The Amati quartet includes a viola, cello, and two violins that were handcrafted in the Italian city of Cremona in the 1600s by members of the famous Amati family. The University of Saskatchewan is proud to own one of the only complete Amati quartets in the world.
Join us at the University of Saskatchewan in Convocation Hall for a concert series featuring the Amati instruments and special musical guests from across Canada.
Attend one event or attend them all with our Season Pass option. Guest artists and musical selections will differ for each date. Please find the information for each performance below and select the date you would like to attend accordingly.
For more information on the Amati instruments and performances, visit: https://leadership.usask.ca/unit/amati.php
Sept. 11, 2022 at 3 PM CST:
Robert Uchida, violin and Rafael Hoekman, cello
Celebrate the versatility and warmth of classical strings with an intimate concert by two principal string players of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. Concertmaster Robert Uchida has been applauded for his “ravishing sound, eloquence and hypnotic intensity” by Strings Magazine, while Rafael Hoekman is lauded as a ”rock star of the cello.” Their crowd-pleasing program journeys from traditional favorites through to brilliant contemporary selections inspired by world and folk music. This concert is presented in collaboration with Prairie Debut.
Oct. 23, 2022 at 3 PM CST:
CrossRoute String Quartet
The Crossroute String Quartet is comprised of the Principal string players of the Regina Symphony Orchestra. Concertmaster Christian Robinson, Principal 2nd violin HengHan Hou, Principal viola Jonathan Ward, and Principal cello Simon Fryer perform together regularly in the beautiful chamber music setting of Regina’s Government House and throughout the region. Increasingly in demand as a quartet, the members of Crossroute enjoy a rich and varied repertoire of music from the earliest string quartets to the present day, including the first cycle of the complete Beethoven string quartets in the city's history.
Feb. 5, 2023 at 3 PM CST:
Sunnat Ibrahim, cello
Christos Hatzis: Dance of the Dictators for piano trio
Jennifer Higdon: Pale Yellow for piano trio
Sunnat Ibrahim has established himself as an artist of creativity, passion and technical command. He is one of the most prominent cellists to emerge from the Central Asian republics and has performed live and on radio with orchestras such as Shenyang Symphony, Hays Symphony, and Uzbek National Symphony among others.
Apr. 23, 2023 at 3 PM CST:
Robert Koenig, Véronique Mathieu and friends
Now in his third decade as a much sought-after performing artist, Saskatchewan-born pianist Robert Koenig has performed throughout the world to great acclaim as a collaborative pianist and chamber musician. His partnerships with many of today’s leading classical artists have seen him grace many of the world's most important stages including New York’s Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, Washington’s Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Boston’s Jordan Hall, San Francisco’s Herbst Theater, Seattle’s Benaroya Hall, Vancouver’s Chan Center, Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, Taiwan’s National Theater, Hong Kong’s City Hall, London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, Paris’ Louvre Museum, Brussels’ BOZAR, and Amsterdam’s Het Concertgebouw.
Tickets for Discovering the Amatis: Concert Series can be booked here.
|Ticket Information||Ticket Price|
|Season Pass||CAD 200|
|Adult - General Admission||CAD 35|
|Student - General Admission||CAD 10|