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.…

Bergmann Duo with Sarah Hagen

Review: Three Pianists Negotiate One Piano Keyboard – Beautifully!

Review by Jim Leonard In spite of the concert being on a Monday night in April, spirits were not dampened! The recently formed quintet comprised of members from 13-20 years of age called “Appassionato,” owned the stage with their enthusiastic version of a Schumann piano quintet.The pianist Henry Baker provided a stable and virtuosic line…

Bergman Duo and Sarah Hagen

Bergmann Duo with Sarah Hagen – Monday April 8, 2019

Bergmann Duo + Sarah Hagen Monday April 8, 2019 7:30 pm BUY TICKETS Bergmann Duo with Sarah Hagen – known for their extraordinary keyboard skills, inspired and virtuosic performances, impeccable musicianship, and uniquely original voice, the Bergmann Duo combines forces with Sarah Hagen for an exceptional 1 piano, 6 hands acrobatic musical spectacle on the NOCCA…

Duo Fortin-Poirier

Review: Sparks Fly Off Our Steinway Grand!

Review by Jim Leonard This Valentine Day’s concert began with an appropriate song by Salmon Arm singer Heather Harker; ably accompanied by Alex MacArthur, titled “Les Chemins de L’Amour” (The ways of love) by Francis Poulenc (1899-1963) Heather had a lovely lyrical tone while singing this song. Heather, a french immersion kindergarten teacher, then showed…