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Emily Carr String Quartet: "Beethoven from beginning to End"

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St. Mary of the Incarnation

4125 Metchosin Road

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The Emily Carr String Quartet is thrilled to perform “Beethoven from Beginning to End” : Music of Beethoven and Butler on Sat Feb 10 at 7:30 at St. John the Divine Victoria and Sunday Feb 11th at 2:30pm at St. Mary of the Incarnation Metchosin. The Emily Carr String Quartet will perform Beethoven’s first quartet, a beautiful gentle work by a masterful Beethoven , followed by one of his last great works, the mighty Op.131, often considered one of the finest works ever written. The quartet will also perform a newly commissioned work by Jennifer Butler entitled “Klee Wyck Woman” with guest mezzo soprano Tasha Farivar.


Beethoven’s Opus 131 continues to stand as a pillar of greatness in the quartet repertoire. Beethoven considered this his finest quartet; a work consisting of seven sections that are played virtually without pause and contain a vast range of forms, textures and feelings. Evident here are the master’s fondness for extreme and bizarre contrasts while still creating a profound unity from this diverse set of musical ideas.


In contrast Beethoven’s Op 18 #3 is his most relaxed quartet with a bright, lyrical and humorous mood. It overflows with invention, passion and technical brilliance, while at times imitating the finest points of those who came before him, Haydn and Mozart. Opus 18 #3 is indeed a harbinger of Beethoven’s great string quartets to follow.


A signature piece for the Emily Carr String Quartet, Klee Wyck Woman, by composer Jennifer Butler is based on a Janet Roger’s poem of the same name. The commission of this new musical work for string quartet and mezzo soprano was premiered in Vancouver on November 4, 2017, at a Festival of the International Society for New Music and met with significant acclaim. This quintessential West Coast work will be performed by the ECSQ with acclaimed Victoria mezzo soprano Tasha Farivar,



The Emily Carr String Quartet has quickly established itself as one of BC's finest music ensembles. Formed in 2006 by members of the Victoria Symphony in Victoria BC, the Emily Carr String Quartet has performed in the US, Europe and Asia. They have collaborated with artists such as William Preucil, Jamie Parker, Arthur Rowe, the Alcan Quartet and the Tin Alley Quartet. The ECSQ has been featured on CBC radio's "North by Northwest" and their CD "Hidden Treasure" was nominated for the 2012 classical recording of the year at the Western Canadian music awards.


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