U of S Amati Quartet April Concert
April 30, 2016 2:00 pm & 7:30pm
Guest artist: Godwin Friesen – piano
Bach - Harpsichord Concerto in D minor , BWV 1052
Mendelssohn - String Quartet in E minor, Op. 44, No.2
Beethoven - String Quartet in B flat, Op. 18, No.6
This concert features the brilliant young pianist, Godwin Friesen, performing Bach’s Harpsichord Concerto in D minor. At just age 16 Godwin recently won the senior piano Kinsmen Competition in the 2015 Saskatoon Music Festival, as well as winning first place the National Music Festival in August of 2015. Mendelssohn was responsible for the revival of Bach’s music in 1829 for which we are eternally grateful. Mendelssohn’s E minor String Quartet , Op. 44, No. 2 was written while he was on his honeymoon. Beethoven’s Op. 18, No.6 provides an early introduction to jazz and features a finale that alternates between total melancholy and the dance of life making this quartet the most unique in his group of six opus 18 quartets.
April 30th, 2016
Haydn - String Quartet in G minor, Op. 20, No. 3
Schubert - String Quartet in A minor, Op. 29, ‘Rosamunde’
Dvorak - String Quartet in G major, Op. 106
Haydn’s Op 20, No. 3 in G minor is one of his gems that finishes with fantastic Gypsy undertones.
Schubert’s ‘Rosamunde’ Quartet is subtle, delicate, and filled with the lyricism that we expect of Schubert. Upon Dvorak’s return to Czechoslovakia he composed his G major quartet, Op.106. With its Slavic sentiment throughout - it is the music of Dvorak that we know and love, and ends with great exuberance.
Concerts are at 2:00pm and at 7:30pm at Knox United Church
Tickets Adult $30.00 Senior $25.00 Student $15.00
Please see website for more details: www.amatiquartet.usask.ca
Dates, repertoire, and artists are subject to change.