Ton Beau Quartet
Wednesday, December 1, 2010, 12pm and 2pm
An exploration of different kinds of musical portraiture with art by Diliana Popova. From Beethoven’s use of Russian themes in his Quartets to Paganini’s caprices, and from Ysaye’s witty solo sonatas to Stravinsky’s Elegie, different ways in which composers immortalized real people in their music will be explored. Featuring the Ton Beau Quartet, James and Emily Kruspe, Alex McLeod and Chang Liu.
Founded in 2010, the Ton Beau Quartet is dedicated to engaging audiences by decoding the music and making performances accessible. Graduate students at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music, they have worked with members of the Miami, St. Lawrence, and Prazak String Quartets. They participated in the Chamber Music Seminar at Stanford through the support of the Marcia and David Beach Summer Study Award.
University of Toronto Art Centre