2024 Season

31st Season, 2024
West Coast Chamber Music

Join us for four live concerts – Sunday afternoons @ 3:30PM

January 21 – February 11 – March 17 – May 12, 2024.

Venue

Unitarian Church of Vancouver
949 West 49th Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia
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Concerts

Masterpiece Quintets

Sunday January 21, 2024 @ 3:30PM

WCCM launches its 31st season with the exquisite Clarinet Quintet in A major, K581 scored for clarinet and strings, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. This piece is a treasured masterpiece of the chamber music literature. It is coupled with a recent revival from the quintet canon, the passionate Piano Quintet in E major, Op.15 by Erich Korngold – richly scored and commanding.

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Radiance

Sunday February 11, 2024 @ 3:30PM

This concert opens with Johann Hummel’s Piano Trio in G major, Op.35, elegant, charming and full of sunshine. Rebecca Clarke’s Viola and Piano Sonata brims with evocative intensity and radiant clarity. The concert concludes with Antonin Dvorak’s Piano Quartet in E flat major, Op.87 – warm, vibrant and sweeping forward with all the grandeur of the Romantic Era.

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Flute and Friends

Sunday March 17, 2024 @ 3:30PM

This concert offers two wonderful trios written for flute, cello and piano. Joseph Haydn’s Flute Trio No.29 in G major is entirely pleasing and gracious, while Louise Farrenc’s Flute Trio in E minor, op.45 sparks with driving energy and lyricism. Contrasting both is the Piano Trio, Op. 1 No.3 in C minor for the standard piano, violin and cello combination. It is a riveting and dramatic work by Ludwig van Beethoven at the height of his powers.

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Romantic Music for Mother’s Day

Sunday May 12, 2024 @ 3:30PM

WCCM is pleased to present beautiful music from the Romantic Era for this Mother’s Day concert. Johann Halvorsen’s celebrated Passacaglia for violin and cello on a theme by Handel is a thrilling set of continuous variations that fully explores the range and scope of the two instruments. César Franck’s Sonata in A major for cello and piano is a heartfelt romantic expression played out on a large canvas. The concert concludes with Camille Saint-SaënsPiano Trio in F major, Op.18 – a glorious and jubilant finale to the season.

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~ Program notes by Holly Duff ~