Looking For Musicians!

IMG_3144The “Met” is looking for some skilled musicians to join our ranks. If you are a talented musician and are looking for a challenging experience producing beautiful music in a fun, supportive environment, please consider playing with the CMO.

The CMO is dedicated to performing quality Classical music in our local community of Chilliwack, B.C. We strive to provide our outstanding patrons with the very best in programming, and we endeavour to make each and every concert unique and inspirational. Our goals include having a fun time making wonderful music, and fostering a love and appreciation for the arts and especially music.

Our rehearsals our held weekly on Wednesday evenings.

We are generally open to any orchestral instruments, but we especially have need of players of the following instruments:

Violins

All Strings

Bassoon

Second Trumpet

Harp

If you are interested in joining the CMO, we encourage you to connect with us via email at

chwkmet@chilliwackmetropolitan.com

Rising Stars Concert

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Join us on March 31 for a concert packed with young talent, as we present the winners of the CMO’s inaugural Rising Stars competition. Sarah Anderson-Caulfield – soprano, Jackson Howard – trombone, Jonah Kassel – violin, and Solchan Kim – violin, will be performing alongside the CMO, with pieces such as Vivaldi’s Violin Concerto in G minor and Lalo’s Symphonie Espagnole. We hope to see you there!

Thank You!

16427541_1411720202180717_4045634531290335381_nThank you to everyone who came out today to see us perform Tchaikovsky in America. Your support of the CMO is very much appreciated!

We hope to see you at our next concert on March 31: Rising Stars, featuring the young winners of our Solo Competition.

Tchaikovsky in America – in the Newspaper

IMG_3102Our Tchaikovsky in America concert is this Sunday, Jan. 27. The Chilliwack Progress wrote an article for us highlighting the concert. Go check it out here.

One note regarding the article if you have read it in the print edition of the Chilliwack Progress, is that it states that “Returning to perform… is Nancy DiNovo with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.” What was intended by that is that Nancy DiNovo is a member of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. It could be mistakenly taken to mean that the the VSO is performing with us at our concert, which is incorrect. The online version of the article has been re-worded, but the print edition will still have that mis-wording in there.

Thank you for your continued support of the CMO!

Featured Soloist: Nancy DiNovo

_0PO8271We are very excited to present violinist Nancy DiNovo as our featured soloist at our Jan. 27th Tchaikovsky In America concert. Here is her biography:

“A former member of the St. Louis, Toronto and Boston Symphony Orchestras and founding concertmaster of the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, violinist Nancy DiNovo is comfortable in styles ranging from period to contemporary.  Her playing has been described as “stunning – a superlative mix of virtuosity and earthy vigour” (Victoria Times Colonist), and “simply astonishing……her sheer joy of revelling in the music left me dazzled.” (Hamilton Spectator- Brott Festival, June, 2015)

“In a career spanning decades, Nancy has performed in the world’s major concert halls on three continents, working with conductors such as Leonard Bernstein, Sir Colin Davis, Karel Ancerl, James Levine, Sir Neville Marriner, and Christopher Hogwood.

“Concerto credits include the Banff and Victoria premières of the Kurt Weill Concerto, and she has premièred a number of Canadian works written especially for her, including the Barnes Violin Concerto with Sir Neville Marriner conducting, Walter Buczynski’s Sonata (1975) for CBC Arts National, and Frykberg’s “Astonishing Sense….” (1998) for solo violin and tape.  In 2015, she made her debut at the Brott Festival to critical acclaim.

“As guest concertmaster, she has appeared with the Canadian Chamber Ensemble, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Kitchener-Waterloo, Edmonton and Victoria Symphonies, CBC Radio Orchestra, “Music of the Night” cross-Canada tour, and Pacific Opera Victoria where she has led operas in styles ranging from period instrument Handel to Berg’s “Wozzeck”.  As a Baroque violinist, she is a popular leader with several of BC’s finest choral conductors, including Lars Kaario (Laudate Singers and Capilano University) and Leroy Wiens of the Okanagan Festival Singers.

“In demand as a pedagogue, Nancy has taught at Tanglewood, the Marrowstone Festival, Western Washington University, UBC, U Vic, Capilano University, and for the National Academy Orchestra. Her many recording credits include work for CBC Radio, Earsay Records, the Elektra Women’s Choir, Disney Films, and the 2010 Olympics.   

“An iconic photo of Nancy can be seen on The 60 Most Powerful Photos Ever Taken That Perfectly Capture The Human Experience.   

“Her violin was made in 1770 by J. B. Guadagnini.”

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Tickets to see Nancy perform with the CMO can be purchased from King’s Music, Long&McQuade, The Book Man, as well as at Eventbrite.com.