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Xenia - Beyond Words – The Music of Felix Mendelssohn! Saturday January 20,...

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Dominion-Chalmers United Church (Woodside Hall, use Lisgar entrance)

355 Cooper St

Ottawa, ON K2P 0G8

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Xenia Concerts are specifically designed to be welcoming for children on the autism spectrum and their families; the concerts achieve this objective by eliminating many of the conventions associated with classical music performances including audience silence and stillness. Instead, Xenia Concerts welcome freedom of movement and conversational interaction between the audience and performers to help young audience members follow the musical storyline of a particular piece of music.


Join the Cecilia Quartet for Beyond Words – The Music of Felix Mendelssohn!


Programme:

Song Without Words, Op. 62 No. 6, Allegretto grazioso (arr. string quartet)
String Quartet Op. 44 No. 1, Movement 1 – Molto allegro vivace

Song Without Words, Op. 102 No. 2, Adagio (arr. string quartet)

String Quartet Op. 44 No. 1, Movement 2 – Menuetto: Un poco allegretto

Song Without Words, Op. 19 No. 2, Andante espressivo (arr. string quartet)

String Quartet Op. 44 No. 1, Movement 3 – Andante espressivo ma con moto

Song Without Words, Op. 102 No. 3, Presto (arr. string quartet)

String Quartet Op. 44 No. 1, Movement 4 – Presto con brio



Performers:

Catherine Cosbey, violin

Sarah Nematallah, violin

Caitlin Boyle, viola

Claire Bryant, cello


More information about the Cecilia Quartet:

Hailed for its “powerful” (Chicago Sun-Times) and “dauntingly perfect” (Berliner Zeitung) performances, the Cecilia String Quartet performs for leading presenters around the world. Past engagements include performances at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Berlin Konzerthaus, Prague’s Rudolfinum, the Library of Congress, the Buffalo Chamber Music Society, and London’s Wigmore Hall. CSQ’s live concert recordings have been broadcast on more than a dozen international public radio networks, including Australia (ABC Classical FM), Canada (CBC/SRC), the United States (WQXR), Germany (DeutschlandRadio), and England (BBC Radio 3). The Cecilia String Quartet is currently based in Toronto Canada, where it is the James D. Stewart Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music. In addition to performing, the CSQ records for ANALEKTA, and the Quartet’s 2016 recording of string quartets by Felix Mendelssohn was nominated for a JUNO Award, and was named as one of Gramophone Magazine’s 10 Best Mendelssohn Recordings.

Deeply committed to outreach, the CSQ began developing educational presentations on classical music and the string quartet while it served as String-Quartet-in-Residence at San Diego State University from 2007-2009. Since that time, the group has conducted hundreds of educational presentations across Canada, the United States, Italy, and France. The Quartet has presented for a wide variety of organizations, such as the Monarch School for Homeless Youth, Veteran’s Village for Homeless Veterans, Learning Through the Arts at the RCM, and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. CSQ also developed a series of concerts called Xenia Concerts that were customized to appeal to, and be welcoming of, children on the autism spectrum and their families.





Les Concerts Xenia sont spécialement destinés aux enfants atteints de troubles du spectre autistique et à leurs familles. Les concerts parviennent à cet objectif en faisant table rase des nombreuses conventions associées aux concerts de musique classique – le public se devant d’être calme et silencieux. Au lieu de cela, les Xenia Concerts prônent la liberté de mouvement, l’interaction entre le public et les interprètes de même que l’art visuel pour aider les jeunes spectateurs à suivre le scénario musical d’une pièce de musique.



Registration is open to children with ASD, their siblings, friends and caregivers only.

The Potential Programme has a no transfer of care policy and, as such, parents and/or caregivers are required to stay onsite for this event.


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