Szymanowski Quartet

February 23, 2016 8:00pm The Vancouver Playhouse, 600 Hamilton St.

Wacław of Szamotuły
Four Polish Renaissance Chorales

Franz Joseph Haydn
Quartet in E flat major, Opus 33, No. 2 “The Joke”

Grazyna Bacewicz
String Quartet No. 4

Antonín Dvořák
Quartet in A flat, Opus 105

Since their first appearance with us in 2008, we have experienced spirited music-making by this dynamic quartet comprised of two Polish and two Ukrainian musicians. “Their intonation and blend are impeccable. It was hard not to fall in love with the Szymanowski Quartet…All professionals perform with intensity, but playing from the heart is another matter” –New York Times. This concert programme exclusively features music by Polish and Bohemian composers, highlighting particular national sounds from the quartet’s home and the neighbouring tradition.

If you’re at the concert, be sure to tweet us @FCMVancouver and use hashtag #FCMSzymanowski