Trio D’Argento visiting Okanagan Lake, Vernon BC

Review: Trio Delivers Virtuosic Concert

Review by Jim Leonard As is customary, each concert features a local artist to begin the program. This time it was Katherine Flaherty; a lovely soprano who offered two familiar and most enjoyable song selections. She had a perfect clear tone for Schubert’s “Ave Maria” and gave a lovely gentle version of Puccini’s “O Mio…

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…

Cheng Squared Duo

Cheng² Duo – January 18, 2018

Cheng² Duo Thursday January 18, 2018 7:30 pm BUY TICKETS The obvious affection between the 19 and 26 year old siblings, Bryon Cheng – cello and Silvie Cheng – piano, extends deep under their virtuoso fireworks to bring inner life to each dynamic work in their varied repertoire. They were named by CBC Music as…

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…