Macedonia's Music Progressive Quartet brings a hint of exotic to Vancouver
From Vienna to New York, Macedonia’s Music Progressive Quartet won over the most discerning audiences with their Balkan inspired melodies. Far from traditional, the string quartet gives classical music a modern jazz twist and a hint of exotic allure.
The quartet is scheduled to perform three shows in Vancouver thanks to Paul McEwan of the West Coast Symphony Orchestra. McEwan met the quartet last year while on a six-city tour of Albania and Macedonia with the symphony, and was impressed with the quartet’s musicality. "They simply rock the house--way more than you might expect from a group of 'classical' musicians," said McEwen, who was motivated to return the hospitality that the symphony received while touring the Baltic region.
On Friday, April 26th, the quartet will be performing with the West Coast Symphony Orchestra at Christ Church Cathedral at 8:00 pm. Vancouver conductor Bujar Llapaj, former director the Albanian National Opera and inspiration behind the symphony’s Baltic tour last year, will lead the performance.
For a more intimate experience, Vancouverites can catch the quartet at the Kino Café tonight at 8:00 pm and again on Sunday, April 28 at 2:00 pm at St. John's School on 10th Avenue.
April 22, 8pm
Kino Cafe 3456 Cambie Street, Vancouver
April 26, 8pm
Christ Church Cathedral 690 Burrard Street, Vancouver
April 28, 2pm
St. John's School 2215 W. 10th Ave, Vancouver