Evolution of the String Quartet: Faculty Opening Concert

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The Eybler Quartet, a Banff Centre Faculty Quartet, poses in front of a series of windows set into an inside corner of an old stone building.

Eybler Quartet, photo by Brainfarm.

Featuring the Eybler, JACK and Parker String Quartets

The string quartet, as genre, is simultaneously one of the most established musical forms and one of the most rapidly evolving.  This conversation between legacy and experimentation will be played out every day in our new course, EQ (The Evolution of the Quartet.)  Who better to kick off this extraordinary new adventure than our faculty quartets guided in conversation by an internationally-profiled thinker and chair of the Music Department at Harvard University, the Canadian-British theorist Suzannah Clark.


Quartet in G major, Op. 6, no. 4  (Johann Baptist Vanhal 1739-1813)
Eybler Quartet
Quartet in E flat Major, Op. 2, no. 6   (Franz Asplmayr 1728-1786)
Eybler Quartet
UNDERROOM (Sabrina Schroeder)
JACK Quartet

String Quartet No. 2, Opus 56 (Karol Szymanowski 1882-1937)
Parker Quartet