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Festival Finale - Secret Signs in the Morning Sun


Date: Saturday, June 11, 2022  |  Time: 7:30 pm (Music Matters begins at 7:00 pm for in-person attendees*)

Location: St. Andrews River Heights United Church, 255 Oak Street, Winnipeg

Online Option: Viewable Monday, June 13, 2022 at 7:30 pm

We wrap the festival with a Finale that celebrates the 290th anniversary of composer Joseph Haydn in a performance of one of the “Rising Sun” string quartets by Haydn, a French work evoking a spring morning, and offers a lilting intermezzo by American jazz rag-time composer Bill Bolcom, before closing with Brahms beloved G major String Sextet, a work in which composer Brahms encodes a secret musical representation of the name Agatha - a woman with whom he was in love!

Concert Artists

Penderecki String Quartet

Jeremy Bell – violin, Jerzy Kaplanek – violin, Christine Vlajk – viola, Katie Schlaikjer – cello

Karl Stobbe – viola
Paul Marleyn – cello

Jean Saulnier – piano

Concert Works

Haydn - String Quartet Op. 20, no. 6

William Bolcom - Intermezzo from the Piano Quartet

Lilli Boulanger - D’un matin de printemps, for piano trio, 1917-18

Brahms - String Sextet in G

* For those attending the in-person concert, you are invited to join us at 7:00 pm for Music Matters with Jerzy Kaplanek and Host Andrea Ratuski.

Tickets are available for the in-person concert or for online viewing via YouTube. Please note that mask use will be required for all in-person concerts.

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