University of Saskatchewan Amati Quartet Performances

Okay, this is a little outside the usual things you find on this blog, but I’m on holidays, so I’m not thinking about regular stuff. Anyway, The Amati Quartet plays a very special collection of very rare 17th century Italian string instruments that are owned by the University of Saskatchewan. The U of S just announced the 2004-05 schedule of performances, so read on if you’re interested in seeing the announcement in its entirety…

University of Saskatchewan Amati Quartet in Residence
Marla Cole – violin
Luke Hnenny – violin
Geoff Cole viola
Peter Hedlin cello
The University of Saskatchewan Amati Quartet in Residence delighted audiences in their debut season by presenting time-honored classics of the string quartet repertoire performed on seventeenth century instruments crafted by the Amati family of Cremona, Italy.The Amati Quartet played to capacity crowds for all four concerts in their first season. Due to the overwhelming success of our inaugural year we are pleased to offer you and your friends a subscription series for the 2004 -2005 season. We are thrilled to announce our permanent new members: Luke Hnenny and Peter Hedlin, both extremely fine musicians from Saskatoon.

Our string quartet programs include colorful classics by Haydn and Mozart, the gorgeous romantics Dvorak and Mendelssohn, the uniquely stunning sounds of Debussy and Shostakovich, as well as brilliant chamber music by Brahms, Schubert and Saint Sans with the phenomenal pianist and trumpeter – Guy Few!

Take part in the excitement audience members arrive an hour early to take in the social atmosphere at the Broadway Theatre. Witness the sublime sounds of the rare Amati instruments, crafted in Italy in the 17th century, and played exclusively by the University of Saskatchewan Amati Quartet in Residence.

2004 2005 Season:
September 11th, 2004
Amati Quartet at the Broadway Theatre, 7:30pm
Haydn – String Quartet in D major, Op. 64, No. 5, The Lark
Shostakovich -String Quartet No. 1 in C, Op. 49
Smetana String Quartet No. 1 in E minor, From My Life

November 13th, 2004
Amati Quartet at the Broadway Theatre, 7:30pm
Haydn String Quartet in G major, Op. 33, No. 5 How Do You Do?
Dvorak String Quartet in D minor, Op. 34
Debussy String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10

December 18th, 2004
Guy Few (pianist and trumpeter) and the Amati Quartet
at Third Avenue United Church, 7:30pm
Baldassare Sonata in F for Trumpet, Strings and ContinuoSchubert -Trout Quintet in A major, D.667 for Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass
Saint Sans -Septet in E flat major, Op. 65 for Trumpet, String Quintet, and Piano
Brahms – Piano Quintet in f minor, Op. 34 for Piano and String Quartet

April 2nd, 2005
Amati Quartet at the Broadway Theatre, 7:30 pm
Haydn – String Quartet in G Major, Op. 77, No. 1
Mozart String Quartet in B flat major, KV.589
Mendelssohn String Quartet in E flat major, Op. 44, No. 3

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