Edmonton Chamber Music Society / The 2022 Spring Equinox Festival

The Edmonton Chamber Music Society

Summer Solstice Music Festival

June 16 - 24, 2022

FESTIVAL PASSES

Adult: $86 | Senior [60+] : $70 | Under 30: $38
Festival Passes will allow entry into the June 18, 21 and 24 performances only

Purchase the Festival Pass for 3 Main Concerts:
Online
By phone: TIX on the Square: 780-420-1757
In person: TIX on the Square   Sir Winston Churchill Square

Festival Outreach

Free events happening during the Festival at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, City Hall Atrium and Churchill Square

More Information


Summer Passion

Blake Pouliot  |  Violin

Saturday, June 18, 2022
7:30 PM
Pre-concert performer at 7 PM

Holy Trinity Anglican Church
10037 84 Ave. NW Edmonton, AB [directions]

Single Tickets:
TIX on the Square
| 780-420-1757
$35
Adult  |   $15 Under 30

Buy Festival Pass | Buy Single Tickets

Welcome the "refined and impassioned" young artist, violinist Blake Pouliot, in this program exploring the Romantic spirit with works by Clara Schumann, Brahms, and Amy Beach. Assisted by pianist Patricia Tao, violinist Gabrielle Després, violist Laura Veeze and cellist Caroline Stinson.

Blake Pouliot
Blake Pouliot  |  Violin

Program

Clara Schumann (1819–1896)
Romance No. 1 for Violin and Piano, from Op. 22

Kaija Saariaho (1952–  )
Nocturne for Solo Violin               

Johannes Brahms (1833–1897)
Sonata No. 3 in D Minor for Violin and Piano, Op. 108

  1. Allegro
  2. Adagio
  3. Un poco presto e con sentimento
  4. Presto agitato

Blake Pouliot | Violin
Patricia Tao | Piano

Amy Beach (1867–1944)
Piano Quintet in F-sharp Minor, Op. 67

  1. Adagio – Allegro moderato
  2. Adagio expressive
  3. Allegro agitato – Adagio coma primo – Presto

Blake Pouliot | Violin
Gabrielle Després | Violin
Laura Veeze | Viola
Caroline Stinson | Cello
Patricia Tao | Piano


Celebrating the Anne Burrows Music Foundation

Tuesday, June 21, 2022
7:30 PM
Pre-concert performer at 7 PM

Holy Trinity Anglican Church
10037 84 Ave. NW Edmonton, AB [directions]

Single Tickets:
TIX on the Square
| 780-420-1757
$35
Adult  |   $15 Under 30

Buy Festival Pass | Buy Single Tickets

Not deterred by the pandemic, two years later than planned, we help the Anne Burrows Music Foundation celebrate its 40th year of supporting young artists. Hear the incredible talent of former foundation recipients, all of whom have gone on to professional music careers. On top of that, you will be treated to Mendelssohn’s beloved String Octet.

Featuring:
Jessica Linnebach, violin; Gabrielle Després, violin; Ewald Cheung, violin; Sonya Shin, violin; Keith Hamm, viola; Leanne Maitland, viola; Caroline Stinson, cello; Kathleen de Caen, cello; Robert Spady, clarinet; Sarah Ho, piano

Jessica Linnebach
Jessica Linnebach  |  Violin


The Untapped Sonorities of the Saxophone

Kenari Saxophone Quartet

Friday, June 24, 2022
7:30 PM
Pre-concert performer at 7 PM

Muttart Hall |  MacEwan University
Alberta College Campus
10050 MacDonald Dr. NW  Edmonton, AB  [directions]

Single Tickets:
TIX on the Square
| 780-420-1757
$35
Adult  |   $15 Under 30

Buy Festival Pass | Buy Single Tickets

Enjoy a more "traditional" program from the Kenari, with arrangements of works by Piazzolla, Mendelssohn, Bach and Schumann, as well as new works written for the saxophone quartet.

Kanari Saxophone Quartet

Bob Eason – soprano saxophone
Kyle Baldwin – alto saxophone
Corey Dundee – tenor saxophone
Steven Banks – baritone saxophone

Program

Astor Piazzolla / arr. Bob Eason
Michelangelo '70 (1986/2017)

Robert Schumann / arr. William Bolcom
A Schumann Bouquet (1848/2015)

Mischa Zupko
Quantum Shift (2017)

J.S. Bach / arr. David Maslanka
Excerpts from Goldberg Variations (1741/2010)

Jennifer Higdon
Short Stories (1996)

  1. Splashing the Canvas
  2. Lullaby
  3. Chase

Felix Mendelssohn / arr. Bob Eason
Capriccio from Op. 81 (1843/2017)

David Maslanka
Mountain Roads (1997)


Caroline Stinson

The Art of Cake

Thursday, June 16, 2022
7:30 PM
Fantasie Française with cellist Caroline Stinson, assisted by cellist Rafael Hoekman

The Art of Cake
11811 105 Ave. NW  Edmonton, AB [directions]

Sorry, advance tickets are Sold Out
Standing room only tickets will be available at the door for $10.

Enjoy the warm sound of solo cello and duos in a concert featuring works by early French composers such as Couperin and Marais to the modern Prévost, all while eating cake (as well as other savouries).


Station on Jasper

Kenari Saxophone Quartet

Thursday, June 23, 2022
7:30 PM

Station on Jasper
10524 Jasper Ave.  Edmonton, AB [directions]

All tickets $25  |  Buy online →

Praised for their "electrifying stage presence and seductive sound", ECMS welcomes our first saxophone quartet. With their beautiful sound and seamless ensemble work, experience a new sonic world with the Kenari Saxophone Quartet, all while enjoying the great food and drink offerings at Station on Jasper.



Thank you to our sponsors:

Alberta Foundation for the ArtsEdmonton Community FoundationCanadian Heritage The City of EdmontonEdmonton Arts Council

FENNA FAMILY FUND
at
Edmonton Community Foundation


Volunteer Opportunities

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Please consider joining our team.

COVID-19 Protocols
ECMS follows all health & safety guidelines specific to each venue.