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…

More NOYSE and Perk-Up, Pianist

Beat the winter blahs with an afternoon and evening of musical sunshine! Sunday January 28th – More NOYSE Youth Showcase at 2pm followed by Sarah Hagen’s comic show “Perk-Up, Pianist!” at 7:30 pm. Both concerts are being held at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre. Special Two Concert Deal: Tickets are $40 for adults, $30 for…

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…

ian parker and jaeden izik-dzurko

Concert Review: Piano makes a stunning debut

By Jim Leonard – a special review for The Vernon Morning Star Brilliant pianist Ian Parker delighted the audience as he performed on the North Okanagan Community Concert Association’s new Hamburg Steinway piano Saturday, Oct. 29th at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre. The soloist for the evening, Ian Parker, was also a charming host, sharing…