Music in Exile
The ARC Ensemble
“Passion, polish and vitality” – The New York Times
Horizons Series 1
October 27, 2018 – 8 p.m.
Mieczyslaw Weinberg: Violin Sonata No. 1, Op. 12
Jerzy Fitelberg: Quartet No. 2
Walter Kaufmann: Quartet No. 11
Szymon Laks: Quintet for Piano & Strings
Erika Raum & Barry Shiffman, violins
Steven Dann, viola
Tom Wiebe, cello
Dianne Werner, piano
About the ARC Ensemble
Nominated for its third Grammy in 2016, the ARC Ensemble is one of Canada’s most distinguished cultural ambassadors. The ensemble has appeared at major festivals and series including the Budapest Spring Festival, Enescu Festival (Bucharest), New York’s Lincoln Center Festival, Canada’s Stratford Festival, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, London’s Wigmore and Cadogan Halls and Washington’s Kennedy Center. Comprised of the senior faculty of the Royal Conservatory’s Glenn Gould School, the ensemble has built an international reputation for the research and recovery of a vast corpus of suppressed music. Its “Music in Exile” series, dedicated to composers who fled the Third Reich, has been presented in Tel Aviv, Warsaw, Rome, Toronto, New York and London, and a growing number of 20th century masterworks are rejoining the repertoire as a result.
Jewish Community Foundation of Calgary, The Zeisler Family Community Fund