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.”


Just Posted

Parksville recycling depot employees report verbal, physical harassment from members of public

Staff say some people are unaware they must sort their own items

Nanoose Bay carver goes all-in on projects

Bellis creates eight-foot totem as Christmas gift for wife

Oceanside RCMP auxiliary officer earns top honour for volunteer work

Dally presented special award by Island Commander

Regional District of Nanaimo to webcast board and committee meetings

Viewers can tune in to watch the regular meetings in real-time

VIDEO: Missing teens named as suspects in three northern B.C. killings

Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky are wanted in the deaths of Lucas Fowler, Chynna Deese, unknown man

B.C. teens wanted in double homicide, suspicious death spotted in Manitoba

Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky were thought to have been seen in the Gillam area

Vancouver Island man wanted after walking away from halfway house in Victoria

Warrant issued for Jesse Goodale, convicted of aggravated assault

Vancouver Island teacher suspended for professional misconduct

Grade 8 shop teacher admits to use of vulgar language and profanities toward students, parents

Northern B.C. double homicide, suspicious death: A timeline of what we know

Two teens from Port Alberni are now wanted Canada-wide in connection to the three deaths

B.C. wine industry legend Harry McWatters dies

Among his accomplishments, McWatters founded the province’s first estate winery, Sumac Ridge Estate

Provincial health body refuses to release full findings of cancer triage system audit

Information and Privacy Commissioner asked to review redactions

Southern resident killer whale died of blunt trauma, likely from ship

J34 was found more than two years ago near Sechelt, but the necropsy findings have now been released

Tourism Nanaimo invites celebrities to sample ‘real’ Nanaimo bars

Tourism organization creates video, invites actors Seth Rogen and Dan Levy to visit

Most Read