Statement from Artistic Director Edwin Huizinga

Welcome all, to Sweetwater Music Festival’s portion of this incredible winter initiative. We are so honoured to be part of it, and excited to share with you some gorgeous chamber music, some of which was featured at our 2021 festival in September. We are featuring the Rosebud String Quartet with special guest cellist Julie Hereish for some of the program as well. This Canadian quartet featuring Aaron Schwebel, Sheila Jaffé, Keith Hamm and Leanna Rutt are simply fantastic players. The program is Benjamin Britten’s 1st String Quartet, Opus 25, with four movements, Carmen Braden’s The Raven Conspiracy, a gorgeous Canadian composition, and finishing with the first movement of the incredibly loved and celebrated Cello Quintet by Schubert. This string quintet in C major has often been described as chamber music lovers’ favourite piece of music in the entire repertoire. 

 

Thank you so much.

 

Edwin Huizinga