Festival of the Sound 2018

July 2018

Performances in Ontario at the 39th season of Festival of the Sound, a classical, jazz and film extravaganza dating back to 1979. NZSQ members will play in a number of concerts from July 21 - 27, both as a quartet and as individuals in other ensembles.


A PDF programme of the festival can be found herePlease visit the Festival of the Sound website for more information. 

NZSQ Performances during Festival of the Sound


Saturday 21 July

5:30 PM: Gala Dinner and Concert

Guy Few, trumpet; Mark Fewer, violin; James Campbell, clarinet; James McKay, bassoon; Joel Quarrington, double bass; New Zealand String Quartet; Graham Campbell, guitar; Glen Montgomery, piano


Wednesday July 25

3:30 PM : Bach – Debussy

Rolf Gjelsten, cello; Cameron Crozman, cello; Glen Montgomery, piano; New Zealand String Quartet Bach: Cello Suite no. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008

Debussy: Cello Sonata in D minor, l. 135

Debussy: String Quartet in G minor, op. 10, l. 85


7:30 PM : Chopin Concertos I

Charles Richard-Hamelin, piano; Elissa Lee, violin; Monique Lapins, violin; Sharon Wei, viola; Cameron Crozman, cello; New Zealand String Quartet

Beethoven: String Quartet no. 7, op. 59 no. 1

Chopin: Piano Concerto no. 1 in E minor, op. 11


Thursday 26 July

1:30 PM: Bach – Dvořák

Rolf Gjelsten, cello; Sharon Wei, viola; Cameron Crozman, cello; New Zealand String Quartet

Bach: Cello suite no. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009

Dvořák: string sextet in a Major, op. 48


3:30 PM: Bach – Schubert

Rachel Mercer, cello; James Campbell, clarinet; New Zealand String Quartet

Bach: Cello suite no. 4 in E-flat Major, BWV 1010

Schubert/Newbould: Arpeggione Sonata


7:30 PM: Chopin Concertos II

Charles Richard-Hamelin, piano; Ensemble Made in Canada; New Zealand String Quartet

The Mosaïque Project (a World Premiere)

Chopin: Piano Concerto no. 2 in F minor, op. 21


Friday 27 July

7:30 PM: Inspired by Folk Music

Patricia O’Callaghan, vocals; James Campbell, clarinet; Graham Campbell, guitar; Cameron Crozman, cello; Bob Mills, double bass; Glen Montgomery, piano; Magdalena von Eccher, piano; New Zealand String Quartet; Ensemble Made in Canada

Haydn: Scottish Folk song settings

Beethoven: Scottish Folk settings

Dvořák: Slavonic dances

Brahms: Hungarian dances

Vaughan Williams: studies in English Folksong

Arr. G. Campbell: Medley of Fiddle tunes


Festival of the Sound 2018 - Parry Sound, Ontario

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Charles W. Stockey Performance Hall
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