Special Offer, Four More Days
Our special Christmas offer is valid until
December 24. For the Denes
Varjon concert on February 12, you can buy single tickets with a
discount of 50% ($20 - adults snd $15 - senior/student). Please call us
at 604.871.4450 or send us an email with your phone
number, and we will return your call as soon as possible.
Mark Your Calendar, November 13, 2016
I had the opportunity to attend the Competition this year, and my
reflection on my experience complimented by final thoughts of two
members, Garrick Ohlsson and Nelson Goerner, and silver medalist
Charles Richard-Hamelin, were just posted on
Vancouver Classical Music site.
will play for our Society on November 13, 2016. His Chopin CD made the
number one position in CBC Music's Top 10 of the best Canadian
classical albums of 2015!
Dina Yoffe concert, April 8, 2016
During the Chopin Competition I had a chance to meet several jurors of
this competition. One of them was Dina Yoffe and we spoke about her
programme to be performed on April 8, 2016 concert in Vancouver. This
is what she said:
"Not long ago, an incredibly
interesting and paradoxical idea came to me. I’d like to bring to your
attention the unification of 2 cycles: The 24 preludes of Chopin
Based on their immense contrast, I have unified them and would like to
show how great was the influence of Chopin’s work on Scriabin. You will
be able to hear incredible similarities and at the same time the great
differences in contrasts of tonalities. Both cycles are based on the
circle of fifths. I will be starting with Scriabin’s prelude followed
by Chopin’s prelude in the same key. In the first half of the concert
you will hear preludes 1 - 12 of both composers (Scriabin and then
Chopin), and in the second half preludes 13 - 24."
This is surely going to be a great event that you should not miss. Dina
was one of the Gornostayeva's best students and we still remember her
fantastic performances in the Chopin Competition in 1975 where she
got second prize behind Krystian Zimerman.
She will give a Master Class on April 9 at the UBC School of
Music (11-1 pm).
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