ARTISTIC DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE

Dear Friends of the Coast Recital Society,

For more than twenty-five years, the Coast Recital Society has presented exceptional recitals and chamber music for audiences on British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast. In our increasingly intrusive cyber world, our concerts connect music lovers who value the importance of live performances of classical music.

The CRS six-concert subscription series is extended through our CRS Artists in the Community program, that broadens our musical footprint on the Sunshine Coast.

Most concerts are preceded by pre-concert chats. These feature commentary about concert repertoire, as well as behind-the-scenes anecdotes, and are also an opportunity for audience members to ask questions about the music and the musicians.

Looking toward the artistic future of the youth in our community, we offer scholarships for local students studying classical music, school concerts, and master classes by the wonderful artists who perform in our main series.

We recognize the benefits of live music by bringing our musicians to perform in local eldercare residences. These concerts provide an important and moving experience, for both residents and performers.

The support we receive from our subscribers, sponsors, and various levels of government makes all this possible. We thank you all.

Welcome to the 2019/2020 CRS Concert Season.

Frances Heinsheimer Wainwright
Artistic Director

Linda Sabiston - Howe Sound