FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Experience the Intimacy of Chamber Music at Langley Community Music School Concert
BC’s own West Coast Chamber Music is set to perform the works of Beethoven and Cecile Chaminade at Langley Community Music School’s (LCMS) Concerts Café Classico event at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, April 19, 2015.
Chamber music offers a wonderful repertoire that is vast and hugely varied, dating from the early renaissance through the classical and romantic periods to current day. West Coast Chamber Music is excited to be presenting two works from the piano trio (piano, violin, cello) repertoire. “It’s rewarding to play as three,” explains the ensemble. “Each instrument has its own unique voice and each player has plenty opportunity to offer their two cents worth to the collaborative process in this intimate ensemble.”
Among the selected works to be performed is Beethoven’s Piano Trio in C minor, Op.1, No. 3. This powerful and dramatic piece demonstrates “particularly fresh exuberant ideas, eloquence, and unbelievable energy,” according to West Coast Chamber Music. “We always love playing early Beethoven.”
With a mandate to present and champion the works of women composers, the group will also perform the work of late Romantic period French composer, Cecile Chaminade. “Her Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 11 is a glorious piece of the romantic period, which deserves recognition,” says the ensemble.
Established in 1993, West Coast Chamber Music performers include LCMS faculty, pianists, and founding directors Alan Crane and Holly Duff. They will be joined by colleagues Angela Cavadas on violin and Rebecca Wenham on cello.
West Coast Chamber Music founding director, pianist and LCMS faculty member, Alan Crane, is currently active as a chamber musician, accompanist, teacher, master class clinician, adjudicator and RCM piano examiner. Alan also works with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra School of Music.
Fellow founding director, pianist and LCMS faculty member, Holly Duff, is an accomplished soloist and chamber music performer. As a master at combining storytelling with music, Holly has brought her talents across the nation. From performing on stage to teaching music and movement classes in two provinces, Holly is a sought-after pianist and Orff music teacher.
On the violin is award-winning Angela Cavadas, accomplished soloist and chamber music performer. Performing with the West Coast Chamber Music since 1995, Angela is also a sought-after performer for CBC Radio Orchestra, the Vancouver Opera Orchestra, and the Vancouver String Trio. Angela also teaches at Douglas College, the Vancouver Academy of Music, and the Arts Connection in Richmond.
On the cello is world-renowned Rebecca Wenham. “A musical force of nature,” Rebecca has won multiple notable international awards, from Japan’s Osaka International Chamber Music Competition to CBC’s Galaxie Rising Star. Having performed around the world, she is currently pursuing a doctorate at the University of British Columbia and performing with Trio Accord, Microcosmos Quartet and West Coast Chamber Music.
For more information on West Coast Chamber Music, visit: westcoastchambermusic.com
“We are very pleased to welcome West Coast Chamber Music,” says LCMS Artistic Director Elizabeth Bergmann. “The performers are excellent musicians who demonstrate the diversity of this genre with stunning resonance and vibrancy. ”
The Café Classico event starts at 2:30 p.m. with complementary coffee and refreshments, followed by a conversation with West Coast Chamber Music’s four performers, hosted by LCMS artistic director Elizabeth Bergmann. Learn more about the history of chamber music, the inspiration behind these selected works, and some anecdotal stories from the performers. The performance will run from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm.
Tickets for this Concerts Café Classico event are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and $10 for students. 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.