As we are still savoring the wonderful performances we have been having this season, we are proud to present to you our brochure for the 2018-2019 season. We cannot suppress our excitement when we look at the artists and concerts we have in store for you!
Before you read on, we would like to remind you that The Vancouver Chopin Society is one of the few musical organizations in the city to offer a 25% discount to seniors, students and B.C.R.M.T.A. members for subscriptions and 20% discount for single tickets. The price for youth (grades 1 through 12) is again an incredible $15 per ticket.
We begin our season with two concerts in November. We welcome back Canada’s own pride and joy, Charles Richard-Hamelin and Russian keyboard sensation Nikolay Khozyainov. Come and experience the artistry of these two uniquely distinctive musicians.
In 2019, pianist Lukáš Vondráček , the unanimous winner of the 2016 Queen Elisabeth Piano Competition, will make his Vancouver debut with us. At that prestigious competition, Vondracek stunned both judges and audience members with his incredible artistry, and he has since been making musical headlines the world over. We also welcome back Nelson Goerner, whose performance of Beethoven’s Hammerklavier Sonata in his last Vancouver appearance is still remembered and being talked about today. Kate Liu, the remarkable artist who won the bronze medal as well as the coveted prize for best mazurka performance at the 2015 Warsaw International Chopin Competition, will make her much-anticipated debut with us.
With our friends at Early Music Vancouver, we present a pair of extra concerts with period keyboard specialist Tobias Koch. Koch will recreate Chopin’s 1848 Edinburgh recital in his first recital, and present a programme of Polish Romantic music for the second concert.
Subscribers have the flexibility of subscribing to all five recitals, for the price of four, or creating your own series (with a minimum of four concerts) and enjoying substantial savings. In addition, subscribers receive a 350% discount when purchasing tickets to the Tobias Koch recitals.
If you are renewing your subscription and would like to retain your current seat, please do so before June 30th. If you are a new subscriber, welcome! You can fill in the ticket order form, or call the VCS at 604-871-4450 or the Chan Centre Box Office at 604-822-2697.
A short note about our current season – following Rafal Blechacz’s recital on April 22nd, 2018, at 3:00 p.m., celebrating our society’s 20th Anniversary, there will be a fundraising reception at the foyer of the Playhouse. Tickets for the reception are $50 each, $25 of which will be tax-deductible. Do come and lend us your support, and drink a toast to our next two decades. To order tickets, please call us at 604-871-4450 or email us with the number of tickets you require and your phone number.
Come and join the VCS family for every one of these exciting concerts. We look forward to welcoming every one of you to our new season.