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…

soucy and bolduc ensemble

Concert review: cool jazz at its finest

By Jim Leonard For The Morning Star The volunteers of the North Okanagan Community Concert Association’s music committee must be thanked for their hard work in bringing first-class entertainment to Vernon. Saturday’s performance of the Rémi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble was certainly up to the committee’s high standards. But if that wasn’t enough, we were treated…