Saturday, 24 January 2015

The Vancouver Cello Quartet
Lee Duckles, Olivia Blander, Cristian Markos, Brian Yoon

It is not often that we get the chance to hear a quartet of cellists. Retired VSO principal cellist Lee Duckles got together with three of his colleagues for this musical treat.
  • Gioachino Rossini         Barber of Seville Overture (arr. Moore)   
  • Tomaso Albinoni           Adagio (arr. Thomas-Mifune)
  • Wilhelm Fitzenhagen     Konzertwalzer (Op.31)       
  • Arvo Part                        Fratres (1982)
  • Claude Debussy              Sarabande (arr. Varga)
  • David Popper                  Polonaise de Concert (Op.14)
  • Antonio Vivaldi              Concerto Grosso (Op. 3, No. 11)  (arr. Varga)
  • Maurice Ravel                Pavane (arr. Birtel)
  • Carlos Gardel                  Por una cabeza (arr. Johnstone)
  • Astor Piazzolla                Oblivion (arr. Drabkin)
  • Astor Piazzolla                Muerta del Angel (arr. Colon)
  • John Phillip Sousa           Washington Post March (arr. Moore)


Sunday, November 16th, 3:00 pm

Trio 180
Ann Miller, violin
Nina Flyer, cello
Sonia Leong, piano

The in-residence piano trio of the University of the Pacific’s Conservatory of Music in Stockton, California, plays a versatile repertoire. 
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Trio in c minor, Op.1 No. 3 
  • Ellen Taaffe Zwilich: Trio for Violin, Cello, and Piano (1987) 
  • Antonin Dvořák: Trio in e minor, Op.90, “Dumky”
  • Josef Suk:  Elegie Op23    


Sunday, October 19

Saratovski Piano Duo
Sergei and Nikolai Saratovski 
The young Russian pianist Sergei Saratowski, who did his doctorate program at UBC with Jane Coop, has delighted our audience before. Now, he is joined by his equally talented brother Nicolai, who is visiting from Russia.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sonata in D major, K. 381 for Piano Four Hands                      
  • Franz Schubert: Fantasy in F minor, D. 940 for Piano Four Hands
  • Felix Mendelssohn: Allegro Brillante, Op. 92 for Piano Four Hands 
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71A
  • Camille Saint-Saëns: Le carnaval des animaux


Thursday, August 14,

Information about this concert can be obtained through the Bergthorson Academy for the Musical Arts, phone 778-230-0543 ( Rob Hornsey). You can also call the MRMS at 604 467-3162 (Josine)

Tuesday, August 12th, 7:00 pm

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Western Shakedown  – Classical Concert Tour
Three classical artist from the Canadian Prairies are performing a tour of communities across Western Canada!
Courtney Bridge, born and raised in Airdrie, AB, is a Soprano in the UBC Opera Masters program.  She has performed in over a dozen operas, and has had the honor of performing as a soloist for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.
Ryan Goetz is a Saskatchewan born award winning pianist from Dalmeny, SK, who completed his Masters in Piano Performance with distinction at UBC in 2013.  He is highly sought after as a coach and performer throughout western Canada, having worked for organizations such as the Saskatoon Opera, SK, the Greystone Singers, and the Arts Umbrella, Vancouver.
Rayne Beveridge, a Baritone from the southern prairies, was born in Maple Creek, SK, and performs as a soloist for the UBC Opera. Mr. Beveridge is an accomplished choral conductor, director, and pedagogue; founding and directing eight choirs and five musical theatre programs in co-ordination with SD42 and the MRPM Arts Council.
Enjoy the beauty of their craft as they perform renowned classical works and famous operatic scenes.  This is an opportunity to experience the quality of performance that can only be cultivated by the highest level of tutelage in one of the most prestigious Universities in Canada.
Tickets at $15 available at the door or online at  http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/776490 
You can also call the MRMS at 604 467-3162 (Josine). 


Sunday Afternoon June 22, 3:00 pm

The Maple Ridge Music Society is proud to announce a  BENEFIT CONCERT for the RIDGE MEADOWS HOSPITAL FOUNDATION.
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Easter Monday, 21 April, 2014

Daniel Müller-Schott cello
Simon Trpčeski piano
Daniel enthralled the Maple Ridge audience as a young and upcoming cellist in 2004. Now he is one of the world’s very few who have reached the top. It is an honour to welcome him back in our series.

  • Ludwig van Beethoven – Sonata for piano and cello no. 4 in C major, Op. 102, no. 1
  • Johannes Brahms –  Sonata no.2 F major, Op. 99
  • Frédéric Chopin –  Cello sonata in G minor, Op. 65


Saturday, March 29th 2014

Guy Few Trumpet, Corno da Caccia, Piano
Nadina Mackie Jackson Bassoon

Play On Words ... A Storytellers’ Recital

  • Joseph Bodin de Boismortier   Concerto No. 5 in A Major, Op. 38
  • Antonio Vivaldi                       Bassoon Concerto No. 6 in E Minor, RV 484
  • Niccolò Paganini                     Sonata in G Major, Op. V, No. 6
  • Niccolò Paganini                     Sonata in F Major, Op. VI, No. 4
  • Johann Sebastian Bach           Adagio - Ich Steh’ mit einem Fuß im Grabe
  • Carl Maria von Weber             Andante e Rondo Ungarese, Op. 35
  • Alexandre Tansman                 Sonatine
  • Astor Piazzolla                        Oblivion
  • Glenn Buhr                             … and man will only grieve if he believes the sun stands still
  • Harry Simeone                        Trumpet in the Night 
  • Camille Saint-Saëns                 Sonate  


Saturday, February 8, at 8:00 pm

Maxim Bernard piano
In commemoration of the start of the First World War the young Quebec pianist has chosen a thoughtful program of piano music that was written during that era.
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff:  Étude-Tableau in C minor, op. 39 no. 1
  • Gabriel Fauré:  Nocturne no.12 in E minor, op. 107
  • Béla Bartók: Romanian folk dances, Sz. 56, BB 68
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff:  Étude-Tableau in F-sharp minor, op. 39 no. 3
  • Nicolai Medtner:  Funeral March in B minor, op. 31  no. 2:
  • Paul Hindemith: In a Night (In einer Nacht) (excerpts)
  • Alexander Scriabin: Vers la Flamme, op. 72
  • Carl Nielsen:  Chaconne, op. 32
  • Maurice Ravel:  Le tombeau de Couperin I, III, IV, V, VI