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Rising stars in chamber music, the Rolston String Quartet won first prize at the 2016 Banff International Competition and will arrive at the Festival fresh off their first European tour. Formed in Canada in 2013, they bring the work of their compatriot composer R. Murray Schafer, whose research into natural soundscapes and the rhythmic patterns of waves inspired his String Quartet No. 2. In the second half they will be joined by internationally-renowned violist Dimitri Murrath for a transitional quintet in which Beethoven offers glimpses of his later style.
Rolston String Quartet
Luri Lee, Jeffrey Dyrda, violin • Hezekiah Leung, viola • Jonathan Lo, cello
String Quartet in A Major, Op. 41, No. 3
R. MURRAY SCHAFER
String Quartet No. 2 “Waves”
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
String Quintet in C Major, Op. 29
Dimitri Murrath, viola