Charles Richard-Hamelin and Noah Wessels

Supernatural Concert from Two Talented Pianists!

Review by Jim Leonard The concert began with 17 yr. old Noah Wessels – a student at Vernon Christian School. He began the concert with 3 Chopin pieces; the most dazzling being the “Revolutionary” Etude by Chopin. The piece has a difficult passage for the left hand that surges up and down the keyboard while…

Charles Richard-Hamelin – Saturday February 29, 2020

Charles Richard-Hamelin Saturday February 29, 2020 7:30 pm BUY TICKETS Charles Richard-Hamelin – Impressively credentialed, award winning Quebec-born pianist returns to Vernon, bringing the sheer beauty of his playing; mesmerizing audiences with passion, sensitivity and dynamic performances. “Playing of this insight and maturity is rare. The pianist always displays sterling technique and agility.” Geoffrey Newman.…

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…

CRH rehearsing

Review: Pianist gives highly refined concert

By Jim Leonard The program began with a tribute to longtime NOCCA board member and past president Paul Maynes. Board member Cathie Stewart presented Maynes with a beautiful painting of an Okanagan valley scene. Then, as is the custom, a young musician is featured onstage. For this concert, Jenny Sutherland, a student at Seaton Secondary,…

Charles Richard-Hamelin

Charles Richard-Hamelin, piano – Thursday March 15, 2018

Charles Richard-Hamelin Thursday March 15, 2018 7:30 pm BUY TICKETS Silver medalist and laureate of the Krystian Zimerman award of the best sonata at the International Chopin Piano Competition in 2015, Charles Richard-Hamelin stands out as one of the most important pianists of his generation. Also winning second prize at the Montreal International Musical Competition and third…