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.

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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