About Friends of Chamber Music

Our mandate is to bring the highest calibre chamber music ensembles to Vancouver.

The musicians in these groups reveal the profound insights written into the scores of this most intimate form of music during every concert. They do this as intended by the composers, acting as living conduits in direct communication with us, their live audience. No recording can replace that experience!

This season we offer live concerts by string quartets, two concerts of string quintets, a clarinet quintet and piano quintet, as well as a concert each of piano trios and string trios. These groups offer a wide range of tonal colours, sure to satisfy both our long-standing supporters and our new audience members. Season highlights include a weekend pair of concerts with the Szymanowski Quartet and violist Richard O’Neill, featuring all
six string quintets by Mozart. And we are thrilled to welcome back audience favourites the Borodin, Emerson, Pavel Haas, and Takacs Quartets, and the Vienna Piano Trio. In addition, we look forward to the first visit by the Quartetto di Cremona, as well as two ensembles from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. The mix of music and sonic styles over the series will continue to delight and amaze our audience.

We are excited to present a range of music played by these groups, from the Eighteenth Century to the present day, and composed by Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Shostakovich, Barber, Weber, Brahms, Penderecki, Stravinsky, Dvořák, Ravel, Boccherini, Schoenberg, Verdi and Tchaikovsky.

Join us for concerts that will uplift the soul.

Sustaining Donations

Donations are essential to our survival as ticket sales only cover 70% of our costs. The difference is made up by contributions from generous subscribers. Yearly, one-time, and monthly donations can be made by clicking the Canada Helps button below. Tax receipts will be issued.

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