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Quartet Fest West 2020 July 13-24

July 13 @ 8:00 am - July 25 @ 10:00 pm

POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19. 50th anniversary of Earth Day “Crucifixion of the Earth” the Seven Last Words by Joseph Haydn with Jan Zwicky and Robert Bringhurst

July 31 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Haydn’s Seven Last Words: Crucifixion of the Earth The Lafayette String Quartet is joined by renowned Canadian poets Robert Bringhurst and Jan Zwicky in an updated version of this classic work for string quartet. In its original version, Christ’s seven last utterances served as the basis for seven sermons alternating with Haydn’s deeply introspective music. Bringhurst and Zwicky have created new texts* that extend the theme of crucifixion to focus on environmental destruction: what humans have done to the Earth,…

*** POSTPONED*** DSCH (the Shostakovich Cycle) at the Banff Centre for the Arts

October 17 - October 23

Due to circumstances beyond the LSQ or the Presenters' control, the DSCH cycle will have to be postponed until further notice. The schedule will be updated as soon as possible. The LSQ performs the 15 quartets by Dmitri Shostakovich in five concerts between October 17-23, 2020.

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