Chamber Music Festival August 11th and maybe 12th, 2021
We are delighted to bring our festival to Parksville this summer. The Kaimerata project is now in its 11th year in Europe and 7th year on Denman Island. It is the first time we are taking it "off island" in order to share all this beautiful music with you as well. I was hoping over the past years that some of you would make it out to Denman... but even better if we bring it to you, right?!
The Kaimerata Concerts are designed to make you love music even more. The concept is "the more you know, the more you love." I didn't invent this but I believe in it very strongly. With a little bit of extra information through a few demonstrations and explanations, I intend for the musical experience to be even more powerful. The idea of keeping the works to those of one composer is for the audience to familiarize themselves more with this composer's language, allowing them to enter in the composer's world even more, to understand more his music, and to appreciate it even more.
Beethoven is our chosen composer this year and what a wonderful occasion to celebrate the 250th anniversary of his birth. Catherine and I started the Kaimerata project ten years ago with the complete Sonatas for violin and piano by Beethoven. Last year in Barcelona, we celebrated the 10th Season and were able to perform the last concert the day before all public events were prohibited (March 11th in Spain) because of the coronavirus. We felt very privileged to not only have been able to finish our series but also to have been able to keep it going for 10 years, starting and finishing with our beloved Beethoven. All the more pleasure to bring his music to you this summer!
The most difficult job every year is how can we possibly choose the works to be performed? Or more correctly said, how can we possibly NOT perform so many incredible pieces? A selection has to me made, unfortunately, otherwise we would have you sitting there all summer, listening to concerts!!
We would have liked to bring the entire festival to Parksville but it looks like we will be able to only bring one. We have decided to include highlights of the three concerts with works that we would have performed last year (Beethoven year) and feature a composer this year to celebrate 100 years since his passing: Saint-Saens.
An early String Trio of Beethoven
The incredible "Archduke" trio for violin, cello, and piano
The Goldberg Variations arranged for String Trio
Saint-Saens Piano Quartet opus 41
Solo piano works by Liszt and Schumann
Highlights Concert, Wednesday, August 11th. 7:00 p.m.