december, 2021

fri31dec8:00 pmfri9:00 pmQuiRING in the New Year8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Evergreen Cultural Centre Studio TheatreEvent Type :Speakeasy Sessions,TD Music Series

Event Details

In accordance with the current Public Health Orders, Evergreen will be operating at 50% capacity until January 18, 2022.

An annual tradition among classical music lovers! The brilliantly talented Quiring Chamber Players, Reg Quiring, (viola) and Rosemary O’Connor (piano), return for their 13th annual New Year’s Eve celebration at Evergreen.

This concert sells out – grab your table 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.

This concert features special guests…

Cellist Sungyong Lim graduated with honours from the renowned Yewon School and the Seoul School of the Arts before entering the Korea National University of Arts. During his university studies, he decided to advance his musical education in Europe. Accepted by the Detmold Musik Hochschule in Germany, he earned a VorDiplom, a Diplom (same as Bachelor,Master Degree),a konzertexamen’s (The “Konzertexmen” is highest degree available at music university in Germany) in cello performance. Sungyong graduated at the top of his class, with a comprehensive performance repertoire and with considerable teaching experience. His musical talents have been influenced by many recognized artists with whom he studied, including Marcio Carneiro, Johnes Goritzki, Alexander Gebert, Auryn Quartet, and Sung Won Yang.

Cellist Janet Steinberg, originally from San Francisco, studied cello with esteemed pedagogue Eleanore Schoenfeld at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles where she received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music performance.  After graduation, she became the Assistant Principal Cellist of the Oakland Symphony Orchestra and performed frequently as a member of the San Francisco Symphony.  In 1987, Janet moved to Canada and joined the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra as Associate Principal Cellist.  Janet has also performed at the Orford Arts Centre in Quebec, the Banff Centre in Alberta, the Gregor Piatigorsky Seminars for Cellists in Los Angeles and at Santa Barbara’s Music Academy of the West.  She has played as a member of the Bellingham Music Festival in Washington, the Lake Tahoe, Ojai and Cabrillo Music Festivals in California and at the Yellow Barn Music Festival in Putney, Vermont. 

Janet is currently the associate principal cellist of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, a sessional cello instructor at the University of British Columbia and cello instructor at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA.

Violinist Meredith Bates is known for her elegant and virtuosic sound. She has spent most of the past twenty years recording and performing around the world in celebrated ensembles, such as Pugs and Crows (JUNO winner 2013, WCMA 2016), Gentle Party, and projects led by Vancouver music icons Tony Wilson, Ford Pier, Leah Abramson, and Peggy Lee. She is a collaborator at heart and relishes any opportunity to join forces with other like-minded artists. Recently, Meredith has been focussing on her own projects. She has founded a new instrumental sextet “Like the Mind’, with renowned improvisors from Canada and Sweden (Peggy Lee, Lisa Ullén, Lisen Rylander Löve, Elisa Thorn, and Emma Augustsson). In the Fall 2020, Meredith’s artist residency at Western Front in Vancouver culminated with the composition and performance of an immersive  multi-disciplinary work called Sound Migrations. In December 2020, she released an epic ambient and experimental debut solo album, ‘If Not Now’, produced by Chris Gestrin on Phonometrograph. Featuring layers of processed violin and viola, it is inspired by our relationship to one another and our natural surroundings. Meredith lives on unceded Coast Salish territory. She is the artistic director of the Vancouver Improvised Arts Society (VIAS), a non-profit organization aimed at supporting the creation and presentation of improvised works by women, BIPOC, and LGBTQ2S+ artists. 

Violinist Joan Blackman and artistic Director of Vancouver’s Vetta Chamber Music Society enjoys a vibrant and varied musical life. She served as Associate Concertmaster of the Vancouver Symphony for many years and has performed and recorded as soloist with the Vancouver Symphony, Victoria Symphony, CBC Radio Orchestra, Turning Point Ensemble and the Banff Festival Orchestra. She also teaches privately and has given masterclasses throughout B.C.

Ms. Blackman is known throughout Canada and the U.S. as a fine chamber musician and has performed with premier groups such as the Penderecki String Quartet, the Purcell String Quartet and the Gryphon Trio. Besides performing and curating the Vetta Chamber Music series in Vancouver, she works with the Canadian Music Centre in their Celebration concert series. Joan is also a member of the Sea and Sky collective which has released two CDs and performs throughout B.C.

Joan has appeared on numerous series including Music in the Morning, Music Fest Vancouver, the Jeffrey Concerts in London, Ont., and the American String Project. She has also appeared at summer festivals including the Hornby Island Festival, the Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festival, Kaimerata, and the Victoria Summer Music Festival.

Violinist Lucia Hyunsil Roh completed a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Violin Performance at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In addition, her graduate string quartet from UW-Madison represented the Madison Symphony Orchestra and the University of Wisconsin-Madison in live performances and educational presentations in elementary schools throughout southeastern Wisconsin. She also holds a Master of Music degree from Rice University, and a Bachelor of Music Degree in Violin Performance with distinction from the Eastman School of Music. Prior to arriving in Canada in 2015, she was a dedicated teaching artist in Korea Arts and Culture Education Service’s El Sistema program. Lucia currently enjoys a multi-faceted career as both an educator/conductor and active performer. She has a violin studio in Coquitlam and Vancouver, conducts the Coquitlam Youth Symphony Orchestra Junior Division, and also performs as the first violinist of Pro Nova Ensemble. 

Violinist Veronica Lee is a Junior at Port Moody Secondary School and is a dual musician of both violin and viola. She currently studies with Reg Quiring with whom she started at the age of 10. A restless creator, she began using his teachings, finding ways to help students around the world with their musical pursuits. By 15, she started her first non-profit organization called Music Connect Global, hosting performances and teaching students of her own. 

Violinist Amanda Chin has been studying violin with Reg Quiring since age 6. An accomplished pianist as well as talented violinist, she is a former Concertmaster with the Coquitlam Youth Orchestra, and a multi-award winning soloist at music competitions around the province, including the British Columbia Conservatory of Music (Highest average mark for Intermediate Strings, 5 consecutive first place awards), KPU International Music Festival, British Columbia Performing Arts Music Festival, and the Coquitlam Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition, senior category. She has also performed in string quartets and is an active member of the Music Council at Burnaby Mountain Secondary School.


We are back to FULL CAPACITY for the 2021 Annual QuiRING in the New Year event! 
Adults: $44 | Seniors: $39 | Student: $15
Open Monday – Friday | 12 – 5pm
The health and safety of our staff, patrons, and their families are our top priority. With the health of our community in mind, please make sure to review our Covid-19 safety page for more information: https://evergreenculturalcentre.ca/covid-19-response/ 

FUNDING PARTNERS: BC Arts Council, Province of BC, and BC Touring Council.


(Friday) 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Evergreen Cultural Centre Studio Theatre

1205 Pinetree Way