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The string quartet was born in the salons and households of 18th century Europe. Numerous contemporaneous accounts of the pleasures of such evenings of music-making mention the suppers and dinners that accompanied these musical feasts. The Eybler Quartet, for the benefit of Early Music Vancouver, offers an intimate evening of musical treats woven together with the delights of the table at the Dockside Restaurant of the Granville Island Hotel.
Each ticket to Public to Private costs $250 and includes:
- a three-course meal with wine pairings
- a curated performance with the Eybler quartet
- a tax receipt for $175.
To purchase tickets, please phone the EMV office at 604-732-1610.
The Eybler Quartet came together in 2004 to explore the works of the first century and a half of the string quartet, with a healthy attention to lesser known composers such as their namesake, Joseph Leopold Edler von Eybler. The group plays on instruments appropriate to the period of the music it performs. Photo credit – Brain Farm
The Toronto-based ensemble’s live performances have consistently garnered praise as “glowing and committed”, “spirited” and “lively and energizing”. Their recording with clarinetist Jane Booth won praise from Gramophone for being “totally engaging performances that breathe life into Backofen’s music”; their Haydn Op. 33 garnered this praise in Early Music America: “The Eybler Quartet’s rendition of Op. 33 by Joseph Haydn… is simply a treasure. The sound of the strings is warm but not overly vibrated or assertive; the articulation is clear but not didactic; the tempos are beautifully chosen, the ensemble perfect, and the intonation absolutely pure. This is music-making that reflects the deeply human and attractive qualities found in Haydn the composer…”Violinist Julia Wedman and violist Patrick G. Jordan, are both members of Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. Violinist Aisslinn Nosky is a former member of Tafelmusik and currently Concertmaster of the Handel and Haydn Society and Principal Guest Conductor of the Niagara Symphony Orchestra. Aisslinn and Julia are also members of I FURIOSI Baroque Ensemble. Cellist Margaret Gay, Artistic Director of the Gallery Players of Niagara, is much in demand as both a modern and period instrument player; she also a founding member of the innovative and genre-bending Ensemble Polaris.The Eybler Quartet harnesses a unique combination of talents and skills: razor-sharp ensemble skills, technical prowess, expertise in period instrument performance and an unquenchable passion for the repertoire. The group’s three other recordings feature world premieres of Eybler’s Opus 1, world premieres of Backofen quintets coupled with Mozart’s clarinet quintet featuring Jane Booth and Haydn’s six quartets Op. 33, complete on 2 CDs