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About our 2020-2021 Season

As you know, there are, at present, still many uncertainties regarding how long the current policies of social distancing would go on for, and what the government policies will be for large gatherings. We are, therefore, still waiting to see how things will look before we send out brochures and accept subscription and ticket requests. We will continue to monitor the directives from our health authorities before making further announcements.

For those of you who have credit for our upcoming concert(s), rest assured that it would be applied to the first concert we are able to present. Please be assured also that the seats you have will remain yours. We will not reassign your seats until we receive instructions from you that tell us otherwise.

Our first online concert is announced below.

A Special Performance by Tomasz Ritter just for you!

As you know, we sadly had to cancel the final concerts of our 2019-2020 season. This included the highly anticipated Vancouver recital debut of Tomasz Ritter, winner of the 1st International Chopin Competition for Period Instruments that we had planned with Early Music Vancouver (EMV) on March 23.

We are pleased to say, however, that Tomasz has recently recorded this recital on an exquisitely refurbished 1847 Broadwood fortepiano in Poland, exclusively for patrons of The Vancouver Chopin Society and EMV.

Because of social distancing restrictions in Poland, Ritter decided to record his recital in the workshop of Mr. Andrzej Wlodarczyk, a renowned piano builder as well as collector of historical instruments. As you will see and hear, much effort has gone into ensuring the very best sound and video quality for the performance. The workshop makes for a charming and intimate location that works beautifully for this repertoire and instrument.

We will debut this video recording on Thursday, June 25th at 7:00 p.m PST. Everyone who has donated their tickets to any of cancelled concerts will receive an email with a link to the concert a day before the 25th. The link will only become active from June 25th at 7pm exactly.

For all of you who are also interested in availing themselves of this very special performance, you can do so by purchasing an electronic ticket. This concert is choose-what-you-pay, with tickets available for $10, $15, or $20.

Purchase your ticket by clicking here.

Please click here to see a short ad video.

You can also see this video on our website.

Please note that the concert will only be available for a limited period of one month after the date of the premiere. As you will see and hear, Tomasz Ritter is one of the most gifted pianists of his generation and we endeavor to get him to Vancouver as soon as we can. In the meantime, I encourage you to experience the artistry of this remarkable young man in the comfort of your home.

We thank you for your support, and we look forward to seeing all of you at our online concerts.

With our heartfelt appreciation,
Patrick May, President
Iko Bylicki, Senior Manager

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