May 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 2015 at 8:00 pm At the Vancouver Playhouse Ruben Aharonian, violin Sergei Lomovsky, violin Igor Naidin, viola Vladimir Balshin, cello The Borodin Quartet, which celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2015, commands special respect in the chamber music world. It has preserved a unique performance tradition, focusing on the masterpieces at … Continue reading Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Borodin Quartet – Season 67
Seasons greetings! And as we reach the end of the year, I feel it is a good idea to acknowledge how amazing 2015 was for Friends of Chamber Music! On January 13, we enjoyed a passionate interpretation of Shostakovich’s ninth string quartet by the Pacifica Quartet, the first concert for us by this group. While … Continue reading Year End Message from Friends of Chamber Music President Paris Simons
Concert III of the Borodin Quartet’s 70th Anniversary Celebration: The Complete Shostakovich Cycle was not only a fantastic night because it showcased the peak of Shostakovich’s quartets, but also because of the post-performance reception with the artists in attendance! Thank you so much to the Borodin Quartet for the thrilling performance, and for their gracious … Continue reading Borodin Quartet Reception Re-cap
We hope you were able to join us at the Opening Night of the Borodin Quartet’s 70th Anniversary Celebration: The Complete Shostakovich Cycle. Some of the words used by our audience members to describe the night’s concert were “sublime”, “fantastic”, and “stunning”! Already (thank you David Gordon Duke), The Vancouver Sun has posted a lovely … Continue reading Borodin Quartet’s 70th Anniversary Celebration Opening Night Reviews
Please join us for a reception where you can meet the acclaimed Borodin Quartet after their concert on Saturday May 9th. Artists will be in attendance. The concert starts at 8pm with an intermission, and reception to follow. For more information and to purchase tickets.
Ticket Information for the Borodin Quartet’s 70th Anniversary Celebration: The Complete Shostakovich Cycle
If you’ve already purchased your tickets for the Borodin Quartet 70th Anniversary Celebration, please note the following ticket instructions: Attendees with single tickets and have printed them out, you may go straight to the door. Attendees with single tickets on your smart phones, please go to the will call line-up. Attendees who hold full series passes, … Continue reading Ticket Information for the Borodin Quartet’s 70th Anniversary Celebration: The Complete Shostakovich Cycle
Our Borodin Quartet’s 70th Anniversary Celebration: The Complete Shostakovich Cycle is coming up next week with our opening night on Tuesday May, 5th at 8pm! See what The Guardian had to say about the acclaimed Borodin Quartet in their review.
In case you missed it, we are running a rare concert series to see Shostakovich’s full quartet cycle that is proudly sponsored by Mission Hill Family Estate. During our recent meeting with the good people from Mission Hill, we discovered a similarity between how we talk about music and how they describe wine. Whether we … Continue reading Borodin Quartet is the “terroir” of Shostakovich
Writing ABOUT music is a risky thing to do. The best idea is to listen to the music and let it speak for itself. That said, sometimes I find it helpful to know a little bit about the context of what I am hearing. In the general field of chamber music, a recognizable form is the … Continue reading Dmitri Shostakovich and His Cycle of 15 String Quartets