The Windsor International Film Festival
and the Windsor Symphony Orchestra present:

A Late Quartet:
An Intimate Evening
of Music & Film

A Late Quartet - Christopher Walken
Shauna Rolston













WSO & WIFF come together to present a screening of the film
A Late Quartet
together with a full performance of Beethoven's groundbreaking String Quartet no. 14, Op. 131.


Performance Date:

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Saturday, February 16, 2013
Capitol Theatre

Reservation Deadline: Thursday, Feb. 14

6:00 p.m.

A Late Quartet, the film
Kelly Theatre

8:10 p.m. Beethoven String Quartet no. 14, Op. 131 with the WSO String Quartet
Pentastar Theatre
Ask about on-stage seating for the concert!
8:50 p.m. Q&A with WIFF and WSO Musicians  
Following Q&A Wine Reception
Joy Theatre



Min Xie, Violin
Michèle Dumoulin, Violin
Roman Kosarev, Viola
Andrew McIntosh, Cello



A Late Quartet explores the intense and multifaceted relationships between members of an established string quartet. Zilberman chose Beethoven’s String Quartet no. 14, Op. 131, to anchor the film musically. The quartet, 40 minutes in length and consisting of seven movements, was Beethoven’s favourite. He is quoted as saying that he would find “a new manner of part-writing and, thank God, less lack of imagination than before.” Robert Schumann said of this quartet, together with Op. 127, “…the grandeur of which no words can express. They seem to me to stand…on the extreme boundary of all that has hitherto been attained by human art and imagination.”

The film, called “…a classical drama in seven movements” by The Globe and Mail, races through a whirlwind of emotional complexities. Zilberman followed the pattern of the quartet in his script, giving it seven movements each with a different form, length and tempo. He was fascinated by Beethoven’s instructions for the quartet, that it be performed with no breaks which mean the musicians cannot tune their instruments between movements. The instruments go out of tune during the piece, each in a completely different way, forcing the musicians to adjust and compensate. The director sees this as a great metaphor for life and relationships that are bound, at some point, to go out of tune—especially long-term ones.



Visit WIFF's website

Visit the official film website

Listen to Beethoven's String Quartet no. 14, Op. 131 performed by the Kodály Quartet (via YouTube)



The official trailer to the film A Late Quartet





  General Admission

On-Stage Concert Seating

Individual $ 75 $ 100
Couple $ 140 $ 185

Available online, by phone, 519-973-1238 ex. 2 or at the WSO Box Office.

All seating for the film in the Kelly Theatre is general admission.
Seating for the concert in the Pentastar Theatre is either general admission on the main floor or on-stage seating.

Tax receipts available


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