Butter Quartet

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Friday, November 8, 2024, 7:30 p.m.
Matsqui Centennial Auditorium
32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford, BC


Anna Jane Lester, violin
Chloe Prendergast, violin
Isabel Franenberg, viola
Evan Buttar, cello


The four members of the Butter Quartet came together in the Netherlands during their studies at the Royal Conservatory of the Hague. They perform early string music repertoire on original instruments.

The Butter Quartet enjoys integrating their research on late 18th- and early 19th century performance practice into powerful performances. They value a strong connection with their audiences.

Among the many festivals in which they have participated are The String Quartet Biennale Amsterdam, the York Early Music Festival, and Mozartfest Würzburg. Their performances have been broadcast on national classical radio in the Netherlands, the UK, France, and Slovenia.

Cellist Evan Buttar is a native of Vancouver. Violinists Anna Jane Lester and Chloe Prendergast hail from the US. Violist Isabel Franenberg is from the Netherlands.



Felix Mendelssohn: Overture from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 21

Franz Schubert: String Quartet No. 15 in G major, D. 887

Joseph Haydn: String Quartet No. 40 in F major, Op. 50, No. 5 “The Dream”

Felix Mendelssohn: Scherzo from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61

Felix Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 13