Sat., Apr. 11 | Button Factory Arts

Penderecki String Quartet and Erso

This event has been postponed until further notice due to COVID-19
Registration is Closed

Time & Location

Apr. 11, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
Button Factory Arts, 25 Regina St S, Waterloo, ON N2J 1R8, Canada

About the Event

Doors open at 7. At 7:30 we’ll have a set of original music by Erso. The Penderecki string quartet will join Erso for a few songs together, and will then play their own set. Between acts there will be an opportunity to take (or renew!) our zero-waste pledge and claim a free zero-waste mason jar curtesy of Full Circle foods!

Tickets online or at the door:

$15 General

$10 if you walk or bike to the show


The Penderecki String Quartet, approaching the third decade of an extraordinary career, has become one of the most celebrated chamber ensembles of their generation. These four musicians from Poland, Canada, and the USA bring their varied yet collective experience to create performances that demonstrate their “remarkable range of technical excellence and emotional sweep” (Toronto, Globe and Mail). Their recent schedule has included concerts in New York (Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall), Amsterdam (Concertgebouw), Los Angeles (REDCAT at Disney Hall), St. Petersburg, Paris, Prague, Berlin, Rome, Belgrade, Zagreb, Atlanta, as well as appearances at international festivals in Poland, Lithuania, Italy, Venezuela, Brazil, and China. The PSQ champions music of our time, performing a wide range of repertoire from Haydn to Zappa as well as premiering over 100 new works to date. Described by Fanfare Magazine as “an ensemble of formidable power and keen musical sensitivity”, the PSQ’s diverse discography includes the chamber music of Brahms and Shostakovich (Eclectra and Marquis labels) and their recently released Bartok cycle. They enter their 20th year as Quartet-in-Residence at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario.

Erso creates ethereal music crossing the boundary between folk, jazz, and classical music. Their songs meditate on the natural beauty of this earth we call home, with all the trees, birds, rivers and stories that blanket the land. They are environmental activists, members of Communities for Conservation, and dedicate 20% of revenue they earn to conservation efforts around the world. Erso’s music is produced under their own label: Nestbox Records, released on plantable Seedy CDs, and toured by bicycle. Erso is Veda Hingert-McDonald and Keenan Reimer-Watts


The Button Factory, located at 25 Regina St. S, in Uptown Waterloo is not accessible. There is a flight of stairs up to the venue. 

If there are any barriers you face (physical, financial, etc.) let us know and we will try our best to accommodate!

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