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July 2017

Victoria Summer Music Festival

July 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, B125, MacLaurin Building, University of Victoria, Ring Rd,
Victoria, BC V8P 5C2 Canada
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The Vetta Chamber Ensemble, with Joan Blackman, solo violin, performs Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. The ensemble and Joan are then joined by Coast Salish/Sahtu Dene storyteller Rosemary Georgeson for Jeffrey Ryan’s Seasons of the Sea, commissioned by Vetta for its thirtieth anniversary in 2016 as a companion piece to the Four Seasons.

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September 2017

Piano Quartet Favourites

September 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
West Point Grey United Church, 4595 West 8th Avenue (at Tolmie)
Vancouver, BC V6R 2A4 Canada
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Arthur Rowe piano Joan Blackman violin Yariv Aloni viola Eugene Osadchy cello Adaskin Introduction and Rondo Schumann Piano Quartet in E flat major, Op 47 Brahms Piano Quartet in C minor, Op 60 Vetta’s most venerable chamber musicians Arthur Rowe, Yariv Aloni, Eugene Osadchy and Artistic Director Joan Blackman come together to perform a classic program. Immerse yourself in musical bliss!

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Piano Quartet Favourites

September 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
West Point Grey United Church, 4595 West 8th Avenue (at Tolmie)
Vancouver, BC V6R 2A4 Canada
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Arthur Rowe piano Joan Blackman violin Yariv Aloni viola Eugene Osadchy cello Adaskin Introduction and Rondo Schumann Piano Quartet in E flat major, Op 47 Brahms Piano Quartet in C minor, Op 60 Vetta’s most venerable chamber musicians Arthur Rowe, Yariv Aloni, Eugene Osadchy and Artistic Director Joan Blackman come together to perform a classic program. Immerse yourself in musical bliss!

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November 2017

Seriously Strings

November 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
West Point Grey United Church, 4595 West 8th Avenue (at Tolmie)
Vancouver, BC V6R 2A4 Canada
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Joan Blackman & David Gillham violins Nicolò Eugelmi & Tawnya Popoff violas Joseph Elworthy & Rebecca Wenham cellos Puccini Crisantemi (Chrysanthemums) Mozart Viola Quintet in G minor, K.516 Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence, Op 70 From Mozart to Puccini, from quartet to sextet, this is a concert for those who love strings. Be prepared to shed a nostalgic tear or two!

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Seriously Strings

November 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
West Point Grey United Church, 4595 West 8th Avenue (at Tolmie)
Vancouver, BC V6R 2A4 Canada
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Joan Blackman & David Gillham violins Nicolò Eugelmi & Tawnya Popoff violas Joseph Elworthy & Rebecca Wenham cellos Puccini Crisantemi (Chrysanthemums) Mozart Viola Quintet in G minor, K.516 Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence, Op 70 From Mozart to Puccini, from quartet to sextet, this is a concert for those who love strings. Be prepared to shed a nostalgic tear or two!

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January 2018

The Russian Connection

January 25, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
West Point Grey United Church, 4595 West 8th Avenue (at Tolmie)
Vancouver, BC V6R 2A4 Canada
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Maria Larionoff violin Joan Blackman violin David Harding viola Eugene Osadchy cello Haydn String Quartet in C major, Op 33 No. 3, “The Bird” Shostakovich String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op 110 Borodin String Quartet No. 2 in D major Did you know that Haydn dedicated his Opus 33 Quartets to a Russian nobleman? That Borodin wrote his 2nd quartet as a present for his wife? That Shostakovich considered the 8th quartet as an epitaph and wept when…

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The Russian Connection

January 26, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
West Point Grey United Church, 4595 West 8th Avenue (at Tolmie)
Vancouver, BC V6R 2A4 Canada
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Maria Larionoff violin Joan Blackman violin David Harding viola Eugene Osadchy cello Haydn String Quartet in C major, Op 33 No. 3, “The Bird” Shostakovich String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op 110 Borodin String Quartet No. 2 in D major Did you know that Haydn dedicated his Opus 33 Quartets to a Russian nobleman? That Borodin wrote his 2nd quartet as a present for his wife? That Shostakovich considered the 8th quartet as an epitaph and wept when…

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March 2018

Sea and Sky with Special Guest Bill Richardson

March 8, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
West Point Grey United Church, 4595 West 8th Avenue (at Tolmie)
Vancouver, BC V6R 2A4 Canada
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Jane Hayes piano Joan Blackman violin François Houle clarinet Bill Richardson narrator Cardy Tango Oesterle Commission for Sea and Sky Stravinsky Suite from L’Histoire du Soldat Sculthorpe Dream Tracks Schoenfeld Clarinet Trio This concert features works on Sea and Sky’s new cd plus a special appearance by Bill Richardson. Stravinsky’s Soldier’s Tale will never be the same again after you have heard this version!

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Sea and Sky with Special Guest Bill Richardson

March 9, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
West Point Grey United Church, 4595 West 8th Avenue (at Tolmie)
Vancouver, BC V6R 2A4 Canada
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Jane Hayes piano Joan Blackman violin François Houle clarinet Bill Richardson narrator Cardy Tango Oesterle Commission for Sea and Sky Stravinsky Suite from L’Histoire du Soldat Sculthorpe Dream Tracks Schoenfeld Clarinet Trio This concert features works on Sea and Sky’s new cd plus a special appearance by Bill Richardson. Stravinsky’s Soldier’s Tale will never be the same again after you have heard this version!

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May 2018

Ludwig and Friends

May 3, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
West Point Grey United Church, 4595 West 8th Avenue (at Tolmie)
Vancouver, BC V6R 2A4 Canada
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Jane Coop piano Joan Blackman violin John Friesen cello Debussy Cello Sonata Mendelssohn Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, Op 66 Beethoven Piano Trio No. 7 in B flat major, Op 97, “Archduke” Last season we opened with an all Beethoven program with Jane Coop on piano. We just had to ask her back for more! Enjoy the delights of Debussy, the melodies of Mendelssohn and the nobility of the Archduke performed by three of the best chamber musicians…

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