The Chamber Music Kelowna Society’s purpose is to provide the community with opportunities to experience live chamber music in intimate settings as performed by accomplished musicians at all stages of their careers.
In chamber music each player or singer has a part all his own: he/she does not play or sing the same part as other performers, as he/she would in a chorus or the string section of an orchestra. A chamber work may be for one person as in a piano sonata, or for as many as twenty, as it’s a work for chamber orchestras or wind ensemble.Learn more about us
Our Society always has one eye on the future of classical music, encouraging the development of the performers of tomorrow. We are grateful for the partnership of the Central Okanagan Foundation in all these efforts.
In addition to the Arnold Draper Fund for Young Artists, Chamber Music Kelowna supports aspiring musicians through collaboration with the Kelowna Kiwanis Festival. Endowment funds held on our behalf by the Central Okanagan Foundation, particularly the George Hyde Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund, generate the income with which we are able to offer this support to young musicians.
In the coming season, we will be expanding our outreach efforts in musical education. A number of our visiting artists have agreed to offer a master class during their visit to Kelowna, which CMK will organize and facilitate; these are of great interest and benefit to the young artists in our midst. Many of our Concerts in the Community this past season featured young local musicians who have grown and flourished in Kelowna’s fertile musical community, in which we are very proud to play an important part. This season, CMK is also launching a new program in collaboration with the Kelowna Community Music School to provide free admission to a number of students for each of our concerts. We are very grateful for the support of Petraroia Langford LLP who have made this education outreach effort possible.
Consider adding a tax-deductible contribution to your ticket order this year. Donations help Chamber Music Kelowna support the concert season; enable the organization to support young chamber musicians through scholarships; and provide opportunities for community outreach programs including school concerts, master classes and open rehearsals.