Cascadia Strings perform ‘Struggle and Freedom’ the works of Part, Wijeratne and Brahms!

General Admission: $25
May 18
2:00-3:30 PM
Saint John the Baptist Heritage ChurchView on map
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    The opening piece by Arvo Part; ‘Fratres’ is mesmerizing and well recognized in its adaptation to film scores.
    Dinuk Wijeratne is a Juno Award winning contemporary Canadian composer who in his own words: “sought to create for them my own kind of ‘collision of old and new’, where the beauty and meaning of vintage poems might inspire the kind of loops, grooves, and catchy tunes heard in Pop. The melodies are, in fact, settings of the poem texts with the words stripped away.”
    After intermission…
    Brahms C minor work is as rhythmically compact, note efficient, and, in its outer movements, forward-driven as anything Brahms ever wrote.

    The Program:
    Fratres (for String Quartet) – Arvo Part
    Two Pop Songs on Antique Poems –
    Dinuk Wijeratne
    I. ‘A letter from the After-life’
    II. ‘I will not let thee go’
    String Quartet no. 2 in A minor, Op. 51 –
    Johannes Brahms
    I. Allegro non troppo
    II. Andante Moderato
    III. Quasi Minuetto, moderato
    IV. Finale. Allegro non Assai


    Category: Arts | Performing Arts | Music

    Date and Time: Saturday May 18, 2024 at 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

    Venue details: Saint John the Baptist Heritage Church, 537 Glencairn Lane, Victoria, British Columbia, V9B 2B3, Canada

    Destination Greater Victoria is honoured to be based on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples of the Songhees Nation and the Esquimalt Nation, whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.