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The Edmonton Chamber Music Society

July 2016

In this Issue:

Presenting our 2016-2017 Season
Take advantage of our Early Bird subscription prices!
Call for Nominations: Board of Directors
Notice of Annual General Meeting
Advertisement: Classical River Cruise & Concert Series

2016-2017 Season

Download 2016-2017 Season brochure PDF

James Ehnes | Andrew Armstrong
photo: Benjamin Ealovega
James Ehnes @ 40 Canada 2016 Tour
James Ehnes
Andrew Armstrong  PIANO
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Jan Lisiecki
photo: Mathias Borthor
Jan Lisiecki  PIANO
Saturday, January 21, 2017

Pražák Quartet
photo: David Rowe
Pražák Quartet

Friday, March 10, 2017

New Orford String Quartet
photo: Alain Lefort
New Orford String Quartet
With Cho-Liang Lin  VIOLIN and
Orion Weiss
Saturday, April 1, 2017

Karina Gauvin
photo: Michael Slobodian
Les Boréades de Montréal
photo: Sébastien Jurkovich
Karina Gauvin  SOPRANO and
Les Boréades de Montréal
Thursday, April 27, 2017

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before August 1!

Enjoy Early Bird discounts on ticket prices with the purchase of a season subscription until August 1!

Five-concert Early Bird package*:

Adult: $190 | Senior [65+]: $175 | Student: $80

Join us for another season of world-class chamber music concerts performed by international masters.

Our new season proudly features Canadian classical music stars on the world stage: violinist James Ehnes, pianist Jan Lisiecki, the New Orford String Quartet, and early music specialists Karina Gauvin (soprano) and Les Boréades de Montréal. We also welcome the renowned and legendary Pražák Quartet in their Edmonton premiere.

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*Subscribers may purchase single concert tickets in advance until August 1, 2016.
*After August 1, prices will be: Adult: $225 | Senior [65+]: $200 | Student: $85]

Single tickets for individual concerts will be available for sale to the general public after August 1.

Thank you to our sponsors:

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Call for Nominations: Board of Directors

The Nominating Committee of the Edmonton Chamber Music Society is seeking nominations to the Board of Directors. More →

Any subscriber to the Edmonton Chamber Music Society season (either 2015/16 or 2016/17) or any person who has volunteered for the Society during the past 12 months is eligible to:

  • Nominate a person to the Board
  • Stand for nomination at the Annual General Meeting [Wed., Sept. 21, 2016]

This notice enables members to supply, in writing, the names to the Nominating Committee to consider for nomination to the Board.

Members are advised that nominations [please include name, reason for nomination and resume of nominee] shall be submitted via email to to President and Chair of the Nomination Committee by the close of business September 8, 2016.

Specifically we are seeking to fill the following roles:

  • Vice President
  • Director: Fundraising
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Secretary (shared position)
  • Director: Organizational Development

View details of these Board opportunities PDF

If you would like to receive more information concerning the roles and responsibilities of the Board members, please submit your queries to:

Notice of Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Edmonton Chamber Music Society will be held:

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
6:30 – 8 PM
Jasper Place Public Library | 9010 – 156 St. NW  Edmonton, AB  [map]

All members and individuals who have volunteered for the Society between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016 are eligible to attend and vote. Members are individuals who have purchased a season’s subscription or a 2016 Summer Solstice Music Festival pass.

Agenda items include: annual reports from board members, a financial report, and election of officers for the 2016/17 term.


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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