The St. Andrew’s Soloists to perform concert this weekend

The St. Andrew’s soloists are set to perform their chamber music at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in old Quebec on Saturday, February 23 at 8 p.m. Entitled Seasons at St. Andrew’s, the concert will be a musical panorama featuring the works of Beethoven, Kreisler, Shostakovich and Schumann.

Violinist Darren Lowe and pianist Suzanne Beaubien will open the show with a duet — Beethoven’s Sonata for violin and piano in C minor, opus 30 No. 2. This will be followed by several pieces from Kreisler’s repertoire, interpreted by Lowe.

After the intermission, cellist Blair Lofgren will join Lowe and Beaubien to introduce the audience to a composition from Shostakovich’s youth – Trio for piano and strings, opus 8. Then alto violinist François Paradis will join the trio to perform the Quartet for piano, violin, alto and cello, opus 47 by Schumann.

The spring offering of the St. Andrew’s Soloists will take place at the church on Saturday, April 5, when audience members will discover the talent of soprano Kami Lofgren.

The concerts are performed at St. Andrew’s Church, on the corner of Ste-Anne and Cook.

Tickets for the concert are $20 for adults and $10 for students, and are available at La Maison Anglaise or at the door. For more information or to reserve tickets, call 667-1735.