More NOYSE and Perk-Up, Pianist

Beat the winter blahs with an afternoon and evening of musical sunshine! Sunday January 28th – More NOYSE Youth Showcase at 2pm followed by Sarah Hagen’s comic show “Perk-Up, Pianist!” at 7:30 pm. Both concerts are being held at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre. Special Two Concert Deal: Tickets are $40 for adults, $30 for…

Review: Season’s Opening Concert Delights Audience

By Jim Leonard The NOCCA season started off very well with Christopher Dlouhy playing two wonderful piano selections.(Christopher is a student of Marjorie Close. He has taken a year off from school to achieve the ARCT diploma.) The first was Arabesque No. 1 by Debussy; it was full of transparent, colourful harmonies and carefree melodies.…

Double Double Duo (revised)

Double Double Duo – Saturday October 21, 2017

Double-Double Duo Saturday October 21, 2017 7:30 pm BUY TICKETS Kornel Wolak (clarinet and piano) and Alexander Sevastien (accordion) represent the best of new, young classical musicians – intellect, expertise, talent and just plain fun! In a classy and dynamic show, Double-Double Duo uniquely fuses classical showpieces with folk, world, jazz, and pop music. Highly acclaimed…

Duo Rendezvous

Review: duo provides a worthwhile rendezvous

By Jim Leonard Some well-played Chopin from Vernon pianist Alex MacArthur was a good start to NOCCA’s final concert of the season Saturday at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre. The piece, Scherzo in B-flat, was played brilliantly by MacArthur, who recently joined the faculty at the Vernon Community Music School. He has also played with…

Duo Rendezvous

Duo Rendezvous – Saturday March 18, 2017

Duo Rendezvous Saturday March 18, 2017 7:30 pm BUY TICKETS 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…