The Edmonton Chamber Music Society


A Message from the President

Dear ECMS Patrons,

This is your invitation to join us, and fellow music lovers in Alberta’s Capital Region, in appreciating being “up close and personal” with the finest international classical musicians.

Chamber music is about intimate communication – that conversation between the artists on stage who interpret the composer’s intent, and the immediate connection established between the artists and the audience in a performance.

This coming season reflects a diversity and balance in programming, from early music, to classical string quartets, to fine solo works. The artists are quite simply unmatched, and their biographies and repertoire speak for themselves.

What does not speak for itself is the gratitude we have for our loyal audience members, as well as for those who are new to our events. We would also like to thank our donors, sponsors, granting agents, and volunteers who have so graciously helped us offer you a season featuring some of the finest music the world has to offer.

Our 2016–17 season starts off with a bang. Violinist James Ehnes is turning 40, and to celebrate, he is performing in every province and territory across the nation. Being a fan favorite, he will stop in Edmonton to open our new season with an intimate birthday concert and reception on September 14.

We had a stellar 2015-16 season, presenting what Mark Morris writing for the Edmonton Journal called ECMS’s presentation of Tafelmusik “The Edmonton concert of the year.” We're proud of our successes, and we make certain our visiting musicians come away with a high opinion of the city and its music culture as well. This positive early encounter is part of what keeps them coming back and promoting the city amongst their peers. Thank you for supporting this very bright spot in the city’s arts and culture scene.

Yours truly,
Karen Fingas | President

Thank you to our sponsors:

The City of EdmontonVUE WeeklyCKUA Radio NetworkThe GramophoneAlberta Foundation for the ArtsEdmonton Arts CouncilWirth Institute for Austrian and Central European StudiesEdmonton Community FoundationCanadian Heritage Czechoslovak Society of Arts and SciencesCzech and Slovak Association of Canada Edmonton Branch

Please note that all concerts are subject to change without notice.