The Parksville Recital Series will kick off its 2015 season this month with a concert by bassoonist Isaac Bull.
The Lower Mainland-based musician will perform at the McMillan Arts Centre on March 29.
“The bassoon is an instrument that doesn’t perform too often,” said the series’ artistic director Tatiana Vasilieva.
According to a news release from the Series, the recital will include pieces by Johan Ernst Galliard, Camille Saint-Saens and Carl Maria von Weber. There will also be a selection by Elliot Weisgarber, who was a professor of music at UBC for many years.
Throughout the afternoon, Bull will be accompanied on piano by Nikolai Maloff.
Tickets, which are $15 each, will only be sold at the door said Vasilieva. The performance will start at 3 p.m.
Bull has both a bachelors and masters in music performance from UBC and has studied with Christopher Millard, one of Canada’s best known woodwind artists who now plays with the National Arts Centre Orchestra.
Aside from playing professionally, Bull’s other musical passion is based in the Philippines, where his wife is from. “(I’m) passionate about the music community there, particularly in promoting the bassoon for young students,” he said in the release.
On his fundraising website (bassoonsforofy.causevox.com) Bull said his objective is to provide musical education and performing experience to youth who would otherwise not be able to have this due to limited financial resources.