2024 Summer Solstice Music Festival

June 19-23, 2024

Workshop: June 17-27, 2024

Festival Passes

Adult: $89  |  Senior [65+] : $79  |  Under 30: $48
Festival Passes allow for entry into the 3 MAIN CONCERTS: June 20, 21 and 23, 2024

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Wednesday, June 19, 2024
Doors: 6 PM
Performance: 7 PM

An Evening of Music for Strings

Yardbird Suite

Experience the intimacy of solo Bach to the exuberance of Dohnanyi, as well as the remarkable voices of more recent composers, such as Pascal Dusapin, Penderecki and others. Featuring performances by three of our festival’s esteemed artists: Gabrielle Després, Marina Thibeault and Peter Eom.

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Thursday, June 20, 2024
7:30 PM | Pre-concert performance at 7 PM
Post-concert Q & A

Trinity Lutheran Church

Indulge in the delightful quirkiness of Poulenc, the beautiful sound world of Debussy, the Romantic spirit of Liszt and the fiery passion of Ravel in the first half of our program. To conclude the concert with a flourish, revel in Mendelssohn’s exciting first piano trio.

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Heinrich Biber (1644–1704)
Passacaglia in G Minor

J. S. Bach  (1685–1750)
Cello Suite No. 3, BWV 1009
III. Courante

Savannah Seibel, viola

Fritz Kreisler  (1875–1962)
Caprice Viennois

Elana Zhang, violin
Henry Mokken, piano

Frederic Chopin  (1810–1849)
Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat Minor, op. 31

Jaydon Zhuang, piano

Claude Debussy (1862–1918)
Estampes, L.10

  • Pagodes
  • La soirée dans Grenade
  • Jardins sous la pluie

David Fung, piano

Francis Poulenc (1899–1963)
Banalités

  • Chansons d’Orkenise
  • Hôtel
  • Fagnes de Wallonie
  • Voyage à Paris
  • Sanglots

Franz Liszt (1811–1886)
Oh! Quand je dors
O Lieb

Catherine Daniel, mezzo-soprano
Patricia Tao, piano

Maurice Ravel (1875–1937)
Tzigane

Kerson Leong, violin
David Fung, piano

Intermission

Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847)
Trio No. 1 in D Minor, op. 49

  • Molto allegro agitato
  • Andante con molto tranquillo
  • Scherzo: Leggiero e vivace
  • Finale: Allegro assai apppassionato

Gabrielle Després, violin
Peter Eom, cello
Patricia Tao, piano

Friday, June 21, 2024
7:30 PM | Pre-concert performance at 7 PM
post-concert Meet and Greet in the lobby

Trinity Lutheran Church

Turning our attention to the often-overlooked compositions of Black composers, we showcase the beautiful first Fantasy of Florence Price, alongside the evocative songs by Rosephanye Powell and Lena McLin and the lush Romantic piano pieces by Nathaniel Dett. Prepare to be surprised by the richness of expression. In the second half, we feature Brahms’ third piano Quartet for an unforgettable experience.

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J. S. Bach (1685–1750)
Cello Suite No. 3, BWV 1009
I. Prelude

Savannah Seibel, viola

Charles Auguste de Bériot  (1802–1870)
Concerto No. 9 in A Minor, op. 104
I. Allegretto maestoso

Liam Ng, violin
Maria Protodyakonova, piano

Sergei Prokofiev (1891–1953)
Sonata No. 1 for violin and piano
II. Allegro brusco

Anna Yin, violin
Evan Yin, piano

Camille Saint-Saëns  (1835–1921)
Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, op. 28

Jessica Zhuang, violin
Maria Protodyakonova, piano

Florence Price (1887–1953)
The Deserted Garden
Fantasie No. 1 in G Minor

Gabrielle Després, violin
Patricia Tao, piano

Lena McLin (1928–2023)
Songs of Love

  • Silence
  • The Unlucky Apple
  • If I Could Give You All I Have

Rosephanye Powell (b. 1962)
Miss Wheatley’s Garden

  • I Want to Die While You Love Me
  • A Winter Twilight
  • Songs of the People

Catherine Daniel, mezzo-soprano
Patricia Tao, piano

R. Nathaniel Dett (1882–1943)
Incantation, from Enchantment
Beyond the Dream, from Enchantment

David Fung, piano

Intermission

Johannes Brahms (1833–1897)
Piano Quartet No. 3 in C Minor, op. 60

  • Allegro non troppo
  • Scherzo: Allegro
  • Andante
  • Finale: Allegro comodo

Kerson Leong, violin
Marina Thibeault, viola
Peter Eom, cello
David Fung, piano

Sunday, June 23, 2024
3:30 PM | Pre-concert performance at 3 PM

Trinity Lutheran Church

Get ready to be spellbound as Kerson Leong takes the stage in the first half, enchanting us with an arrangement of the evocative Recuerdos de la Alhambra and Ysaye’s extraordinary Solo Sonata No. 4. Delight in the Hungarian-flavoured Serenade by Dohnanyi and the perennial favourite, Dvorak’s Piano Quintet, to conclude the program.

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Claude Debussy (1862–1918)
First Arabesque

Moritz Moszkowski  (1854–1925)
Etude in F Major, op. 72, no. 6

Yihao Zhang, piano 

J. S. Bach  (1685–1750)
Cello Suite No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1008
II. Allemande
IV. Sarabande

Anthony Yue, cello 

Robert Schumann (1810–1856)
Piano Sonata No. 2 in G Minor, op. 22
I. So rasch wie möglich (as fast as possible)
II. Andantino. Getragen

Kiana Zhu, piano

Francisco Tárrega (1852–1909)
Recuerdos de la Alhambra, arr. Ricci

Kerson Leong, violin

Ernö Dohnányi (1877–1960)
Serenade in C Major, op. 10

  • Marcia: Allegro
  • Romanza: Adagio non troppo
  • Scherzo: Vivace
  • Tema con variazioni: Andante con moto
  • Rondo: Allegro vivace

Gabrielle Després, violin
Marina Thibeault, viola
Peter Eom, cello

Eugène Ysaÿe (1858–1931)
Sonata for Solo Violin in E Minor, op. 27, no. 4

  • Allemande (Lento maestoso)
  • Sarabande (Quasi lento)
  • Finale (Presto ma non troppo)

Kerson Leong, violin

Intermission

Antonin Dvořák (1841–1904)
Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, op. 81

  • Allegro, ma non troppo
  • Dumka: Andante con moto
  • Scherzo (Furiant): Molto vivace
  • Finale: Allegro

Kerson Leong, violin
Gabrielle Després, violin
Marina Thibeault, viola
Peter Eom, cello
David Fung, piano

David Fung

David Fung piano masterclass

David Fung will be giving a masterclass at St. George’s Anglican Church.
It is free and open to the public.