Ensemble Made in Canada
Mozart: Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat Major, K. 493
Excerpts from the Mosaïque Project
Fauré: Piano Quartet No. 1, in C minor, Op. 15
Prepare yourself for an elegant program of music from Austria, France, and Canada. Mozart pioneered the form of the classical piano quartet (piano, violin, viola, and cello); his two masterworks in the genre set the bar tremendously high for later composers, and relatively few have risen to the challenge. Frenchman Gabriel Fauré stepped up to the plate twice, and here Ensemble Made in Canada performs the earlier of the two, a work pervaded with warmth and humour.
Ensemble Made in Canada’s Mosaïque Project consists of three components: a newly commissioned suite of piano quartets by 14 Canadian composers, each inspired by a particular region of Canada; a national concert tour throughout the 2018-2020 seasons; and a specially designed website that showcases audience-generated artwork inspired by the musical commission. It involves artists from across Canada including performers, composers, visual artists, and web designers in order to create an evolving artistic work that can be experienced by audiences, participants, and online visitors throughout our country and around the world. The Ensemble performs selections from the project at this concert.