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Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra in Parksville Sunday

Treat yourself to an intimate performance by the Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra
The Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra is at St. Edmund’s Church Sunday.

PARKSVILLE — If you have a taste for live classical music in an intimate setting you can treat yourself this weekend to a tasty performance by the Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra (NCO).

The talented musicians of the NCO will be performing a spring program called From Russia with Love at St. Edmund’s Anglican Church in Parksville on Sunday, March 25 at 2:30 p.m.

Musical Director Karl Rainer has his orchestra really cooking on Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto #3. And before leaving the kitchen, the NCO offers up Vivaldi’s Concerto Grosso, Op 3, #8, Delius’ Two Aquarelles, Bartok’s Rumanian Folk Dances and Morricone’s Gabriel’s Oboe from the soundtrack for The Mission.

For dessert there is the fascinating Concerto in E-flat for saxophone and orchestra, featuring guest artist, saxophonist Chris Helman. This is the orchestra’s second outing to Parksville and Bruce Farquharson of the NCO said they hope to find a substantial and enthusiastic audience.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students (under 12 free) and are available at the Port Theatre Box office and at the door. The performance is set for Sunday, March 25 at 2:30 at St. Edmund’s Church.

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