May 24, 2022 in Festival Performances

Quadra Chamber Music World Premiere!

Cape Mudge Church

How often do you get an opportunity to attend a world premiere? While it’s not exactly the red carpet and spotlights, Quadra Island Chamber Music enthusiasts will be the first to hear two brand new compositions during Festival week. Our artistic director and accomplished cellist, Philip Hansen, created one of the pieces himself, and will also be the first person to perform an original work by Robert Brooks.

The Brooks’ work is a moving piece entitled “Stolen Sisters,” which will be performed on Wednesday, July 20, at the Quadra Island United Church at Cape Mudge.

“Robert Brooks is the composer of ‘Stolen Sisters,’ written for solo cello. He is American and resides in Mexico City where he composes and teaches. He is quite astute and sensitive about issues surrounding indigenous peoples,” says Phil.

“As for my piece, I have longed to write a lively duet for violin and cello for my great friend and colleague Erin Furbee. We will play it together at the Southend Farm and Winery concert. The work is full of strong Brazilian rhythms which I’ve studied these last several years living down here. The nature of the piece is one of pure fun, with strong melodic motifs that I’ve created.”

Phil’s duet with Erin will be performed Friday, July 22.

Tickets will be available only on our website starting June 1st. All provincial protocols regarding Covid at that time will be strictly followed. Feel free to wear your black tie and red carpet gown!

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