Odin String Quartet

Friends of the SBSQ present a concert of chamber music masterworks!

Sunday May 29*, 2016 (*New date!)


St Peter’s United Church, 203 York Street, Sudbury

$25 Adult / $15 Student

The Silver Birch String Quartet presents the ODIN STRING QUARTET in concert: Sunday May 29th*, 3:00pm at St Peter’s United Church, 203 York Street, Sudbury.  Tickets available at the Fromagerie Elgin and Jett Landry, and at the door. (*Note: NEW DATE!)

Born in early 2015 on the Philosopher’s Walk in downtown Toronto, the Odin String Quartet unites students from the Royal Conservatory of Music’s Glenn Gould School and the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music. The ensemble represents the diversity and the promise of youth in Canada: violinist Alex Toskov is an international student from Belgrade, Serbia; Tanya Charles, also a violinist, grew up in Hamilton, Ontario with roots in St. Vincent and the Grenadines; Laurence Schaufele, one of many in family of musicians, is a violist from Bow Island, Alberta; and Samuel Bisson, cellist and composer, hails from Ottawa, Ontario. In June 2015 Odin quartet was selected to be one of the few quartets to participate in Luminato Festival’s epic production of R Murray Schafer’s 1980 oratorio Apocalypsis. Quartet maintains a close relationship with the award-winning Toronto based Afiara Quartet, who they have collaborated with at a music camp in Westport ON, and shared stage at the Gardiner Museum in July 2015.

The name of the quartet, after the wise, one-eyed Norse god, reflects the influence on the members of mythology and subsequent interpretations in music and poetry of the romantic era. The Odin String Quartet aims to promote modern Canadian compositions, particularly those of Samuel Bisson, alongside works of the classical music literature. They believe that an understanding of the history of classical music is essential to the creation of new and meaningful modern music.

Recently, Odin has been performing recitals in the Toronto area and working on their first solo recording project that will be released in the summer of 2016.

Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 18, No. 2

Bisson: Final Overture


Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 7

Schumann: String Quartet Op. 41, No. 3




City of Sudbury

Ontario Arts Council

For more information: www.silverbirchstringquartet.com, silverbirchconcerts@gmail.com, 705-560-6797





All new season of innovative programming for 2015-16!

La nouvelle saison est plein d’innovation et surprises pour 2015-16!