ECSQ Music in a Time of War

(1914 – 1918)

St. Elizabeth's Church  October 20, 7:30pm
ECSQ Music in a Time of War

Performance Dates

  1. Saturday, October 20
    7:30 PM

Ticket Details

*Tickets are $28.50 | On sale September 11

Please note: A few hours prior to the event tickets may only be available from the box office or at the venue.

Event Information

To commemorate the Centenary of the end of WW1, the ECSQ will perform Sir Edward Elgar’s masterful String Quartet in E minor, op. 83. It was written in 1917, after Elgar left a war-weary London to reside in a cottage in Sussex. The work was a favourite of Lady Elgar which she described as “captured sunshine”.

The Emily Carr String Quartet will also perform Hungarian composer Bela Bartok’s Second String Quartet String Quartet, op.17, written between 1915-17. A work of great intensity composed during a time of strife when Bartok could not leave the Hungarian borders. The work is both reflective and innovative, incorporating folk rhythms and melodies in his unique style.

Czech composer Josef Suk’s Meditation on the Old Czech Hymn "St. Wenceslas" will also be performed. Written as a reaction to being required to perform the Austrian national anthem before his quartet concerts, this beautiful piece brought dignity to the Czech people.


*Ticket prices are subject to change.


Other venues for this performance

St John the Divine on October 24th, click here.

St Mary of the Incarnation on October 30th, click here.

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