Wednesday, November 30, 2011

BOREALIS QUARTET PLAYS @ HOWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE THIS SATURDAY

Borealis Quartet and Christopher ShihBOREALIS QUARTET
with pianist
Jean-François Latour

WHEN: Saturday, December 3, 8 PM;
Pre-concert discussion 7:15 PM
WHERE:
Smith Theatre, Howard Community College, Columbia, MD
TICKETS: Adult ($30); Seniors, 60+ ($28); Students, 18-24 ($12); Ages 9-17 (Free w/adult)
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4 passionate, talented artists—4 incredible instruments—will be joined by the Canadian pianist Jean-François Latour for the beautiful Dvořák Piano Quintet No. 2 in A, Op. 81.

Program:

  • Imant Raminsh: String Quartet No. 1, "A falcon, a storm, or a great song"
  • Selection of Taiwanese Folk Songs
    Sky Shower
    Taiwanese Lullaby
    Temple Square
    Heartbroken Flower
    The Hope of Spring Breezes
    Diu-Diu-Dong
  • Antonín Dvořák: Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 81, B.155

borealisstringquartet.com
jflatour.com

Borealis photos by Steven Lemay

The Borealis String Quartet from Canada has created a sensation across North America with its dynamic performances, passionate style, and refined musical interpretations. After their initial success in Taiwan in 2006, the Borealis was generously loaned a quartet of fine Italian instruments from the CHIMEI Culture Foundation, one of the leading string instrument collectors in the world. The beautiful instruments the Borealis performs on are a Giovanni Battista Rogeri violin (Cremona, 1698), a Lorenzo Storioni violin (Cremona, c 1780), a Pietro Giovanni Mantegazza viola (Milano, 1791), and a Lorenzo Storioni cello (Cremona, 1778).

The vibrant young Canadian pianist Jean-François Latour has established a reputation as a poetic and imaginative artist with brilliant technique and a strong personal voice who can communicate across cultures and generations. Leon Fleisher, with whom he studied at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, calls Latour "a highly gifted and intelligent young artist with fine musical instincts."

Artists
Patricia Shih, violin
Yuel Yawney, violin
Nikita Pogrebnoy, viola
Shih-Lin Chen, cello
Jean-François Latour, piano