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Occurs on Monday May 13 2024

Approximate running time: 1 hour


Anvil Centre Theatre
777 Columbia Street
New Westminster BC V3M 1B6

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New Orford String Quartet

Presented by the Vancouver Chamber Music Society in collaboration with Anvil Theatre.

Enjoy an electrifying performance by Juno Award-winning New Orford String Quartet in a captivating afternoon of classical music. These four elite orchestral leaders - Andrew Wan, Jonathan Crow, Sharon Wei, and Brian Manker - come together to deliver the highest calibre chamber music across North America with special attention to smaller Canadian communities.

Immerse yourself in the timeless beauty of masterpieces from across the ages as these virtuosic musicians bring their exceptional talent and passion to your city, from the emotive intricacies of the Romantic era to contemporary Canadian works, including Commedia Dell’arte III, a composition by Montreal-based composer Ana Sokolović. Sokolović’s music, influenced by Balkan folklore, infuses playful imagery and draws inspiration from various artistic disciplines. Commedia Dell’arte III presents short caricatures of character archetypes from humorous to touching and sarcastic, inspired by street improv in Italy recounted from childhood.

Join us for an unforgettable afternoon of musical brilliance as the New Orford String Quartet breathes new life into classical masterpieces while showcasing the exciting possibilities of modern composition. Don't miss this rare opportunity to witness the leading orchestra musicians join hands at our season finale in New Westminster.

*Subscribe to all five VCMS concerts by October 16, 2023 and save 20%! Phone the Anvil Theatre Box Office at 604-521-5050 to secure your subscription for $112.


The Vancouver Chamber Music Society is among the leading presenters of exceptional chamber music in Western Canada. Showcasing world-renowned chamber ensembles, accomplished soloists, and captivating recital artists, our organization embraces the rich heritage of classical music. We are delighted to bring our fourth annual series to the cultural and commercial hub at Anvil Theatre, offering New Westminster an unparalleled musical experience that transcends time and captivates the senses.

Tickets are non refundable.

Patrons with mobility challenges should call the box office for seating selections at 604-521-5050.

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