Curious and Cold
Curious and Cold: the story of an immigrant quartet is a “string quartet tale” that celebrates Edmonton and Canada as a mosaic of different cultures, built on integration and mutual respect. The show is conceived as a story narrated by an actor about newcomers immigrating to Canada; the spoken words are intercalated by the performance of repertoire music and new pieces composed for our group. In its whole, the performance recalls the origin of the quartet members and celebrates the place that has welcomed them 10 years ago.
The text is written by Mark Morris, an English literature instructor at University of Alberta. The singer/actor Ron Long, will share the stage with the Vaughan String Quartet as the narrator of the story.
Curious and Cold, a piece by Edmonton composer David Dykstra. Based on funny linguistic misunderstandings, it exemplifies the contrasts between the harsh Albertan winter and the warmth of its people.
Immigrants String Quartet “Skeletons” by Brazilian composer Marcilio Onofre, a piece celebrating the unity of humankind as one soul.
Quarteto No.6 by the Brazilian composer Beetholven Cunha, a collection of traditional dances, which exemplifies the richness of Brazil’s cultural tradition.
Quartetto per Archi, by Nino Rota, which features the simplicity and beauty of the Italian language.
Furioso and Tumultuoso, by Edmonton composer Joseph Lai, energetic and incisive, it’s an homage from the author to the Latin origin of the members of the Vaughan String Quartet.
White Man’s Cattle, by NorthTall Cree Nation citizen Cris Derksen, whose genre-defying music braids indigenous art and classical tradition.
Holy Trinity Anglican Church
10037 84 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 2G6
Senior (65+): $26
Post-secondary students must present valid student ID at the door.
Youth (0-17): $11
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