Women’s Musical Club of Toronto, Virtuosi Series, Music at the Institute in New York, and Oakmont Series in California in upcoming seasons. Ensemble Made in Canada has provided master classes, chamber music coachings, and lectures at universities across Canada and in the United States and have also participated in outreach programs for public schools in Ontario. Ensemble Made in Canada is a recent recipient of grants from the Ontario Arts Council, Canada Council and Queen’s University to record the music of JUNO-winning Canadian composer John Burge in 2014. They will be Artists in Residence at Western University for the 2014-2015 season.

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