QuiRING In The New Year

sun31dec7:30 pmsun9:30 pmQuiRING In The New Year7:30 pm - 9:30 pm(GMT-08:00)


(Sunday) 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm(GMT-08:00)


Evergreen Cultural Centre Studio Theatre

1205 Pinetree Way

Event Details

An annual tradition among classical music lovers! The brilliantly talented Quiring Chamber Players, Reg Quiring, (viola) and Rosemary O’Connor (piano), return for their 15th annual New Year’s Eve celebration at Evergreen.

This concert sells out – grab your seats today!

Host Reg Quiring has performed as principal violist of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra, Quebec Symphony and Vancouver Symphony. He often performs as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician in concert and on CBC radio. As a chamber musician, Reg has performed in the Vancouver Chamber Music Festival, Vancouver New Music Ensemble, Standing Wave Ensemble, Vetta Chamber Players, Turning Point Ensemble and Quiring Chamber Players. Reg and his wife, Rosemary O’Connor, are the Davidsbündler Duo and as such have recorded a CD of works for viola and piano and given concerts in many parts of British Columbia. He and his sister, Angela Goddard, founded and co-direct the Quiring Chamber Music Camp for young musicians, now in its 18th year. Reg has served on the music faculty at UBC and the Vancouver Academy of Music, and currently teaches at the Quiring Chamber Music School in Coquitlam. Reg studied violin with Lise Elson and viola with Donald McInnes at the University of Southern California, and studied viola at the University of British Columbia with Gerald Stanick. Reg is the Artistic Director of the Coquitlam Youth orchestra at Evergreen Cultural Centre.

Pianist Rosemary O’Connor is an avid chamber musician who collaborates regularly with members of the VSO and Opera orchestras and co-produces at the Evergreen Cultural Centre’s Chamber Music Series. In this capacity she has performed with guest artists such as Ian Swensen,  Anita Krause, Dale Barlthrop , Francois Houle,  Andy Dawes, Catherine French,  and members of the St. Lawrence Quartet. Rosemary has performed solo and chamber music concerts in the US, Canada, and Europe.  Other concerts include Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York,  Music at the Vinyards in Napa Valley,  Pender Harbor,  Chintimini Chamber Music Festival  in Oregon, Sundays at 4 from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Rosemary currently teaches at the VSO School of Music and at her home studio in Coquitlam. For the past eight years she has been the Director of the Quiring Chamber Music Camp which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2019.

Featuring Special Guests:

JAE-WON BANG | Violinist Jae-Won Bang received her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music in Violin Performance from the Colburn School and Yale School of Music respectively, and Master of Music in Historical Performance from the Juilliard School. In 2012, she was featured on the NEXT Young Artist series on CBC Radio Two with pianist Ryo Yanagitani, as the first artist to be heard on both baroque and modern violins. Jae-Won has collaborated with Clive Greensmith, Gil Kalish, Ronald Leonard, Rachel Podger, Arnold Steinhardt, and has performed in Weill Hall and Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, David Geffen Hall, Kennedy Centre, Alice Tully Hall, the Greene Space at WQXR, and le poisson rouge. She has also appeared as a Young Artist with Da Camera Houston for the 2015/2016 season. Her teachers include Gerald and Toni Stanick, Robert Lipsett, Ani Kavafian, Laurie Smukler, and Cho-Liang Lin on violin and Robert Mealy, Cynthia Roberts and Monica Huggett on baroque violin. As an orchestral musician, Jae-Won has previously performed in the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic. Since the 2016/2017 season, she has been a member of the first violin section in the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. 

JONATHAN LO | Canadian cellist Jonathan Lo has performed in venues such as Alice Tully Hall and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre at the Canadian Opera Company, Koerner Hall at the Royal Conservatory of Music, and the Paleis Het Loo. He has appeared as soloist with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Northwest, and the Burnaby Symphony. His chamber music collaborators have included Geoff Nuttall, Robert Levin, Louis Schwizgebel, and the late Lynn Harrell; additionally he has worked closely with composers such as Oliver Knussen, Shulamit Ran, and Osvaldo Golijov. From 2013 to 2020, he was the founding cellist of the Rolston String Quartet, winners of the Banff International String Quartet Competition and the Cleveland Quartet Award. Praised for their “maturity and cohesion rivaling the best string quartets in the world” (Musical Toronto), they performed throughout North America, Europe, and Israel, in such concert halls as Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Koerner Hall, Wigmore Hall, and Esterhazy Palace. 

LUCIA HYUNSIL ROH | Dr. Lucia Hyunsil Roh holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Violin Performance with distinction from the Eastman School of Music, a Master’s of Music degree from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Wisconsin (Major: Violin Performance, Distributed Minor: Music Education and String Pedagogy). Also, she received Suzuki Teacher’s Training Certification in San Diego. In 2011, Lucia was selected as a Teaching Artist of El Sistema from the Korea Arts and Culture Education Service where she participated in research and editorial supervision for orchestral repertoires and presented masterclasses for instructors of El Sistema-Korea for developing their teaching skills.Lucia enjoys a multi‐faceted career as a recitalist, chamber musician, and orchestral player throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Some of Lucia’s highlights include Lecture recital at International College Music Society, and debut recital at Sejong Hall in Korea. 

BARBARA IRSCHICK | After obtaining her Bachelor and Master of Music from the University of British Columbia, Barbara Irschick went to New York City and Toronto for further study. While in Ontario she performed six seasons with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra while also freelancing with other orchestras. Since returning to Vancouver, Barbara plays regularly with the Vancouver Opera Orchestra, the Lions Gate Sinfonia, and is a long-standing member of the Pro Nova Ensemble. She teaches violin and viola privately and is a member of the BC Registered Music Teachers’ Association.


Adult: $46 | Senior: $40 | Student: $16

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