The Return To Love

Featuring Guest Soprano Soloist Siobhan Raupach
The CMO Presents The Return To Love

Love’s Epic Journey Throughout The Human Condition.

Can you recall the heady intoxicating sensation of love’s first beginning? The terrifying lows of separation’s abyss? Join us on love’s epic journey throughout the human condition. Featuring such romantic masterworks as Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana, Barcarolle from Tales of Hoffman, and more!

With guest Soprano soloist: Siobhan Raupach.

The CMO Presents a Hallowe’en Symphony Spooktacular!

Join us on October 27 as we return to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre’s HUB International Theatre for a Hallowe’en Symphony Spooktacular. There’s something for everybody, from Chopin’s Funeral March, to Grieg’s classic In The Hall of The Mountain King, to Han’s Zimmer’s Dark Knight.

Come dressed up in your favourite costume!

Looking For Musicians!

IMG_3144The “Met” is looking for some skilled musicians to join our ranks. We have wrapped up our tenth season and are taking a break for the summer, but are looking for musicians to join us as we prepare to enter our eleventh season. 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

The CMO performs “A Galaxy Far, Far Away”

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Who amongst us hasn’t been whisked away by the delights of John Williams’ music? The preeminent movie composer of our time has been active in composing for over six decades. In our 11th season finale, get whisked away into another land with some of the most iconic movie music of all time, including:

-Star Wars

-Theme from Schindler’s List

-Harry Potter

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-Indiana Jones

-Lord of the Rings …… and more!

We hope to see you at our 2018-19 Season finale concert!

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!

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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.

Tchaikovsky In America – Featuring Violin Soloist Nancy DiNovo

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Imagine the glitz, the glamour, the reporters! In the year 1891 Tchaikovsky was one of the most famous composers of the day. Naturally, it was Tchaikovsky who was invited to lead his own works during the opening festival of the Carnegie Hall. Come experience the excitement of the journey to New York with famous works of the great master along with beautiful renditions of American folk songs. Returning to our stage is the hugely popular Nancy DiNovo performing Tchaikovsky’s legendary Violin Concerto in D.

Tickets are on sale at King’s Music, Long & McQuade, and The Book Man, as well as on Eventbrite.com.

Mozart Everywhere

Book your calendars, because this is a concert you won’t want to miss! Join us on Sunday, November 4 for an afternoon of Mozart. We will have pianist Jane Hayes playing Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, in addition to many other classic Mozart pieces. Click “Ticket Sales Information” above to find out where to get tickets. Hope to see you there!

Help Support Your Community Orchestra

IMG_3145The Chilliwack Metropolitan Orchestra is your local orchestra composed of volunteer, local musicians working to bring high quality, diverse concerts to our community of Chilliwack. We are supported by ticket sales and fundraising so your donations are very valued to us. The cost of producing concerts and renting venues is very challenging and all donations are appreciated. You will receive a tax receipt for your donation.

If you wish to support us financially, please send your cheque to: Chilliwack Metropolitan Orchestra, PO Box 2076 Sardis Station Main, Chilliwack BC V2R 1A5.

We also have a Sponsorship Program for businesses. For more information please email chwkmet@chilliwackmetropolitan.com.

 

Meet our 2017/18 Season’s Soloists

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Angela Cavadas ~ violinist

Angela Cavadas is a distinguished violinist who has been the recipient of many major awards, including, the First Prize of the CBC Young Artists Competition at the age of 19.  Renowned violinists Steven Staryk and Ruggiero Ricci were among the mentors in her musical training.  She has worked with Mario Bernardi, John Elliot Gardiner and Monica Hugget to name a few.

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The Somerset Trio

Cellist Ben Goheen holds his Master’s Degree in Cello Performance from UBC, where he studied with Eric Wilson.  While attending the university, he held the Principal Cello position for the UBC Symphony.  He currently enjoys performing with many other symphonies across British Columbia including the Vancouver Symphony, Vancouver Island Symphony and Prince George Symphony.  He also loves playing with small chamber ensembles.

Violinist Alana Lopez is both a gifted performer and dedicated music teacher who has developed a palate for all genres of music.  Alana currently performs with the Vancouver Symphony, Vancouver Island Symphony.

Pianist David Antoniuk, is a graduate of Trinity Western University with a Bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance.  March 2016, David thrilled the audience with his interpretation of Chopin’s Piano Concerto with the Chilliwack Metropolitan Orchestra which was his orchestral debut.  We enjoyed working with David and are thrilled to be having this opportunity once again.

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The Fab Fourever

Six years ago the Fab Forever, a highly successful, local Beatles tribute band and the Chilliwack Metropolitan Orchestra collaborated on a concert that even the Beatles never performed, a full orchestra onstage to backup  their music.  This wonderful experience is going to be repeated on March 10th at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre.  Tickets will be going on sale in time for Christmas giving.  Don’t miss out on this outstanding experience, last time it sold out!

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Kevin Davey ~ John Lennon

Charles Boname ~George Harrison

Paul Kaszonyi ~ Ringo Starr

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Dr. Janice Fehlauer ~ pianist

Janice Fehlauer, born and raised in Chilliwack, was our first soloist ten years ago on stage at the GW Graham Theatre.  Since that time, Janice moved to Houston, Texas and acquired her MA and Phd in Piano Performance.  Janice attended UBC for her undergraduate degree working with world renown pianist Jane Coop.  She earned her Masters Degree at the University of Northern Texas where she was awarded Most Outstanding Graduate Student by the faculty and her Phd. from the University of Houston.  A winner of numerous awards including the gold medal at the Wideman International Piano Concerto Competition,  and first place at the University of Northern Texas Concerto Competition.  Janice is an active international solo performer and also works with the Dallas Opera.  She is also an dedicated piano teacher, conducts piano Master Classes and is also an accomplished Violinist.

BEETHOVEN PLAYS BALL with the Somerset Trio and the Metropolitan Orchestra

trio-15_d1450Join us on January 21st. 3pm at the GW Graham Theatre  for the second concert in our Three Concert 10th Anniversary Series.  A program taken from the master Beethoven injected with a bit of humour. Guest soloists, The Somerset Trio, will be joining us for the rousing Beethoven Trio for Piano, Violin, Cello and Orchestra.   You may purchase tickets as a series of three at an advantageous price of Adults $60.00 and Students $30.00  or as single tickets Adults – $25.00 and Students – $15.00.  Ticket sales will be: at the door on the day or at The Book Man, Long and McQuade and King’s Music.   Tickets will be on sale Oct 1, 2017.

The Fab Fourever and the Met, THEY’RE BACK!

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fab4_and_cmoSix years ago Beatles Tribute Band the Fab Fourever and the Met Orchestra collaborated in a concert like none other.  Even the Beatles never appeared on stage with a full orchestra!  If you are a fan of Beatle’s music DO NOT miss this fabulous concert. To be performed at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on March 10th @7pm, 2018 repeated on March 14th at the Mission Clarke Foundation Theatre.  Tickets are on sale now  through the Chillwack Cultural Centre Box Office, 604-391-SHOW and the Clarke Foundation Theatre in Mission for the Mission performance.  What a wonderful Christmas present a set of tickets would make!  Adults $45.00 and Students $30.00.

 

The Met Orchestra Tenth Anniversary Celebration with Dr. Janice Fehlauer – SCANDINAVIAN ADVENTURES

imagesOur first soloist, ten years ago, was Chilliwack born Pianist Dr. Janice Fehlauer.  Janice has graciously agreed to return to Chilliwack from her current home in Houston Texas to perform the superb Grieg Piano Concert for our SCANDINAVIAN ADVENTURES CONCERT.  May 27th, 3pm at the GW Graham Theatre,  this concert will be part of our Special Tenth Anniversary Three Concert  Series.  Tickets will be on sale from October 1st. at The Book Man, Kings Music, Long and McQuade and at the GW Graham Theatre door. Series of three concerts for Adults $60.00 and Students $30.00.  Single tickets Adults $25.00 and Students $15.00.

Get to know your community orchestra – The Chilliwack Metropolitan –

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The Chilliwack Metropolitan Orchestra is Chilliwack’s non profit, volunteer, community orchestra. Founded in 2008 by local musicians who wished to perform full symphonies, concertos and work with world class guest soloists we volunteer our time and talent to perform four concerts per year for Chilliwack concert goers.  The orchestra has continued to grow and now includes 40-50 members, performs four concerts per year at both the GW. Graham Theatre and the Chilliwack Cultural Centre.  We also have an active Community Outreach Program having  performed  in 2016/17 at the Vedder Legion and the Gwynne Vaughn Plant Sale.  The 2017/18 Season will be a celebration of our Tenth Anniversary and we will be welcoming back our special friends The Fab Fourever, and Dr. Janice Fehlauer.  The Somerset Trio and Violinist Angela Cavadas round out the seasons guests.

Our Conductor, Gregory Douglas Johnson, is now starting his fourth year with the orchestra and the members appreciate his lyrical style, love of music and gentle sense of humour. It his been his dream from the age of 18 to conduct a symphony orchestra. Greg has his Masters Degree in Orchestral Conducting and is also an accomplished musician in his own right.

This season’s Concert Master is Richard Barker, who is a well known musician in the Chilliwack music scene.