by Marion Boyd
Many of you will be arriving at Venables Theatre this Friday, March 18th, for a rare and exciting performance of blended classical and jazz music on piano and clarinet. Think everything from Gershwin and Oscar Peterson to Bach and Mozart. The Wolak/Donnelly Duo will be the final concert of this year’s South Okanagan Concert Society series.
It is also your opportunity to get a pass for next season at Early Bird prices of only $65 for 4 concerts. Contracts have just been signed and the line up is truly magnificent.
November 11th classically trained musicians come together to explore their passion for tango on piano, violin, double bass and bandoneon. Accompanied by two tango dancers, Quartango, (pictured above) has charmed audiences around the world.
December 2nd, Russian concert pianist Sergei Saratovsky has also won acclaim on the world stage. He became a resident of Canada in 2002 and completed his doctoral studies here. Born into a family of musicians, his awards would fill pages including a recent Best Canadian Artist award at the Montreal International Musical Competition! Our new grand piano will get a work out with Saratovsky!
January 27th, 2017, the Remi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble will perform a tribute to Dave Brubeck. Bolduc is one of Canada’s best jazz saxophonist. Breathtaking precision, magnetic stage presence and dazzling virtuosity, energy and spontaneity are his trademarks. He will tour with guest pianist Francois Bourassa.
February 24, 2017, Duo Concertante features Nancy Dahn on violin and Timothy Steeves on piano. Reviews refer to their “artistry, poetry and impeccable technique” and the excitement of “grace and fire… fury and repose”. From Newfoundland, they are doing a cross Canada tour to follow a tour in Europe.
Now is the time to secure your tickets for our next season. Staff at Venables Theatre are working on a system to provide seat choice. Get in early and get what you want!