Upcoming Concerts

What: The Emperor Quartet performs music from Vivaldi's l'Estro Armonico and the Four Seasons
When: September 24 at 2 p.m.
Where: the Guelph Youth Music Centre, 75 Cardigan Street Guelph, N1H 3Z7

L'Estro Armonico established Vivaldi's reputation as one of the most influential composers of the Baroque; his Four Seasons established his reputation as one of the most popular composers of all time.

Find out what makes these works so great as Jef ten Kortenaar explains and the Emperor Quartet performs these masterworks.

tickets information at: gymc.ca

Previous Concerts

What: Huronia Arts Festival
When: August 13, 2016 from 10:00am – 11:00pm
Where: Lakehead University Orillia, 500 University Avenue, Orillia, ON.


The Emperor Quartet has performed at music festivals such as the Festival of the Sound, the Elora Festival and the Westben Music Festival as well as concerts at the AGO, the ROM, the McMichael Gallery, the Varley Art Gallery and numerous community concerts.

The repertoire for our concerts is often focused on a historic theme and is combined with light-hearted commentary that brings the time period and its music to life. For instance, our concert at the Varley Art Gallery presented music and anecdotes from the time of the First World War to celebrate an exhibition of F. H. Varley's paintings as a war correspondent. At the ROM we presented a concert of the life and music of Queen Victoria to coincide with the touring exhibit from England's Victoria and Albert Museum.

Themes include:

  • The Life of Mozart
  • Bach and the Baroque
  • The Music of Victoria and Albert
  • A Brief History of Dance
  • The Allure of Italy
  • The Music of Strauss and the end of the Hapsburg Empire