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The Edmonton Chamber Music Society

February 2016

In this Issue:

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
Summer Solstice Music Festival | June 20-28, 2016
ECMS is Proud to Support Young Edmonton Talent
James Ehnes @ 40: Canada 2016 Tour
Advertisement: Classical River Cruise & Concert Series

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra

FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2016 | 8 PM | Tickets

10209 – 123 Street | Edmonton, AB

Experience the meeting place of baroque art and music on this magical journey to five European homes where works by Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, and Marais are performed against a backdrop of paintings by Vermeer, Canaletto and Watteau.

Tafelmusik, Canada’s award-winning period instrument orchestra, was founded in 1979 and has long been renowned in North America and internationally for its distinct, exhilarating and soulful performances. It has excelled equally in music ranging from the baroque and classical eras and beyond, including adventurous cross-cultural reinventions of baroque classics.

“A special, all-encompassing experience that makes one forget time and place
for two bliss-filled hours.” –Toronto Star

Program PDF | Program notes PDF

Sneak Peek of the
2016 Summer Solstice Music Festival

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

June 20, 22, 24, 2016

  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.
  Fine Arts Quartet
Fine Arts Quartet

Sunday, June 26, 2016

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

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

A Night at the Opera, featuring tenor John Tessier, violinist Robert Uchida, and others. Experience famous operatic arias and hear how other composers have been inspired by these works.

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

Tuesday, June 21, 2016


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.”

  Matt Haimovitz
Matt Haimovitz
photo: Steph MacKinnon

Thursday, June 23, 2016


Robert Uchida and Friends

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

  Robert Uchida
Robert Uchida

TICKETS go on sale Friday, March 11, 2016!

ECMS is Proud to Support Young Edmonton Talent

Gabrielle Després, one of our featured young artists in the pre-concerts at the Summer Solstice Festival for the last three years and a volunteer who has helped promote the festival at the 104th Street Farmers’ Market, is one of 24 young Canadians invited to participate in the Radio Canada television show, Virtuose.

The show airs on Friday evenings at 7 PM, and she will appear on the show on February 12, 2016.

If you miss it, this episode and past episodes can be viewed online.

James Ehnes @ 40 Canada 2016 Tour

Violin Virtuoso James Ehnes Hits 40
and Hits the Road on a National Recital Tour

On January 27, 2016, James Ehnes turned 40.

To celebrate, he’s throwing a super-sized birthday party in the form of a national recital tour featuring stops in all of Canada’s provinces and territories.

James will be joined on the tour by acclaimed pianist Andrew Armstrong with whom he has performed in recital across the globe and recorded numerous award-winning CDs.

We are delighted to announce that James and Andrew will open the ECMS’s 2016/17 Season on Wednesday, September 14, 2016.


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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