Join us for a thrilling performance by the Echéa Quartet, featuring VWMS winner Aliayta Foon-Dancoes (violin), along with her talented colleagues: Emily Earl (violin), Clara Loeb (viola) and Eliza MIllett (cello). Performing works by Haydn and Ligeti, this quartet will be launching our 114th Season in fine style. Linger afterwards for coffee/tea/light refreshments - and have a chance to add your voice to the discussion of fundraising events for this and future seasons. Single tickets may be purchased at the door for $20 - which may also be converted into a season’s membership [giving you access to 8 more brilliant recitals.
The “VWMS 2020 Bursary Competition” will be held in the fall of 2019. This competition is open to all students pursuing classical music performance disciplines [any instrument] - in any year of a recognized post-secondary music program.
Applicants will be asked to electronically submit unedited recordings of three (3) different pieces/excerpts, reflecting three different time periods, composers and styles. These recordings, along with the applicants’ accompanying materials will be judged by two professional musicians - and the winners will receive cash awards, mentoring and an invitation to perform in the VWMS regular recital series.
RECORD YOUR BEST PERFORMANCES NOW for submission later! And visit our website at the end of September for complete rules and application forms.
The VWMS thanks The Vancouver Sun and David Gordon Duke for this wonderful article!
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Fundraising for the scholarship and bursary funds is at the heart of the VWMS. Many talented young artists are faced with financial challenges. By supporting the VWMS, you will be helping many of these artists realize those dreams of establishing or continuing a career in music. Membership fees and ticket sales only cover a portion of our annual operating expenses. We rely on the generous ongoing financial support of our members and friends in order to provide these awards and a platform for winners to be presented in our annual concert series. What a privilege to know that you can make a difference and be an essential part of their musical development.
SPONSORING A SCHOLARSHIP OR BURSARY AWARD
If you would like to honour the memory of someone dear, or recognize a special individual, please consider sponsoring an award in their name. We would be happy to assist you in establishing a named award for future competitions.
LEGACIES AND BEQUESTS
If you enjoy classical music, share our goals of supporting talented young artists, and wish to enriching our community with music, consider VWMS in your estate or planned giving. Your gift can help ensure the ongoing work of the VWMS that will benefit generations to come.
You can choose to donate to the “Society” or to the “Scholarship and Bursary Fund”. Official Income Tax Receipts are issued for donations over $20. Please make cheques payable to “Vancouver Women’s Musical Society.”
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