VS0 Virtual Chamber Fest


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The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (VSO) continues its vibrant and varied online season from its new state-of-the-art virtual home, TheConcertHall.ca, presented by TELUS. To date, the VSO has presented an impressive series of concerts for its new digital platform, including Vivaldi’s Four Seasons; Mozart and Haydn symphonies conducted by Music Director Otto Tausk; guest appearances by violinist James Ehnes, soprano Measha Brueggergosman; and pops, jazz, and family concerts, amassing over 4,000 subscribers. The month of April offers new opportunities to hear a number of sublime chamber works featuring VSO musicians, all recorded in the gorgeous acoustic of Vancouver’s Pyatt Hall.

The VSO’s Virtual ChamberFest opens on Friday April 16th at 7:30pm PST (4:30 EST) with a free livestream of Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet in A major,

The following day (Apr. 18), six additional performances will be available for streaming on TheConcertHall.ca, including:

Carl Nielsen: Wind Quintet, Op. 43

MendelssohnOctet in E-flat major, Op. 20

George Crumb: An Idyll for the Misbegotten & Toru Takemitsu: Rain Tree

Caroline Shaw: Works for String Quartet: Plan and Elevation; Valencia; Entr’acte

Schoenberg: Chamber Symphony No. 1, Op. 9 arranged by Webern

Oskar Böhme: Brass Sextet in E-Flat minor, Op. 30

In addition, the VSO School of Music presents a masterclass with Istvan Vardai (a featured guest artist from the VSO’s 2019-2020 season) and student ensembles. Members of the VSO host a livestream roundtable and Q&A on all things chamber music on Saturday, April 17th at 2:00pm PST.

Also available for Chamber Music lovers on TheConcertHall.ca is the performance of Beethoven’s Septet in E-flat Major, Op. 20, recorded last November and featuring violinist James Ehnes, with Emilie Grimes, viola; Henry Shapard, cello; Evan Hulbert, bass; Jeanette Jonquil, clarinet, Julia Lockhart, bassoon; and Oliver de Clercq, horn.

Date(s) - 16/04/2021
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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Free (For opening concert) / Gratuit (pour concert d’ouverture)

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Members of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestrra

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