Live music returns this fall to The Old School House (TOSH) Arts Centre in Qualicum Beach.
First up is Silver Screen Serenade: A Night of Music from Movies and TV, with Phil Dwyer and John Hyde on Sept. 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Multi-instrumentalist Dwyer was appointed as a Member of the Order Of Canada for his contributions to jazz as a performer, composer and producer. He has appeared on 10 Juno Award-winning recordings in his 30-year career.
Bassist Hyde has shared the spotlight with jazz legends like Rosemary Clooney, Marion McPartland, Sheila Jordan and Mark Murphy. His collaborations also extend to instrumental luminaries like P.J. Perry, Pepper Adams and Bobby Shew.
Doors open at 6:45 p.m. There will be two sets. Seating is at tables of two and four. Tickets are $35 and are available on TOSH’s website.
The Music on Sundays series begins Oct. 1 at TOSH (122 Fern Rd.) with Monica Pfau, Victor Mangas and Nancy DiNovo.
Pianist Pfau is an accomplished soloist and chamber musician who has performed on a variety of stages across North America and Europe. A former member of the St. Louis, Toronto and Boston Symphony Orchestras, violinist DiNovo has performed in the world’s major concert halls on three continents, with conductors such as Leonard Bernstein.
Clarinetist Mangas graduated in the spring of 2023 with a Bachelor of Music degree in Performance from McGill University. Winner of a 2022 BC Arts Council award, he was also the 2021 recipient of the university’s Lawrence Mysak Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Woodwinds.
The series also includes concerts on Oct. 15, Oct. 22, Oct. 29, Nov. 5, Nov. 12 and Nov. 19.
Tickets are $35 for general admission and $20 for students. Students must call TOSH at 250-752-6133 to get their tickets. Tickets are available on TOSH’s website.
Performances are approximately 75 minutes long with festival seating. Concerts start at 2:30 p.m., with doors open at 2 p.m.
— NEWS Staff