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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 »

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We’re thrilled to welcome back the Bennewitz Quartet to Vancouver!

February 23, 2022

We anticipate the return of the dynamic, exciting, and young Czech quartet that is fast gaining global praise, the Bennewitz Quartet, on March 1st at 7:30 pm! Despite being a relatively new ensemble, the quartet performs at major venues such as Wigmore Hall London, Musikverein Wien, Konzerthaus Berlin, and Théâtre des Champs-Elysées Paris. They regularly perform at renowned festivals including the Salzburger Festspiele, … Continue reading We’re thrilled to welcome back the Bennewitz Quartet to Vancouver! »

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The Takács Quartet is performing with special guest English pianist, Stephen Hough

February 18, 2022

We are delighted to welcome the Takács Quartet, the only chamber string ensemble to be named to the Gramophone Hall of Fame, who will be performing with the eminent English pianist Stephen Hough on February 22nd at 7:30 pm. The Takács have commissioned Hough’s very first string quartet, which has been dedicated to them. This concert marks its … Continue reading The Takács Quartet is performing with special guest English pianist, Stephen Hough »

Since writing to you in July, we have been waiting for the resolution of several things.

November 2, 2021

The American border is finally open, and the controversy over vaccination criteria is resolved so artists can move more easily across the border. A few days ago, the B.C. health authority announced that theatres could be at 100% capacity and an intermission is allowed, which is a comfort for many patrons. The November 16th concert … Continue reading Since writing to you in July, we have been waiting for the resolution of several things. »