We have special offer for you. Share the gift of music with those you love during our anniversary season.
Special Offer – Three concert package
Buy tickets for the remaining three concerts and save 30% over single tickets. Three concert package includes: Janusz Olejniczak performing on two different pianos, Rafal Blechacz who, after winning the Gilmore Artist Award, took a year-long sabbatical in 2016, will return to Vancouver for the third time, and Alexander Gavrylyuk, one of today’s top pianists, who returns to our city to round out our extraordinary season.
Every single ticket for the Blechacz recital participates in a draw where you can win a trip to Warsaw for the Finals of the first ever Chopin Competition on historical instruments, to be held in September 2018 in Warsaw.
Additionally you will receive a signed copy of Rafal Blechacz’s brand new Bach recording on DG.
Section A – Adult $115; Senior/Student $90
Section B – Adult $90; Senior/Student $72
Section C – Adult $67; Senior/Student $52
Please call the VCS: 604.871.4450 or Chan Centre box office: 604.822.2697
Janusz Olejniczak’s recital
Have you ever wondered how Chopin’s music sounded when he was composing them?
The modern piano, as we know it today, is vastly different from pianos from Chopin’s time. Not many of us have had the opportunity to hear a piano from Chopin’s century. Accoustically, the music will come out very differently from the sound of the modern concert grand.
You now have a chance to experience this.
In collaboration with Early Music Vancouver, the Vancouver Chopin Society presents renowned Polish pianist Janusz Olejniczak in two recitals – Friday, February 2nd, 2018 and Saturday, February 3rd, 2018, both at 7:30 p.m., in the intimate settings of Christ Church Cathedral. He is one of today’s most distinguished Chopinists.
In the first half of Olejniczak’s recital, the pianist will be playing on a 19th century Broadwood piano, and in the second half, he will perform on a modern Steinway. The comparison between the sounds he evokes from the two instruments will make for a fascinating and musically rewarding musical experience.
The two recitals will have two different programmes. The first concert will be an all-Chopin recital. In his second recital Olejniczak will play Schubert, Schumann and Liszt on the 19th-century instrument, and then Chopin on the modern Steinway in the second half. The artist will make the final selection of pieces to be played on the period instrument after his rehearsal.
In 1970, Janusz Olejniczak was the youngest award winner at the 8th International Chopin Competition in Warsaw. For those interested in films, Olejniczak recorded the soundtrack for two award-winning films, Roman Polański’s The Pianist and Andrzej Żuławski’s La note bleue, appearing in the latter as an actor playing role of Frederick Chopin.
Beginning with these two recitals by Janusz Olejniczak, the Vancouver Chopin Society plans to present further performances on period instruments, thereby giving our audience a new perspective on our appreciation of the genius of Chopin. The timing of Olejniczak’s performance will be auspicious, since in 2018, we will be witness to the first ever International Chopin Competition on period instruments, to be held in Warsaw.
Come to one or both of these recitals, and experience Chopin as you have never experienced it before.
For ticket holders only, we will be offering a viewing of “La note bleue” at Christ Church Cathedral at 4:15 pm before the recital. You can arrive early and get a preview of the artistry of our soloist for the evening.