Roedde House Mu­seum

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The Roedde House is a his­toric (Vic­to­rian) res­i­dence in the West End of Van­cou­ver that has been turned into an in­ter­ac­tive mu­seum. The house was orig­i­nally owned by the fam­ily of Gus­tav Roedde, a Ger­man im­mi­grant and the city’s first book binder. He used to bind col­lec­tions of Lieder for his chil­dren to play and sing in the par­lour. www.roed­de­house.org In 2013, Cather­ine Laub be­came the artis­tic di­rec­tor of the Sec­ond Sun­day Con­cert Se­ries at the Roedde House Mu­seum. This se­ries fea­tures lo­cal, pro­fes­sional, Clas­si­cal mu­si­cians in a ca­sual, in­ter­ac­tive for­mat. In or­der to hon­our the Roedde fam­ily’s her­itage, I en­sure that a cer­tain por­tion of the con­certs con­tains Ger­man reper­toire. Past con­certs have in­cluded vi­o­lin and cello sonatas by Brahms, pi­ano sonatas by Beethoven, songs by Felix and Fanny Men­delssohn, Brahms’ Liebeslieder Walzer for pi­ano four hands and vo­cal quar­tet, to name some of the more fa­mil­iar works. http://www.roed­de­house.org/en/ac­tiv­i­ties/cul­tural-ac­tiv­i­ties/sec­ond-sun­day-con­cert-xbq The mu­seum par­lour had been used for con­certs on an oc­ca­sional ba­sis for years, but I won­dered if the mu­seum would be in­ter­ested in some­thing more reg­u­lar, so I ap­proached the man­ager and pitched the idea of a monthly con­cert se­ries. We’re now in our third sea­son, with a suc­cess­ful small con­cert busi­ness model. We at­tract mu­si­cians like Nancy DiNovo, Stephen Smith, Jane Hayes and Daniel Bol­shoy to our se­ries and regularly sell out con­certs. There is also a monthly jazz se­ries at the Roedde House based upon our model.

Sec­ond Sun­day Con­cert Se­ries at the Roedde House Mu­seum Held at 3PM at1415 Bar­clay St. Van­cou­ver, BC V6G 1J6 Con­tact for reser­va­tions: info@roed­de­house.org (604) 684-7040 http://www.roed­de­house.org/en/ac­tiv­i­ties/ cul­tural-ac­tiv­i­ties/sec­ond-sun­day-con­certxbq Sum­mer Sched­ule 2015: July 12th - Ris­ing Stars: Van­cou­ver Ki­wa­nis Mu­sic Fes­ti­val Roedde House Award Win­ners Au­gust 9th - Gar­dens of Joy & Sor­row Septem­ber 13th - Cafe Palermo

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