Concluding our 11th season, we feature composers inspired by the folk music of their homeland, no longer living in the country of their birth. We present the world premiere of 20x2020 No. 17 by composer Pierre Jalbert, a string quartet paying homage to the music of his French-Canadian heritage. Serbian-born Ana Sokolović has embraced Canada as her home, yet her music pulses to the beat of her Serbian roots. And Czech composer Antonin Dvorák, forever transformed by his time in America, composed his epic 14th string quartet after returning to his beloved Bohemia.
- Pierre Jalbert: L’esprit du Nord (Spirit of the North) for string quartet and field recordings
20x2020 NO. 17 | WORLD PREMIERE
- Dvorák: String Quartet No. 14 in A-flat Major
- Ana Sokolovic´: Commedia dell’arte (string quartet)
- Sir Ernest MacMillan: Two Sketches on French Canadian Airs
Pierre Jalbert (20x2020)