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Four Play Cello


Date: Friday, June 10, 2022  |  Time: 7:30 pm (Cello Matters begins at 7:00 pm for in-person attendees*)

Location: Laudamus Auditorium, Canadian Mennonite University (CMU)

500 Shaftesbury Blvd., Winnipeg

Online Option: Viewable Sunday, June 12, 2022 at 7:30 pm

In 2011 and 2014, the International Cello Festival of Canada took the City of Winnipeg by storm. As a nod to those memorable events, four cello friends come together to offer an eclectic evening of cello fun (with pianist Jean Saulnier) for the young and old, ranging from Vivaldi to Metallica, from Arvo Part to the Beatles, from Albinoni to Ellington, and from Piazzolla to Queen. Who can resist the cello…

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

Concert Artists

Four Play Cello

Simon Fryer - cello , Yuri Hooker – cello, Paul Marleyn - cello, Katie Schlaikjer – cello
Jean Saulnier - piano 

Concert Works

All works are for 4 cellos, unless indicated 


David Popper – Requiem, for 3 Cellos and Piano, Op. 66

Tomaso Albinoni-Giazotto – Adagio

Arvo Pärt – Summa 

Claude Debussy – Sarabande

Antonio Vivaldi – Concerto Grosso, Op. 3, no. 11

Erroll Garner – Misty for 3 cellos

George Harrison – Something

Astor Piazzolla – Oblivion

Duke Ellington – It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing 

Metallica – Nothing Else Matters Hetfield and Ulrich

Apocalyptica – Bittersweet

Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody for 4 Cellos and Piano

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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