Imitation and Homage

The Diderot String Quartet will present a program entitled Imitation and Homage at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium on Saturday, January 12, at 7:30 p.m. The evening will include two well-known string quartets by Haydn and Mozart and an obscure but beautiful quartet by Hyacinthe Jadin.


The title reflects the dynamic between these musical geniuses who lived contemporaneously for a part of their lives. Both Mozart and Jadin paid homage to Joseph Haydn, the Father of the String Quartet, by dedicating their quartets to him. The idea of imitation will become obvious when you listen to the openings of the quartets by Mozart and Jadin. Whether you consider it inspiration, borrowing or outright theft, it is clear that Jadin was imitating Mozart.

The Diderot String Quartet has put together a program that shows careful thought. Their musical artistry will be the perfect vehicle for communicating the beauties of the prepared works.

Violist Kyle Miller and cellist Paul Dwyer will join me for the Liz Carter Talk which will take place in the foyer at 6:50 p.m.


Tickets are still available for this evening of musical brilliance on our website for $28 or $15 if you are a student. Call 604-289-3377 for more information.


I look forward to seeing you at the concert.


John Wiebe

Valley Concert Society