Amici Chamber Ensemble


Guest Blogger: Anthea Kong

[two_third] Anthea Kong is a former student at the Claude Watson School of the Arts. Her composition, Stars, will begin the program on February 16, 2014.   “Stars”   Being a part of the Claude Watson School for the Performing Arts in the Music Program, there have been many valuable and special opportunities, including working […]

An exaltation of larks – a murder of crows – a _____ of harpists?

Guest Blogger:  Lara St. John, Part 2 I had just done a show with San Francisco Symphony when Marie-Pierre Langlamet asked me to come up to Vancouver to be part of her International Harp Congress recital and play the Bach E Major with her. It was the summer of 2011, we had done the Bach […]

Guest Blog: Lara St. John, Part 1

[two_third] Looking ahead to Lara and the Lyre on December 1st, we’ve invited violinist Lara St. John to write about her thoughts on the program:   “Two of the pieces have a bit of a story; namely Sari Siroon Yar (which I asked Serouj to set for violin and piano) and the Bach E Major […]

Amici’s Young Composers Program

[two_third] This fall on Oct 17 Amici is holding a fundraiser: An Evening with the Artists. One of the projects that we do which will benefit from this is our Young Composers Workshop program. For several years we have been visiting Earl Haig Secondary School to work with students in the Grade 12 composition class […]

The Making of “Levant” and Amici’s First Juno

[two_third]Amici’s Levant project was truly a labor of love for me. Being born in Beirut, Lebanon, of Armenian parents, the sounds , the rhythms, the melodies and harmonies of  folk music from the Levant (the geographical region known today as the Middle East) had always played a crucial role in my musical upbringing, and the […]

Henri Dutilleux Remembered – David Hetherington

  Amici is excited to present a programme of French music on February 16. A subtitle for this concert could be “Vieille France, Nouvelle France”, featuring composers from France and Canada both young and old, well known and unknown.   I am particularly happy that Serouj and I are doing solo pieces by Henri Dutilleux, […]