The Edmonton Chamber Music Society

2017-2018
Season

A Message from the President

Dear patrons of the ECMS,

Please join fellow music lovers in Alberta’s Capital Region by being “up close and personal” with the finest international classical musicians during the next concert season!

Chamber music is about intimate communication — performances by small ensembles involving only a few musicians. But there is no limit to their range of expression. In fact, the expressive power is magnified by the increased intimacy between the audience and the ensemble. Whether simply a stringed instrument and a keyboard duo (the oldest form of an ensemble), a piano with a string quartet or a small group of vocalists, composers apply boundless imagination within these constraints to create works of great diversity and depth.

Our 2016/17 season was stellar and 2017/18 holds much promise to meet the high standard of having offered “the Edmonton classical concert of the year” three years in a row (Mark Morris, writing for the Edmonton Journal and on the Edmonton Classical Music website).

Dazzling soloists — a pianist new to Edmonton audiences; a cellist who performed to an exceptional reception by the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra’s audience; the charismatic showmanship of Red Priest; Canada’s bold Gryphon Trio and the eleven-voice The Tallis Scholars will capture your imagination and maybe your heart.

Come and partake of that intimate conversation between the artists who interpret the composer’s intent, the connection established between the artists and the audience in a performance, and the sense of community amongst those listening to exceptional talent developed and polished through a devotion to excellence.

We are grateful for our loyal audience members as well as for those who are new to our events. We 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.

Thank you for supporting this very bright spot in the city’s arts and culture scene.

Yours sincerely,
Karen Fingas | President


Thank you to our sponsors:

Edmonton Community Foundation Edmonton Arts Council Alberta Foundation for the Arts The City of Edmonton Canadian Heritage Edmonton Explorer Piano Centre Edmonton

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