Sords-Severn-Duvall Trio

Celebrating the 250th Anniversary of Beethoven’s Birth

Review by Matt Arnott The Sords – Severn – Duvall Trio: A concert celebrating the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. The Audience attending the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre on Sunday December 1st was treated to a riveting variety of chamber works (including some well beyond Beethoven’s era) performed by the Violin, Cello, and…

Lafayette and Saguenay String Quartets

Octet Gives Twice the Sonic Pleasure!

Review by Jim Leonard October 26th’s NOCCA concert began with Angela Zeng; a 14 year old grade 9 student at Kalamalka S.S. and a member of the OSYO since the age of 9. She showed confidence and skill as she produced a large bold tone on her cello for three unaccompanied Bach pieces – Prelude,…

Vox Humana Chamber Choir

Stunning Victoria Choir Gives Flawless Concert!

Review by Jim Leonard This concert was held over from the original date in April. The choir wasn’t able to leave Vancouver Island because of high winds at that time. They actually spent some terrifying hours on a ferry that was tossed about, and managed to return to port. The concert began customarily with some…

Bergmann Duo with Sarah Hagen

Review: Three Pianists Negotiate One Piano Keyboard – Beautifully!

Review by Jim Leonard In spite of the concert being on a Monday night in April, spirits were not dampened! The recently formed quintet comprised of members from 13-20 years of age called “Appassionato,” owned the stage with their enthusiastic version of a Schumann piano quintet.The pianist Henry Baker provided a stable and virtuosic line…

Duo Fortin-Poirier

Review: Sparks Fly Off Our Steinway Grand!

Review by Jim Leonard This Valentine Day’s concert began with an appropriate song by Salmon Arm singer Heather Harker; ably accompanied by Alex MacArthur, titled “Les Chemins de L’Amour” (The ways of love) by Francis Poulenc (1899-1963) Heather had a lovely lyrical tone while singing this song. Heather, a french immersion kindergarten teacher, then showed…