Digital Concert - Recital 1, Presented by the Idea Factory
Featuring the Atlantic String Quartet, the NSO’s Recital Series presents high quality chamber music. The ASQ includes Heather Kao, Nancy Case-Oates, Kate Read, and guest cellist Vernon Regehr. The concert includes Trio for 2 violins and viola, “Le Londres” by Ysaye; Scintilla by Richardson; String Quartet No. 5, “Rosa Parks” by Roumain; and String Quartet No. 8, Op. 66 by Weinberg. Our Recital series is sponsored by the Idea Factory.
This concert was originally recorded on Sunday, October 17, 2021 at D.F. Cook Recital Hall, Memorial University. Tickets are available at www.eventbrite.ca starting Sept. 13th.
About Atlantic String Quartet: Formed in 1985, the Atlantic String Quartet (ASQ) is a versatile and professional chamber ensemble comprised of the principal string players of the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra (NSO): Heather Kao, first violin; Nancy Case-Oates, second violin; Kate Read, viola; and Theo Weber, cello. In addition to their work with the full orchestra and NSO Sinfonia, the quartet produces its own Recital Series each season, presenting a broad selection of works from the rich quartet and small ensemble repertoires. The ASQ is an integral part of the creative life of its community and is known for its versatility and ability to work with music and musicians from all styles and genres. Having shared the stage with such international classical musicians as Anton Kuerti, André Laplante, and Martin Beaver, and local artists such as jazz artist Duane Andrews and renowned songwriter Ron Hynes, the members of the quartet also teach privately, and coach and conduct other ensembles. In 2014, the ASQ was offered a placement at the prestigious St. Lawrence String Quartet Music Seminar in Stanford, CA. In 2020 the quartet released its first self-titled debut album featuring works by Arthur Bliss and Maurice Ravel.