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TSM Presents Darkness and Light

TSM Presents Darkness and Light
TSM Presents Darkness and Light photo
July 26, 2023 | 7:30 PM
  • Starting at: $20.00
  • Venue: Walter Hall
  • Genre: Chamber, Classical, String
  • Presenter: Toronto Summer Music Festival

Festival passes are available to purchase beginning March 7th at 10 am, by calling the Weston Family Box office at 416.408.0208, or in person at 273 Bloor St. W.

Single tickets are available to purchase online beginning March 21st at 10am

New Orford String Quartet 
Jonathan Crow, violin 
Andrew Wan, violin 
Sharon Wei, viola 
Brian Manker, cello 

Kelly-Marie Murphy: Oblique Light 
Béla Bartók: String Quartet No. 4 in C Major, Sz. 91 
Franz Schubert: String Quartet No. 15 in G Major, D.887 

Attention string quartet lovers and musical thrill seekers: this concert is for you! The New Orford String Quartet, called “string virtuosos [who] animate every note with uncommon power and passion as well as elegance” (Toronto Star), return as TSM fan favourites. This glorious string quartet by Schubert was his final exploration of this medium, cast on a grand scale and displaying all the warmth and wisdom he had accumulated up to that point in his tragically brief career. The fourth of Hungarian master Béla Bartók’s Six String Quartets (1928) is an arresting and truly dynamic work. Canadian composer Kelly-Marie Murphy is represented by her vibrant string quartet Oblique Light, a reflection on, to quote the composer, “How we experience light in a northern climate.”