2017 Honens Festival: Cecilia String Quartet and Luca Buratto

2017 Honens Festival: Cecilia String Quartet and Luca Buratto
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Presenter Honens Honens

Venue Knox United Church

The Toronto-based Cecilia String Quartet (CSQ) is applauded for their “powerful” (Chicago Sun-Times) and “dauntingly perfect” (Berliner Zeitung) performances. To celebrate the start of their second decade as an ensemble, the Quartet has initiated Celebrating Canadian Women in Music—a spotlight on a ‘quartet’ of immensely talented female Canadian composers from which it commissioned the creation of four new works, one of which will be premiered at this concert. CSQ is joined in this concert by 2015 Honens Prize Laureate Luca Buratto.

Cecilia String Quartet
Min-Jeong Koh violin
Sarah Nematallah violin
Caitlin Boyle viola
Rachel Desoer cello

Luca Buratto piano

Haydn String Quartet No. 53 in D major Op. 64 No. 5 Hob.III:63 'The Lark'
Curcin String Quartet No. 3 Calgary premiere
Chatman Lawren S. Harris Suite for Piano Quintet with Luca Buratto, piano
Mendelssohn String Quartet No. 3 in D major Op. 44 No. 1

The award-winning Honens Festival returns 7 to 10 September 2017 for a four-day festival of music with a side of maple syrup! To mark Canada’s 150th birthday, this celebration of piano showcases some of the country’s brightest classical music stars alongside Honens Laureates through innovative performance projects and dynamic community concerts. The Festival features free events, including the popular Open Air concert at Central Memorial Park, Storytellers for children and Masterclasses for aspiring Albertan pianists.

More information: honens.com/honens2017

Festival Pass

Includes a ticket to each Festival performance. Receive 20% off ticket price. Order your Pass by calling the Honens Box Office at 403 299 0140.