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Familiar lineup Tuesday performs program that spans three centuries – Review

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It was a pleasure to have the Penderecki Quartet back after an absence of several summers. The group had been a welcome presence for a number of years, when it was rotated out to make way for other notable quartets.
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David Braid and Mike Rud each transfix the audience with their individual visions – Review

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There’s nothing quite as vibrant or intense as a live performance – as you could see from the transfixed faces of the audience at the NAC Fourth Stage on Saturday.

On stage were two ensembles featuring Canadian jazz musicians. Guitarist Mike Rud and vocalist Sienna Dahlen opened the show as a duo; they were followed by pianist David Braid with the Penderecki String Quartet. Although they played very different material, both groups quickly captured the audience’s interest and were warmly applauded throughout.
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PSQ late-Beethoven CD – Review

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Toronto: theWholeNote – Editor’s Corner, December 1, 2014

If there’s one genre I like above all others it is the string quartet, and it doesn’t get any better than late Beethoven. This is not to say it doesn’t get as good as that in for instance Bartók and Shostakovich, just that Beethoven is hard to beat. So it was with pleasant anticipation that I took up the latest release from the Penderecki String Quartet – Beethoven String Quartets Opp.132 & 135 (Marquis MAR 81449).

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