In 2009, the New Orford String Quartet was formed and immediately picked up where their namesake, the legendary Orford String Quartet, left off after a 26-year career. In five short years, the group – two players each from the Montreal and Toronto Symphonies – has become widely recognized as one of Canada’s great quartets – perhaps more remarkable because of their geographic and scheduling challenges. It is exciting to welcome the New Orford to the impeccable acoustics of our new hall in Kingston, the perfect mid-point for the four wonderfully talented players!
These four string virtuosos animate every note with uncommon power and passion as well as elegance. Listen and weep.