A delightful all-French afternoon with two of Vancouver’s most highly respected musicians is this Sunday’s entertainment for Music on Sunday at The Old School House Arts Centre (TOSH).
Pour Le Plaisir, with soprano Heather Pawsey and Rachel Iwaasa on piano will be an exception afternoon of delightful music.
The Canadian soprano is noted for her musicianship and versatility, easily encompassing opera, oratorio, concert, recital, chamber and contemporary music.
Equally at home in 18th and 19th century repertoire, she is particularly skilled in the music of our time, with a number of world premieres to her credit and in a broad spectrum of the world’s languages, including Mandarin, Korean, Taiwanese and Cree.
She has been praised for her stylistic versatility, the flexibility of her voice, its clarity, range and power.
Keyboard virtuoso Iwaasa has performed as soloist and chamber musician in Canada, the United States and Germany.
Known for bold and innovative concerts, she combines her warmth and curiosity to touch the hearts and minds of audiences, whether she is playing Beethoven and Schumann or Ligeti and Saariaho.
Iwaasa’s debut solo CD, Cosmophony, nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award, has been praised for it’s passion, intensity and the nuanced playing she’s acclaimed for.
Music on Sunday April 29 goes from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at The Old School House Arts Centre, 122 Fern Road West, in Qualicum Beach. Admission is $16. For more information phone 250-752-6133 or visit www.theoldschoolhouse.org.