Bennewitz Quartet

October 13, 2019 3:00pm The Vancouver Playhouse, 600 Hamilton St.

We are thrilled to bring these highly acclaimed musicians to Vancouver for the first time!

Winners of the Prize of the Chamber Music Society of Prague and the Classic Prague Award for the Best Chamber Music Performance, they have been praised for their “beautiful tone and purity of intonation “. The Czech style of quartet playing reminds us of a glass of good Viognier wine –not too dry, not too sweet and just the right balance of fruit.

We are highlighting the program with works that display this nuance –Leos Janacek’s “Intimate Letters”, the 74 year old composer’s tribute to the young Kamila Stosslova and Antonin Dvorak’s American Quartet, a work of boundless imagination written during his first visit to America in 1893 and inspired by the music of African American spirituals.

Their debut concert for Friends in Vancouver will feature quartets by Bohemian/Czech composers Janáček and Dvořák, as well as by German Romantic Robert Schumann.

Robert Schumann: Quartet in F major, Opus 41 No 2
Leoš Janáček: Quartet No 2, “Intimate Letters” (1928)
Antonín Dvořák: Quartet in F major, Opus 96 “American”

$15 tickets for full-time students with ID available only at the door