On Monday, December 2 at 20:00Hs, The Monaco String Quartet Ensemble (MSQ), will be giving a concert for the benefit of the recent typhoon victims in the Philippines, at the Saint Paul’s Anglican Church on 22 Ave de Grande Bretagne, in the heart of the Principality.
The program will include two beautiful pieces:
String Trio, an outstanding early 20th century style piece for Violin, Viola and Cello by French composer Jean Cras that integrates a wide range of styles, including North African influences. Described as “miraculous” work by Andre Himonet in 1932, achieving “perfectly balanced sonority and a plenitude of expression between which one dare not choose.”
String Quartet No. 1 in D Major Op. 11 by Russian composer Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky. This was his first completed string quartet of the three published in his lifetime, composed in 1871 and premiered in Moscow in March 1871. The melancholic Andante cantabile movement, which became famous, was based on a folk song the composer heard at his sister’s home in Makenka whistled by a house painter. When the quartet was performed at a tribute concert for Leo Tolstoy, the author was said to have been brought to tears by this movement.
The Monaco String Quartet Ensemble lead by violinist Zhang Zhang, was founded in 2003 and received the personal endorsement of HSH Prince Albert II in 2005. The MSQ Ensemble consists of principle players of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Monte-Carlo, who besides performing regularly in Monaco, have as their mission to represent the country and the Orchestra around the world. They are very active in giving beneficial concerts for worthy causes both ecological and humanitarian, bringing a message of hope through their music.
All proceeds from this concert will benefit the Saint Paul’s Church Philippine Typhoon Response Fund, so your free-will contribution that evening will be most appreciated. Additionally you are welcome to make donations directly to the Saint Paul’s Charity Fund for “Philippine Typhoon Relief”. Thank you for your generosity!