Afiara String Quartet

Afiara WeekendThe Wesport Centre for Creative Learning is pleased to inform you of a rare and aspirational event taking place at the WCCL, the renowned Afiara Quartet will be giving two performances at the former Stepping Stone Inn. This is an opportunity you will not want to miss. Please join us for an intimate private concert, gala reception and exquisite private dinner on the evening of Friday September 19 (with surprise guests), or join us for a more informal community performance of the Afiara Quartet the evening of Sunday September 21….or both as the performances will be quite different from one another.

The Afiara Quartet is a dynamic and award-winning ensemble, described as “a revelation” (La Presse) with performances balancing “intensity and commitment” and “frequent moments of tenderness” (Montreal Gazette). After residencies at The Juilliard School and San Francisco State University, the Afiara are currently Fellowship Quartet at the Royal Conservatory of Music. The ensemble is winner of the Young Canadian Musicians Award, Concert Artist Guild, Munich ARD, and Banff International String Quartet Competitions, including the latter’s Szekely Prize for the best interpretation of Beethoven. The Afiara has performed throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia, at such venues as Carnegie Hall’s Zankel and Weill Halls, the Kennedy Center, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Library of Congress in DC, Sao Paulo’s Museum of Modern Art, Pro Musica of San Miguel de Allende, London’s Wigmore Hall, Austria’s Esterhazy Palace, Munich’s Prinz Regenten Theatre, Amsterdam’s Muziekgebouw, and the Royal Library in Copenhagen. Their relentless pursuit of beauty and discovery is documented in over 25 commissions of new music, new educational outreach initiatives for school children funded by the Ontario Arts Council, and projects with jazz virtuoso Uri Caine, Latin Grammy Award-winning producer Javier Limon, and ground-breaking scratch DJ, Kid Koala. The Afiara String Quartet takes it’s name from the Spanish ‘fiar’ meaning ‘to trust’ a basic element of the depth and joy of it’s music making. Truly a unique event well worth attending.

Please review the attached options and let us know which you would like to reserve. You can reach us at www.centreforcreativelearning.com or by calling us at 613 273-2226. Check out the Afiara String Quartet at www.afiara.com

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