Music of Twilight

Presented by the Vancouver Chamber Music Society in collaboration with Anvil Theatre.

Join us for an evocative afternoon of chamber music with the Academy Chamber Players, featuring esteemed faculty members from the Vancouver Academy of Music, as they present “Music of Twilight.” This concert promises to take you on a journey through the delicate and introspective moments of dusk, featuring masterpieces by Boccherini and Schoenberg. Experience the magic of twilight through the expressive power of these exceptional musicians.


  • Simon MacDonald, violin
  • Domagoj Ivanovic, violin
  • Isabelle Roland, viola
  • Tawnya Popoff, viola
  • Henry Shapard, cello
  • Jonathan Lo, cello
  • Alec Pearson, guitar

Program Highlights:

  • Guitar Quintet No. 4 in D major “Fandango”, G.448 by Luigi Boccherini
    Begin the evening with the lively and spirited sounds of Boccherini’s “Fandango” Guitar Quintet. Infused with Spanish flair and rhythmic vitality, this piece showcases delightful interplay between the guitar and string quartet. The quintet’s dynamic performance will bring the vibrant dance rhythms and lyrical melodies to life, setting a festive tone for the concert.
  • Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night), Op. 4, for string sextet by Arnold Schoenberg
    Conclude the evening with Schoenberg’s profound and dramatic “Transfigured Night.” Inspired by Richard Dehmel’s poem, this string sextet tells a story of love, forgiveness, and transformation. The work’s lush harmonies and expressive depth create an atmosphere of mystery and introspection, perfectly encapsulating the essence of twilight. The sextet’s interpretation will highlight the emotional journey and intricate musical dialogue, offering a powerful and moving finale to the concert.
  • Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the enchanting “Music of Twilight” with the Academy Chamber Players. Secure your tickets now for an afternoon of extraordinary musical artistry and unforgettable moments at the Anvil Theatre.

The Vancouver Chamber Music Society is among the leading presenters of exceptional chamber music in Western Canada. Showcasing world-renowned chamber ensembles, accomplished soloists, and captivating recital artists, our organization embraces the rich heritage of classical music. We are delighted to bring our fourth annual series to the cultural and commercial hub at Anvil Theatre, offering New Westminster an unparalleled musical experience that transcends time and captivates the senses.

SINGLE TICKET PRICE: $28 plus service charges
SERIES SUBSCRIPTON PRICE: $140 plus service charges
To purchase a subscription, please call our box office at 604.521.5050. Single tickets will go on sale on August 20, 2024