Danel Quartet (String Quartet, France)
David Fanning, Michelle Assay and the Danel Quartet explore Mieczysław Weinberg’s String Quartets
Lecture and music presentation with Prof. David Fanning (University of Manchester), Postdoctoral Fellow Michelle Assay (U of T / King's College London) and the Danel String Quartet.
This event is co-sponsored by the Faculty of Music and presented in cooperation with Music Toronto.
The Danel Quartet celebrated 30 years at the forefront of the European music scene in 2022. The Danel is known for its deeply personal interpretations of the string quartet cycles of Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Shostakovich, and Weinberg, and its lively and fresh vision of traditional quartet repertoire. The Danel has championed the string quartets of Shostakovich and enjoyed rich collaboration with major contemporary composers. The quartet has been artist-in-residence at The University of Manchester since 2005.
The Strad recognized in the Danel “a fluent testament to long experience and stylistic command.”
The Danel Quartet will be performing live on Thursday, October 12, 2023, from 8 - 10PM at the Jane Mallet Theatre (map), St Lawrence Centre for the Arts (27 Front Street East). This recital is presented by Music Toronto and tickets can be purchased on Music Toronto's website. The concert program includes Schubert's Quartet No. 12 in C Minor, D. 703 "Quartettsatz", Weinberg's Quartet in A-flat Minor, No. 16, Op. 130 and Mendelssohn's Quartet in F Minor, Op. 80.
The event on Wednesday, October 11 is free and open to the public. No registration or tickets are required to attend the event. The event will be delivered in-person in Room 330 in the Edward Johnson Building at 80 Queen's Park on Wednesday, October 11 at 5:30PM.