La Cafamore String Quartet gets ambitious

Rossland's Carolyn Cameron will be leading La Cafamore String Quartet in a performance at the Rossland Gallery

Rossland’s Carolyn Cameron will be leading La Cafamore String Quartet in another performance in the Golden City Monday, April 22 (7:30 p.m.) at the Rossland Gallery.

The Kootenay’s own La Cafamore String Quartet presents its most ambitious program to date with George Crumb’s innovative Black Angels as well as Schubert’s Death and the Maiden.

Crumb’s Black Angels has been described as innovative, frightening and ethereal. It is written for electric string quartet.

“This particular concert will be our most ambitious undertaking to date,” said Cameron.

His work represents the classic struggle between good and evil, heaven and hell, paying homage to musical references from centuries gone by, and using such unconventional “instruments” as sewing thimbles, gongs, paper clips, glass rods and crystal goblets.

One of the references in Crumb’s work is to Schubert’s masterpiece Death and the Maiden a powerful story of beauty, death and loss. An unforgettable evening of classical music awaits you.

La Cafamore String Quartet has been touring the Kootenays since 2008 presenting high quality classical music.

When: Monday, April 22, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Rossland Gallery

Tickets: adults $15, children/students: $10, families: $45

• Available at Bear Country Kitchen and at door

The players

Carolyn Cameron (violin) was raised in Saskatoon, where she studied violin and piano. She has been a member of the Saskatoon Symphony, the Regina Symphony and the National Youth Orchestra of Canada. She currently lives in Rossland.

Josette Laforge (violin) was born and raised in Quebec. She studied violin under Gyorgi Terebesi and Michiko Nagashima at Université Laval. She has been a member of the l’Orchestre Symphonique du Saguenay Lac-St.-Jean (Quebec), the Ottawa Symphony and the Santa Fe Symphony (New Mexico). Laforge now lives in Nelson, where she teaches violin.

Alexis More (viola) was raised in Victoria where she studied violin and then viola. She received a B. Mus. degree from the University of Victoria, where she was also a member of the Victoria Chamber Orchestra. More lives in Crescent Valley and teaches violin, viola and cello in Nelson, Castlegar and the Slocan Valley.

Jeff Faragher (cello) began musical studies at the age of four with the Kodaly program; at six he began cello with Diana Nuttal. He has a BA in music from the University of Alberta and a Master of Music degree from McGill University. He currently tours extensively throughout Western Canada with various artists such as Keri Lynn Zwiker and Harp Rouge.





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