Café Classico - Lansdowne String Quartet

Presented by: Shenkman Arts Centre Presents

Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 1 pm

Savour in a chamber music showcase of regional musicians in a cabaret-style setting in the beautiful lower lobby which also includes freshly baked croissants and coffee.

This concert features the sounds of Joplin, Piazzolla, Shubert and Ravel performed by the Lansdowne String Quartet.

About Lansdowne String Quartet

The Lansdowne String Quartet has performed in various locations throughout the Ottawa area. Individually, the four members of the group have a wide background of performance and have played with the Calgary Philharmonic, the Edmonton Symphony, the Winnipeg Symphony, the Vancouver Symphony, and the Red Deer Symphony, among others. Currently, the musicians of the Lansdowne String Quartet are all members of the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra.

Alana Gralen, violin

An active performer and teacher, Alana holds a Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance from Northwestern University. She spent the majority of her musical career as first violinist in the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and has also performed with the Grant Park Symphony of Chicago, the Regina Symphony, the Red Deer Symphony, the Edmonton Symphony, and the Ottawa Symphony Orchestras.

Brigit Knecht, violin

Brigit Knecht is an artist of diverse talents. Hailing from Calgary, Alberta, Brigit performed regularly as assistant concertmaster with the Red Deer Symphony, as extra with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, and as a member of the VAD and Players Ensembles. She performs regularly with the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra and has also enjoyed performing as a guest with the Ottawa Jazz Orchestra, Ottawa New Music Creators, Chamberfest, Music and Beyond, and the Ottawa Music Company.

Lisa Moody, viola

A former member of the Vancouver and Winnipeg Symphony Orchestras, Lisa Moody has a keen interest in Canadian music that is evident in the projects she undertakes, including a solo CD of previously unrecorded Canadian compositions for viola and piano, Magdalene Wood, and a new collaboration with The Algonquin Ensemble, a sextet formed to musically interpret the works of Canadian artist, Tom Thomson.

David Wright, cello

A resident of Orléans, David studied cello in Edmonton with Timothy Khaner and Colin Ryan. He has been a member of the cello section of the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra for 22 years, 21 seasons as Assistant Principal, and is also a freelance musician in the Ottawa area.

About Ottawa Suzuki Strings

A music school providing violin, viola, cello, guitar and voice instruction using the Suzuki method, their experienced faculty have music degrees and are trained in Suzuki pedagogy. Students range from very young “Twinklers” to advanced students in Stellae Boreales. The combination of private lessons, group classes, and performance opportunities gives students a broad and exciting music experience. Many students have distinguished themselves competing in local and provincial competitions, and have also had the opportunity to perform in other Canadian cities and overseas.

Tickets (all-in price):

Tickets are only available by calling 613-580-2700 or by visiting our box office in person.

Venue: Lower Lobby
Genre: Music

March 03 at 1:00 pm