*Tickets are $28.50 | On sale April 18
Please note: A few hours prior to the event tickets may only be available from the box office or at the venue.
Explore Felix Mendelssohn with a morning of music, tea and insight into the fascinating life of one of the most prodigious and gifted composers. The Emily Carr String Quartet Society is proud to present Music Inside Out: Mendelssohn. A look into Mendelssohn’s life and music begins at 10:30 AM Saturday, May13, 2017 with tea, coffee and sundries, followed at 11 AM by a lively discussion and a full performance of Mendelssohn’s String Quartet Opus 13 in A minor are included in the morning’s program. For more information see the website: emilycarrstringquartet.com
Before and after the concert enjoy our silent auction! Help the Emily Carr and come away with some lovely winnings.
Our host, Robert Holliston, an accomplished accompanist and chamber player, has performed throughout Canada, the USA, England, New Zealand, and has been heard frequently on CBC-Radio. A popular public speaker, Robert has given pre-performance lectures for Pacific Opera Victoria since 1993 and is POV’s Principal Coach. Robert is currently Head of Keyboard at the Victoria Conservatory of Music, where he also teaches piano and music history, and acts as vocal coach. Robert was a founding director of the VCM Opera Studio.
The Emily Carr String Quartet has quickly established itself as one of BC's finest music ensembles. Formed in 2006 by members of the Victoria Symphony in Victoria BC, the Emily Carr String Quartet has performed in the US, Europe and Asia. They have collaborated with artists such as William Preucil, Jamie Parker, Arthur Rowe, the Alcan Quartet and the Tin Alley Quartet. The ECSQ has been featured on CBC radio's "North by Northwest" and their CD "Hidden Treasure" was nominated for the 2012 classical recording of the year at the Western Canadian music awards.