Thursday July 20, 2023 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
The Bow Tower
Respighi Il Tramonto
Helen Grimes Aviary Sketches String Trio
Golijov Last Round
Mendelssohn String Quartet No. 6 in F Minor
Calgary’s ‘The Bow’ is topped by a stunning multi-story atrium boasting incredible views and truly excellent acoustics.Hearing great chamber music in this setting will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience! Respighi’s Il Tramonto is a miniature tone painting of a sunset, bedecked with lush harmonies and pastel-hued Romanticism. Aviary Sketches, a musical version of artist Joseph Cornell’s assemblage boxes, uses a string trio to create “miniature worlds… immediate and alluring,” and Last Round is an elegiac tribute to nuevo tango master Astor Piazzolla. Finally, a dramatic tour de force celebrated for its blistering intensity: Mendelssohn’s last string quartet, written shortly after his beloved sister’s death and just two months before his own.
* Due to restricted seating at this venue, we have scheduled early and late concerts to allow as many patrons as possible the opportunity to enjoy this amazing venue. Please choose ONE concert only!