The Edmonton Chamber Music Society


Summer Solstice Music Festival

June 21–25, 2017

Edmonton’s first Chamber Music Summer Festival reaches its 10th Birthday this year. Set aside the dates for a series of inspiring and fun events. If you have never sampled the energy of this festival maybe this is the year to give it a try.

Krzysztof Jablonski will open the Festival with a solo piano recital on June 21. Other events include the young, vibrant and polished Attaca Quartet; a piano master class; Canadian compositions; a relaxed evening at Yellowhead Brewery, and a daytime concert at Ledcor Theatre at the Art Gallery of Alberta.

Day and night you will be able to enjoy five wonderful days of chamber music. Tickets will be on sale at our final concert on April 27.

About the Summer Solstice Music Festival

The absence of a summer chamber music festival in Edmonton was a question raised by Dr. Patricia Tao when she joined the ECMS executive in 2004.

A pianist and dedicated chamber musician, she had participated in many such festivals in Europe and North America and thought Edmonton, with its well-established chamber music audience and enthusiasm for summer festivals, would welcome a new entry onto the cultural scene. The ECMS supported her vision and in June 2008 presented the first annual Summer Solstice Music Festival.

Patricia Tao undertook the role of Music Director as well as performer. Organizer of the Hear’s to Your Health concert series at the Walter Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre, she drew upon her experience as a music programmer to create thematically linked but stylistically varied programs.