The Edmonton Chamber Music Society


1999/2000 Concert Season

Main Series

October 6, 1999 — St. Lawrence String Quartet
October 20, 1999 — Marion Verbruggen, recorder; Bob van Asperen, harpsichord
January 12, 2000 — Miro String Quartet
March 3, 2000 — Edith Wiens, soprano; Betty Sudermann, piano [Kilburn Memorial Concert]
March 29, 2000 — Trio Fontenay

Early Music Series

October 20, 1999 — Marion Verbruggen, recorder ; Bob van Asperen, harpsichord
January 26, 2000 — Les Voix Humaines; Suzie Leblabc, soprano
April 11, 2000 — Anonymous 4

St. Lawrence String Quartet

This popular and dynamic Canadian quartet returns to our series.
Haydn — String Quartet in d minor, Op. 76, No. 2 "Quinten"
Shostakovich — String Quartet No. 3 in F major, Op. 73
Schumann — String Quartet No. 3 in A Major, Op. 41

The SLSQ are past winners of the Banff International String Quartet Competition.
In 1998 they became ensemble-in-residence at the Department of Music of Stanford University.

Marion Verbruggen & Bob van Asperen

An all-Bach program featuring this incredible recorder virtuoso.

Trio Sonata in C Major, BWV 530
Ciacone from Partita 2, BWV 1004
Sonata in G minor, BWV 1034
Partita in C minor, BWV 1013
Partita in C minor, BWV 997

Miro String Quartet

An exciting new quartet, winners of the 1998 Banff International String Quartet Competition.
Grand Prize winners at the 1996 Fiscoff National Chamber Music Competition.

Chan Ka Nin — Quartet No. 3
Dvorák — Quartet in A flat Major, Op. 105
Schubert — "Rosamunde", String Quartet in A minor, D. 804 (Op. 29, No. 1)

Les Voix Humaines

Suzie Leblanc, Soprano

This great Canadian viola da Gamba duo returns, this time with soprano Suzie leblanc.

Works by Le Camus, Lambert, Ste-Colombe, Coperario, Purcell, Jenkins and Hume.

Edith Wiens, Soprano
Betty Sudermann, Piano

This internationally acclaimed Canadian soprano returns home for a recital.

Songs of Schubert, Copland, Wolf, Willan, Britten and Brahms.

Trio Fontenay

This great young German trio has been getting rave reviews.

Hummel — Quartet No. 3
Nikolai Roslavetz — Trio No. 4 (1927)
Brahms — Trio in B Major, Op. 8

Anonymous 4

These four young women singers are on every audience's wish list. Moving and stylish interpretations of very early repertoire.

The Second Circle (the lustful lovers' ring of hell in Dante's Inferno), features the music of Francesco Landini (c. 1325–1397), the blind Florentine organist and the most renowned of the Italian trecento composers. Landinis love songs — madrigals and ballate for two and three voices — combine seductive Italian melody with rich harmony in the French style.

Anonymous 4 will weave these exquisite songs together with poetry from Dante's Divine Comedy and Vita Nuova on the eternal subjects of love, lust and the divine Beatrice.