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March 2012 - Nr. 3

Joseph Lin, violin,
Ronald Copes, violin,
Samuel Rhodes, viola,
Joel Krosnick, cello

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.

Prime Tickets $69.00/Regular Tickets $64.00
For Tickets call 905-305-SHOW (7469)
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The Juilliard String Quartet is widely known as the “quintessential American string quartet”. The hallmarks of its distinctive JSQ sound – clarity of structure, beauty of sound, purity of line and an extraordinary unanimity of purpose – have been applied to virtually every era and genre in the literature, from Beethoven, Schubert and Bartók to Carter, Davidovsky, Babbitt and Wernick. The Quartet continues its vibrant tradition of music-making and education with Joseph Lin as its new first violinist. Mr. Lin is an active solo and chamber musician who has performed in major halls throughout the world. He is a Concert Artists Guild winner who also was a founding member of the prize-winning Formosa Quartet. Mr. Lin makes his Canadian debut as a member of the famed Julliard String Quartet at the Markham Theatre, on Wednesday, March 28, 2012. This performance marks Juilliard String Quartet’s much anticipated return to the GTA. The program, which was recently performed in New York, will be performed exclusively at the Markham Theatre and in includes works by Stravinsky, Janacek and Mozart.

Since its inception in 1946, the Juilliard String Quartet has had the technical excellence, musicological knowledge, interpretive expressiveness and collegial communication to be able to perform virtually the complete repertory for string quartet in ways that thrill audiences as well as composers. The Quartet has consistently realized the credo stated by founders Robert Mann and William Schuman to “play new works as if they were established masterpieces, and established masterpieces as if they were new.” It is a matter, as Quartet violist Samuel Rhodes describes the JSQ, “of having iron-bound conviction, with flexibility”.

The Quartet was created by the great American composer, William Schuman, then president of The Juilliard School, and the Quartet’s original first violinist, Robert Mann. The ensemble’s purpose would be to perform contemporary works as well as the great classical repertory, and to teach at Juilliard. These have been, and remain, the cornerstones of the JSQ mission. The Quartet’s teaching activities, rooted in tradition and generational legacy, has included the coaching of string quartets and other types of ensembles, and the teaching of each player’s individual instruments (all four are members of the Juilliard School faculty, and three are the heads of their respective departments).

With more than 100 releases to its credit, the JSQ is one of the most widely recorded string quartets of our time. The ensemble’s long and rich recording history includes an association with Sony Classical, in its various incarnations, since 1949; classic JSQ recordings have now been digitally released on iTunes. The JSQ’s recordings of the complete Bartók quartets, the late Beethoven quartets, complete Schoenberg quartets, and Debussy and Ravel quartets have all received Grammy® Awards. Inducted into the Hall of Fame of the National Academy for Recording Arts and Sciences (The Recording Academy®) in 1986 for its first recording of the complete Bartók quartets, the Juilliard String Quartet was awarded the Deutsche Schallplattenkritik Prize in 1993 for Lifetime Achievement in the recording industry. In 2011, the Juilliard String Quartet became the first classical music ensemble to be honored by The Recording Academy® with its Lifetime Achievement Award.

About the Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts

Markham Theatre is an intimate 530 seat, state-of-the-art performance facility that caters to audiences of all ages with an appetite for a wide variety of entertainment. The 2011-2012 Season includes more than 60 performances in 10 diverse series, featuring both rising stars and the greatest established artists from the genres of classical music, jazz, world stage, theater, comedy and dance. The 2012 Markham Theatre season continues with a host of exciting presentations from acclaimed artists including jazz great Chick Corea, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and the legendary Manhattan Transfer. Back for a special encore presentation, Rhythm of the Dance will kick off Markham Theatre's March Break programming with 3 exclusive presentations. Canadian-based Scrap Arts Music takes recycling to a new level with instruments fashioned from industrial scrap and offbeat materials. Scrap Arts Music’s original music is as visually striking as it is sonically riveting. The musical that started it all! Judy & David’s “GoldiRocks” - The Rockin’ Family Musical is a hilarious, rockin’ spin on Goldilocks and the Three Bears starring Juno award-winning Canadian superstars, Judy & David.

Easily accessible, the Markham Theatre is located only 30 minutes from the downtown core and offers world-class entertainment at your doorstep. Flexible package options, student discounts and complimentary parking are available. Markham Theatre offers value priced tickets for students. The EYE GO to the Arts program aimed at High School students offers $5.00 tickets, while college and university students can purchase UGO tickets for $20.00. Student discounts are available upon the presentation of a valid student ID card.


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