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Escher String Quartet Vancouver Premiere

Escher String Quartet – Season 67

August 2, 2016

Tuesday November 18th, 2014 At the Vancouver Playhouse at 8.00 pm. Adam Barnett-Hart, Violin Aaron Boyd, Violin Pierre Lapointe, Viola Dane Johansen, Cello The Escher String Quartet, formed in 2005, takes its name from Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher, inspired by Escher’s method of interplay amongst individual components working together to form a whole. The … Continue reading Escher String Quartet – Season 67 »

Quatuor Mosaïques - Friends of Chamber Music
Photo by Wolfgang Krautzer

Quatuor Mosaïques – Season 67

July 26, 2016

Sunday November 2, 2014 Vancouver Playhouse 3:00 pm Co-presented by Friends of Chamber Music and Early Music Vancouver Erich Höbarth, violin Andrea Bischof, violin Anita Mitterer, viola Christophe Coin, cello Quatuor Mosaïques is the most prominent period-instrument quartet performing today. The ensemble has garnered praise for its atypical decision to use gut-stringed instruments which, in … Continue reading Quatuor Mosaïques – Season 67 »

Takács Quartet by Keith Saunders - Friends of Chamber Music
Photo by Keith Saunders

Takács Quartet – Season 66

July 7, 2016

Sunday, December 1, 2013 Vancouver Playhouse 3:00 pm This concert is generously sponsored by Mr. Eric Wyness Edward Dusinberre – violin Károly Schranz – violin Geraldine Walther – viola András Fejér – cello Recognized as one of the world’s great ensembles, the Takács Quartet plays with a unique blend of drama, warmth and humor, combining … Continue reading Takács Quartet – Season 66 »

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Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Borodin Quartet – Season 67

June 22, 2016

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 »

Thalea String Quartet - Friends of Chamber Music
Thalea String Quartet - Photo by Daniel Jang

Meet the Friends of the FoCM

June 13, 2016

We’re not alone. From Portland to Miami, our friends south of the border celebrate chamber music with organizations like ours, meant to spread the time-honoured tradition of concerts and music appreciation. Though steeped in history, chamber music’s global appeal is evident in these thriving communities. Portland, Oregon Just south of us in Portland, Friends Of … Continue reading Meet the Friends of the FoCM »

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#GreatCanadianGivingChallenge

June 7, 2016

Put your dollars where your passion is. Christmas may be the season of giving, but the organizers of GivingTuesday Canada are out to change that. From June 1st to June 30th, 2016 GIV3 and CanadaHelps is holding the Great Canadian Giving Challenge to encourage Canadians to donate to their favourite registered charity. Help Us Win … Continue reading #GreatCanadianGivingChallenge »

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (Piano Quartet) – Season 68, Concert 10

April 26, 2016

Sunday, April 10, 2016, 3:00 pm Vancouver Playhouse   Ani Kavafian, violin Erin Keefe, violin Yura Lee, viola Matthew Lipman, viola Nicholas Canellakis, cello David Finckel, cello Ani Kavafian has performed with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center for 44 years. She also performs with the Kavafian/Schub/Shifrin Trio, the Da Salo String Trio, her sister … Continue reading Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (Piano Quartet) – Season 68, Concert 10 »

CMS reception April 2016 group photo with FCM board members
CMS string sextet with FCM board members at our final concert of the 68th season

End of 68th Season Message from Friends of Chamber Music President Paris Simons

April 19, 2016

Greetings! Just as spring is blooming and the weather reminds us all of the summer to come, we have successfully wrapped up the 68th season of Friends of Chamber Music concerts. And what a glorious season it was! There is still something exciting and unique about experiencing great music played live in front of you! … Continue reading End of 68th Season Message from Friends of Chamber Music President Paris Simons »

Get Schooled: In Chamber Music

April 13, 2016

Everyone had to start somewhere. The great composers and musicians of chamber music put in countless hours of practice before becoming household names. Even the naturally talented Beethoven studied with multiple teachers to master his technique and compositions. Whether you’ve been inspired to play an instrument for the first time, are coming back to it … Continue reading Get Schooled: In Chamber Music »