Editor’s choice: Archytas Quartet's Music on Main program has brains and beauty

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      Vancouver Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Dale Barltrop might be stepping down from his post at this season’s end, but his return to Australia doesn’t mean he’s going to sever his Vancouver connections. That’s what we’re deducing from the Archytas Quartet’s upcoming Music on Main show. Who could walk away from playing chamber music with violinist David Gillham, violist David Harding, and cellist Ariel Barnes? The string supergroup’s program spans Anton Webern’s Langsamer Satz, Franz Schubert’s String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor, and the world premiere of VSO trumpeter Marcus Goddard’s Three Wings—a mix of intellectual rigour, familiar beauty, and the unknown that should satisfy every craving.

      Music on Main presents the Archytas Quartet at the Fox Cabaret on Tuesday (May 17).