Stolen Sisters

Head shot of Robert Brooks, composer

At this year’s festival, I have the honour of premiering a composition for solo cello by Robert Brooks entitled Stolen Sisters. Inspired by the film, Say Her Name, Robert talks about the agonizing inspiration for this piece in the video below.

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About Our Dancers

Meet Santiago Yanez and Deborah Lynne Santiago and Deborah met in Buenos Aires in 2006 dancing tango. Together they bring a rich background in tango, dance and movement studies to their partnership. In 2008 they began teaching together and founded The Tango Studio in Vancouver, BC. They have been an integral part of building the […]

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Quadra Chamber Music World Premiere!

Cape Mudge Church

How often do you get an opportunity to attend a world premiere? While it’s not exactly the red carpet and spotlights, Quadra Island Chamber Music enthusiasts will be the first to hear two brand new compositions during Festival week. Our artistic director and accomplished cellist, Philip Hansen, created one of the pieces himself, and will […]

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Tango Anyone?

Woman and man dancing the tango

If you have never attended one of Quadra Island’s Festival of Chamber Music concerts…if you think classical or “highbrow” music is not for you – this is the year for you to give it a try. While most of the week will feature chamber music, the first night’s concert, July 18, is titled “Stop at […]

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Watch Our 2021 Pop-Up Concerts

Goldberg Variations Video Poster - Kai Glutsteen, Dan Scholz, Beth Root Sandvoss

The Quadra Island Chamber Music Society struggled with the uncertainty of holding a festival in 2021. By the time the BC government gave the go ahead to gather, it became apparent that it would be difficult to organize one. As we were awarded a grant from the BC Arts Council which encouraged us to try to put […]

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