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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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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 »

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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 »