Concert series is back at MAC

Borealis String Quartet kicks off four-concert 2015-16 season with Saturday performance

Oceanside Classical Concerts is looking forward with great anticipation to the start of a second season of bringing a classical music concert series to the Parksville Qualicum Beach area.

According to a news release issued by the McMillan Arts Centre, the exciting 2015-2016 season features four concerts by prominent Canadian artists of international stature namely, the Borealis String Quartet, pianist Jane Coop, the Couloir Duo and The Elmer Iseler Singers.

This concert season continues with more live performances, celebrating artistic excellence.

David Douglas, artistic director, has based this series on the very successful concert model developed by distinguished Canadian musician and Impresario George Zukerman, who is the Artistic Advisor to Oceanside Classical Concerts.

“Classical music has the extraordinary power to communicate, inspire, uplift and entertain,” said Douglas in the release.

The concerts are “subscription only,” though the cards can be transferable. All four concerts are included in the $95 subscription fee ($23.75 per concert).

The first concert of the season will be on Sept. 26 featuring the Borealis String Quartet. The second concert on Oct. 28 will feature pianist Jane Coop. The third concert is the Cello and Harp duo Couloir on Feb. 9, 2016, and the final concert is the Elmer Iseler Singers on April 23,  2016.

This concert series will be held at Knox United Church in Parksville.

Many of the artists featured last season and those performing in the upcoming season have performed on some of the world’s greatest concert stages.

“When they arrive in Oceanside, they are far removed from these great centres however, they share with me how excited they are to perform in such a beautiful part of the world,” said Douglas.

Patrons are encouraged to renew or purchase their subscriptions soon as seating is limited. Subscriptions for the series can be purchased in Parksville at the McMillan Arts Centre, Knox United Church, the Beach Club Resort or online at www.oceansideclassicalconcerts.ca

Visit the website for more information and profiles of the performers.

Oceanside Classical Concerts is presented by Oceanside Community Arts Council and corporate sponsor, The Beach Club Resort. For more information contact the McMillan Arts Centre at 250-248-8185 or e-mail info@mcmillanartscentre.com.

— Submitted by The MAC

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