Canada’s Celebrated String Quartet
A Champion of Canadian Contemporary Music
This concert also features a work commissioned by our festival, written by the composer in residence of the Scarborough Philharmonic – Daniel Mehdizadeh.
There is something vividly distinct about Mehdizadeh’s music. This Canadian composer is revered for his intricate, unpredictable and haunting works. The sound and gesture of his pieces bury themselves deep in complex imagination, inviting you to participate in an exploration of uncertain visceral implications.
Dr. Daniel Mehdizadeh (DMA, University of Toronto) is currently based in the Greater Toronto Area and is the Composer-in-Residence for the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra (SPO).
The PSQ has been in residence at Wilfrid Laurier University since 1991 and an integral part of creative life in Southern Ontario throughout the past two decades.
Josef Haydn (1732-1809)
Quartet Op. 20, No.6 in A major
Allegro di molto e scherzando
Fuga a tre soggetti. Allegro
Krzysztof Penderecki (1933-2020)
Quartet No. 4
Daniel Mehdizadeh (1987 – )
Overlooking the Lilac*
Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
Quartet Op. 105 in A- flat major
Adagio ma non troppo — Allegro appassionato
Lento e molto cantabile
Allegro non tanto
*World-premiere performance of a work commissioned by the festival
First Presbyterian Church
200 Maple Street Collingwood, ON
This event has been made possible by the gracious support of:
- Jane Moysey, REALTOR® Royal LePage Locations North, Brokerage
- Paul & Margaret Bridgman