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SSO to reveal its new director Saturday

Check out string quartet show, learn the name of new director
Sudbury Symphony Orchestra.

Sudbury Symphony Orchestra will reveal its next artistic director during a Feb. 10 string quartet  “Bohemian Rhapsody Across the Atlantic” show.

“Be the first to learn which of the five talented applicants was chosen and be the first to learn about what the new artistic director has in store for the Orchestra, all while taking in the third installment of the acclaimed Chamber Series Concerts,” said an email from SSO.

The finalists in the search are Josh Wood, Jamie Arrowsmith, Michael Hall, Bill Rowson and François Koh, all of whom have presented concerts to local audiences in the last few symphony seasons.

The “Bohemian Rhapsody Across the Atlantic” show takes place Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at Place des Arts.

Join the SSO quartet for a small social after this performance at Le Bistro inside Place des Arts, for a perfect night out of the cold.

This concert features the quartet performing the works of two Bohemian (Czech) composers that journeyed across the Atlantic. 

Antonin Dvorak’s spirited “American” string quartet is his most well-known composition for string quartet, composed in Iowa and featuring the music he heard in his travels across the United States, from bird songs to spirituals.

It may remind some keen listeners of the New World Symphony. The SSO String Quartet is also pleased to present the complex and beautiful String Quartet No. 2 by naturalized Canadian Oskar Morawetz.

Morawetz fled then-Czechoslovakia after the Nazi annexation of Sudetenland and landed in Toronto, where he continued to study, compose, teach, and perform for the rest of his life. 

His second String Quartet was described by critic Tony Jahn in The Varsity in 1969:  

“…this vibrant, rhythmically driving piece exploits the technical and expressive capacities of the  string quartet to the fullest…”

Purchase tickets online here.


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