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Quasar Ensemble to be residents at Kasárne/Kulturpark in 2013

  • Event Category: Music
  • When: 19 Feb 2013, 00:00— 31 Dec 2013, 00:00
  • Where: Košice

Quasar Ensemble will be residents at Kasárne/Kulturpark in 2013, as part of Košice's European Capital of Culture this year.  During their residency at the Kasárne/Kulturpark, the ensemble will mediate to Košice the top quality of the world’s contemporary music scene. Chamber concerts of the first half of 2013 will be held at the VojtechLöfflerMuseum, and then the concerts will move to the premises of the Cultural Centre after its reconstruction. The residential ensemble intends to create a permanent venue in Košice for a quality performance of chamber music of international standards.

Ján Sudzina, director of Košice – 2013, sees many positives in the performances of the chamber ensemble: “From my point of view, three aspects are important in relation to the residency of Quasar Ensemble. The purpose of the Kasárne/Kulturpark’s residential ensemble, that is the prestigious chamber band Quasar Ensemble, is to create a space for artists to work in Košice, to have the will and desire to return to Košice and create in this city and region.

An equally important aspect is that Košice does not have a performing art school, or a vivid and vibrant community. Therefore, Quasar Ensemble might fill this gap by creating educational projects, workshops for students and composers-novices. Thus we would like to substitute what is common at world-class universities, to achieve in the city the formation of a permanent audience of the residential ensemble.

The third aspect is that there were many musical works created in Košice in the past, and these can be reborn and presented not only in Slovakia but also abroad thanks to Quasar Ensemble.”

Published On: 19 February 2013

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