Open Air: A Summer Festival of Music – At the Break of Dawn

At the Break of Dawn – Odyssey String Quartet

Odyssey String Quartet presents works by three of the 18th century’s most successful composers, each evoking the colourful sounds and high spirits surrounding “The Hunt”.  Lots of fun for the hunters, not so much for the prey!

Vivaldi – From Le Quattro Stagioni: Allegro (“La Caccia”), Op. 8, RV 293

Saint-Georges – String Quartet in G minor, G 068

Mozart – String Quartet in B-flat major (The Hunt), K. 458

Christi Meyers, violin

Tori Gould, violin

Kay Cochran, viola

Alaisdair Money, cello

Saturday, July 24 / 6:30 pm / Victoria Foundation Courtyard

Odyssey String Quartet
Victoria BC

Dedicated to the simple enjoyment of performing music together, and of sharing that music with live audiences, Odyssey String Quartet has developed an extensive and varied repertoire since its founding in 2002. Grounded in string quartet classics with occasional forays into such styles as tango and swing, Odyssey’s performances have created a loyal following in Victoria, British Columbia.

Odyssey members Christi Meyers, Tori Gould, Kay Cochran, and Alasdair Money maintain active professional careers, playing in the Victoria Symphony, as well as performing chamber music and teaching. OSQ members’  far-ranging interests bring a wealth of musical perspective to the quartet’s concerts. Christi and Kay have taught violin, viola and chamber music regularly at the University of Victoria since 2002; Tori  has frequently mentored at the Brott Festival. Kay has regularly performed new music and early music with Continuum Consort. Alasdair performs as a member of the Emily Carr String Quartet, and Christi is a founding member of Victoria Baroque.

In non-pandemic years, in July and August Odyssey can be heard in concert regularly on Sunday evenings at the Butchart Gardens.

Enjoy an Odyssey sound clip from Handel’s Gigue.

The Victoria Symphony performs on the traditional lands of the Lekwungen peoples and acknowledges with respect the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continues to this day. We extend our appreciation for the opportunity to live, create, and perform on this territory.