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The Isabel Bader Centre
The Isabel Bader Centre
390 King St West

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Feb 20 2024


7:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Esme Quartet with Yekwon Sunwoo

Kingston’s music aficionados are in for a rare treat as the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts welcomes the internationally acclaimed Esmé Quartet alongside the virtuosic pianist Yekwon Sunwoo, on the 20th of February. The Esmé Quartet, with their roots in South Korea and an artistic residency in Germany, are set to grace the stage with a profound exploration of the European chamber tradition. This is not merely a concert; it’s an immersive experience that promises to showcase the epitome of musical excellence. The ensemble, praised for their impassioned performances and technical precision, will join forces with Yekwon Sunwoo, the Gold medalist of the Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, in a dynamic program that includes the masterful works of Haydn, Mendelssohn, Debussy, and culminates in Brahms’s iconic Piano Quintet in F minor.

The evening’s program is a journey through the ages, beginning with the classical elegance of Haydn’s String Quartet Op. 33 No. 2, known for its wit and charm, followed by the romantic fervor of Mendelssohn’s String Quartet, which embodies the composer’s lyrical genius and emotional depth. After an interlude, the concert will resume with the intense collaboration between the Esmé Quartet and Yekwon Sunwoo in Brahms’s Piano Quintet, a piece celebrated for its passionate intensity and intricate harmonies. This event is a must-attend for those who cherish classical music and yearn to witness a live performance that is as much a feast for the soul as it is for the ears. The Isabel Bader Centre’s acoustically superior hall is the perfect setting to experience the depth and subtleties of these timeless compositions. Reserve your seat for an unforgettable evening of elegance and depth, and let the Esmé Quartet with Yekwon Sunwoo transport you through the grandeur of chamber music.

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