Ensemble Made In Canada

Ensemble Made in Canada Elissa Lee, violin; Sharon Wei, viola; Rachel Mercer, cello; Angela Park, piano

Brahms Piano Quartet in C minor, Op. 60

The Mosaïque project We open our series with the award-winning piano quartet, Ensemble Made in Canada. Two of its members are well-known to audiences of Scotia Festival: Elissa Lee and Sharon Wei. In addition to Brahms’s stormy masterpiece, they will play music from their extraordinary new Mosaïque project, a newly-commissioned suite of piano quartets, by 14 Canadian composers, each inspired by a region of Canada. Works by David Braid, NWT; Barbara Croall, Gichigami-ziibi miinawaa Nayanno-nibiimaang Gichigamiin (St. Lawrence Seaway and Great Lakes); Julie Doiron,NB; Andrew Downing, MB; Vivian Fung, AB; Nicolas Gilbert, QC; Kevin Lau, YT; Nicole Lizée, SK; Richard Mascall, ON; Samy Moussa, NU; William Rowson, NS; Darren Sigesmund, PEI; Sarah Slean, NL; Ana Sokolović, BC The Mosaïque project is made possible in partnership with Western University and Chamber Factory, and with generous support from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the Toronto Arts Council, FACTOR, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and private donors