[The editorial in Pique’s Feb. 24 issue], “Reanimating Whistler,” about how lifting restrictions has allowed fun to slowly return to bars and restaurants, reminded us how much we miss gathering with like-minded souls to share in the listening experience of live performances as often as we did before.
Yes, we’re talking about LIVE music performances, one of the most impacted industries of the pandemic. The livelihood of many professional musicians has been severely affected during the past two years. Opportunities to listen to live music have been [more rare], with many performances going online.
Well, for the Whistler Chamber Music Society, a small non-profit organization made up of local classical music lovers, live music is back! We have been busy planning and are excited to present our first two concerts for 2022.
The Canadian Guitar Quartet, on a West Coast tour, will be stopping in Whistler on March 20 for an exciting performance at the Maury Young Arts Centre theatre. And on May 15, the Dulu Quintet, featuring piano with wind players from the Vancouver Symphony will be performing at MYAC in a concert of beautiful classical music. (See our website at whistlerchambermusic.ca for details.)
As the editorial reminded us, the coronavirus still lives among us, but, with precautions like masks, hand sanitizing and vaccines, the fun is coming back! “Festivals, events, conferences, slowly but surely they are coming back...”
Well, we are back!