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

Experience the magical synergy of COULOIR, the extraordinary duo featuring Ariel Barnes, 1st Solo Cellist of the Nürnberg Symphony, and Heidi Krutzen, Principal Harp of the Philharmonia Orchestra, London. Known for being “…deeply connected to the moment of creation both with their own instruments and each other,” COULOIR invites you to an enchanting afternoon of music that transcends time and space.

Program Highlights:

  • Close for Couloir, Op. 48 for harp and cello by Caroline Lizotte
    • Embark on a musical journey through the landscapes of Scotland with Caroline Lizotte’s “Close for Couloir.” This captivating suite, inspired by historic and mythic Scottish sites, includes movements such as:
      • Cromlech (Ring O’Brodgar)
      • Clans (Battle O’Harlaw)
      • The Sodger An’ The Queen (Edinburgh Castle)
      • Gargoyle Sang (Melrose Abbey)
      • Man to Man (The World O’er Shall Brithers Be For A’…)

Each movement paints a vivid sonic picture, masterfully brought to life by the duo’s exceptional artistry.

  • Dvandva by Jeffrey Ryan
    • Delve into the dualities of existence with Jeffrey Ryan’s “Dvandva.” This piece explores contrasting yet complementary forces through movements such as:
      • Inspiration and Expiration
      • Thought and Desire
      • Gods and Demons
      • Moon and Stars
      • Past and Future
      • Moon and Sun
      • Gods and Humans
      • Knowledge and Action
      • Hymns and Praises

COULOIR’s performance will illuminate the intricate balance of these opposing elements, creating a profound and reflective musical experience.

  • Sonata for Arpeggione in A minor, D. 821 by Franz Schubert
    • Conclude the concert with Schubert’s beloved Sonata for Arpeggione, originally composed for a now-rare instrument. In this beautiful adaptation for cello and harp, the sonata’s lyrical melodies and rich harmonies are given new life, showcasing the duo’s technical prowess and emotional depth.

Join us for an unforgettable matinee with COULOIR, where the sublime fusion of cello and harp will transport you to a world of musical wonder. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to witness the exceptional talents of Ariel Barnes and Heidi Krutzen.


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.

SINGLE TICKET PRICE: $28 plus service charges
SERIES SUBSCRIPTON PRICE: $140 plus service charges
To purchase a subscription, please call our box office at 604.521.5050. Single tickets will go on sale on August 20, 2024

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