Joel Quarrington and Friends
Joel Quarrington, double bass
David Jalbert, piano
Yehonatan Berick, violin
Jethro Marks, viola
Carol Sirois, cello
Premiere of a work by musical luminary Bramwell Tovey commissioned by the WMCT
Joel Quarrington has been Principal Bassist with the Canadian Opera Company, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, National Arts Centre Orchestra and London Symphony Orchestra, UK. A Toronto native, he graduated from the University of Toronto, with the Eaton Scholarship as the school’s most outstanding graduate. Joel is a winner of the Geneva International Competition and the CBC Talent Competition, and has made solo appearances across Canada, the United States, Europe and China.
Awards for his recordings include a JUNO and the Prix Opus. He brings some of his favorite musicians to present a fascinating program of works written originally for the bass, as well as arranged for it.
Giovanni Bottesini – Elegy for double bass and piano in D major
Erich Wolfgang Korngold – Garden Scene from Much Ado about Nothing
Franz Schubert – Sonata for piano and arpeggione in A minor, D. 821
Franz Anton Hoffmeister – Quartet No. 3 for double bass, violin, viola, and cello in D major
Gioacchino Rossini – Duo for cello and double bass in D major
Bramwell Tovey – New Work for double bass and string quartet, WMCT Commission
Domenico Dragonetti – Quintet for double bass, violin, 2 violas, and cello in G minor