Elm City String Quartet Announce New Season

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Elm City String Quartet have announced seven concert tours for the upcoming 2023-2024 season beginning later this month. 

Mercedes Salazar, Mark Kleyn, Victor Vivas, and Emily Kennedy. Photo: Annie-France Noel.
Matt Carter

Fredericton’s Elm City String Quartet have announced plans for its coming season of performances. Building upon the success of last year’s concert series which included five distinct programs presented to audiences in Fredericton, Moncton, and Saint John, the quartet has expanded its offerings this season to include seven touring shows.

All programs include performances in Fredericton, Moncton, and Saint John. Ticket pricing includes student and senior rates. Sistema students receive free admission. Season passes are available.

Full details on this year’s performances can be found by visiting www.elmcitystringquartet.com

Here’s a quick glance at what’s to come:

September 28-30 | Mozart and Tchaikovsky
November 29-December 1 | Beethoven and Shostakovich
December 21-23 | Quartet by Candlelight 
January 31 – February 2 | Smith, Schubert and Wijeratne
March 13-15 | Messdelssohn and Adams
April 24-26 | Haydn, Mozetich, and Wiancko
May 29-31 | Cello Quintets

About Elm City String Quartet

Established in 2019, the Elm City String Quartet was brought together by their passion for chamber music and a desire to share their love of quartet repertoire with their home town of Fredericton.  With Victor Vivas and Mercedes Salazar on violin, Mark Kleyn on viola, and Emily Kennedy on cello, the ECSQ’s exciting and broad programming pairs works by today’s composers alongside celebrated quartet classics.  Their first performance was a memorable evening in a small art gallery that was so packed, there were children sitting on the floor between their music stands.  Since then, the quartet has been captivating New Brunswick communities with their broad programming and charismatic playing. 

Named after Fredericton’s long-standing moniker, the individuals in the Elm City String Quartet come from a variety of musical backgrounds.  Some perform in indie bands and compose multimedia works; some are renowned international pedagogues; but all are passionate chamber music players, Sistema NB Teaching Artists, and are active teachers in their community.  The quartet, being a versatile group, has performed in art galleries, churches, and even small house concerts.

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