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Rafal Blechacz's 20th Anniversary Gala Concert

At 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 22nd, 2018, the Vancouver Chopin Society will be officially celebrating its 20th Anniversary at the Vancouver Playhouse with a gala performance by Rafal Blechacz.

Following Blechacz’s recital, the Vancouver Chopin Society will be having a fund-raising reception at the Salons of the Vancouver Playhouse. Tickets for the reception are $50 each, $25 of which will be tax-deductible. There are sre still 10 spots left! Two talented young Vancouver pianists will be performing for us during the reception on Steinway Spirio, the world's finest high resolution piano. Come and celebrate our birthday with us, and let us drink a toast to the next 20 years!

The reception for our 20th Anniversary celebration is generously sponsored by Tom Lee Music and Polish Consulate in Vancouver.

And do not forget that if you are a ticket holder to the Blechacz recital,you can win a trip to Warsaw for the finals of the first ever International Chopin Competition on period instruments, to be held in September 2018.
And the winner of this draw can go straight from Warsaw to Katowice (2h by train) for the finals of Karol Szymanowski Music Competition which takes place in September 10-23.

Please note both Cambie and Burrard bridge will be closed on April 22 until 1 pm due to The Vancouver Sun Run.

There are very few tickets left. To purchase tickets for this very special concert, call the Chan Centre box office at 604-822-2697 (Tuesday to Saturday, from noon to 5 p.m.) or the Vancouver Chopin Society at 604-871-4450. You can also click on the link below to buy tickets online:

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The 2018-2019 season

Our season brochures have already been sent recently. If you are not currently on our mailing list, or have not received a brochure yet, please let us know and we would be happy to send it to you.

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.

Both the new season brochure and ticket order form can be opened and printed directly from our website. You can also open them here: the 2018-2019 season brochure or order form.

MUSICAL PERFORMANCES at the Vancouver Opera Festival, presented by BMO

Vancouver Opera invites audiences to experience a wide array of unique Russian music concerts at the Russian White Nights-themed Vancouver Opera Festival from April 28 to May 6, alongside mainstage operas Eugene Onegin and The Overcoat—a musical tailoring, and events for the entire family.

On May 1, Vancouver Opera celebrates Jonathan Darlington’s fifteen-year tenure as Music Director with a special evening of music, entitled From Russia with Love to Jonathan Darlington.(Tuesday, May 1 at 7:30pm, Vancouver Playhouse) 

A Russian Songfest on May 2 features outstanding young opera singers from the Vancouver Opera training programs. (Wednesday, May 2 at 7:30pm, Vancouver Playhouse)

On May 6, Vancouver Opera, in collaboration with Early Music Vancouver and the Pacific Baroque Orchestra, proudly presents an afternoon of virtuosic baroque Russian opera arias-Russian White Nights: Opera Arias from 18th century St. Petersburg, featuring soprano Karina Gauvin, at the Chan Centre for Performing Arts. Tickets for this rare performance are available at Russian White Nights or by phone at 604-822-2697. (Sunday, May 6 at 3pm, Chan Centre for the Performing Arts)

The five short instrumental and vocal concerts of the Russian Chamber Music Series will take place at CBC Studio 700, celebrating Russian composers, and Russian inspired artists Approximately 50 minutes in length. Curated by Leslie Dala and featuring singers from the casts of Eugene Onegin & The Overcoat - a musical tailoring, instrumentalists from the Vancouver Opera Orchestra, and invited guests including the Bergmann Duo on piano. (April 28, 29, May 3, 4, 5 at 5pm, CBC Studio 700)

Buy Tickets: 604 683 0222 |
Festival Guide:vancouver_opera_festival_2018

Lee Kum-Sing, Artistic Director
Patrick May, President



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Next Concerts

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Rafal Blechacz
20th Anniversary
Gala Performance
April 22, 2018 at 3:00 pm
Vancouver Playhouse


Alexander Gavrylyuk
May 16, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Vancouver Playhouse


Lecture By
Dr Margit McCorkle
May 24, 2018 at 10:30 am
Vancouver Academy of Music

Chopin and Schumann



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