FRIDAY August 3, 2018

Attacca String Quartet
with Carol Gimbel, viola

BEETHOVEN String Quartet in C minor Op. 18, No. 4
SHOSTAKOVICH  String Quartet No. 3 in F major, op. 73
MENDELSSOHN String Quintet No.2, Op.87  

Praised by The Strad as “stunning” and for possessing “a musical maturity far beyond its members’ years,” the Attacca Quartet is currently celebrating its 15th season. From sold-out concerts at Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall to National Public Radio’s far-reaching Tiny Desk Concerts, the Attacca Quartet celebrates the timeless beauty of the string quartet for a broad audience and this sublime art form.

First prize winners of the 7th Osaka International Chamber Music Competition, top prize and Listeners’ Choice award recipients of the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, and Grand Prize Winners of the 60th annual Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition, the Attacca Quartet has received international acclaim and has become one of the world's premiere young performing ensembles. They have served as The Juilliard’s Graduate Resident String Quartet, the Quartet in Residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Quartet in Residence at Texas State University.

“Four strikingly individual players with the ability to speak eloquently in one voice…Mastery like this is scarce enough in quartets that have played together for decades.” –The Washington Post


Saturday August 4, 2018

the Barn Orchestra
Michael Schmidt, Conductor / Farmer

Kati Gleiser, piano
Shirley John, Elder, Saugeen First Nation, Water Walker, Protector
M'Wikwedong Native Cultural Group

KATI GLEISER Aqua for strings and piano **World Premiere
GREIG Holberg Suite, Op. 40
SCHUBERT (arr. Mahler) String Quartet No. 14 in D minor "Death and the Maiden"

The heart and soul of Symphony in the Barn returns with the Summer Festival Chamber Orchestra. M'Wikwedong Native Cultural Group will welcome you from all corners of the farm to join together for the festival's weekend centrepiece.



Sunday August 5, 2018

Surprise Serenade Performance

The afternoon concert is an enchanting surprise programme including performances by the Symphony in the Barn Mentorship Programme international Artists-in-Residence, Cuarteto Janus..