MAR 6, 2015: RECENT CANADIAN STRING QUARTETS

QB-2014Friday, March 6, 2015. 8:00pm at the Isabel Bader Preforming Arts Centre, with a pre-concert talk at 7:15pm.

The Bozzini Quartet has been an original voice in new, contemporary, experimental and classical music. Their skew is radically contemporary, propelling the hyper-creative Montréal scene and beyond. Not content to parlay received wisdom, the quartet cultivates an ethos of risk-taking, and boldly ventures off the beaten track. They have nurtured a vastly diverse repertoire, unbiased by the currents of fashion. This has led to over a hundred and thirty commissioned pieces, as well as close to two hundred other premiered works. A Bozzini Quartet concert is an art happening, with meticulous and sensuous attention to detail. For their New Music Kingston performance, a standard quartet format will be featured in works by Denis Gougeon, Owen Underhill, Christopher Butterfield and James Tenney. A masterclass with Queen’s School of Music composition students will round out their first visit to Kingston.

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