Borealis String Quartet – Thursday September 24, 2015

Borealis String QuartetBorealis String Quartet
Thursday September 24, 2015 7:30 pm

One of the most dynamic and exciting world-class ensembles of its generation, Borealis String Quartet has received international critical acclaim as an ensemble praised for its fiery performances, passionate style, and refined, musical interpretation. Founded in Vancouver in the fall of 2000, Borealis String Quartet has toured extensively in North America, Europe and Asia, performing to enthusiastic sold-out audiences in major cities, including New York, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Rome, Shanghai, Beijing, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and Vancouver.

Borealis actively seeks to promote new works and are strong supporters of Canadian music… So much so that the North Okanagan’s own internationally known composer, Imant Raminsh, has written music especially for them. Borealis will have the honour of playing Raminsh’s brand new string quartet for the very first time. Giving its world premiere performance right here in Vernon!

Not only will the audience be thrilled with Borealis, but NOCCA will be continuing the “Rising Star” performances initiated earlier this year. In September we welcome 17 year-old award-winning violinist, Julien Haynes, to warm up the audience prior to the ensemble’s highly anticipated program. A student of Bev Martens at the Vernon Community Music School since he could hold a violin, Julien Haynes has completed his Grade 10 RCM examinations in violin, as well as his Grade 6 RCM in piano. Julien will be accompanied on the piano by Lauren Dvorak.

Gala concert: this is our annual gala (bling) night, where we encourage those of you who like an occasion to dress up to wear your most elegant outfits!

Borealis String Quartet Concert Program:

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) String Quartet No. 4 in C Minor, Opus 18
Imant Raminsh (1943 – ) Quartet No. 3 – WORLD PREMIERE
Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904) Quartet No. 12 in F major “The American”

Adults – $35  Under 18 – $17.50
Students on the eyeGo program – $5

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Phone: (250) 549-SHOW (7469)

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3800-34th Street, Vernon
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