Gala Fundraising Concert for Vancouver’s Brilliant Borealis String Quartet

Please join me tomorrow, on Saturday, November 21st @ 4pm, @ Green College UBC, as I host a gala fundraising celebration of the Borealis String Quartet featuring the launch of their new CD! This is the very first album the Borealis has recorded on priceless Italian instruments loaned to the quartet through the generosity of the CHIMEI Cultural Foundation.

I’ve had the pleasure of personally managing some of the world’s great quartets including the Takacs String Quartet, the Philharmonia Quartett Berlin and the Budapest Quartet, and the Borealis is the most exciting young quartet I’ve heard in more than twenty years in New York.

This unique celebration will feature special performances by the Borealis on their stunning instruments, special appearances by Andrew Dawes and Sam Sullivan, and the award of the first annual Borealis Chamber Music Award to a leading Vancouver champion of chamber music. In addition, a silent auction will offer you an opportunity to bid on many special prizes, including a private house concert and gourmet dinner for 8!

Donations at the door are in lieu of admission ($25 minimum suggested). Tax receipts will also be issued for all donations.

The Borealis Quartet is fresh back from their highly successful New York debut at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, part of an extensive North American tour, and will depart soon for a return tour of Asia with performances in Japan, China and Taiwan. You have the luxury of hearing them right here in Vancouver!

So please join us on Saturday, November 21 at 4:00 pmto help celebrate one of Norht America’s greatest young string quartets and help them launch their brand new CD. Admission by donation at the door includes great company, great music, great food and a cash bar.