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Ubuntu String Quartet

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Thu Oct 18
Tunes at Noon
Ubuntu String Quartet
Kurt Chen
Yiyi Hsu violin
Christian Bailey viola
Zeta Gesme cello

Borodin String Quartet No. 2, Mvt. II Notturno
Danish Folk Tune, arr. Danish String Quartet Æ Rømeser
Jun Ishikawa, arr. Adrian Pang Green Greens
Christina Perri, arr. Adrian Pang A Thousand Years
Traditional, arr. Danish String Quartet Ribers No. 8
Camila Cabello, arr. Adrian Pang Havana
Traditional, arr. Danish String Quartet Sekstur from Vendsyssel: The Peat Dance
Metallica, arr. Adrian Pang Nothing Else Matters
Cole Porter, arr. Bert Ligon Begin the Beguine
Vitamin String Quartet, arr. Bryan Djunaedi Rather Be
Traditional, arr. Danish String Quartet Bosse Nordins Scottish
Schubert Death and the Maiden, Mvt. I
Ensemble DITTO, arr. Andrew Pang B Rossette

12:00 noon, The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
Tunes at Noon features performances in the foyer of the UBC Welcome Centre by UBC School of Music students and alumni. Bring your lunch, listen, and enjoy. Presented in collaboration with UBC Welcome Centre, UBC School of Music, Alumni UBC and UBC Arts and Culture District.

The Ubuntu String Quartet specializes in non-conventional repertoire, such as folk tunes, mainstream, jazz, and video game music in addition to their classical collection. Ubuntu is South African for “human compassion” and is also the idiom “I am what I am through each of us,” which reflects their group chemistry. Their familiarity and friendship with each other has sprouted strong bonding during rehearsals, which is evident in their performances. In addition to the Tunes at Noon series, USQ has performed for company events, formals, weddings, and even comedy shows.

Later Event: October 18
UBC Jazz Ensemble I