We are very excited to introduce this new series bringing Classical Music to Anvil Centre!

 

Anvil Centre theatre brings everything that the best venues offer with excellence in acoustics, sight lines, amenities and location, and all other details to enhance the experience of classically trained professional music! In addition to the four exquisite concerts in the series, renowned cellist Gary Hoffman is appearing for his only performance Canada to celebrate Beethoven’s 250th anniversary and close out the season’s offerings: a special event to celebrate and wrap up our first Series.

 

Purchase a series package to get the best seats and best prices as well as a special price for the Gary Hoffman concert. The package costs $115 for four concerts, which is a savings over single tickets of 25%.  Series subscribers can add on a ticket to Gary Hoffman’s concert for just $35 which is a saving of $17 and also gains subscribers early access.

 

Call 604-521-5050 to book your subscription!

 

Concert #1  September 14  Vancouver Cello Quartet – 7:30pm

The only professional ensemble of its kind in Canada, Vancouver Cello Quartet has quickly won the hearts of music lovers through their performances of staples of the classical music repertoire as well as contemporary and popular works.

This will be a unique chamber music experience as Vancouver’s favourite quartet brings its eclectic mix of repertoire from Baroque to the Beatles!

A great opening to celebrate the inaugural chamber music season at the Anvil Centre!

 

Concert #2  November 23  The Project Ensemble – 7:30pm

This romantic performance is a representation of how VCMS began, developed, and still continues the tradition.

The four esteemed solo and chamber artists are gathering for this special evening to deliver the melancholic “Dumky” trio by Dvorak, the celebrated piano quartet in g minor by Brahms, and the poetic Canadian composition “Give Me Phoenix Wings to Fly” by Kelly-Marie Murphy.

 

Concert # 3  January 25 Duo Solisti – 7:30pm

Cellist Brannon Cho made his Canadian debut recital with VCMS back in 2018, soon after winning a top prize at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Belgium. A month after, Brannon went on and took the grand prize again from the Paulo International Competition in Helsinki, literally collecting top awards from all the major competitions on the globe.

We are so fortunate to have Brannon on our stage, and the excitement is doubled by the virtuosity of violinist Yoojin Jang.

Yoojin is a top prize winner of International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, Concert Artist Guild’s Competition, Michael Hill International Competition, and Yehudi Menuhin Competition as well as the latest victories at Concert Artist Guild’s Competition and Sendai International Competition.

A not-to-be missed performance as the two young masters combine their virtuosity to take us through mesmerizing concert experience!

 

Concert #4  February 29 Viano String Quartet – 7:30pm

“American Group, Viano Quartet made Bartok’s Quartet No. 4 hair-raising, with bolts of lightning flashing from many pages” (American Record Guide)

The youthful energy and intensity comes from this tight ensemble is irreplaceable. This reflects VCMS’s desire to discover and present new generation’s leading soloists and ensembles.

A top prize winner of the 2018 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition,the Viano Quartet is certainly the ensemble to watch for as they’re quickly claiming their presence on concert stages internationally.

 

Add on Concert #5  April 19 Gary Hoffman & David Selig – 3pm

Gary Hoffman is one of the most significant artists of our time, and for many he is simply the best living cellist in the world.

This is a rare opportunity to catch the Vancouver-born artist’s performance in North America, especially as they’re visiting for the only performance in Canada to celebrate Beethoven’s 250th anniversary at the beautiful Anvil Centre.

Gary will be playing Beethoven’s complete five sonatas for cello and piano on a 1662 Nicolo Amati, the “ex-Leonard Rose”, with his long-time collaborator David Selig, an acclaimed Australian artist currently residing in Paris as a professor at the Lyons Conservatoire National Supérieur.

A truly special finale performance to complement our beautiful new season at the Anvil Centre!

 

This series is brought to you by Vancouver Chamber Music Society in collaboration with Anvil Centre.