Thu Jul 21 19:00

Chamberfest 2022: First Light

This concert is presented in partnership with the Capital Ukrainian Festival.

Chamberfest 2022 – opening in a blaze of light! Join nine of Canada‘s finest chamber musicians in a program which evokes a bold and bright sunrise through two wondrous works for strings: Finnish pianist/composer Olli Mustonen’s Nonet no. 2, which begins like the crispness of a Finnish winter and ends like a warm spring day, and Mendelssohn’s famous Octet, which opens like the sun bursting over the horizon.

Follow this theme of sunrises, sunsets, light after darkness, and the beauty of the night, hinted programmatically throughout many concerts of the festival including our two Sunrise Concerts with Johnny Gandelsman and Julia MacLaine, and the evening with Rihab Chaieb.

Olli Mustonen (b. 1967) | Nonet for Strings No. 2
I. Inquieto — II. Allegro Impetuoso — III. Adagio — IV. Vivacissimo

Bohdana Frolyak (b. 1968) | Dyptych for Strings
I. Proshchai, Svito… (Goodbye, world…) — II. Svitlo Tykhe (The light is quiet)

Felix Mendelssohn (1809 – 1847) | String Octet, Op. 20
I. Allegro moderato con fuoco — II. Andante — III. Scherzo. Allegro leggierissimo — IV. Presto

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Carissa Klopoushak currently performs on the beautiful Maggini model 1851 Jean Baptiste Vuillaume violin, generously on loan from the Canada Council for the Arts Musical Instrument Bank.

Emily Kruspe currently performs on a 1900 Stefano Scarampella violin, generously on loan from the Canada Council for the Arts Musical Instrument Bank.

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