ANAM Musicians present a miniature festival at the Abbotsford Convent on 24–25 June, 2022 presenting a selection of the most beloved European classics of the chamber music repertoire.
The first program ”Sounds of War” takes the listener to the heart of a creative process residing in the grim circumstances of war. Janacek’s Capriccio was an idea by a pianist who had lost an arm in WW1, Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time was composed at a prisoner of war camp during WW2. Stravinky’s Soldier’s Tale fuses elements of the Faust myth into a satirical expression of a multicultural community immersed in a conflict with itself.
The second program “A Promenade” is an offering of classical and romantic chamber works close to the origins of chamber music’s primary function as a social activity engaging the audience and musicians in a well-balanced mix of delight and surprise.
The concluding program “A European Journey” takes the listeners through the cultural diversities of the old continent as expressed by some of its most talented composers. Echoes from regions of Scandinavia, France, Hungary, Bohemia, as well as Italian influences distilled with a Viennese take, are among the components of these seminal works.
Tickets from $15
Sounds of War
Friday 24 June, 7pm
Saturday 25 June, 1.30pm
The Good Shepherd Chapel
A European Journey
Saturday 25 June, 4pm