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.
Krzysztof Jablonski, piano | Wednesday, June 21, 2017 | 7:30 PM
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.
Debussy Children’s Corner
Ravel Jeux D’eau, Gaspard de la Nuit
Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition
Attacca Quartet | Thursday, June 22, 2017 | 8 PM
Enjoy food and drinks while the Attacca Quartet displays its energy and versatility with a playlist that extends from Haydn to John Adams.
Attacca Quartet | Friday, June 23, 2017 | 7:30 PM
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.
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
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
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
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.
Timothy Chooi | Violin
Krzysztof Jablonski | Piano
Marcin Swoboda | Viola
Patricia Tao | Piano
Robert Uchida | Violin
Brian Yoon | Cello