Chamber music aficionados, here’s some good news.
The Vancouver Chamber Music Society is bringing its 2019/20 series to New Westminster, with five concerts at the Anvil Centre Theatre starting this fall.
It will kick off on Saturday, Sept. 14 with a performance by the Vancouver Cello Quartet, bringing to the stage its eclectic mix of repertoire from baroque to the Beatles.
On Saturday, Nov. 23, The Project Ensemble – Sergei Saratovsky on piano, Boson Mo on violin, Emilie Grimes on viola and Zoltan Rozsnyai on cello – takes to the stage with a program that includes Dvořák’s Dumky trio, Brahms’ Piano Quartet in G Minor and the Canadian composition Give Me Phoenix Wings to Fly, by Kelly-Marie Murphy.
In the new year, Duo Solisti will take to the stage on Saturday, Jan. 25, featuring the talents of two award-winning musicians, cellist Brannon Cho and violinist Yoojin Jang.
Then, on Saturday, Feb. 29, the Viano String Quartet will show off the youthful energy and intensity that made them top prize winner at the 2018 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition.
After those four series concerts, audiences will also be able to enjoy one add-on concert, featuring cellist Gary Hoffman with pianist David Selig, on Sunday, April 19. Hoffman is considered by many to be the best living cellist in the world, and this special concert will celebrate Beethoven’s 250th anniversary. It will feature Beethoven’s complete five sonatas for cello and piano, with Hoffman playing a 1662 Nicolò Amati instrument.
The concert series is presented by Vancouver Chamber Music Society, in collaboration with Anvil Centre.
“Anvil Centre Theatre brings everything that the best venues offer, with excellence in acoustics, sight lines, amenities and location, and all other details to enhance the experience of classically trained professional music,” says a write-up about the concert series.
You can purchase a series package for $115 for the four regular concerts (a savings of 25 per cent). Series subscribers can add on a ticket to Hoffman’s concert for $35 (a saving of $17). Call 604-521-5050 to book a subscription.
See www.vancouverchambermusic.com for more on the concert series.