2019 Summer Solstice Music Festival
June 11–21, 2019
Main Concerts | Performances in Other Venues | Ticket Info | Free Events Around Town | Festival Artists | Chamber Music Workshop for Community Players
The Edmonton Chamber Music Society is pleased to announce its 12th Summer Solstice Music Festival, which begins with the second annual Chamber Music Workshop for Community Players from June 11–17, 2019.
Our Main Concerts begin on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 and feature the Canadian piano quartet Ensemble Made in Canada, French-Canadian pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin [Thu., June 20], and [Fri., June 21] clarinetist James Campbell, violinist Mark Fewer, and many other Canadian artists.
First Baptist Church 10031 109 St NW Edmonton, AB [directions]
Yellowhead Brewery 10229 105 Street NW Edmonton, AB [directions]
Art Gallery of Alberta Ledcor Theatre, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square [directions]
Ensemble Made in Canada Piano Quartet
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Elissa Lee Violin | Angela Park Piano | Sharon Wei Viola | Rachel Mercer Cello
The acclaimed Canadian ensemble performs great piano quartets by Mozart, Frank Bridge, and Gabriel Fauré during its first visit to Edmonton.
Charles Richard-Hamelin Piano
Thursday, June 20, 2019
photo: Elizabeth Delage
SSMF welcomes back the poetic and virtuosic pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin.
Suite No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 3 (“dans le style ancien”)
Fantaisie in F-sharp Minor, Op. 28
Morceaux de Fantaisie, Op. 3 (excerpts)
Nocturne in C-sharp Minor, Op. posth.
Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23
Andante Spianato & Grande Polonaise, Op. 22
4-6 PM Violin Masterclass
Mark Fewer will give a violin masterclass at Convocation Hall, University of Alberta
Friday, June 21, 2019
Trio in E-flat Major, K. 498 “Kegelstatt”
Carl Maria von Weber
Clarinet Quintet in B-flat Major, Op. 34
Piano Quintet in A Major, D. 667 “Trout”
PERFORMANCES IN OTHER VENUES
Art Gallery of Alberta
Manning Hall | 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square [directions]
Ensemble Made in Canada
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Admission by donation
10229 105 Street NW Edmonton, AB [directions]
Sorry, this concert is sold out.
James Campbell and Friends
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
7 PM Doors
8 PM Performance
An evening of upbeat jazz, Brazilian tango and more!
AROUND TOWN: FREE FESTIVAL OUTREACH EVENTS
Saturday, June 15, 2019 | 9 AM – 12 noon
City Market: 104 Street and Jasper Avenue
Performance by violinists Sonya Shin and Gabrielle Després
Monday, June 17, 2019 | 12 PM – 12:45 PM
CBC Centre Stage: City Centre Mall
Performance by cellists Rafael Hoekman and Meran Currie-Roberts
Monday, June 17, 2019 | 7 PM
St. George’s Anglican Church | 11733 87 Ave. NW
Performance by participants in the Chamber Music Workshop for Community Players
Thursday, June 20, 2019 | 4 – 6 PM
Convocation Hall, University of Alberta
Violin Masterclass with Mark Fewer
2019 Summer Solstice
Chamber Music Workshop for Community Players
Workshop: Tuesday, June 11 to Saturday, June 15, 2019
Monday, June 17, 2019
Participants in the 2019 Summer Solstice Chamber Music Workshop for Community Players will study and play chamber music together in a relaxed atmosphere conducive to learning. The workshop is designed to develop their performance skills while also enhancing their understanding and appreciation of the art of chamber music.
Coaches will be violist Ethan Filner (formerly with San Francisco’s Cypress String Quartet); violinist Ewald Cheung (graduate of McGill and Juilliard); pianist Patricia Tao (professor at the University of Alberta); and Rafael Hoekman, principal cellist of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.
The workshop will take place for five days; June 11–15, 2019, ending with a performance on Monday, June 17, 2019.
Each group will receive daily two-hour coaching sessions. Coaching sessions will generally occur between 4:30-8:30 PM, although times can be flexible to meet participants' needs. Groups can opt for 5 instead of 10 hours of coaching.
*Cost for 10 hours of coaching:
- $425 per person for duos and trios
- $375 per person for quartets and quintets
*Cost for 5 hours of coaching:
- $215 per person for duos and trios
- $185 per person for quartets and quintets
Musicians may apply as a formed group or as an individual. We will make every effort to fit individuals into groups based on their level of experience and playing.
Payment [due May 31, 2019] can be made via:
- Cheque [payable to Edmonton Chamber Music Society]
Mail registration form and payment to:
#188, 8507 – 112 St. NW Edmonton, AB T6G 2L7
Email your registration form to firstname.lastname@example.org