On Saturday, April 9, the Prince Rupert Concert Society presented one of the final concerts of the season, Viennese Promenade with the Quebec Viennese Music Society.
The quartet took the audience to the end of the ninetieth century in Vienna, Austria with a combination of traditional Viennese music and music from Hungarian, Slovenian and Czech immigrants.
The Viennese Promenade concert was performed by a quartet titled the Transatlantik Schrammel, who is the only ensemble of it’s kind in North America, and has been widely praised by critics.
The quartet consists of Anne Lauzon who plays clarinet, Brigitte Lefebvre and Jacques-Andre Houle who both play violin, Jean Deschenes who plays the Viennese Conterguitar, and interesting instrument that is made up of a regular guitar, as well as an additional neck with bass notes.
Throughout the evening concert, the group played an overview of Schrammelmusik, which is known as the most popular style of Viennese folk music. The group performed polkas, waltzes and other forms of music with various screen projections also being featured in the concert that made audience members feel as if they were in the late 19th century, at a wine tavern in Vienna instead of sitting at the Lester Centre of the Arts.