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The Edmonton Chamber Music Society

January 2016

In this Issue:

London Haydn Quartet
Seeking Volunteers | U of A’s 50th Anniversary Music Celebrations
Advertisement: Classical River Cruise & Concert Series

London Haydn Quartet

Featuring Eric Hoeprich, basset clarinet

London Haydn Quartet reaturing Eric Hoeprich, basset clarinet

SATURDAY, JANUARY 9, 2016 | 8 PM | Tickets

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

One of the world’s leading period instrument string quartets, the London Haydn Quartet has collaborated with period clarinettist Eric Hoeprich to record the Brahms and Mozart quintets on the Glossa label.

Together they have toured extensively in Europe, the USA and Canada including performances at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., and Yale University.

This programme explores magnificent works from the Viennese School of the late 18th century, encompassing the greatest composers of the era.

Catherine Manson | Violin
Michael Gurevich | Violin
James Boyd | Viola
Jonathan Mason | Cello

Joseph Haydn
  String Quartet Op. 50 No. 1 in B-flat major
Ludwig von Beethoven
  String Quartet Op. 18 No. 3 in D major
W.A. Mozart
  Clarinet Quintet in A major, K. 581

Program notes PDF

Seeking Volunteers

The ECMS functions primarily through the contributions of volunteers. We offer a variety of roles with differing time commitments and skill development opportunities. Learn more →

Let us know your interests and what you can contribute!

University of Alberta Faculty of Arts

U of A Music announces 50th Anniversary Concert

Sunday, January 24, 2016 | 3 PM
Winspear Centre

2 PM: Performances & displays in main lobby

General Admission
$20 | Senior: $15 | Student: $10
Tickets now on sale →  
Tickets also for sale at door one our prior to performance

The University of Alberta’s 50th Anniversary Music Celebrations concert will offer a dynamic roster of student, faculty and alumni talent.

Hosted by CBC Edmonton’s Peter Brown, the doors to the Winspear’s Enmax Theatre will open at 2:40 PM with faculty composers Mark Hannesson and Mark Segger with XImE, the U of A’s Experimental Improvisation Ensemble, swiftly kicking off the sonic festivities.

More than 120 choral artists, including members of the Madrigal Singers and U of A Concert Choir, along with U of A alumni members of the Richard Eaton Singers, will fill the choir loft and concert hall with their soaring voices, performing two movements from Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 (also known as the Choral) by Beethoven. The choir will be prepared by two chorus masters; distinguished U of A professor Leonard Ratzlaff and recent DMus graduate Rob Curtis, and performed with student musicians of the University of Alberta Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Petar Dundjerski.

The U of A’s elite Symphonic Wind Ensemble will perform Richard Strauss’ Horn Concerto No. 1 with international horn soloist and former member of Canadian Brass Jeff Nelsen. Also being performed is Mothership by contemporary composer Mason Bates, featuring student and alumni soloists on guitar, horn, sitar and trombone, conducted by Angela Schroeder.

Featured faculty performances include acclaimed pianists Patricia Tao and Jacques Després, as well as Juno Award-winning tenor John Tessier, bass Leonard Ratzlaff, mezzo-soprano¬†Elizabeth Turnbull and soprano Sherry Steele.

U of A Music at 50 years: Origins, History and a Promising Future

The U of A Department of Music may have been far from the mind of Alberta’s first premier Alexander Rutherford when he established the University of Alberta in 1908, but music has always played a significant role in official university events from the very beginning. As recently as this past November, U of A student musicians performed distinguished and festive music at the installation of new university president David Turpin. Read more →

In 1945, the U of A established a Department of Fine Arts, with a Music Division led by John Reymes-King, but only in 1965 did the U of A found an independent Department of Music, chaired by the late Richard S. Eaton. By 1970, the U of A Department of Music moved into the Fine Arts Building, planned as Phase One of a state-of-the-art facility. Phase Two and Phase Three never materialized; however, with the proposed Galleria project and the potential of the U of A Department of Music moving to downtown Edmonton as one of its tenants, the future looks promising.

“In the 50 years since its founding, the University of Alberta Department of Music has consistently attracted performers, composers and scholars of international distinction. As well, the department has developed a full range of undergraduate and graduate student programs and consistently trained students who have achieved distinguished careers in Edmonton, throughout Canada and around the world as performers, scholars and lovers of music,” says William H. Street, chair of the U of A Department of Music.

View the full U of A season schedule of performing and visual arts events →, including mainstage music concerts, Studio Theatre performances and Art & Design exhibitions in the FAB Gallery.

Thank you to the U of A mainstage season media sponsors:

CKUA   Avenue Magazine   VUE Weekly


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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