Recital 4: Atlantic String Quartet
Presented by the Idea Factory
The Atlantic String Quartet of the NSO welcomes special guest cellist Ofra Harnoy. The concert program includes Wolf’s Italian Serenade, Lizee’s Another Living Soul and Schubert’s String Quintet in C major, D.956.
Ofra Harnoy is one of Canada’s foremost cellists and our audience is in for quite a treat as she joins the ASQ for Schubert’s quintet.
JOIN US EARLY FOR A WHOLE EVENING OF FUN
Join us before the concert for our digital pre-show featuring Listen Up! hosted by Dale Jarvis. Listen as we go behind the scenes with interviews of the artists, musicians and composers behind our concerts.
Get ready to unwind with a pre-show cocktail. Our friends at Piatto will show you how to channel your own internal mixologist here.
Ofra Harnoy is one of the most recognized cellists in the world. Ofra has toured across Canada, the United States, the Far East and Australia, and has recorded more than 40 solo albums. She has also premiered many important works such as the world premier of Viotti cello Concerto in C. As one of Canada’s most celebrated personalities and a member of the International Artists Roster of RCA Victor Red Seal since 1987, Ofra Harnoy became the first Candian classical instrumental soloist since Glen Gould to gain an exclusive worldwide contract with a major record label.
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.
More to come!