Elm City String Quartet closes season out with special guest

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New Brunswick pianist Carl Philippe Gionet will join the Elm City String Quartet for performances in Fredericton, Saint John, and Moncton later this month.

The Elm City String Quartet is closing out their first full season with a bang.  The Fredericton-based string quartet will be joining forces with NB pianist Carl Philippe Gionet to perform pieces by Glass and Shostakovich. Concerts will be performed at the end of April in Fredericton, Saint John, and Moncton.

Philip Glass’ Quintet, ‘Annunciation’ is a beautiful and minimal work based on Gregorian chant. The Shostakovich Quintet is a deeply tragic and powerful piece of music, ranging from moments of intense passion to moments of chilling solitude.  The two create a pairing of lightness and darkness.  

“We’re so excited to be working with Carl.  He’s such a wonderful pianist and human,” says ECSQ cellist, Emily Kennedy.  

“We wanted to establish collaboration as a regular part of what we do, and we wanted to include a quartet plus one as a feature for our seasons.  We’re already cooking up more collaborations for the future.” adds Mark Kleyn, violist.

The Elm City String Quartet is based in Fredericton, NB, and held their first concert in December of 2019.  Since then, they have performed a wide array of repertoire with shows in Fredericton, Moncton, and Saint John.  

Upcoming Performances:

April 28 | Wilmot United Church | Fredericton, NB | 7:30 p.m. | Buy Tickets 
April 29 | Saint John Arts Centre | Saint John, NB | 7:30 p.m. | Buy Tickets 
April 30 | Central United Church | Moncton, NB | 2:00 p.m. | Buy Tickets 

Learn more about the Elm City String Quartet.

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