The Edmonton Chamber Music Society

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The Edmonton Chamber Music Society presents

Summer Solstice Music Festival
June 20 – 28, 2016


ECMS is pleased to announce the 9th Summer Solstice Music Festival, with the legendary Fine Arts Quartet in residence for three concerts.

Fine Arts Quartet

About the Fine Arts Quartet

Founded in Chicago in 1946, the Fine Arts Quartet has recorded over 200 works and toured throughout the world. They have been called the “The Dream Team” and were declared by The Washington Post “one of the gold-plated names in chamber music.”
Ralph Evans, violin; Efim Boico, violin; Juan-Miguel Hernandez, viola; Robert Cohen, cello


Fine Arts Quartet and Friends #1 | Monday, June 20, 2016 | 7:30 PM  

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All Saints’ Anglican Cathedral
| 10035 – 103 St.  Edmonton, AB
Parkade at: 10048 103 St. NW | Some meter parking is available on street.

Great works by the Viennese classicists, Mozart and Beethoven, and the youthful brilliance of Mendelssohn, the “Mozart of the 19th century.”
Mozart  Sonata for violin and piano in E minor, K. 304
Beethoven   Trio in E-flat major, Op. 1, No. 1
Mendelssohn  String Quintet No. 1, Op. 18 (with violist Gil Sharon)

FEATURING: Fine Arts Quartet; Gil Sharon, violin and viola; Rafael Hoekman, cello; Jacques Després, piano; Patricia Tao, piano

Gil Sharon
Gil Sharon
Rafael Hoekman
Rafael Hoekman
Jacques Després
Jacques Després
Patricia Tao
Patricia Tao

Fine Arts Quartet and Friends #2 | Wednesday, June 22, 2016 | 7:30 PM

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Convocation Hall | U of A Campus | Parking map | Visitor parking rates

Join us to hear works by two of the greatest composers of the string quartet, Haydn and Shostakovich. Be transported by Schubert’s transcendent string quintet.

Haydn  String Quartet Op. 71, No. 2
Shostakovich  String Quartet No. 7
Schubert  String Quintet in C major

FEATURING: Fine Arts Quartet; Matt Haimovitz, cello

Matt Haimovitz
Matt Haimovitz
photo: Steph MacKinnon

Fine Arts Quartet and Friends #3 | Friday, June 24, 2016 | 7:30 PM

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All Saints’ Anglican Cathedral
| 10035 – 103 St.  Edmonton, AB
Parkade at: 10048 103 St. NW | Some meter parking is available on street.

An all-French program that introduces us to the string quartet of Germaine Tailleferre, followed by the colorful and scintillating string quartet of Ravel, and ending with the bold and passionate piano quartet of his teacher, Fauré.

Tailleferre  String Quartet
Ravel  String Quartet
Fauré  Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 15

FEATURING: Fine Arts Quartet; Patricia Tao, piano

Patricia Tao
Patricia Tao

Charles Richard-Hamelin, piano | Sunday, June 26, 2016 | 7:30 PM

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All Saints’ Anglican Cathedral
| 10035 – 103 St.  Edmonton, AB
Parkade at: 10048 103 St. NW | Some meter parking is available on street.

Charles Richard-Hamelin is the first Canadian prizewinner in the Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw. Hear him for the first time in Edmonton!

Beethoven  Rondo Op. 51, No. 1 in C major | Rondo Op. 51, No. 2 in G major
Enescu  Piano Suite No. 2 in D major, “Des cloches sonores”
Chopin  Ballade No. 3 in A flat major, Op. 47 | Nocturne in E-flat major, Op. 55, No. 2 | Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58

The Polish Culture Society of Edmonton

Charles Richard-Hamelin
Charles Richard-Hamelin
photo: Emily Ding

A Night at the Opera | Tuesday, June 28, 2016 | 7:30 PM

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Convocation Hall | U of A Campus | Parking map | Visitor parking rates

Hear some of your favorite arias as well as instrumental works derived from opera, performed by many of Edmonton’s finest concert artists.

Arias by Handel, Mozart, Donizetti
Paganini  Variations on a Theme from Rossini’s Moses
Beethoven  Seven Variations on Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen from Mozart’s The Magic Flute
Massenet  Méditation from Thaïs
Sarasate  Carmen Fantasy, Op. 25

FEATURING: John Tessier, tenor; Sherry Steele, soprano; Robert Uchida, violin; Rafael Hoekman, cello; Jacques Després, piano; Patricia Tao, piano

John Tessier
John Tessier

Robert Uchida
Robert Uchida

Rafael Hoekman
Rafael Hoekman

Jacques Després
Jacques Després

Patricia Tao
Patricia Tao

Sherry Steele
Sherry Steele

Pre-Concert by 2016 Outreach Musicians • 6:45 PM

Convocation Hall

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Sonatensatz in C minor, from F-A-E Sonata

  • Gabrielle Després Violin
  • Patricia Tao Piano

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
Largo, from Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 65

  • Kathleen de Caen Cello
  • Patricia Tao Piano

Stephen Sondheim (1930- )
Losing My Mind, from Follies

  • Elise Noyes Soprano
  • Shannon Hiebert Piano

Jason Robert Brown (1970- )
Surabaya Santa, from Songs for a New World

  • Amanda Smith Soprano
  • Shannon Hiebert Piano

Henry Krieger (1945- )
Who will Love Me as I Am, from Side Show

  • Elise Noyes Soprano
  • Amanda Smith Soprano
  • Shannon Hiebert Piano

Yellowhead Brewery Concerts

Matt Haimovitz, cello | Tuesday, June 21 , 2016 | 8 PM

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Yellowhead Brewery
| 10229 – 105 Street  Edmonton, AB

Matt Haimovitz brings his pioneering spirit to Edmonton with a solo concert at the Yellowhead Brewery. The solo cello recital is a Haimovitz trademark, both inside and outside the concert hall.

Matt Haimovitz
Matt Haimovitz
photo: Steph MacKinnon

Robert Uchida and Friends | Thursday, June 23, 2016 | 8 PM

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Yellowhead Brewery
| 10229 – 105 Street  Edmonton, AB

The ESO’s concertmaster Robert Uchida presents a program of works ideal for the intimate atmosphere of Yellowhead Brewery with violist Charles Pilon and cellist Rafael Hoekman.

Robert Uchida
Robert Uchida
Charles Pilon
Charles Pilon
Rafael Hoekman
Rafael Hoekman



2016 Artists