Symphony New Brunswick Virtuoso Series presents Soundscapes

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The Saint John String Quartet begin Symphony New Brunswick’s 2019 season with performances in Fredericton, Moncton and Saint John. 

Symphony New Brunswick’s Virtuoso Series kicks off in 2019 with Soundscapes/ Paysages Sonores; a concert designed to warm the hearts and minds of its audience.

With concerts from January 24 – 27, the Saint John String Quartet will hit the winter roads to bring this sonorous tour to Fredericton, Moncton, and Saint John.

The program is focused on the sounds of Mendelssohn and Debussy as well as the increasingly popular Arvo Pärt, each of whom has approached the ideas of sonority in their own way.

These three very different examples of sonority in the string quartet each demonstrate a passion for the soundscape. Mendelssohn investigates the beauty of the string sounds creatively but within rules of classical form, while Debussy goes straight for the beauty with minimal consideration of the rules; thus doing his bit in developing the new era of music that is now firmly on its way. Arvo Pärt benefits from the breakdown of classical structures but also reaches back in time to juxtapose simple sounds and repeated rhythms on modern sonorities. This concert is very much a concert of soundscapes, with explorations through musical time of the constants and changes.

Upcoming Performances:

January 24 | McCain Hall STU | Fredericton, NB
January 26 | Resurgo Place Resurgo | Moncton, NB
January 27 | Saint John Arts Centre | Saint John, NB

Tickets are available at the door for $26/ adults, $10/ students and children under 12 free. 

Related: New initiative from the Fredericton Public Library pairs musical instrument lending with live music performances.

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