Blueridge International Chamber Music Festival is pleased to announce its 2013 summer concert series.
The North Vancouver festival kicks off the season on Wednesday, August 14th at 7 pm with A Sunny Start, a joyful program of high-octane chamber music hits by Faure, Villa-Lobos and Strauss.
Mallet Madness!, on Friday, August 16th at 7 pm, features guest percussionists Daniel Tones and Timothy Van Cleave in a vivid and exciting modern program with music by Foss, Cage and Harrison.
On Wednesday August 21st at 7 pm, Wherever I Wander evokes the spirit of the adventurer with folk-infused music by Hummel, Brahms and Ravel, and Dvorak’s powerful Trio in f minor.
The festival closes in royal style on Saturday, August 24th at 2 pm with The Archduke and Friends. The program includes works by Britten and Schubert, as well as one of the most beloved pieces of the chamber repertory: Beethoven’s Archduke Trio.
Now in its fourth edition, the Blueridge International Chamber Music Festival was founded by North Shore native Dorothea Hayley and Colombian pianist Alejandro Ochoa. Each year, Blueridge unites a dynamic roster of local and international young artists, including Paolo Bortolussi (flute), Mana Shiraishi (violin), Marina Hasselberg (cello), and Martin Karlicek and Manuel Laufer (piano).
The festival also offers a two-week intensive workshop for musicians aged 10 to 18. Students tackle both solo and chamber music under the expert guidance of the artist faculty, as well as attending classes in theory, ear training and contemporary music.
All concerts take place at Mount Seymour United Church (1200 Parkgate Ave) in North Vancouver. Individual tickets are $20 ($10 for students). A pass to all four concerts is offered at $50 ($30 for students).
Tickets can be reserved at firstname.lastname@example.org or (604) 779-6737. Complete programs, artist biographies and other information can be found at www.blueridgechamber.org.