This is the second concert in the Danish String Quartet’s international commissioning project, Doppelgänger, which pairs world premieres from four renowned contemporary composers with the four major Schubert works that inspired them. The VRS is a proud co-commissioner of the project. The first concert in the series (performed at the Orpheum in October, 2021) was a revelation, artfully combining the old with the new. Luckily for us, we don’t have to wait a year for concert 2!
SCHUBERT: String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D. 810 ‘Death and the Maiden’
LOTTA WENNÄKOSKI: New Work (Canadian premiere)
SCHUBERT: Death and the Maiden (lied arranged for string quartet by DSQ)
“What they do know is how to be an exceptional quartet, whatever repertory they play.”
— Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times
Ticket prices: A: $85 B: $60 C: $25