Amici Chamber Ensemble
Outstanding performances. Extraordinary experiences.
We are at our best when among friends.
Please join us in celebrating Amici’s legacy, 30 years of performing outstanding chamber music with our friends, our Amici! We invite you to experience our passion for innovative, evocative programming and the best chamber music and musicians as we share our inspiration with you this season!
We are pleased to present our 30th anniversary season opener, Inspired by Friends at the beautiful home of the Kelk family. Stroll through the gardens and relax by the koi pond while enjoying the most beautiful chamber music Amici has to offer and raising essential funds towards our new recording project!
Amici celebrates the 150th anniversary of our great country, with an all-Canadian program, Inspired by Canada. The program will include some of our most loved commissions, will feature the winning composition from our Young Composer Program, as well as new arrangements of works by Canadian greats such as Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, and Claude Lavallé. This concert will also feature the release of our recording Canadian Inspirations.
In January we present Inspired by Strauss. While Richard Strauss was mostly known for his operatic and orchestral masterpieces, Amici will explore his masterful yet lesser known chamber music works, and Lieder favourites in new arrangements by Serouj.
In February, Amici presents the remount of our Juno Award winning recording, Levant. Inspired by Levant focuses on the fascinating and mystifying sounds and colours of the “region of the rising sun”. We will take you on a wonderful musical journey, starting in the cradle of ancient civilizations and travelling through the Balkans; to Syria, Lebanon, Israel, and up to the Caucasus Mountains
The season ends in April, as Amici partners with the Royal Conservatory of Music to celebrate our 30th Anniversary Gala performance of
A Legacy of Inspiration in Koerner Hall. We celebrate this auspicious occasion with three B’s; Beethoven, Brahms and Bernstein. We celebrate our legacy at this performance by featuring some of our favourite music performing with dear friends such as Internationally renowned soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian, favourite instrumental colleagues and showcasing our longstanding teaching relationship with RCM by featuring the award winning students from the Glenn Gould School.
Amici has been making music for 30 wonderful years and it has always been our goal to produce inspiring programming combining the most revered classical compositions, many of which we have recorded, with more adventurous music which we know our audiences will love just as much. We can’t wait to celebrate and share with you our 30th Anniversary season!