The Czech Zemlinsky Quartet returned to the Muttart Hall on Sunday October 27, for an Edmonton recital Society concert with an unexpected and most attractive highlight: Vítězslav Novák’s Piano Quintet Op.12, where the quartet were joined by a young Canadian pianist, Adam Boeker.
For Mark Morris’s full review in the Edmonton Journal, click here.
Trio de Moda at the St. John Lutheran Church of Golden Spike
Trio de Moda
St. John Lutheran Church of Golden Spike
Sunday, October 6, 2019
Trio de Moda is still a relatively new chamber group, formed in 2017 by three young Edmonton string players: violinist Neda Yamach and viola player Clayton Leung, both of whom play with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, and the cellist Kathleen de Caen.
The wonderfully named St. John Lutheran Church of Golden Spike is a relatively new chamber music venue. Golden Spike is the name of an area south of Spruce Grove: on the corner you turn into to get to the church is the old local Golden Spike general store, now a private home, and between it and the church is a little fenced-off graveyard marking the place of the original church (St. Paul Lutheran Church), that burnt down in the 1920s.
The church’s musical society, the Golden Spike Concert Society, put on its first concert only last year.
But all happily combined on a warm autumnal Sunday afternoon for an afternoon of mellow but enthusiastic chamber music.
For Mark Morris’ review in the Edmonton Journal, click here.