The Edmonton Chamber Music Society

2018-2019
Season

2019 Summer Solstice Music Festival
June 11–21, 2019

Main Concerts  |  Performances in Other Venues  | Ticket Info |  Free Events Around Town  |  Festival Artists  |  Chamber Music Workshop for Community Players


The Edmonton Chamber Music Society is pleased to announce its 12th Summer Solstice Music Festival, which begins with the second annual Chamber Music Workshop for Community Players from June 11–17, 2019.

Our Main Concerts begin on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 and feature the Canadian piano quartet Ensemble Made in Canada, French-Canadian pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin [Thu., June 20], and [Fri., June 21] clarinetist James Campbell, violinist Mark Fewer, and many other Canadian artists.

VENUES

First Baptist Church  10031 109 St NW  Edmonton, AB    [directions]
Yellowhead Brewery  10229 105 Street NW   Edmonton, AB    [directions]
Art Gallery of Alberta  Ledcor Theatre, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square  [directions]


MAIN CONCERTS

Ensemble Made in Canada  Piano Quartet

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
7:30 PM

TICKET INFO →
First Baptist Church  |
10031 109 St NW  Edmonton, AB  [directions]

Ensemble Made in Canada
photo: bohuang.ca

Elissa Lee Violin | Angela Park Piano | Sharon Wei Viola | Rachel Mercer Cello

The acclaimed Canadian ensemble performs great piano quartets by Mozart, Frank Bridge, and Gabriel Fauré during its first visit to Edmonton.
ensemblemadeincanada.com


Charles Richard-Hamelin Piano

Thursday, June 20, 2019
7:30 PM

TICKET INFO →
First Baptist Church  |
10031 109 St NW  Edmonton, AB  [directions]

Charles Richard-Hamelin
photo: Elizabeth Delage

SSMF welcomes back the poetic and virtuosic pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin.
charlesrichardhamelin.com

George Enescu
Suite No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 3 (“dans le style ancien”)

Claude Debussy
Images (oubliées)

Felix Mendelssohn
Fantaisie in F-sharp Minor, Op. 28

Sergei Rachmaninoff
Morceaux de Fantaisie, Op. 3 (excerpts)

Frédéric Chopin
Nocturne in C-sharp Minor, Op. posth.

Frédéric Chopin
Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23

Frédéric Chopin
Andante Spianato & Grande Polonaise, Op. 22


Summer Passion

Friday, June 21, 2019
7:30 PM

TICKET INFO →
First Baptist Church  |
10031 109 St. NW  Edmonton, AB  [directions]

James Campbell  Clarinet | Mark Fewer  Violin

Join clarinetist James Campbell, violinist Mark Fewer and some of Edmonton’s finest players for a program of chamber music favorites.

W.A. Mozart
Trio in E-flat Major, K. 498 “Kegelstatt”

Carl Maria von Weber
Clarinet Quintet in B-flat Major, Op. 34

Franz Schubert
Piano Quintet in A Major, D. 667 “Trout”

Performers: James Campbell, clarinet; Mark Fewer, violin; Laura Veeze, violin; Ethan Filner, viola; Rafael Hoekman, cello; Max Cardilli, double bass; Patricia Tao, piano

PERFORMANCES IN OTHER VENUES

Art Gallery of Alberta

Ledcor Theatre  |  2 Sir Winston Churchill Square  [directions]

Ensemble Made in Canada
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
12 noon

Admission by donation

Ensemble Made in Canada introduces itself to Edmonton audiences with Mosaique, featuring ten short newly-commissioned works by composers from across Canada.
ensemblemadeincanada.com


Yellowhead Brewery

10229 105 Street NW   Edmonton, AB  [directions]
TICKET INFO →

James Campbell and Friends
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
8 PM

An evening of upbeat jazz, Brazilian tango and more!

Performers: James Campbell, clarinet; Graham Campbell, guitar; Mark Fewer, violin; Laura Veeze, violin; Clayton Leung, viola; Meran Currie-Roberts, cello


AROUND TOWN: FREE FESTIVAL EVENTS

Check back here and on our Facebook page in June for dates and locations of free chamber music events and outreach performances at CBC’s Centre Stage, Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market, and other venues.


FESTIVAL ARTISTS

Laura Veeze, violin
Laura Veeze  Violin

Ethan Filner, viola
Ethan Filner  Viola

Clayton Leung, viola
Clayton Leung  Viola

Rafael Hoekman, cello
Rafael Hoekman  Cello

Max Cardilli, double bass
Max Cardilli   Double Bass

Graham Campbell, guitar
Graham Campbell   Guitar

Patricia Tao, piano
Patricia Tao   Piano


2019 Summer Solstice
Chamber Music Workshop for Community Players

Workshop: Tuesday, June 11 to Saturday, June 15, 2019
Performance: Monday, June 17, 2019

Participants in the 2019 Summer Solstice Chamber Music Workshop for Community Players will study and play chamber music together in a relaxed atmosphere conducive to learning. The workshop is designed to develop their performance skills while also enhancing their understanding and appreciation of the art of chamber music.

Coaches will be violist Ethan Filner (formerly with San Francisco’s Cypress String Quartet); violinist Ewald Cheung (graduate of McGill and Juilliard); pianist Patricia Tao (professor at the University of Alberta); and Rafael Hoekman, principal cellist of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.

The workshop will take place for five days; June 11–15, 2019, ending with a performance on Monday, June 17, 2019.

Each group will receive daily two-hour coaching sessions. Coaching sessions will generally occur between 4:30-8:30 PM, although times can be flexible to meet participants' needs. Groups can opt for 5 instead of 10 hours of coaching.

*Cost for 10 hours of coaching:

  • $425 per person for duos and trios
  • $375 per person for quartets and quintets

*Cost for 5 hours of coaching:

  • $215 per person for duos and trios
  • $185 per person for quartets and quintets

*GST included
Musicians may apply as a formed group or as an individual. We will make every effort to fit individuals into groups based on their level of experience and playing. 

Payment [due May 31, 2019] can be made via:

  • Square
  • Cheque [payable to Edmonton Chamber Music Society]
    Mail registration form and payment to:
    #188, 8507 – 112 St. NW  Edmonton, AB  T6G 2L7

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Email your registration form to ptao@ualberta.ca