The celebration includes compositions by composers from two of Canada’s founding nations:
String Quartet in E minor by Elgar and 2nd quintet by Faure, and features a rare treat:
Métis Songs by Canadian composer Malcolm Forsyth sung by acclaimed soprano Donna Brown,
Axel Strauss, violin: A phenomenal player with an imaginative sense of colour, texture and timing.
Laurence Kayaleh, violin: An artist of deep musical insight and impeccable technique.
Douglas McNabney, viola: One of Canada’s most distinguished chamber musicians.
Paul Marleyn, cello: A fine cellist with an astute command of style and a formidable technique.
Donna Brown, soprano: Internationally celebrated soprano, renowned for the floating, angelic quality of her voice.
Stephane Lemelin, piano: A master of interpretation who allows the music to speak for itself.