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Rose Gellert and Café Classico season tickets on sale at LCMS

Quartetto Gelato will perform at Langley Community Music School during the 2014-15 concert season. Season tickets for both the Café Classico and Rose Gellert Hall series are on sale now. - submitted photo
Quartetto Gelato will perform at Langley Community Music School during the 2014-15 concert season. Season tickets for both the Café Classico and Rose Gellert Hall series are on sale now.
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Summer is in full swing, but Langley Community Music School (LCMS) is turning its collective eye toward the autumn and the beginning of the 2014-15 concert season

Season subscriptions to both the Café Classico and Rose Gellert Hall series are now available.

“We have a super exciting concert season in store for Langley audience members,” said Elizabeth Bergmann, artistic director of concerts for LCMS.

“As always, LCMS is presenting a huge variety of repertoire, spanning from Beethoven string quartets and violin sonatas to gypsy music and well known monumental pieces such as ‘Pictures at an Exhibition.’

“And, we are lucky to have international artists on tour in B.C. coming to our stage.”

The Rose Gellert Hall series opens on Oct. 17, with The Dover Quartet, first prize winners of the 2013 Banff International String Quartet competition.

They are followed by the extraordinary violin and piano partnership of Kai Gleusteen and Catherine Ordonneau, a husband and wife duo who live in Barcelona. The duo is here on Jan. 31 to perform Beethoven violin sonatas.

The Rose Gellert Hall series continues with the eclectic and blazingly brilliant Quartetto Gelato on Feb. 28 .

The final concert of the series takes place on May 22  with LCMS’ own Bergmann Piano Duo, kicking it up a notch with  VSO percussionists Vern Griffiths and Aaron MacDonald. Rose Gellert Hall series performances begin at 7:30 p.m.

“To end the season, Marcel and I will be joined by the two fantastic principal percussionists of the VSO to perform works for two pianos and percussion,” said Bergmann.

The Concerts Café Classico season begins with Duo Concertante on Oct. 5. Nancy Dahn and Timothy Steeves, a husband and wife team who are also professors at Memorial University in St. John’s Nfld.  They will perform works for violin and piano.

Dutch pianist Jeroen Van Veen takes the stage on Nov. 16, with a mesmerizing performance titled The Netherlands.

Next up is an LCMS Alumni Concert with Paul Hung, flute, Bogdan Dulu, piano on Jan. 18.

The series continues on March 8 with Trio Accord, one of Canada’s premier chamber ensembles. West Coast Chamber Players perform on April 19, presenting works by Chaminade and Beethoven. Finally, the series closes with a Night Café Classico featuring Joe Trio, not your average piano trio, on May 1.

Concerts Café Classico performances start with Coffee and Commentary at 2:30 p.m., followed by the concert at 3:30 p.m. Night Café on May 1 begins with Coffee and Commentary at 7 p.m., with the concert starting at 8 p.m.

Concerts Café Classico is LCMS’ educational series that includes a pre-concert chat and refreshments before each 60-minute concert program.

The Rose Gellert Hall series is LCMS’ premier evening concert series, featuring nationally and internationally acclaimed artists.

Season subscriptions are available at 15 per cent off regular ticket prices.

Rose Gellert Hall subscriptions are $82 adults, $73 seniors, and $58 students. Regular tickets range from $22-$30 adults, $20-$25 seniors, and $16-$20 students.

Concerts Café Classico subscriptions are available for $77 adults, $67 seniors, and $51 students.

A Concerts Café Classico flex pass is also available that gives access to any four concerts for $54 adults and $47 seniors. Regular tickets are available for $15 adults, $13 seniors and $10 students.

Call the box office for tickets at 604-534-2848.

The Rose Gellert Hall is located at 4899 207 St. in Langley.

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