december, 2018

mon31dec8:00 pmQuiRING in the New YearTD MUSIC SERIES8:00 pm Evergreen Cultural Centre Studio TheatreEvent Type :TD Music Series


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 11th annual New Year’s Eve celebration at Evergreen. Featuring wonderfully musical guests, please join us to ring in the new year!


Harpist Rita Costanzi – Rita Costanzi has been internationally acclaimed for the warmth, conviction and exquisite virtuosity of her playing, captivating audiences as harpist and actor. Formerly Principal Harp of the Vancouver Symphony and CBC Radio Orchestra, she now devotes her life to solo and chamber music performances and teaching. As a concerto soloist with orchestras across Canada, as well as invitations from many international festivals in North America, Germany, England, Brazil, Argentina and Venezuela she is recognized as an Artist of rare depth and expression, and has been featured on television and radio programs in Canada, the United States, Argentina and Brazil.

Flutist Mark Takeshi McGregor – Described as a “mind-blowing” musician of “huge physical energy” (Victoria Times Colonist), flutist Mark Takeshi McGregor is widely regarded as one of Canada’s leading interpreters of classical and contemporary music. As a soloist, chamber musician, improvisor, interdisciplinary artist, and as flutist of the internationally lauded Aventa Ensemble, McGregor has performed extensively throughout North and South America, Europe, Israel, and Australasia, including appearances at Festival Montréal-Nouvelles Musique, Music Gallery (Toronto), Vancouver New Music Festival, Modulus Festival (Music on Main, Vancouver), New Works Calgary, Athelas New Music Festival (Copenhagen), the Internationale A•DEvantgarde-Festival (Munich), the Melos-Ethos International Festival of Contemporary Music (Bratislava), and Núcleo Música Nova’s 2016 International Symposium of New Music in Curitiba, Brazil.

Violinist Lucia Hyunsil Roh – Hyunsil Roh (violin) known as “Lucia”, was recently appointed as the conductor of Coquitlam Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Junior Division and as the first violinist of Pro Nova Ensemble. Prior to arriving in Canada in 2015, she was dedicated to be a teaching artist in Korea Arts and Culture Education Service’s El Sistema program. Lucia completed a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Violin Performance at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In addition, her graduate string quartet from UW-Madision presented 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.  She enjoys a multi-faceted career as a recitalist, chamber musician, and educator throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.

Host Reg Quiring – 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.



TICKETS FOR THIS SHOW ARE $42 Adult / $38 Senior / $15 Student and are NOT included in our Sample Pack Subscriptions.

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

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(Monday) 8:00 pm


Evergreen Cultural Centre Studio Theatre

1205 Pinetree Way

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