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PHILIPPE SLY, baritone, & Michael McMahon, piano (CRS) – Sun (Oct 28) 2:30pm

A performance of Franz Schubert’s great  song-cycle Die Winterreise.

“a voice of extraordinary beauty”
Since winning major prizes at the Concours musical international de Montreal and Metropolitan Opera National Auditions, Philippe Sly has  performed leading roles with l’Opéra de Paris (Cosi fan Tutte) and the Aix Festival (Don Giovanni). Recently he sang in Berlioz’s Les Troyens with the Strasbourg Philharmonic and John Nelson; Bach’sSt. Matthew Passion with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin; and Berlioz’s La Damnation de Faust with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and Kent Nagano.

“one of Canada’s finest collaborative pianists”
Michael McMahon has performed with many of Canada’s greatest singers, including Maureen Forrester, Karina Gauvin, and Gordon Bintner, earning him the reputation of being a “luxury partner.” Associate professor at McGill University, he leads the Song Interpretation class and teaches English and German diction for singers. Several of McMahon’s recordings have been nominated for JUNO awards. Many of the singers and pianists that he has coached work in major opera houses around the world.

Tickets: Subscriptions, Single Ticket Purchases ($25) &
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e-mail: coastrecital@dccnet.com

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LAURENCE KAYALEH, violin, & Michelle Mares, piano (CRS) – Sun (Nov 25) 2:30pm

 

“a noble essence”  
Laurence Kayaleh is an artist of deep musical insight. She possesses the impeccable technique and innate musicality of the grand tradition of violin playing. Her career has taken her to prestigious music centers internationally, including Paris, Prague, Moscow, Brussels and Geneva. She has been the soloist with Zurich’s Tonhalle Orchestra and Geneva’s Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. Laurence Kayaleh performs on a magnificent 1742 Pietro Guarneri violin, which belonged to the eminent violinist and pedagogue, Carl Flesch.

“insightful and expressive”
Michelle Mares is a native of Vancouver, amassed significant performing experience from an early age as a child prodigy. She received her performance degree from the Mozarteum in Salzburg, and later studied with Alfred Brendel and György Kurtág who had great influence on her as a musician. She has led an active performing career in both Canada and Europe spanning the entire repertoire as a soloist and chamber musician. She has performed with virtually every major orchestra in Canada as a soloist.

Tickets: Subscriptions, Single Ticket Purchases ($25) &
Single Ticket Returns  CRS Office – 604-885-0991
e-mail: coastrecital@dccnet.com

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WINTER HARP Sat (Dec 1) 2:30pm

Standing ovations, sold out concerts and rave reviews
are the hallmarks of Winter Harp, an ensemble of harps, flute, violin, medieval instruments, percussion, poetry and song. Join this world-class ensemble for an afternoon of heart-warming carols, songs and stories in celebration of the Christmas and winter season.

The musicians, in gorgeous medieval attire, perform a hauntingly beautiful collection of music from well-known carols to Celtic, medieval and even flamenco. Don’t miss this magical journey into the heart of winter. And this year is Winter Harp’s 25th anniversary — come and celebrate.

Our tickets are now on sale! Buy early, as this show sells out!

Tickets $35 at Sechelt Visitors Centre and Laedeli Gifts & Cards, Gibsons

www.winterharp.com

 

 

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NUTCRACKER LIVE Performances Dec 16-19

The tradition continues…

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ZOLTAN FEJERVARI, piano (CRS) – Sun (Jan 20) 2:30pm

Winner of the 2017 Concours Musical International de Montréal piano edition
and recipient of a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship, Zoltán Fejérvári has appeared in recitals throughout Europe and the United States in such prestigious venues as Carnegie’s Weill Hall in New York, the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia and the Liszt Academy in Budapest. He has performed as a soloist with the Budapest Festival Orchestra, the Hungarian National Orchestra, the Verbier Festival and Concerto Budapest Orchestra under such conductors as Iván Fischer, Zoltán Kocsis and Gábor Takács-Nagy.

Zoltán Fejérvári is a passionate chamber musician. He has been a participant in Kronberg’s Chamber Music Connects the World program, Prussia Cove’s Open Chamber Music and Encuentro de Música in Santander. At the invitation of Mitsuko Uchida, he participated in the Marlboro Music Festival during the summers of 2014 through 2016. His recording of Liszt’s Malédiction with the Budapest Chamber Symphony was awarded the Grand Prix du Disque in 2013.

Tickets: Subscriptions, Single Ticket Purchases ($25) &
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BEZHOD ABDURAIMOV, piano (CRS) – Sat (Feb 9) 2:30pm

“his secret: authenticity, control and a velvet pianissimo” 
The young Uzbek pianist Bezhod Abduraimov is taking the world’s stages by storm. Described by The Times as the “master of all he surveys” and with The Washington Post  noting to “keep your ear on this one,” Bezhod Abduraimov’s captivating performances continue to receive international praise.

Recent seasons have seen him perform with leading orchestras worldwide, such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, NHK Symphony and Leipzig Gewandhaus orchestras, and with prestigious conductors including Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Manfred Honeck, Vasily Petrenko and Jakub Hru°ša. He performed with the Munich Philharmonic in their 360 Degree Festival in 2016 and made a spectacular BBC Proms debut with them later that season.

Born in 1990, in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Abduraimov is an alumnus of Park University’s International Center for Music in Missouri, where he studied with Stanislav Ioudenitch.

Tickets: Subscriptions, Single Ticket Purchases ($25) &
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YEVGENY SUDBIN, piano (CRS) – Sat (Mar 23) 2:30pm

“one of the most searching and inspired of today’s pianists” 
Yevgeny Sudbin has been hailed by The Telegraph as “potentially one of the greatest pianists of the 21st century.” He has collaborated with some of the world’s most influential conductors, including Neeme Järvi, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Osmo Vänskä, Hannu Lintu, and Andrew Litton. His love of chamber music has led him to collaborate with many other instrumentalists including Ilya Gringolts, Hilary Hahn, Julia Fischer, and the Chilingirian Quartet. Appearances at festivals include Aspen, Mostly Mozart, Tivoli, Nohant, La Roque d’Anthéron, Menton and Verbier.

Sudbin’s recordings have been met with critical acclaim and are regularly featured as CD of the Month by BBC Music Magazine, as their Editor’s Choice by Gramophone. His recording of works by Scriabin was described by Gramophone as “a disc in a million’ while the International Record Review stated that his Rachmaninov recording ‘confirms him as one of the most important pianistic talents of our time.”

Tickets: Subscriptions, Single Ticket Purchases ($25) &
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