Upcoming Concerts

What: The Emperor Quartet performs with Cantores Celestes
When: December 2, 2017 at 7:30p.m.
Where: Runnymede United Church, 432 Runnymede Rd. Toronto ON

Mystery and Wonder: Music for the Season

Kelly Galbraith conducts the combined forces of Cantores Celestes, the Emperor Quartet and diverse soloists in a wonderful and dynamic seasonal celebration

ticket information at: cantorescelestes.com

Previous Concerts

What: The Emperor Quartet presents The Joy of Handel with special guests Jennifer Enns Modolo and Jurgen Petrenko
When: November 8, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Pro Musica Concerts, Village by the Arboretum, Guelph ON

Follow Handel's life and career as he develops into one of the foremost composers of his age moving from Halle to Hamburg to Italy and finally to England where he composed the music that made him famous throughout the world.

What: The Emperor Quartet performs music from Vivaldi's l'Estro Armonico and the Four Seasons
When: September 24, 2017 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.

What: Huronia Arts Festival, the Emperor Quartet presents The Life of Mozart
When: August 13, 2016 at 1pm
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
  • The Wonder of Bach
  • The Music of Victoria and Albert
  • The Joy of Handel
  • The Allure of Italy
  • The Music of Strauss and the end of the Hapsburg Empire