Even More NOYSE – An Absolute Pleasure!

Review by Jim Leonard It was an absolute pleasure to attend the NOYSE (North Okanagan Youth Showcase of Excellence) concert at Vernon’s Centre for the Performing Arts at 2 pm. on Feb.1st. Besides providing excellent entertainment throughout the year at bargain prices, NOCCA (North Okanagan Community Concert Association) sponsors the NOYSE concert featuring auditioned talented…

NOYSE 2020 Poster

Even More NOYSE Concert – Saturday February 1, 2020

Even More NOYSE Concert – Saturday February 1, 2020 @ 2 pm Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre The North Okanagan Community Concert Association (NOCCA) is very pleased to be presenting the third North Okanagan Youth Showcase of Excellence entitled “Even More NOYSE” on Saturday, February 1 at 2:00pm at the Vernon and District Performing…

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…

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…