What is Chamber Music?
Chamber music is a form of music written for a smaller space and a small number of musicians. Each musician plays a vital role in chamber music, as each player has a unique part. Chamber music is typically played without a conductor. It originally referred to music written for and performed in the home but has since expanded to the concert hall and beyond.
York Region Chamber Music presents professional concerts and interactive activities to inspire and educate in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. By focusing on featuring local emerging professional musicians and composers, York Region Chamber Music strives to strengthen the connection between the classical musicians and their communities. YRCM concerts have been seen in publications such as The Liberal, Markham Economist & Sun, and The WholeNote and our performers have been heard around the world. Thanks to the generous support of the Town of Richmond Hill and our supporters, York Region Chamber Music is able to minimize financial barriers to professional concert music.
Our mission is to educate and inspire audiences in York Region through chamber music performances and events, featuring emerging professional musicians from our community.
York Region Chamber Music is proud to have featured the following musicians:
Megan Morris, Bassoon
Jacob Armstrong, Saxophone
Marc Blouin, Clarinet
Melinda Kinney, Flute
Jessica Tse, Clarinet
James Zhang, Flute
Stereoscope Saxophone Quartet
Jessica Tse - Director
Jessica Tse is a clarinetist and arts administrator. She has performed with ensembles such as the National Academy Orchestra, FAWN music, Musica Reflecta, and can be heard on recordings for Eighth Note Publications. In 2012, Jessica premiered Chan Ka Nin’s Ambiance for solo clarinet at Ford-Crawford Hall in Bloomington, Indiana. In 2010, she performed Lines, the work of Canadian composer Harry Freedman, at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China, as the North American musical ambassador chosen by Sing Tao Daily.
As a teacher, Jessica has taught at the OrKidstra's Kidsplayers Band Program, a program for children from under-served areas in Ottawa, Ontario. She currently attends the University of Toronto where she is pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in clarinet performance. Her research is on the pedagogical contributions of the late Avrahm Galper.