January 12, 2016
For Immediate Release
Symphony New Brunswick Presents Elegance/Élégance Concert by String Quartet
New Brunswick— Symphony New Brunswick presents the renowned Saint John String Quartet in its first Virtuoso concert of 2017 in Elegance/Élegance — a program of “Impressions” in concerts across the province from Jan. 19-22.
The works of three composers will be featured, each contrasting with each other. There are also contrasts set up within the works of the individual composers, ensuring that all audience members will hear something that will resonate with their mood or taste.
A selection by Holbrooke, composed in 1915, is a two-movement work, with the first movement titled “Belgium.” It is an elegy both somber and searching. “Russian Dance”, the second movement, by contrast, is a lively folk dance. Canadian composer Stewart Grant’s String Quartet No. 1 (2002) is very atmospheric. The fourth work is Mendelssohn’s Quartet in D Major, Op. 44 No. 1.
General Manager for the Symphony, Jennifer Grant, says of the contrasting composers and their selected pieces, “All movements have different characteristics. These range from exuberant to dainty and melodious and from sentimental to joyful and witty. There truly is something for all tastes in this exciting concert by one of Canada’s top quartets.”
Concert details are as follows:
January 19, 2017 in Fredericton at McCain Hall, St. Thomas University at 7:30 pm
January 21, 2017 in Moncton at Resurgo Place at 7:30 pm
January 22, 2017 in Saint John at the Saint John Arts Centre at 2:00 pm
For more information, please contact General Manager Jennifer Grant (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Manager of Marketing and Community Relations Sheila Blagrave (email@example.com)