Strings Only | Summer Passion

The 2017 Summer Solstice Music Festival, in addition to its impressive roster of international artists, featured much Canadian talent, as well. In concerts at the Art Gallery of Alberta and, once again, at the University of Alberta’s Convocation Hall, audiences were reminded of the high-calibre musicians that live and work in Edmonton and across Canada, … Read more

2019 Summer Solstice Music Festival

The 2019 edition of the ECMS’ Summer Solstice Festival has, once again, left the ears of the audience bathed in terrific music making. Over the course of three mainstage concerts and numerous daytime and evening outreach events in the community, the Festival delivered its annual dose of top-notch chamber music to diverse spaces in downtown … Read more

Summer Solstice Music Festival 2018

As has taken place for the past eleven years now in our city, Edmonton played host to an excellent late-June week of terrific music making. The 2018 Summer Solstice Music Festival had something for every taste, from larger scale ensembles to more intimately cast duo concerts. Matching the wide variety in performances was an equally … Read more

A look-back at the Summer Solstice Festival 2016

June was brought to a satisfying end in Edmonton this summer, as the annual Summer Solstice Music Festival rounded out yet another program of fine music making. Featuring some of the most gifted names in the world of chamber music (notably The Fine Arts Quartet, cellist Matt Haimovitz, and acclaimed pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin), the 2016 … Read more