Edmonton Chamber Music Society - 70th Season

Join us for an extraordinary celebration as ECMS marks its 70th anniversary with a dazzling lineup of the most distinguished performers from around the world.

Bringing the world’s best chamber music to Edmonton

2024-25 Season Subscriptions

Adult: $220

Senior : (65+) $185

Under 30: $150

Single tickets will be on sale after August 15th, 2024

General admission: $55

Under 30: $30

Buy Subscription

Gryphon Trio

Convocation Hall, Old Arts Building
University of Alberta

Experience the magic of Canada’s Gryphon Trio, one of the world’s premier piano trios. For over 25 years, it has earned acclaim for and captivated global audiences with its dynamic, refined, and memorable performances.

With over 85 commissioned works and a prolific recording catalogue, including 22 releases, the Gryphons have pushed the boundaries of classical music. Honours include 11 nominations and three Juno Awards for Classical Album of the Year.

co-sponsored by the University of Alberta Department of Music

Olga Arribas Quintana, violin
Miroslav Sekera, piano

Muttart Hall, MacEwan University

Olga Arribas Quintana, hailing from a family of Czech violinists, is one of the most interesting young violinists of her generation. She has won first prizes at the Rodolfo Lipizer Award and the Prague Spring, and secured second prize at the Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition in China in 2018, where she also received the award for the best interpretation of a contemporary Chinese concerto. She and Sekera perform together often and she released her debut CD in 2022.

Miroslav Sekera is a distinguished Czech pianist who has garnered numerous accolades, including first prizes at the Chopin Competition in Mariánské Lázné, the Johannes Brahms International Competition in Pörtschach, Austria, and from the Prague Academy of Music. In 2006, he released a solo CD with Multisonic, and has also recorded three CDs of the works of contemporary Boston composer Joseph Summer.

Vox Luminis

Convocation Hall, Old Arts Building
University of Alberta

Immerse yourself in the ethereal sound of Vox Luminis, led by Lionel Meunier and specializing in 17th and early 18th-century English, Italian, and German repertoire.

This ensemble enchants with its unique blend of vocal timbres and sound colours. Currently Artists-In-Residence at Concertgebouw Brugge, they have won prestigious awards, including the Baroque Vocal Award and Gramophone’s Recording of the Year for Schütz’s Musikalische Exequien.

co-sponsored by the University of Alberta Department of Music

Schumann Quartett

Robertson-Wesley United Church*
*Street parking is limited; please allow yourself extra time.

Join the acclaimed Schumann Quartett, featuring brothers Mark, Erik, and Ken Schumann, alongside violist Veit Hertenstein. Founded in 2007, this ensemble won first prizes at the International Competition “Schubert und die Musik der Moderne” and the Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition.

Their recent album, Landscapes, garnered the German Record Critics Award. They have been appointed to prestigious residencies at London’s Wigmore Hall and New York’s Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

Angela Hewitt

Robertson-Wesley United Church*
*Street parking is limited; please allow yourself extra time.

One of the world’s leading concert pianists, Angela Hewitt appears globally in recital and as soloist with major orchestras. A native of Ottawa, she also performs throughout Canada and has won four Junos along with numerous other awards.

Renowned for her interpretations of J.S. Bach in live performance and recordings, her extensive discography spans works by Beethoven, Scarlatti, Handel, Couperin, Rameau, Haydn, Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, and many more.

Ehnes Quartet

West End Christian Reformed Church

ECMS favourite James Ehnes returns with the Ehnes Quartet, one of the most sought-after chamber groups performing today. Formally established in 2010, the Quartet’s members have played chamber music together in various formations for more than 20 years.

They have delighted audiences and critics across North America, Europe, and Asia with their highly refined, sensitive and expressive performances. Their award-winning discography includes quartets by Beethoven, Schubert, and Sibelius.

Our Sponsors

Edmonton Arts Council
Alberta Foundation for the Arts
Edmonton Community Foundation