Review: Now For Something Completely Different!

By Jim Leonard The concert began with pianist Craig Matterson; an 18 year old graduate of W.L.Seaton Secondary School. Craig offered his own version of Errol Garner’s “Misty.” It started in a meditative style and picked up the pace part way through. Matterson changed the harmony with chord substitutions and created excitement with virtuoso runs. Well done! The second…

Collectif9

collectif9 – Sunday November 19, 2017

collectif9 Sunday November 19, 2017 7:30 pm BUY TICKETS Montreal’s cutting-edge classical string band collectif9​ ​has been gathering steam since its 2011 debut, attracting diverse audiences in varied spaces. Known for energized, innovative arrangements of classical repertoire, collectif9​ ​employs lights, staging, and amplification more commonly seen at rock acts, and heralds a new age in…

NOCCA Youth Showcase

NOCCA Youth Showcase – Auditions November 10th & 11th, 2017

2016 NOYSE Participants with MC Ian Parker (far right) and NOCCA President Paul Maynes (far left) NOCCA is excited to support North Okanagan’s incredible young talent with a bi-annual North Okanagan Youth Showcase of Excellence (NOYSE) concert held at Vernon’s Performing Arts Centre. Singers and musicians from Lake Country to Salmon Arm, under the age…

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…