(flutist Emily Richardson and pianist Susan Xia)
The concert takes place at Knox 5600 Balaclava Street, Vancouver
The Pre-Concert Chat with the artist starts at 1:45 pm
The Concert begins at 2 pm with no intermission
Followed by a complimentary Social Bar at 3 pm
Entrance by a suggested donation of $20 includes the social bar
The concert will be focused around the theme of human connection
For example, one of the works was dedicated by the composer to his mother, while another was inspired by ancient love poetry.
It explores the different kinds of relationships between people and how that can be expressed through music.
With a name like Artemisia - you guessed it - we will be serving Greek Food and Wine for patrons to enjoy as they socialize and mingle with the musicians and each other.
Formed in 2015, Artemisia Duo is an ensemble comprised of flutist Emily Richardson and pianist Susan Xia. The name Artemisia draws upon the root “Artemis”, the Greek goddess of wild animals and the moon. It also has a long history in the arts as the name of an accomplished female painter in the Baroque period. In addition, the word Artemisia combines segments of each of the members’ names with the word “art”, signifying their collaborative approach to creating music.
Artemisia Duo has performed as part of the UBC Tunes at Noon Series, VSO Day of Music, and the Concerts in Care program in Vancouver. Emily and Susan are committed to increasing community engagement in the arts, and perform outreach concerts in order to give back to the community. While they enjoy playing various genres and styles of music, they are especially passionate about making classical music accessible to all audiences. Additionally, they also have a deep interest in exploring contemporary music and emerging pieces of the flute and piano canon, including working with local composers.
Both recent graduates of the UBC School of Music, Emily and Susan have learned from renowned musicians including Corey Hamm and Christie Reside. Furthermore, they have both made names for themselves individually, with Emily selected as a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada for 2018 and Susan featured as a soloist with the Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra.