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Four Centuries of Fantasy


Date: Sunday, June 2, 2024  |  Time: 7:30 pm

Pre-Concert Talk: 7:00 pm with Gregory Lewis and host Andrea Ratuski

Location: Laudamus Auditorium, Canadian Mennonite University (CMU)
500 Shaftesbury Blvd., Winnipeg

Join us for the 2024 Agassiz Festival's opening concert, which features an inspiring and international mix of classical and contemporary chamber music spanning 400 years, from Purcell to Glass. A concert highlight is the Amy Beach piano quartet, with its soaring melodies, rich harmonies and captivating romanticism.

Concert Artists

Gregory Lewis, violin

Karl Stobbe, violin 

David Harding, viola 

Paul Marleyn, cello

Paul Williamson, piano


The Swiss Piano Trio

Angela Golubeva, violin

Franz Ortner, cello

Martin Staub, piano


Concert Works

Henry Purcell – Chacony for string quartet, Z730, 1673 

Philip Glass – Quartet Satz for string quartet (2017)

Anton Arensky – "Elegiac" Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 32

Amy Beach – Quintet for Piano and Strings

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