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Vancouver Chamber Music Society offers free online concert with New West's Anvil Centre

New Westminster audiences can enjoy the performance by the award-winning Cheng2 Duo online June 10 to 13
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Enjoy the Cheng2 Duo, the brother-sister duo of cellist Bryan Cheng and pianist Silvie Cheng, in a free concert online June 10 to 13.

The Anvil Centre Theatre and Vancouver Chamber Music Society are giving local audiences a chance to enjoy top chamber musicians in concert – at no charge.

Cheng2 Duo, the brother-sister duo of cellist Bryan Cheng and pianist Silvie Cheng, is offering up a program of French Impressionist works by Claude Debussy, Nadia Boulanger, Maurice Ravel and Francis Poulenc.

Named one of CBC Music’s “30 Hot Canadian Classical Musicians Under 30,” the dynamic Cheng2 Duo has been making music together for the past 17 years.

With a wide-ranging repertoire from baroque to contemporary, from original arrangements inspired by folk music to newly commissioned works, the duo has presented engaging recitals in world-class concert halls and at top festivals across the globe. Their recordings have been lauded by the press worldwide for their “phenomenal virtuosity,” “maturity and perfection” and “extremely imaginative and personal interpretation.”

The concert was recorded at the Salle Bourgie du Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal. Now it’s being offered live online at no charge, thanks to the ongoing partnership between the Anvil Centre Theatre and Vancouver Chamber Music.

“This collaboration allows Anvil Centre Theatre to support one of our presenting partners in their efforts to increase capacity and continue to offer world-class chamber music,” said a press release from the theatre.

Audiences can watch the concert for free June 10 to 13. Donations can be made online.

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