Josine Eikelenboom has been hosting the Candlelight Concert series for many years. Submitted photo

New York classical performers on Maple Ridge stage

The Diderot String Quartet is set to perform on Sunday, Jan. 13 at Westacres.

Maple Ridge Music Society’s first Candlelight Concert of the new year is presented by a group of performers from New York.

The Diderot String Quartet –named after 18th-century French philosopher Denis Diderot – consists of classical performers Adriane Post on violin, Johanna Novom on violin, Kyle Miller on violin, and Paul Dwyer on cello.

Audience members are invited to listen to the group’s rendition of Mozard, Haydn, and Jadin quartets.

Josine Eikelenboom is the artistic director of the Maple Ridge Music Society and has been hosting the concert series in her home at Westacres since 1983.

“I love classical music and I want to share it with my community. Over the years, I’ve made many, many friends in the performing world,” added Eikelenboom.

In 1980, Eikelenboom moved to Maple Ridge from the Netherlands and said the Maple Ridge Music Society started after a few people began meeting regularly to talk about classical music.

The Candlight Concerts are an opportunity for the community to enjoy classical music.

“It’s really high-quality, professional musicians who travel everywhere,” said Eikelenboom.

“I come from Europe and classical music is so common at schools, concerts, you grow up with it. I have a great appreciation for classical.”

According to Eikelenboom, the concert series attracts artists from all over the world.

“They like the concept of a house concert. We sit close, and there’s a connection between the audience and the musicians.”

Westacres has a music room that can accomodate up to 120 audience members.

The show is on Jan. 13 at 2:30 p.m. at Westacres on 23575 –124th Ave.

Tickets are $35, or $15 for students, and can be purchased at the door by cash or cheque. To RSVP, call Josine at 604-467-3162 or e-mail mapleridgemusicsociety@gmail.com for information.

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