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The Edmonton Chamber Music Society

April 2016

In this Issue:

Miró Quartet & Colin Currie (percussion)
Summer Solstice Music Festival | June 20-28, 2016
Volunteer Opportunities
Part-time Contract Opportunity
Notes from one of our partners
Advertisement: Classical River Cruise & Concert Series

Miró Quartet & Colin Currie (percussion)

Miró Quartet & Colin Currie (percussion)

TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2016 | 8 PM | Tickets

Main floor of Arts building | U of A Campus | Edmonton, AB

Taking its name from the Spanish surrealist artist Joan Miró, the Miró Quartet embraces the traditional as well as the fresh and modern aesthetic of the 20th century.

They are joined by one of today’s most innovative and compelling artists, Scottish classical percussion soloist Colin Currie, who is acclaimed for his “… athletic percussionism, compulsive showmanship and deep musicality." –The Guardian |

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
String Quartet in F minor Op. 95,

Joseph Pereira (b. 1974)
(for vibraphone and string quartet)

Michael Torke (b. 1961)
Mojave for percussion


Franz Peter Schubert (1797-1828)
Quartet in C minor, D. 703,

Steve Martland (1954-2013)
Starry Night
(for string quartet and percussion)

Solo percussion works

“Throughout, the Miró Quartet played with explosive vigor and technical finesse.” –The New York Times

ECMS’s 2016 Summer Solstice Music Festival

Enjoy the best in local, national and international talent over 8 days;
June 20 – 28, 2016!

Festival and Ticket info →
Join in the excitement as a Volunteer →

June 20, 22, 24, 2016 | 7:30 PM

  Fine Arts Quartet, Matt Haimovitz, Gil Sharon, Rafael Hoekman, Patricia Tao, Jacques Després
Hear some of the greatest works from the string literature, including quartets by Haydn, Shostakovich, and Ravel, as well as Schubert’s last chamber work, the sublime Quintet
in C major
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  Fine Arts Quartet
Fine Arts Quartet

Sunday, June 26, 2016 | 7:30 PM | All Saints’ Anglican Cathedral

  Piano recital by Charles Richard-Hamelin, the first Canadian prizewinner in the Chopin International Piano Competition, held last October.

Hear him for the first time in Edmonton!

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  Charles Richard-Hamelin
Charles Richard-Hamelin
photo: Emily Ding

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 | 7:30 PM | Convocation Hall

  A Night at the Opera, featuring tenor John Tessier, soprano Sherry Steele, violinist Robert Uchida, and others.

Experience famous operatic arias and hear how other composers have been inspired by these works. 

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  John Tessier
John Tessier

Yellowhead Brewery Concerts

Enjoy food and drinks while enjoying intimate performances at the Yellowhead Brewery | 10229 – 105 St.  Edmonton, AB | map

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 | 8 PM


Matt Haimovitz brings his pioneering spirit to Edmonton with a solo concert at the Yellowhead Brewery.

“The solo cello recital is a Haimovitz trademark, both inside and outside the concert hall.”

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  Matt Haimovitz
Matt Haimovitz
photo: Steph MacKinnon

Thursday, June 23, 2016 | 8 PM


Robert Uchida and Friends

The ESO’s concertmaster presents a program of works ideal for the intimate atmosphere of Yellowhead Brewery.

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  Robert Uchida
Robert Uchida


Volunteer Opportunities

The ECMS functions primarily through the contributions of volunteers. We offer a variety of roles with differing time commitments and skill development opportunities. Musical knowledge is not a prerequisite for joining our volunteer team.

Let us know your interests and what you can contribute →

Part-time Contract Opportunity with ECMS

ECMS is seeking an experienced Arts Management professional with strong communication and organizational skills to lead and coordinate key activities for our season and Festival.

Developing and executing a publicity and media relations plan, fostering business sponsorships, preparing grant applications and accounting for funding are encompassed in the role.

The time commitment will vary during the year and range from 30 to 60 hours per month. Compensation will be negotiated in accordance with skills and experience.

For more information and to discuss the terms and conditions, please contact:

Notes from one of our partners

Edmonton Youth Orchestra  

Sunday, May 1, 2016
2 PM
Conductor: Michael Massey

Winspear Centre
9720 – 102 Avenue | Edmonton, AB

The Thelma Johannes O’Neill Concert, featuring the winners of the 35th Northern Alberta Concerto Competition for Piano/Organ, is proudly sponsored by the Alberta Registered Music Teachers’ Association and the Edmonton Youth Orchestra Association.

Debussy Petite Suite
Handel St. Cecilia Overture
Mozart Piano Concerto in A major [1st movement]
–soloist: Andrea Young
Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
–soloist: Louisa Lu | Piano
Respighi Church Windows

TICKETS: $15 Adult  |  $10 Student/Senior
TIX on the Square: 780–420–1757 | Buy online
EYO Office: 780-436-7932
At the door

EYO AUDITIONS | 2016–17 Season | Intermediate and Senior Orchestras
Further information & audition appointment »


Classical River Cruise & Concert Series
Rhone, France & Barcelona, Spain
October 10 – 25, 2016  [16 days]

Classical River Cruise

Renowned impresario and raconteur George Zukerman, OC, OBC, has orchestrated a glorious music cruise along the Rhone River. This exploration of southern France and Barcelona features a rich cultural program sure to enthrall lovers of music, travel, history and fine cuisine.

Savour 3 nights in Lyon, 4 nights in Barcelona, and 7 nights aboard the luxurious river cruise ship AMADagio, with musical performances both on board and in some of the great performance halls of France and Spain.

Lyon – Annecy – Oingt – Vienne – Grignan – Avignon
Les Baux – Arles – Figueres – Barcelona

Cruise map

More information PDF

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