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Friday, May 11, 2018
Café Classico Season Finale Concert to Feature Langley’s Own Rose Gellert String Quartet
Langley Community Music School (LCMS) is proud to announce that Langley’s own Rose Gellert String Quartet will perform at the upcoming Concerts Café Classico concert, coffee and commentary at 2:30 pm on Sunday afternoon, May 27, 2018.
Gain insights into the music and learn about the careers of these engaging performers through anecdotal stories during the pre-concert coffee and commentary at 2:30 pm, guest-hosted by Yuel-Yawney, violinist of the Borealis String Quartet. Then enjoy the performance at 3:30 pm, featuring Beethoven’s String Quartet Op. 18 No. 6 and Alexander Borodin’s String Quartet No. 2.
Established in 2016, the Rose Gellert String Quartet is ensemble-in-residence at Langley Community Music School, and is comprised of violinists Will Chen and Samuel Tsui, violist Peter Ing, and cellist Ben Goheen.
“Beethoven’s quartet bridges the classical and romantic periods with his characteristic intensity, wit and beauty. The Borodin dives straight into the heart of Russian romantic music, and has a wonderful lyricism, “ says Rose Gellert String Quartet member Will Chen. “We are very much looking forward to sharing this program with our audience.”
Violinist Will Chen has performed all over Canada, Europe and the United Kingdom as a soloist and chamber musician with the rising group Mainzer Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra. He holds a Bachelors of Music from the University of Victoria, and a Masters degree from Hochschule fur Musik Mainz, Germany.
Hong Kong born violinist Samuel Tsui attained both his Bachelors and Masters degrees at the University of British Columbia and currently performs as the principal second violinist of the Vancouver Island Symphony Orchestra, and is a member of the first violin section in the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra, Canada West Chamber Orchestra, and the Willingdon Church Orchestra. Samuel is continually invited to perform and record for various high-profile artists including Michael Bublé, Mariah Carey, and Mary J. Blige.
Toronto native and Vancouver resident Peter Ing is a renowned violin/viola musician and LCMS teacher, with a Master Degree from the University of British Columbia. He has performed across North America and Europe, including the Kent Blossom Music Festival, Colorado String Quartet Festival, and the Casalmaggiore International Music Festival in Italy, and continues to perform with various orchestras across British Columbia, including the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, and Vancouver Island Symphony Orchestra.
Cello performer Ben Goheen holds a masters degree from UBC and has performed for multiple British Columbia symphonies, including the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Island Symphony Orchestra, Prince George Symphony, BC Chamber Orchestra, Kamloops Symphony, Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra and Canada West Chamber Orchestra. He also performs solo and in a wide variety of small chamber ensembles. In addition to teaching at LMCS, Ben is the conductor of the Surrey Symphony Society’s Intermediate Strings.
“Since their founding nearly two years ago, the Rose Gellert String Quartet has delighted audiences with their energetic and engaging performances,” says LCMS Artistic Director Elizabeth Bergmann. “Their concert is not to be missed!”
Tickets for this Concerts Café Classico event are $18 for adults, $15 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 $65 adults and $54 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.
Visit langleymusic.com or call 604-534-2848.