The Isabel Quartet starts off the 2023/24 season with two of chamber music’s most popular works: Mozart’s String Quartet nicknamed The Hunt, and Schumann’s highly virtuosic and expressive Piano Quintet, performed with Queen’s faculty member, Younggun Kim. Indigenous Canadian composer and cellist Cris Derksen’s single-movement 2018 quartet, White Mans Cattle, rounds out the program.
This concert will mark the Isabel Quartet’s first official performance with Katya Poplyansky as the permanent first violinist with the group. Katya, as invited guest, played with the Isabel Quartet’s for their final concert last season and is also the Kingston Symphony’s concertmaster. The quartet looks forward to a future of new and exciting projects with Katya joining violinist, Julia McFarlane, violist, Caitlin Boyle and cellist, Wolf Tormann.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, String Quartet No. 17 in B-flat major, The Hunt
Cris Derksen, White Mans Cattle
Robert Schumann, Piano Quintet in E-flat major, Opus 44
SPECIAL SUBSCRIPTION OFFER: Purchase in-person tickets to any three or more Isabel Quartet or DAN School Faculty concerts at the same time through the IBCPA Box Office (either online, in person or by phone) and SAVE 25%.
Below is a list, with links to descriptions, of all six concerts, (including this one) that are eligible for the 25% discount when purchasing in-person tickets to three or more concerts at the same time:
Isabel String Quartet with Younggun Kim: Sun, Oct 15, 2023, 2:30PM
The Palenai Duo: In Memory of Michael Szczesniak: Sun, Nov 5, 2023,2:30PM
Isabel Quartet: Mozart, Burge, and Mendelssohn: Sun, Nov 26, 2023, 2:30PM
Sweet Nothings: A Saxophone Recital: Thurs, Jan 25, 2024, 7:30PM
Isabel Quartet: Haydn, Burry, and Beethoven: Tues, Feb 27, 2024, 7:30PM
The Mata Hari Songbook: Thurs, Mar 7, 2024, 7:30PM
DAN SCHOOL FACULTY IN THE COMMUNITY CONCERT
PLEASE NOTE: All ticket holders to the Faculty Artist Series or Isabel String Quartet concerts receive a link to the online digital concert hall, giving audience members the option to attend in person or watch online if unable to attend.
DAN School of Drama and Music
Isabel Quartet photos by: Reiner@BrilliantEye.ca