June 10, 2011
Writer: Writer: Don Sparhawk

The Borealis String Quartet from Vancouver, British Colombia, will perform Thursday, June 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Barrus Concert Hall.

They will perform the Haydn Quartet in G Major, Op. 76, No. 1; The Shostakovich Quartet No. 8; and Grieg Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 27.

At the vanguard among exciting quartets of their generation, the Borealis String Quartet has created a sensation with its dynamic performances, passionate style, and refined musical interpretations. With a sound called "radiant" by Strad magazine, the Borealis String Quartet has performed to critical acclaim and sold-out concert halls throughout North America. Formed in the fall of 2000, the quartet established a stellar reputation so quickly that its concerts became instant sell-outs.

The Borealis has also served as String Quartet in Residence at the University of British Columbia. In addition, they have been the Quartet in Residence at the June Music Festival in Albuquerque, N.M., the Magic City Chamber Music Festival in Birmingham, Ala., and the Winter Chamber Music Festival in Tucson, Ariz.

While in Rexburg, they will conduct a residency for string students at BYU-Idaho. Tickets are $12 for the general public and $6 for BYU-Idaho students. They are available online at www.byui.edu/tickets, or from the BYU-Idaho Ticket Office at 496-3170.