Evolution: Quartet 2022 Participant and Faculty Program (Jul 23)

Participants and Faculty from Evolution: Quartet 2022 Programming

Message from Artistic Director

We are so pleased to welcome you back to Sacred Buffalo Guardian Mountain, for summer performances at Banff Centre.

It is with great excitement that summer music residency programs return to Banff National Park this year, under the leadership of Annalee, Jamie and Roman from Canada’s renowned Gryphon Trio. While the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted artists and arts organizations across the land, the Gryphon Trio and their supporting faculty and staff have expertly convened an esteemed, international cohort that will include artistic exchange, collaboration, shop talk, concerts, and no doubt some mischief.

We thank our many supporters who help make it possible for these artists to benefit from a rich Banff Centre experience. If we ever took arts crowds for granted before Covid prevented us from gathering, we never will again in our lifetimes.

Lastly: we hope you can pardon the construction outside this summer as the redesigned pathway takes shape up St. Julien Road to the campus. It’s about to look better than ever!

~ Nathan Medd, Managing Director, Performing Arts

About the Program

Join us for two concert highlighting mentors from the Evolution: Quartet program and six  participant concerts showcasing Banff Centre’s long history with one of the pillars of western classical music – the string quartet. Having mentored with the Eybler, Parker and JACK Quartets, musicologist Suzannah Clarke, and composers Suzanne Farrin and Felipe Lara, six participant quartets and six composers reveal the results of their intensive Evolution: Quartet residency experience. Engaged in discussions focused on historically informed practices, new contemporary techniques, intonation, harmony, structure and rhetoric, instrumentalists come away with new depth, dimension and clarity of intent. Challenged and inspired by faculty and participant ensembles, early career composers offer new inspiring works for your consideration.

This house program highlights the artists and faculty who are here for the duration of the Evolution: Quartet program and concerts. To find out specific program repetoire and curation, please check out each individual concert event. 


Saturday, July 23 in the Rolston Recital Hall at 4:00PM:

Artistic Producers — Margaret Jordan-Gay & Caroline Hollway

This program is about the cyclical nature of life. The beginning, the end and the journey throughout are all part of one continuous burst of momentum which starts at no specific point. The music we have chosen is an exploration of how every aspect of life—tension and release, pain and euphoria, devastation and joy—is deeply intertwined with one another; thus, creating a complementary blend of the polar nature of being human. When it comes down to it, it’s all about perspective. 

String Quartet No. 14 (1953) | Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959) — Calista Quartet; Annamaria Vasmatzidis, violin; May Tang, violin; Harper Randolph, viola; Adalus Low-Manzini, cello
      i) Allegro

Death and the Maiden: String Quartet No. 14 in d minor (1824) | Franz Schubert (1797-1828) — Calista Quartet
      ii) Andante con moto

Un coin de ciel brûlait (2022) | Alyssa Regent (b.1995) — Calista Quartet
      Mvt 1
      Mvt 2

From My Life: String Quartet No. 1 in E minor (1876) | Bendřich Smetana (1824-1884) — Calista Quartet
      iii) Largo Sostenuto

String Quartet No. 2 in A major, op. 68 (1944) | Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) — Calista Quartet
      iv) Theme with variations: Adagio


Saturday, July 23 in the Rolston Recital Hall at 7:30PM:

Artistic Producers — Margaret Jordan-Gay & Caroline Hollway

Quartetto per Archi (1948-54) | Nino Rota (1911-1979) — Vaughan Quartet; Vladimir Rufino, violin; Mattia Verrini, violin; Fabiola Amorim, viola; Silvia Buttiglione, cello
      i) Allegro
      ii) Andante cantabile
      iii) Allegro robusto

Quarteto para cordas No. 6 (2021) | Beetholven Cunha (b.1978) — Vaughan Quartet
      i) Excelência
      ii) Borboleta Bonitinha
      iii) Valsa e Coco de Toré
      iv) Caboculinho

Ka Spoojmai Shwa Hala Ke, for string quartet (2022) | Seare Farhat (b.1996) — Vaughan Quartet

Curious and Cold (2022) | David Dykstra (b.1982) — Vaughan Quartet

Immigrant Quartet: Skeletons for String Quartet (2021) | Marcilio Onofre (b.1984) — Vaughan Quartet

Quartetto per archi in mi minore (1873) | Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) — Vaughan Quartet
      i) Allegro


Repertoire from previous concerts can be found on the corresponding event page. 

July 12 - Evolution: Quartet — Sonic Pillars and Contrasts
July 19 - Evolution: Quartet — Mozart Plays with Lara and Lim
July 22 - Evolution Quartet — Quartet Showcase Concert 1
July 22 - Evolution Quartet — Quartet Showcase Concert 2



This program is generously supported by the Maria Francisca Josepha Brouwer Fund for Dutch Artists, Alice & Betty Schultz Endowment Fund, Cyril & Elizabeth Challice Teaching Fellowships in Music, Yolande Freeze Master Artists in Music Fund, Peter & Sheila Bentley Distinguished Guest Artist, and The Gryphon Trio.

Additional Messages


We are thrilled to welcome you to the Banff Centre campus for this summer’s Evolution: Quartet faculty and program concerts. The string quartet has long been an essential element of the Banff Centre echo system and the absence of chamber music in the Bow Valley
for the last two years has been deeply felt. The work that you witness and the sounds you will hear will amplify a resonance initiated earlier this summer by participants in the Evolution: Classical program, and will signal a glorious end to a two-year period of eerie silence.

The Evolution: Quartet program brings together a unique and powerful faculty with a brilliant cohort of international participants that will collectively explore the entire lineage of string quartet genre. While on one hand expanding and enriching their capacity to interpret and perform music from previous centuries, quartets will collaborate with composers to create, hone and bring to life music made in our time. All of this to be shared with you, over the course eight concerts from July 12 - July 25.

If this is your first time venturing into Banff Centre summer music, welcome. We are thrilled to have you join us for this golden summer at the Banff Centre!

~ Annalee Patipatanakoon, Roman Borys, Jamie Parker — Directors, Banff Centre Summer Music Classical Programming

About the Company

Production Staff:

Brendan Briceland - Head of Projection
Brett Rayner - Head Stage Carpenter
Raj Rathore - Assistant Head Stage Carpenter
Lyle Fish - Head of Sound
Charles Culver - Assistant Head of Sound
Matt Flawn - Head of Lighting
Darrell Shaw - Assistant Head of Lighting
Juan Anez - Omni Technician
Albert Picknell - Head Piano Technician
Henry Ng - Audio and Music Technician
Genevieve Nevin-Jones - Production Coordinator
Chaz Anderson - Production Coordinator
Samantha Hindle - Technical Director
Bronwyn Bowlby - Assistant Production Manager
Woody MacPhail - Senior Technical Producer
James Clemens-Seely - Senior Recording Engineer
Jeff Kynoch - Recording Engineer
Jen Chiasson - Lead Video Technician
Darcy Locke - Maintenance Technologist Video
Raffi Tchalikian - Technical Support
Nathan Medd - Managing Director, Performing Arts
Jake Tkaczyk - Program Manager, Performing Arts
Nate Spasiuk - Program Delivery Specialist