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Isabel Quartet with Sadaf Amini

Sun, Jan 16, 20222:30 pm
Doors open
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Faculty Artist Series DAN School
  • Sadaf Amini, Santur
    Sadaf Amini, Santur
  • Isabel Quartet
    Isabel Quartet
  • John Burge
    John Burge

Isabel Quartet with Sadaf Amini, Santur

Sunday, January 16, 2022, 2:30 PM 

ANNOUNCEMENT: The concert is postponed to a later date due to COVID restrictions. The new date will be announced on our website when arranged. In lieu of refunds, credits will be issued for your tickets to use at a future Faculty Artist Series concert. You can also request a refund by calling our Box Office at (613) 533-2424, but we really encourage you to use the credit towards a future concerts in 2022. Please note, the Box Office will be open until 4:30pm on December 17th, following which we will be closed until Monday, January 3rd. 

The Isabel Quartet returns to the stage with the premiere of a new work for santur and string quartet by Queen’s composer, John Burge, featuring Kingston virtuoso santur performer, Sadaf Amini. Titled, Shiraz, this one movement work is truly a multi-cultural fusion of the santur’s middle eastern hammered-dulcimer-like qualities, within the traditional framework of classical string quartet writing and includes opportunities for Sadaf to display her phenomenal talents as an improvisor. The concert begins with the Isabel Quartet’s continued presentation of another of the six Sun Quartets, and ends with one of Beethoven’s most beloved quartets, Opus 59, No. 1, in F Major, the first of the three quartets known collectively as the Razumovsky Quartets, the set’s dedicatee and one of Beethoven’s great benefactors.

John Burge: Shiraz, for Santur and String Quartet

Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet in F Major, Opus 59, No.1

Sadaf is featured in another work by John Burge, "Flight 752 Elegies". Please scroll down to see a video of this work.