Jean-Philippe Rameau “La Poule”
Bill Douglas “Folk Song”
David Lang “breathless”
Matthew Welch “Shapeshifter Dialogues”
George Gershwin “An American in Paris”
Mariano Mores “Cuartito Azul”
Dear friends of Westacres Music:
It has been a long time since we were able to present a concert at Westacres. Last summer we enjoyed an outside hour of music in July. Good news: another concert in the field is scheduled for FRIDAY JULY 23, at 7.30 pm.
Following the safety rules, we can accommodate 45 listeners ( + 5 musicians makes the allowed 50 people). Please reserve your tickets at $30 each, as soon as possible, by replying to this e-mail or by phoning 604-467-3162.
Bring your own lawn chair and if it is sunny, which we of course hope for, bring an umbrella for shade. Like last year, there will be no intermission and the concert will last around 1 hour.
Westacres has always been, for almost 40 years, a welcoming home for classical-music lovers and musicians alike. Unfortunately, that has to change. The License Dept. of the City of Maple Ridge has decided that our house doesn't have the required safety for public gatherings.
We were of course devastated by this message but out of the ashes, like a phoenix, we will rise and shine. This is what has been decided by our committee: (1) We are now an officially registered Society with a working Board of Directors, comprising of our current committee members. (2) There will be an Annual General Meeting where directors can be re-elected or replaced. (3) The current Artistic Director is Josine Eikelenboom, the Assistant Artistic Director is Arianna Ervin.
Concerts will be held in local churches, depending on the kind of musical group being presented.
Our choice fell on St. Paul's Lutheran church on Laity St. for chamber music. It has a beautiful, but small grand piano, perfect for the purpose. There is easy access to general space for the intermission and ample parking.
For a chamber orchestra we chose St. George Anglican Church which is a sunny, pleasant venue, again with many parking places and a spacious general area. We are still considering where and how to present a solo pianist, since a top standard Steinway grand piano is required. But we will find a solution for that too.
I trust you will be as excited as we are about the future of the Music Society. Maple Ridge is a growing community, and deserves a musical organisation like ours.
Please let your likeminded friends know. We have to build up again, and we count on your support!
With best regards,
Artistic Director, Maple Ridge Music Society
The Maple Ridge Music Society is going to stage a mini-concert on October 25, a Sunday afternoon. 3:00 PM.
The performers, young musicians from Vancouver, are:
Luci Barz - violin
Aslan Aslanov - piano
Judy Lou - cello
- Beethoven: Piano trio in C minor, op 1 nr. 3
- Kreisler Liebesleid: Violin and piano
- Shostakovich: Piano Trio nr. 2 in E minor
It will be a one-hour event with only a few moments half way for stretching and letting in fresh air. The audience, wearing a mask during the concert, will enter one by one (or two by two) to be shown to their dedicated seat(s). Click here for Covid19 precautions taken.
The brass quintet of Katherine Evans and Friends
The concert will take about one hour. Click here for the program! LET THERE BE MUSIC!
Please arrive at least 20 minutes before the start of the concert. Notice we changed starting time from 8 pm to 7 pm.
Please wear a mask when entering the field. You may remove it once you are seated, if you wish, but please put it on again while leaving.
At the entrance of the field there will be a table where you can leave your entrance fee - if applicable - by cheque or the exact amount of $25.
You are required to sign a waiver to agree that the Maple Ridge Music Society will not take responsibility for any infection with Covid-19 or otherwise.
We will have hand sanitizer ready on the table.
A volunteer will assist you in finding a place, but please bring your own chair.
Maybe you want to bring an umbrella against the sun, or...to fence off the rain!
There will be no intermission or refreshments, but there will be music and nature all around. Enjoy!
We look forward to welcome you.
Josine -- Maple Ridge Music Society
Sorry, concert cancelled due to COVID-19
SARA and PABLO FERRÁNDEZ, viola and celloThese Spanish siblings. born into a musical family in Madrid, are award-winning artists known for their musicality and charisma.
- BEETHOVEN: Duo for Viola and Cello in E flat
- J.S. BACH: Suite No. 4 in E-flat major, BWV 1010 for Viola
- J.S. BACH: Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007 for Cello
- J.S. BACH: Inventions for Cello and Viola