The Edmonton Chamber Music Society

2016-2017
Season

The Edmonton Chamber Music Society presents

Summer Solstice Music Festival
June 21–25, 2017


The Edmonton Chamber Music Society is pleased to announce its 10th Summer Solstice Music Festival, coinciding with Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation!

Be enchanted by the American Attacca Quartet, Polish-Canadian pianist Krzysztof Jablonski, and Canadian artists Timothy Chooi [violin], Robert Uchida [violin], Brian Yoon [cello], Marcin Swoboda [viola], and Patricia Tao [piano]. Celebrate Canada and hear great works by Canadian composers throughout the Festival.

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Krzysztof Jablonski, piano  |  Wednesday, June 21, 2017  |  7:30 PM  

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

6:45 PM  |  PRE-CONCERT featuring pianists Brian Liu; Sirui Li; Jessica Ma

Polish-Canadian pianist Krzysztof Jablonski opens the Festival with dazzling piano masterpieces.
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Debussy  Children’s Corner
Ravel   Jeux D’eau, Gaspard de la Nuit
Mussorgsky  Pictures at an Exhibition

Krzysztof Jablonski
Krzysztof Jablonski

Attacca Quartet  Thursday, June 22, 2017  |  8 PM

Attacca Quartet

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Yellowhead Brewery
| 10229 – 105 Street  Edmonton, AB

Enjoy food and drinks while the Attacca Quartet displays its energy and versatility with a playlist that extends from Haydn to John Adams.
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Attacca Quartet  |  Friday, June 23, 2017  |  7:30 PM

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

Hear a more serious side of the Attacca Quartet in this program of masterworks by Mendelssohn and Beethoven, as well as a composition by Canadian composer Kelly-Marie Murphy.
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Kelly-Marie Murphy  Dark Energy
Mendelssohn  String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 13
Beethoven  String Quartet No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 131


Strings Only  |  Saturday, June 24, 2017  |  12 PM

Timothy Chooi
Timothy Chooi

Marcin Swoboda
Marcin Swoboda

Brian Yoon
Brian Yoon

Art Gallery of Alberta | 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square  Edmonton, AB
Admission by Donation

Enjoy an hour of mid-day music in this intimate Ledcor Theatre concert featuring string solos, duos, and trios, including works by a number of leading Canadian composers. The sensational young violinist Timothy Chooi will join Marcin Swoboda, assistant principal violist of the Calgary Philharmonic, and Brian Yoon, new assistant principal cellist of the ESO.

Beethoven  Duo for Viola and Cello in E flat major, “Eyeglass”
Vincent Ho  Stigmata [for solo cello]
Ka Nin Chan  Soulmate [for solo violin]
Serge Arcuri  Soliloque I [for solo violin]
Dohnányi  Serenade for String Trio, Op. 10


Summer Passion  Sunday, June 25, 2017  |  7:30 PM

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

6:45 PM  |  PRE-CONCERT featuring Jonah Hansen, cello; Andrea Young, piano; Gabrielle Desprès, violin

As in past years, our final Summer Passion concert features great works of the chamber music repertoire.

Vitali  Chaconne for Violin and Piano
Alexina Louie  Bringing the Tiger Down from the Mountain II
Grieg  Sonata No. 3 for Violin and Piano in C minor, Op. 45
Schumann  Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op. 44

FEATURING: Robert Uchida, violin; Timothy Chooi, violin; Marcin Swoboda, viola; Brian Yoon, cello; Patricia Tao, piano

Robert Uchida
Robert Uchida

Timothy Chooi
Timothy Chooi

Marcin Swoboda
Marcin Swoboda

Brian Yoon
Brian Yoon

Patricia Tao
Patricia Tao


Around Town: Free Festival Outreach Events →

View dates and locations of free chamber music events, including a piano master class with Krzysztof Jablonski and outreach performances at CBC’s Centre Stage, Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market, and other venues.


2017 Artists

Attacca Quartet
Timothy Chooi | Violin
Krzysztof Jablonski | Piano
Marcin Swoboda | Viola

Patricia Tao | Piano
Robert Uchida | Violin
Brian Yoon | Cello


Our Festival Sponsors:

The City of Edmonton U of A Faculty of Arts | Department of Music Alberta Foundation for the Arts Corporate Copy Canadian Heritage Edmonton Arts Council CKUA Radio Network