At the Orpheum
The Vancouver Recital Society presents the Danish String Quartet
The 2022–23 Season marks the 20th Anniversary of the formation of the Grammy-nominated Danish String Quartet. The VRS are thrilled to bring them back for the third concert in their international commissioning project, Doppelgänger. This innovative and daring project pairs four world premieres from four renowned contemporary composers — each piece co-commissioned by the VRS — with the four major Schubert works that inspired them. This time around “the Danes” will pair Schubert’s “Rosamunde” Quartet with a work by Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdóttir, one of the most original voices of her generation who possesses “seemingly boundless textural imagination” (The New York Times).
SCHUBERT: String Quartet in A minor, D. 804 “Rosamunde”
ANNA THORVALDSDOTTIR: New work for String Quartet
SCHUBERT: “Gretchen am Spinnrade“, Op. 2, D. 118 (lied arr. by Danish String Quartet)