Duo Rendezvous – Saturday March 18, 2017

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Saturday March 18, 2017 7:30 pm

Duo Rendezvous—violinist Jasper Wood and guitarist Daniel Bolshoy join forces in a perfect synergy of intimate and virtuosic performance, gifting us with a presentation of humour and passionate musicianship.

This duo was formed as a response to great demand for a refreshing and passionate chamber ensemble with a strong dedication to outreach and education. Their unique programming enriches the existing guitar and violin repertoire with transcriptions of masterpieces from around the world and newly commissioned pieces by leading Canadian composers.

Jasper Wood has established himself as a major talent of his generation. He made his first public appearance at the age of five, and has since captured the hearts of music lovers everywhere. An acclaimed competition winner, Wood has developed a flourishing reputation as a sought-after soloist with major orchestras and as a recital/chamber musician throughout North America and Europe. He has been awarded both the coveted Sylva Gelber Prize (1996) and the prestigious Virginia Parker Award (2004) from the Canada Council for the Arts. Mr. Wood has eight solo and violin/piano CD recordings on the Endeavor Classics, Analekta, Centrediscs, Disques Pelleas and Naxos labels. Jasper Wood is professor of violin at the University of British Columbia.

Having performed hundreds of concerts internationally, Daniel Bolshoy is internationally recognized as a leader amongst Canadian guitarists. He is regularly praised for his friendly and informative spoken introductions, and progressive programming of solo and chamber music. An ATMA recording artist, Daniel Bolshoy appears on seven CD recordings and two documentary films. His most recent CD features the solo guitar works of Eduardo Sainz de la Maza. A devoted music educator, Daniel Bolshoy is currently the head of the guitar division at the University of British Columbia and head of the guitar department at Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s newly created VSO School of Music, where he shares his passion for music with the next generation of guitar enthusiasts and tomorrow’s guitar heroes. duorendezvous.com

The concert will be opened by Vernon pianist Alex MacArthur. Alex began his music studies at the age of eight with Lucy Feldman in Vernon, completing his ARCT in 2003. After receiving his Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from the University of Victoria in 2008, he studied for two years at le Conservatoire de Musique de Montreal. He has been teaching piano on and off for the past 10 years and recently joined the faculty at the Vernon Community Music School. In addition to performing and teaching, Alex is also an accomplished accompanist for local musicians and students.

***  Please note: NOCCA volunteers will be on hand at this concert for you to renew your subscription for the 2017/18 NOCCA season of concerts  ***

Concert Program:

J. S. Bach  (1685-1750) Suite in E Minor, BWV 1034
Manuel de Falla (1876-1946) Suite Populaire Espagnole
Pablo de Sarasate (1844-1908) Introduction & Tarentelle
Antonio Carlos Jobim (1927-1994) Luiza
Ástor Piazzolla (1921-1992) Histoire du Tango
Seasons of Buenos Aires
Vittorio Monti (1868-1922) Csárdás

Adults – $40  Under 18 – $20
Students on the 8to12 program – $5

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3800-34th Street, Vernon, BC.