Take a trip to Old Vienna

The Kitimat Concert Association has brought us a wonderful season of concerts from a wide range of performers. From the outrageously funny Lorne Elliott to the visual extravaganza of CORBiAN, from the sophisticated piano renderings of Teresa Walters to the celtic romp with April Verch and the contemporary dance stylings of 605 Collective and The Response.

Kathleen Jeffery

Kitimat Concert Association

The Kitimat Concert Association has brought us a wonderful season of concerts from a wide range of performers.  From the outrageously funny Lorne Elliott to the visual extravaganza of CORBiAN, from the sophisticated piano renderings of Teresa Walters to the celtic romp with April Verch and the contemporary dance stylings of 605 Collective and The Response.

Now, to finish off the season, the Kitimat Concert Association proudly presents The Quebec Viennese Music Society .

The Quebec Viennese Music Society draws from a vast repertoire of waltzes, polkas, and tavern songs of Vienna at the end of the 19th century.

Let them transport you back to the heart of old Vienna alive with a rich musical culture.  At the turn of the 20th century the most popular style of Viennese folk music was called Schrammelmusik which took form in the wine taverns of Vienna and was a fusion between traditional Viennese music and that of Hungarian, Slovenian and Czech immigrants.

It was named after prolific folk composers Johann and Josef Schrammel. Their original quartet was violins, Viennese accordion, G clarinet and contraguitar, an arrangement that the Quebec Viennese Music Society also uses to maintain the authenticity of the sound.

From it’s humble beginnings Schrammelmusik quickly conquered the Viennese nobility and is now usually performed in high-profile concert venues.

They have toured Europe and wowed audiences there and now we are lucky enough to have them come to our little corner of the world.  Let them use the spirit of the music to plunge you into the welcoming atmosphere of old Vienna’s taverns and cafes, where the proletarian art form originated.

Tickets can be purchased at the door: Adults $27, Seniors $25, and Students $17, or buy ahead from BookMasters/The Source and save $2.

Join us April 8 at 8:00 pm in the Mount Elizabeth Theatre for a magical evening of music.