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The Edmonton Chamber Music Society

August 2015

In this Issue:
Subscribe to the 2015/16 ECMS Season
Call for Board Members | AGM | Volunteer and Donor Appreciation Night
Chamber Music during the summer: A wonderful chance to hear a Piano Duo

Gone! Gone! Gone!
Where has the summer gone?

Relaxing with a cold one with the grill sizzling on the deck: done.
Sandals, shorts and tank tops: au revoir.
Late nights under the stars with a crackling campfire: done.

Ah; the joys of summer, done for another year. Winter is around the corner. But don’t despair; pleasure can be had this winter.

Subscribe to the Edmonton Chamber Music Society 2015/2016 Season. Listen to the soothing, relaxing music. Let it transport your mind to a warm, cozy place. Let it make you forget about the cold, wind and snow.

Subscriptions and single tickets are still available for all concerts.

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Chamber Ensemble

Tue., October. 20, 2015
Ensemble Caprice
photo: Bill Blackstone
Ensemble Caprice
Sat., October. 31, 2015

London Haydn Quartet
London Haydn Quartet
Sat., January 9, 2016

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
photo: Sian Richards
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
Fri., March 11, 2016

  Miró Quartet & Colin Currie
photo: Tania Quintanilla
Miró Quartet & Colin Currie
Tue., April 12, 2016

Call for Board Members: 2015/16

Are you looking for a way to engage
with something meaningful this year?

The ECMS is a volunteer-run organization and Board members contribute significant hours to their roles. The ECMS Board is a blend of a governance board and a working board. We have approximately 7 to 9 evening meetings and one strategic planning session per year.

We are hoping to add to our dedicated group with the following roles:

This role is currently a job-shared position.

  • Attends and records motions and board minutes;
  • Keeps records of the Society regarding policies and procedures;
  • Maintains an electronic filing system

Volunteer Coordinator

  • Helps to recruit, orient, support, and retain volunteers;
  • Maintains an Inventory of current Volunteers, their contact coordinates and the roles they typically perform;
  • Organizes events to express appreciation for volunteer contributions

Organizational Development

  • Contributes to better understanding of current and potential audience preferences and audience relations through research, surveys and special events;
  • Supports and coordinates initiatives that further understanding of chamber music;
  • Builds support and participation in the work of the ECMS

Members at Large

  • Take leadership role in organizing special initiatives or events;
  • Coordinate various aspects of the season’s concerts and/or the Summer Chamber Music Festival;
  • Assist other members with responsibilities;
  • Possibly cover off for various Board members in their absence

Event Coordination and/or Fundraising
This is a flexible role, depending upon interests of the member.

  • Develops a campaign or multiple events to contribute to the financial well-being of the organization;
  • Finds ways to enable the ECMS to attract world-class musicians and offer special concerts;
  • Arranges social events in conjunction with concerts;

The Society can arrange job sharing and provide orientation and training as needed.

Interested? Please contact me to discuss options.
Karen Fingas | ECMS President |

Save the Date

Notice of Annual General Meeting

The AGM for the Edmonton Chamber Music Society will be held:

Thursday, November 19, 2015
The Drawing Room | Fairmont Hotel Macdonald
5:30 – 7 PM

All ECMS season subscribers and anyone who has volunteered for the Society are considered members of the ECMS. Members are eligible to serve on the Board, attend and vote at the AGM.

Volunteer and Donor Appreciation Night

Thursday, November 19, 2015
The Drawing Room | Fairmont Hotel Macdonald
To follow the AGM at 7 PM

Everyone who has volunteered, helped at the Casino or donated to the ECMS during the 2014/15 year is invited!

Other Musical Events

Piano Duo: Kerry Waller and Yoana Kyurkchieva

Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015  |  2 PM
Convocation Hall  |  U of A Campus
Admission by donation

Award-winning pianists Kerry Waller and Yoana Kyurkchieva present an eclectic piano duo recital featuring works by Brahms, Lutoslawski, Poulenc and Shostakovich.

Kerry Waller  

Kerry Waller studied under Dr. Jacques Després at the University of Alberta. In 2014 he won the Grand Prize at the Canadian Music Competition which culminated in a performance with the Quebec Symphony Orchestra.

He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance under Paul Stewart at the University of Montreal.

Yoana Kyurkchieva received a Bachelor of Music degree and a Master of Music degree in piano performance, chamber music, collaborative and pedagogy from the National Music Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria. She has won many prestigious piano competitions and scholarships worldwide.

Yoana recently earned her Doctor of Music degree under the supervision of Dr. Jacques Després at the University of Alberta.

  Yoana Kyurkchieva


Johannes Brahms
Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn, Op. 56a
Francis Poulenc
Poulenc Sonata for Two Pianos, FP 156
Dmitri Shostakovich
Suite for Two Pianos, Op. 6
Witold Lutoslawski
Variations on a Theme by Paganini