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!
Thank you to everyone who was able to make it to the bonus performance that opened up our 74th season. It was a great success! This was our first concert since the pandemic began, and we’re thrilled to be back. There’s really nothing as special as the sharing the unique experience that each chamber music … Continue reading Starting our 74th Season with a Bonus Concert from the Modigliani Quartet
Friends of Chamber Music Cancellation of Spring 2021 Season Greetings for the New Year from Friends of Chamber Music. With deep regret, the Board of Directors of Friends of Chamber Music has cancelled the Spring 2021 concert season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We delayed for as long as possible, hoping against hope that the … Continue reading Cancellation of Spring 2021 Season
This is Friends of Chamber Music’s seventh year participating in #GivingTuesdayCa. After the commercial madness of Black Friday and CyberMonday, Giving Tuesday lets us give back to the charities we love. 2020 has been a very different year for all of us, and the performing arts community has been especially hard hit by the pandemic. … Continue reading Show Your Love for Friends of Chamber Music This #GivingTuesday
This is the Friends of Chamber Music’s THIRD year participating in #GivingTuesdayCa! After the commercial madness that is Black Friday and CyberMonday, Giving Tuesday lets us give back to the charities we love. Take part in the opening day of the giving season by spreading the word about your favourite charities–like us! Countdown to Giving Tuesday: Why … Continue reading Remember To Give Back This #GivingTuesdayCa!
Sunday evening, March 10, 2019, the Friends of Chamber Music presented the 65th Annual Young Musicians Competition, a FREE concert at the Koerner Recital Hall, Vancouver Academy of Music. Lots of people turned up to hear the music, and everybody enjoyed the evening. Congratulations, in particular, to all the groups who participated! The adjudicator was … Continue reading 65th Annual Young Musicians Competition Winners
Many thanks to all the friends and family who came out to support the talented young musicians in their groups, as they competed for more than $5000 in prizes at the 64th Annual Young Musicians Competition finals! The juried competition, staged on Sunday, April 08, 2018 at 7 pm at the newly renovated Koerner Recital … Continue reading 64th Annual Young Musicians Competition Winners
And maybe wish you didn’t. Like the fact that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, one of the most prolific and influential composers of the Classical era, enjoyed toilet humour. Beyond the beautiful music he composed, Mozart is an intriguing fellow we just couldn’t help digging up some gossip on. 10. He was baptised Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus … Continue reading 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Mozart
The beauty of sound, precision of craftsmanship, and even the hands that played them, these five instruments are some of the world’s most expensive musical treasures. Eric Clapton’s Blackie Stratocaster Guitar by Fender Possibly the best guitar in the world and the second most expensive musical instrument in the world. The Fender Stratocaster is favorited … Continue reading Five of the Most Expensive Musical Instruments in the World
Gabriel-Urbain Fauré (1845 – 1924) is considered to be one of the foremost French composers of his time. While also an organist, pianist and teacher, his refined and gentle style influenced 20th century French music. Fauré found particular joy in infusing the traditional forms he so respected with a medley of bold harmonic progressions and … Continue reading Composer Spotlight: French Composer Gabriel Fauré