Described as music for the heart and soul, the Vancouver Island Symphony (VIS) is presenting Believe at the Port Theatre in Nanaimo on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Popular Vancouver Island tenor Ken Lavigne will join the VIS to fill the theatre with love, romance, hopes, dreams and magnificent music. The VIS, under the baton of Pierre Simard is presenting the post Valentine’s treat. Lavigne’s amazing voice has been described as liquid gold, that combined with his natural and charming rapport with the audience and his genuine stage presence should make for a delightful evening of entertainment.
Lavigne has taken his voice to Carnegie Hall in New York; performed with David Foster and toured across North America with his own unique blend of ballads, familiar classics and favourite opera arias. He admitted his favorite venue to date has been Carnegie Hall.
“The place is magic. Stepping out on to that stage and feeling the energy that is there just flow through you is incredible,” he stated.
He said he enjoys performing on the Port Theatre stage — always warm and inviting — and he said he looks forward to another performance with the VIS.
“Performing with them has always been a pleasurable experience,” he agreed.
Lavigne said there will be a lot of love songs.
“It’s all about love … in case people didn’t get enough love on Valentine’s Day we are here to fulfill that need.”
He said he really likes to sing love songs because his voice naturally evokes the passion that comes from epic love songs. Lavigne said he is surrounded by love and his family provides a lot of his inspiration.
Tickets are available by calling 250-754-8550. For info., visitwww.vancouverislandsymphony.com.