Harvest of music ends

The seventh annual Harvest of Music presented by The Old School House Arts Centre has wrapped up another successful season.

Horns of Plenty had plenty of music on offer.

Horns of Plenty had plenty of music on offer.

The seventh annual Harvest of Music presented by The Old School House Arts Centre has wrapped up another successful season.

The musical feast in Qualicum Beach included some free concerts by the Horns of Plenty clarinet trio of Shawn Earle, Kate Frobeen and Liam Hockley. Folks who were out and about in Qualicum Beach over the weekend got to hear them perform 20 minute sets of Mozart’s Divertimenti.

The trio was at the entrance to the library on Friday as well as the TD Bank. On Saturday and Sunday, customers at A Step Above at Qualicum Foods were treated to the enchanting music as they shopped and dined.

Hockley was performing in familiar territory over the weekend.

The Qualicum Beach native who is as at home in the jazz world as he is in the classical studied with Canadian jazz great Phil Dwyer and is a regular performer at The Old School House Arts Centre’s Tuesday Jazz Club, among other venues.

For five seasons he was Principal Reed for the Bard to Broadway Summer Stock Theatre Group Orchestra, playing all varieties of clarinets and saxophones, and the slide whistle.

Hockley began studying the clarinet at age nine, and studied with Earl Thomas (formerly of the New York Wind Quintet, Dallas Symphony and Lexington Philharmonic) for eight years. He formed an award-winning inter-school jazz combo in high school and was the 2009 recipient of a major scholarship from the Bill Dwyer Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Now in his final year of a Bachelor of Music program, majoring in clarinet performance, at the University of Victoria Hockley studies with Patricia Kostek and performs with the UVic Orchestra, Wind Symphony and Sonic Lab. He also plays in chamber groups of all sizes and instrumentation, performing everything from wind trios by Mozart to the Stravinsky Octet.

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