A Literary Affair

Storytelling comes to the forefront in a concert of works inspired by literature, including Goethe’s Faust and the plays of William Shakespeare. Anishinaabe composer Barbara Assiginaak contributes stunning solo piano music inspired by the traditional stories of her childhood, and Franz Hassenöhrl takes a chamber music approach to Strauss’ famous Till Eulenspiegel tone poem.


Scott St. John, violin

Jonathan Crow, violin

Andrew Wan, violin

Barry Shiffman, violin

Rémi Pelletier, viola

Sharon Wei, viola

Rachel Mercer, cello

Emmanuelle Beaulieu Bergeron, cello

Miles Jaques, clarinet

Michael Chiarello, bass

Neil Deland, horn

Darren Hicks, bassoon

Philip Chiu, piano


Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Incidental music from Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, Op. 11

Barbara Assiginaak: Mnidoonskaa [An Abundance of Insects]

I. Ntam Ginjigan [Book One]

II. Eko-niizhing Ginjigan [Book Two]

Richard Strauss, arr. Franz Hasenöhrl: Till Eulenspiegel einmal Anders!

Felix Mendelssohn: String Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20

A Literary Affair

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