Mountain View Connection – The Thirty Two Piano Sonatas Of Beethoven

The Thirty Two Piano Sonatas
of Beethoven

A Nine CMVC-Beethoven-coveroncert Series from
February 28, 2015-May 28, 2016
8 pm Christ Church
3602 8th Street SW Calgary

(click on brochure for details)

Buy tickets for The Beethoven Piano Sonata Concert Series – April 25, 2015 (Performance 2 of 9)

Buy tickets for The Beethoven Piano Sonata Concert Series – May 23rd, 2015 (Performance 3 of 9)

 

“Don’t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the divine.” ~ Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven brings to mind the monumental. A man who conquered life and all its obstacles to create some of the greatest music ever written. A man who has come to symbolize hope and strength for all humankind.

I am a believer in giving gifts, and I am convinced that Beethoven’s thirty-two piano sonatas are a gift many of us have never had the experience of sharing, hearing live, or performing.  Performances of the complete Beethoven sonatas are very rare – few pianists have the time or the inclination to tackle such a monumental journey. Ten years ago Charles performed the cycle in Calgary for the first time. Ten years between Beethoven piano sonata cycles is too long, and I found myself with a wish list. That wish list included hearing the Beethoven piano sonatas in concert once again.

This cycle also serves to fulfill another purpose. It is a chance for both of us, Charles and myself, as Artistic Directors of Mountain View, to give back to our audience.  All the funds raised from these nine concerts will go directly towards the International Festival of Song and Chamber Music Society and help continue to fund our mandate – to showcase talented young musicians in concerts, master classes and recitals.   I hope you enjoy these upcoming months of Beethoven – in his own words, “Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.”
~ Kathleen van Mourik

Mountain View Connection Concert Series presents:
THE PHANTOM SHIP

with
Sara Staples, mezzo soprano
Anita Dusevic Oliva, violin
Charles Foreman & Kathleen van Mourik, pianos

Sunday, December 7 and Monday December 8, 2014
7:30 PM
Lougheed House

707, 13th Ave SW Calgary, AB

TICKETS:
$40 (adults) / $30 (students/seniors) / FREE (children 12 and under)
Available by calling (403) 240-4174, e-mailing mvfest@telus.net, or at the door

INFORMATION:
Call (403) 240-4174, e-mail mvfest@telus.net, or visit http://www.mountainviewfestival.com

Season Opener! Bach’s Goldberg Variations

Mountain View Connection
Concert Series presents:
BACH GOLDBERG VARIATIONS
with Víkingur Ólafsson, piano
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
7:30 PM
Christ Church Elbow Park (3602 – 8 Street SW, Calgary)

TICKETS:
$40 (adults) / $30 (students/seniors) / FREE (children 12 and under)
Available by calling (403) 240-4174, e-mailing mvfest@telus.net, or at the door

INFORMATION:
Call (403) 240-4174, e-mail mvfest@telus.net, or visit http://www.mountainviewfestival.com

VikingurOlafssonPhotobySagaSigwww.vikingurolafsson.com

The Mountain View Connection Concert Series opens its 2014/15 season with a tour de force performance of The Goldberg Variations by J. S. Bach.

Calgary is one of the few stops for Iceland’s rising star, pianist Víkingur Ólafsson.

The 30 Goldberg Variations is often regarded as the most serious and ambitious composition ever written for keyboard. Based on a single ground bass theme, the variations display not only Bach’s exceptional knowledge of diverse styles of music of the day but also his exquisite performing techniques.

Víkingur Ólafsson has performed over 20 piano concertos and collaborated with such conductors as Vladimir Ashkenazy and has performed with various orchestras around the world. Víkingur has built up fruitful relationships with artists and audiences around the world, and is quickly establishing an international reputation as a charismatic performer of great artistic integrity.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear the legendary piece!

——–

Tickets are $40 (adults) / $30 (students/seniors) / FREE (children 12 and under) and are available by calling (403) 240-4174, by e-mailing mvfest@telus.net, or at the door.

Subscriptions to the four-concert Mountain View Connection Concert Series are also available, though selling quickly, at $90 (adults) / $70 (studens/seniors).

For more information, please call (403) 240-4174, e-mail mvfest@telus.net, or visit http://www.mountainviewfestival.com.

Annual General Meeting of the Society

The President of the International Festival of Song and Chamber Music Society has called the Annual General Meeting of the Society for
Monday, September 15, 2014 at 7 pm at Irene Bakker’s residence,
for the purposes of perusing our 2013 – 14 financial statements and electing the Board and Officers of the Society. All members are invited to attend.

Please e-mail mvfest@telus.net or phone (403) 240-4174 to
obtain Irene’s address.

2014 Summer Festival Program

2014 MVC Sum Fest ProgramCover.LR_Page_01Click on the brochure above to download

Mountain View 2014-2015 Concert Series

Mountain View 2014-15 Concert Series_Page_1 Mountain View 2014-15 Concert Series_Page_2

Mountain View Festival 2014

Mountain View Festival 2014 Summer Calendar

Mountain View Festival 2014 Summer Calendar