Quartetski is a Montreal-based ensemble that reinterprets the work of great composers with non-traditional instruments and arrangements. The ensemble was founded by viola de gambe player Pierre-Yves Martel, whom Ottawa audiences may remember as a bassist with various bands around town. In February 2013, Quartetski celebrated the 100th anniversary of the first scandalous performance of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring by performing and recording their own modernist interpretation. After a long, grim winter that only now seems to be pointing towards spring, it is a gesture of optimism to play that piece in its entirety now. May the snows melt, the ice recede, and the sun woo life into bloom again!
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