Message from the President

Those who attended Olga Kern's concert enjoyed the performance tremendously as indicated by the four encores she played, but for the record we would like to mention all of the associated events that evening:

  • An "Arabesque" Steinway piano, the only one of its kind in Canada, was unveiled on April 30 at Tom Lee Music and exhibited at the Playhouse at the evening concert. Please see the link to find out more about this piano.
  • The whole audience was invited for a reception after the concert, hosted by the Polish Consul, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of joining the European Union by Poland and nine other countries.
  • Monique Poncelet-Gheleyns, the owner of Daniel – Le Chocolat Belge received a small token of appreciation for providing chocolates and truffles at the receptions following the VCS's recitals for so many years.

We extend our deepest thanks to those whose support have helped us to run our series.

We are very proud to welcome you to the 17th Anniversary Season of the Vancouver Chopin Society recital series. This season you will have the chance to hear four brilliant pianists: Brazilian-born powerhouse Arnaldo Cohen, superb French pianist Alexandre Tharaud, the renowned Argentinian Nelson Goerner and extraordinary young Russian talent Nikolay Khozyainov. You will be able to buy your subscriptions the same way as in previous years, either by phone: 604.871.4450 or online through a Tickets Tonight secure server:

You can also send us a cheque. Please note that we have three concerts at the Vancouver Playhouse and one at the Magee Theatre. The tickets will be sent to all subscribers at the beginning of September. As after every concert, we invite everyone to join us for a reception with the artist's attendance.

Subscribers not only enjoy the best seats, but also get fantastic offers for most of our events. If you are a current subscriber and would like to keep the same seats, please renew your subscription before June 30th.

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New Vancouver Classical Music site

A new classical music site has been launched for Vancouverities which can act as your definitive reference for all classical music events in the city. The site has been launched by Geoffrey Newman who teaches Economics at UBC, but he is also a music journalist reflecting on the music life in Vancouver in numerous concert previews, reviews and interviews. Geoffrey was recently appointed the Canadian correspondent for Seen and Heard International. That means that his reviews are posted with those from concerts in London , New York, and throughout the world. He covers the northwest with Seattle Times critic Bernard Jacobson. In today's era when major newspapers are cutting jobs, including classical music writers, we are lucky to have people such as Geoffrey whose passions play a large role in preserving an appreciation for classical music among citizens.

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Next Concerts

Nov 30, 2014 3:00 pm
Vancouver Playhouse


Jan 30, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Vancouver Playhouse


March 13, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Magee Theatre


May 8, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Vancouver Playhouse




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