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Friday, August 31, 2018
Café Classico Season Opening to Feature the LCMS String Faculty and Friends
Launching the 2018-2019 concert season, members of the Langley Community Music School (LCMS) String Faculty, with the LCMS ensemble in residence the Rose Gellert String Quartet, will perform at the first Concerts Café Classico concert, coffee and commentary at 2:30 pm on Sunday afternoon, September 16, 2018.
“I am delighted to present some of the LCMS String Faculty as they collaborate in various formations as the featured artists for the first Cafe Classico Concert of the season,” says LCMS Artistic Director Elizabeth Bergmann. The programme features a couple of movements from some of Mendelssohn’s most beloved chamber music: the D minor Piano Trio and his Cello Sonata in D major. The programme also includes a movement from the tragic ‘Rosamunde’ quartet of Schubert. Other shorter pieces will round out the concert.
The LCMS String Faculty performers include Monica Kobelt (violin), Joel Stobbe (cello), Judy Lou (cello), with Rose Gellert String Quartet members Will Chen (violin), Samuel Tsui (violin), violist Peter Ing (violist), and Ben Goheen (cello). They will also be joined by LCMS Piano Faculty members Monica Kobelt (piano) and Christina Tong (piano), as they collaborate to share some of the gems of the chamber music literature.
All of the performers are highly accomplished musicians in their own right, with many having toured across the nation and/or around the world performing with notable orchestras, chamber groups and/or as soloists, to critical acclaim.
“LCMS is thrilled to welcome you to another wonderful season filled with a variety of local and international artists and ensembles,” says LCMS Artistic Director Elizabeth Bergmann. “2019 marks the 50th Anniversary of LCMS. We are proud to be featuring many alumni and artists who have a close relationship with the school, and I invite you to celebrate this milestone with us.”
The concert line-up for the 2018-2019 school year includes six Café Classico concerts and four Rose Gellert concerts.
Café Classico Concerts are Sunday afternoons with commentary and coffee at 2:30pm, and concert at 3:30pm: (1) September 16, 2018 — LCMS String Faculty and Friends; (2) October 28, 2018 — Saxophilia Saxophone Quartet; (3) December 2, 2018 — Daniel Bolshoy (guitar) and Milton Masciadri (double bass). (4) February 10, 2019 — Susan Tang (piano) (5) March 10, 2019 — Stephen Duncan (baritone) and Derek Stanyer (piano); (6) May 5, 2019 — Roland Gjernes (cello) and Paul Williamson (piano).
Rose Gellert Concerts are Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm: (1) September 29, 2018— Bergmann Piano: Duo American Stories; (2) November 17, 2018 — Borealis String Quartet; (3) January 26, 2019 — Jon Kimura Parker (piano) and Aloysia Friedmann (violin); and (4) April 13, 2019 — Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes (pianos).
Tickets for this Concerts Café Classico event are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and $10 for students. For those that want to attend several concerts during the season, a Concerts Café Classico flex pass is also available for any four concerts in the series for $72 adults and $65 seniors. Call the box office at 604-534-2848. The Rose Gellert Hall is located at 4899 207 Street, Langley, BC.
ABOUT LANGLEY COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL
Langley Community Music School (LCMS) is a non-profit organization and registered charity that is committed to providing the highest quality of musical education to students of all ages and levels, from early learning to pre-professional and adult programs. With the support of the community, LCMS has become one of the largest non-profit music schools in the province, earning both national and international acclaim for their comprehensive and innovative programs. Learn more about LCMS programs, scholarships and bursaries.
The Langley Community Music School hosts multiple musical concerts from October to May, including the Rose Gellert Hall Series, a Saturday evening concert featuring renowned Canadian and international musicians, as well as the Concerts Café Classico Series, a Sunday afternoon concert series featuring stellar local and touring musicians playing classical, jazz or contemporary works.
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