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Event Archive - A Celebration of Life and Music: A Tribute Concert in Memory of Phillip T. Young: Lafayette String Quartet, University of Victoria Chamber Singers, Gary Karr, Ty Young, Jesse Read, Harmon Lewis

Sat. October 18th 2003 8:00 pm University Centre Farquhar Auditorium (All Ages) 8:00 pm
$20 & $15
Featuring faculty and students of the School of Music including the Lafayette Quartet and the University of Victoria Chamber Singers and guest artists Gary Karr, Ty Young, Jesse Read, Harmon Lewis and Stephen Shields performing music by Beethoven, Kurt Weill, Telemann, Mendelssohn and others. Proceeds to benefit the Phillip T. Young Scholarship for woodwind students.

All tickets can be obtained from the School of Music general office (721-7903) 8:30 - 4:30, Monday - Friday. Tickets for events at the University Centre can also be purchased from the McPherson Box Office (386-6121 - charge by phone).

Lafayette String Quartet (Chamber Music)

Since their initial season in Detroit in 1984, the Lafayette Quartet has played to critical acclaim and enthusiastic audiences throughout Europe and North America. Early in their career, they garnered major competition prizes (e.g., the Grand Prize at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition), and embarked on extensive study with chamber ... more info

University of Victoria Chamber Singers (Sacred and secular choral works)

Under the direction of Garry Froese, this 24-member mixed ensemble performs both standard and lesser-known choral repertoire from a wide spectrum of composers and styles. Performing with the highest level of musicianship, choir members have extensive choral experience, strong sight-reading skills and a thirst for exploring and sharing their musical... more info

Gary Karr (The world's greatest classical solo bassist.)

Gary Karr, acclaimed as "the world's leading solo bassist" (Time Magazine), is, in fact, the first solo doublebassist in history to make that pursuit a full-time career. It is a career that adds new lustre to his already lustrous 1611 Amati doublebass which was given to him by the widow of Serge Koussevitzky. Since his debut with Leonard Bernst... more info

Jesse Read (Classical bassoonist, specializing in 18th century)

Jesse Read's remarkable career has embraced a rich and diverse range of repertoire, styles and activities in the professional world, including bassoonist, conductor, composer, and scholar. As a soloist, Mr. Read has explored the world of the 18th-Century with 3 highly-rated CDs on the Etcetera label, a disc featuring 19-Century virtuoso opera varia... more info
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