Conductor Jackson will be here in Sept.

Popular conductor expected to begin his retirement soon

The Victoria Symphony spring concert was hosted by patrons of the arts Eric and Shirley Charman who split their time between Victoria and Qualicum Beach.

Charman said that Qualicum Beach was lucky to have such a high end classical concert here and he announced to The News that the community can look forward to another great performance in the fall.

Charman said he is bringing Canadian conductor Brian Jackson to Qualicum Beach for a concert on September 19.

Currently Principal Pops Conductor of Orchestra London, the Victoria Symphony and the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra, Maestro Jackson has conducted all major orchestras in Canada and lead orchestras in the UK, US and South America.

Charman said Jackson will be announcing his retirement soon and before he puts his baton down, he wants to have a concert here called The Best of Jackson.

As for Chooi’s performance this week in Qualicum Beach Charman agreed the people loved him.

“It thought it was great.”

He also commended Chooi for taking time to meet with members of the audience before he left.

“Usually the star gets lost in the dressing room.  When I asked him to come out … he said sure, lets go … I loved it.”