The new acoustically live sanctuary of Trinity Presbyterian Church will have an act worthy of the venue in the Die Mahler String Quartet on Sept. 22.
The quartet was here last fall to play a private concert of piano quintets and was enthusiastically received by all.
They will be playing an arrangement of Air on a G String by J.S. Bach, a Haydn String Quartet, The Death and the Maiden String Quartet by Schubert, and Tangos and More by Michael McLean.
The Quintet is comprised of:
- Pablo Diemecke, Music Director, a Grammy Award nominee who leads the Concerts Diemecke, the Royal Oak String Orchestra and the Die Mahler Ensemble. His solo engagements have taken him throughout North America and Europe. His recordings include concertos by Prokofiev, Dvorak, Mozart, Musica Latina, Selecta, and The Die Mahler String Quartet in Concert;
- Martine Den Bok has recently completed her Master’s degree in Music Performance at UVic. She combines an active teaching career with performing in a number of different musical events;
- Lawrence Skaggs was principal cello with the Victoria Symphony for 35 years and enjoys an active career playing chamber music, solo, and orchestral work. He performed Victoria premieres of the Shostakovich Cello Concerto #1, the Popper Hungarian Rhapsody and the Tan Dun ‘Crouching Tiger” Concerto. He made his conducting debut with the Victoria Civic Orchestra in January, 2012;
- Elizabeth Massi is completing her Bachelor’s Degree in music performance at UVic. Her renaissance–like interests include all genres of music from folk to classical. She balances her musical life with veterinary work and motorcycling on the Saanich Peninsula.
This concert will be on Sunday, Sept. 22 at 2:30 p.m. at Trinity. Tickets are $20 for adults or $15 for students. They are available at the Visitor Centre, down town, at 250-830-0411 – Ext.1, at 923-6268, or at the door.