First prize winners of the 2016 Banff International String Quartet Competition, the Rolston String Quartet will perform in Nelson on Nov. 11. Photo submitted

First prize winners of the 2016 Banff International String Quartet Competition, the Rolston String Quartet will perform in Nelson on Nov. 11. Photo submitted

Celebrated string quartet to play in Nelson

The Rolston String Quartet plays Nov. 11 at the Capitol Theatre

Submitted by the Nelson Overture Concerts Society

The Rolston String Quartet will give Nelson audiences the rare opportunity to witness Canada’s premiere string quartet on the Capitol Theatre stage on Nov. 11.

First prize winners of the 2016 Banff International String Quartet Competition, the group is recognized worldwide for their musical excellence. They have dazzled the globe’s most prestigious stages, including Carnegie Hall (NY), Wigmore Hall (London, UK), the Lincoln Centre (Washington, D.C.), and the Esterhazy Palace.

The string quartet is comprised of violinists Luri Lee and Emily Kruspe, violist Hez Leung, and cellist Jonathan Lo. Together, they recently completed a two-year term as quartet-in-residence at Yale University and were previously the graduate string quartet-in-residence at Rice University. As Ludwig van Toronto says, “they perform with a maturity and cohesion rivaling the best string quartets in the world.”

The performance will feature staples of the quartet repertoire, including Mendelssohn’s String Quartet No. 2 and Schubert’s infamous Death and the Maiden quartet. The Rolstons will also perform a new commission by Canadian composer Eugene Astapov, whose Beacon makes a statement on the current environmental and climate crisis and its musical narrative seeks to bring awareness to this issue.

The Rolston String Quartet is presented by the Nelson Overture Concerts Society. Tickets are available in person, by phone, or online at www.capitoltheatre.ca. Admission is free for students aged 18 and under. Adult season tickets: $100; individual tickets: $27.50. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

The Youth Climate Corps is seen here planting garlic at a permaculture farm while learning about food security. Photo: Submitted
COLUMN: Canada’s first Youth Climate Corps gets to work

Fourteen young adults are working to advance local climate change mitigation

Amanda Parsons, a registered nurse on staff at the Northwood Care facility, administers a dose of the Moderna vaccine to Ann Hicks, 77, in Halifax on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan-Pool
61 new COVID-19 cases, two more deaths in Interior Health

Twenty-nine people are in hospital, seven of whom are in intensive care

Dr. Cori Lausen, bat specialist, has questions about logging in an unusual bat habitat near Beasley. Photo: Submitted
Kaslo biologist questions logging at unique West Kootenay bat site

Dr. Cori Lausen, a bat specialist, studies a population of bats above Beasley

Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin, vice-president of logistics and operations at the Public Health Agency of Canada, speaks at a news conference on the COVID-19 pandemic in Ottawa, on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
B.C. records 500 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, 14 deaths

Outbreak at Surrey Pretrial jail, two more in health care

A woman writes a message on a memorial mural wall by street artist James “Smokey Devil” Hardy during a memorial to remember victims of illicit drug overdose deaths on International Overdose Awareness Day, in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on Monday, August 31, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. paramedics respond to record-breaking number of overdose calls in 2020

On the front lines, COVID-19 has not only led to more calls, but increased the complexity

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Vernon's Noric House long-term care facility is dealing with an influenza outbreak amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)
Two more deaths at Vernon care home

Noric House case numbers remain steady, but death toll rises

Eighteen-year-old Aidan Webber died in a marine accident in 2019. He was a Canadian Junior BMX champion from Nanaimo. (Submitted)
Inadequate safety training a factor in teen BMX star’s workplace death in 2019

Aidan Webber was crushed by a barge at a fish farm near Port Hardy

Southern resident killer whales in B.C. waters. Research shows the population’s females are more negatively influenced by vessel traffic than males. (Photo supplied by Ocean Wise Conservation Association)
Female orcas less likely to feed in presence of vessel traffic: study

Research the southern resident population raises concerns over reproduction capacity

(Black Press Media files)
Transport Canada not budging on enclosed deck rules, despite calls from BC Ferries union

There have been at least 23 cases of the U.K. variant detected in Canada, four of which are in B.C.

The Elk Valley Hospital is adapting to meet the needs of patients in the Elk Valley.
1-in-5 COVID tests coming back positive in and around Fernie, sparking concern

Dr Ron Clark of Elk Valley Hospital said one in five tests was returning positive for COVID-19

Throughout December, RCMP conducted CounterAttack road checks as police worked to keep roads free of impaired drivers. (BLACK PRESS file photo)
‘You can’t make this stuff up’: Stories from the B.C. CounterAttack campaign

Amusing, yes, but a reminder impaired driving affects ability to drive and to make good decisions

Most Read