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Emerson String Quartet (final) concert for FoCM – December 4, 2022

December 5, 2022

On Sunday, December 4, the Friends of Chamber Music presented the final Vancouver appearance by the Emerson String Quartet. Many long-time supporters returned to the Vancouver Playhouse for the first time since the start of the pandemic to hear the Emerson’s only Vancouver concert during the farewell tour in 2022 and 2023. There was plenty … Continue reading Emerson String Quartet (final) concert for FoCM – December 4, 2022 »

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FCM’s Exclusive Sit Down Interview with the Beloved Emerson Quartet

November 30, 2022

Now in its 47th and final season, the internationally celebrated Emerson String Quartet is in the midst of an intercontinental tour, revisiting many of the musicians’ favourite concert locales. Stops include concerts in Vienna, Prague, Frankfurt, Paris, London, Copenhagen, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Vancouver, amongst many others. The group has made … Continue reading FCM’s Exclusive Sit Down Interview with the Beloved Emerson Quartet »

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Join us as we farewell the Emerson Quartet’s final concert in Vancouver

November 20, 2022

Friends of Chamber Music has been celebrating its 75th season with a full roster of highly acclaimed ensembles. The organization’s final concert of 2022 on December 4th is a very special one for devotees of chamber music: it will be the last concert that the Emerson String Quartet will play for FCM before its members … Continue reading Join us as we farewell the Emerson Quartet’s final concert in Vancouver »

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The Juilliard Quartet and Friends of Chamber Music Share our 75th Anniversary this Year

November 8, 2022

The Juilliard String Quartet is an outstanding ensemble that has performed for Friends of Chamber Music on numerous occasions and that returns to the local stage on November 22 at 7:30pm at The Vancouver Playhouse. This quartet has performed for us on numerous occasions and also celebrates their seventy-fifth anniversary this season. The Juilliard String … Continue reading The Juilliard Quartet and Friends of Chamber Music Share our 75th Anniversary this Year »

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We welcome back the venerable Czech chamber ensemble, Smetana Trio

October 24, 2022

Friends of Chamber Music are delighted to welcome back the Smetana Trio, who last performed for us in Vancouver in 2019. Join us on November 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Vancouver Playhouse to hear the foremost of today’s Czech chamber ensembles. The Smetana Trio consists of Jitka Cechová (piano), Jan Talich (violin), and Jan … Continue reading We welcome back the venerable Czech chamber ensemble, Smetana Trio »

We are Delighted to Welcome the Calidore Quartet to Vancouver

We are Delighted to Welcome the Calidore Quartet to Vancouver

October 19, 2022

Friends of Chamber Music are delighted to welcome the Calidore Quartet for their debut performance in Vancouver on November 1 at 7:30 pm at the Vancouver Playhouse. This emsemble has been performing in venues worldwide for over a decade, and have numerous critically acclaimed recordings, and significant awards behind them. According to the New York Times, the Calidore String … Continue reading We are Delighted to Welcome the Calidore Quartet to Vancouver »

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Starting our 75th Season with a Concert from the Quartetto di Cremona

October 4, 2022

Friends of Chamber Music have invited the Italian Quartetto di Cremona to open the 2022/2023 season on October 25th at 7:30 pm. The Cremona, which performed for FCM in 2018, is renowned as one of the most exciting chamber ensembles on the international stage and has become recognized for its interpretive artistry. In the midst … Continue reading Starting our 75th Season with a Concert from the Quartetto di Cremona »

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Our 74th Season Highlights and 75th Season Announcement

April 25, 2022

We are thrilled to announce the Friends of Chamber Music’s 75th season! However, we would also like to express our appreciation for the success of the short 74th season. Both musicians and audience have returned to live concerts with great enthusiasm. Some of the highlights of the performances from this season include: Modigliani Quartet playing Schubert’s … Continue reading Our 74th Season Highlights and 75th Season Announcement »

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We are Honoured to Welcome the Emerson String Quartet as our Last Concert

April 21, 2022

We are both saddened to end, yet honoured to complete the season with as Time Magazine writes, “America’s greatest quartet,” the Emerson String Quartet on Sunday, May, 8 at 3:00 pm. The quartet has made more than 30 acclaimed recordings and has been honoured with nine GRAMMYs® (including two for Best Classical Album), three Gramophone Awards, the Avery Fisher … Continue reading We are Honoured to Welcome the Emerson String Quartet as our Last Concert »