Bassoonist will launch season

Isaac Bull to play first Parksville Recital Series of 2015 at MAC on March 29

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.

 

 

Just Posted

Offenders work to repair harm through restorative justice process

The Arrowsmith Community Justice Society says process is alternative to court system

‘Dramatic undersupply’ of workers in Parksville Qualicum Beach: new labour report

Analysis supports what many already know, reinforces need for action: Burden

Outreach group ordered to stop feeding homeless on City of Parksville property

City issued Manna Homeless Society cease and desist order after complaints from public

Christmas lights installed on Alberni Highway

The City of Parksville will put up lights on Nov. 21 and 22

VIDEO: B.C. legislature clerk, sergeant at arms suspended for criminal investigation

Clerk of the House Craig James, Sergeant-at-arms Gary Lenz on administrative leave

Extreme case of poop-throwing gives Victoria bike community a bad name

Car centric roads and infrastructure invite cyclist-motorist incidents, says cycling coalition

Trial: Witness describes encounter with accused murderer while tending to fatally injured Descoteau

Wright said he was working in his yard when he heard a woman screaming.

Former NHL player and coach Dan Maloney dies at 68

Maloney coached the Toronto Maple Leafs and Winnipeg Jets

Police aim to prevent retaliation after Hells Angel found dead under B.C. bridge

IHIT confirms Chad Wilson, 43, was the victim of a ‘targeted’ homicide

Otter makes a snack out of koi fish in Vancouver Chinese garden

Staff say the otter has eaten at least five fish

Police looking into two more incidents at private Toronto all-boys’ school

Police and the school have said two of the prior incidents involved an alleged sexual assault

B.C. lumber mills struggle with shortage of logs, price slump

Signs of recovery after U.S. market swings, industry executive says

Ex-MSU president charged with lying to police about Nassar

Lou Anna Simon was charged Tuesday with lying to police during an investigation

Most Read