Lieutenant Governor to attend concert in Parksville

OCC artistic director David Douglas said Judith Guichon is a strong supporter of community music

Oceanside Classical Concerts, which is having its opening night on Oct. 19, will have the Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon attending the show.

OCC artistic director David Douglas said Guichon is a strong supporter of community music and plays the flute in the Nicola Valley Community Band.

Douglas also said the concert will also be a celebration of the OCC’s new status as an incorporated (non-profit) society.

The third season opener will feature the Poulenc Trio and Friends. The trio includes James Smith on oboe, Choo Choo Hu on piano (stepping in for Irina Kaplan Lande) and Bryan Young on bassoon. The trio will also be joined by friends Paolo Bortolussi on flute, Francois Houle on clarinet and Laurel Spencer on horn.

The Poulenc Trio was founded in 2003, and since then has performed within North America and music festivals around the world.

The evening’s program will include works by Schnittke, Shostakovich, Mozart, Handel, Glinka and the trio’s namesake Poulenc.

Although the 2016-2017 OCC season, which is subscription only, is sold out, names are being accepted for a wait list. For further information, please contact the McMillan Arts Centre in Parksville at 250-248-8185 or check the OCC’s website at www.oceansideclassicalconcerts.ca.

— Submitted by David Douglas

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