Classical music

Cellist Ariel Barnes will guest with the Vancouver Island Symphony during their fourth seasonal concert ‘Appassionato’ at Nanaimo’s Port Theatre on Jan. 21. (Submitted photo)

Vancouver Island Symphony to play with great emotion in upcoming concert

Appassionato concert on Jan. 21 will feature guest cellist and guest conductor

 

Oceanside Concert Band will put on its fall concert on Nov. 20 at Knox United Church in Parksville. (Submitted photo)

Oceanside Concert Band fall concert set for Nov. 20

Music starts at 2:30 p.m. at Knox United Church in Parksville

 

Dr. Calvin Dyck. (Diamonds Edge Photography photo)

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Dr. Calvin Dyck. (Diamonds Edge Photography photo)
The Oceanside Classical Concerts Society (OCCS) will soon welcome Dr. Calvin Dyck as its new artistic director. (Diamonds Edge Photography photo)

Oceanside Classical Concerts Society welcomes new artistic director

Dr. Calvin Dyck will take over role from David Douglas

The Oceanside Classical Concerts Society (OCCS) will soon welcome Dr. Calvin Dyck as its new artistic director. (Diamonds Edge Photography photo)
Kaimerata Chamber Music Festival will visit Parksville’s Knox United Church (345 Pym St) for two classical music performances on Aug. 2 and Aug 3. Left to right: Beth Root Sandvoss, Dan Scholz, Catherine Ordronneau, Kai Gleusteen. (Submitted photo)
Kaimerata Chamber Music Festival will visit Parksville’s Knox United Church (345 Pym St) for two classical music performances on Aug. 2 and Aug 3. Left to right: Beth Root Sandvoss, Dan Scholz, Catherine Ordronneau, Kai Gleusteen. (Submitted photo)
Paolo Bortolussi, left, Calvin Dyck and Mark Beaty perform along the shore of Nanaimo’s Long Lake during Vancouver Island Symphony’s Pop-Up Concert Series last year. This year’s summer series will run July 7 until Aug. 20. (Photo courtesy Vancouver Island Symphony)

Vancouver Island Symphony planning series of pop-up concerts

Pop-Up Concert Series will see four groups play six locations from July 7 until Aug. 20

Paolo Bortolussi, left, Calvin Dyck and Mark Beaty perform along the shore of Nanaimo’s Long Lake during Vancouver Island Symphony’s Pop-Up Concert Series last year. This year’s summer series will run July 7 until Aug. 20. (Photo courtesy Vancouver Island Symphony)
French horn musician and Royal Canadian Navy Naden Band member Alliszon Zaichkowski, right, plays one of her 20 conch shells during a jam session with her aunt, front left, and mother. Zaichkowski originally learned about the conch from William Golding’s Lord of the Flies and jokingly ordered her first one off eBay. (Courtesy of Alliszon Zaichkowski)

B.C. musician toots conch shell on Canada’s Got Talent; gets Howie Mandel’s support

James Bay resident builds on 21 years of French horn training

French horn musician and Royal Canadian Navy Naden Band member Alliszon Zaichkowski, right, plays one of her 20 conch shells during a jam session with her aunt, front left, and mother. Zaichkowski originally learned about the conch from William Golding’s Lord of the Flies and jokingly ordered her first one off eBay. (Courtesy of Alliszon Zaichkowski)
The Kyiv Roundabout, a painting by Nanaimo artist Gerda Hofman, is one of 10 visual art pieces selected for Vancouver Island Symphony’s Pictures at an Exhibition, featuring musical performances of compositions by Modest Mussorgsky. (Image submitted/HA Photography photo)

Vancouver Island Symphony to showcase music alongside visual artwork

‘Pictures at an Exhibition’ melds works by Island artists with music of 19th-century composer

The Kyiv Roundabout, a painting by Nanaimo artist Gerda Hofman, is one of 10 visual art pieces selected for Vancouver Island Symphony’s Pictures at an Exhibition, featuring musical performances of compositions by Modest Mussorgsky. (Image submitted/HA Photography photo)
Oceanside Classical Concerts Society scholarship committee chair, Joe Straka, left, presents a $2,500 scholarship to Paige Kaps. (Linda Matteson photo)

Oceanside Classical Concerts Society awards $2,500 music scholarship

Winner Paige Kaps to continue studies in vocal performance at the University of Toronto

Oceanside Classical Concerts Society scholarship committee chair, Joe Straka, left, presents a $2,500 scholarship to Paige Kaps. (Linda Matteson photo)
The Foothills Brass Quintet. (Photo for Oceanside Classical Concerts Society courtesy of Don Dempson)
The Foothills Brass Quintet. (Photo for Oceanside Classical Concerts Society courtesy of Don Dempson)
Christian Kluxen is the New Face of the Victoria Symphony Orchestra

Christian Kluxen is the New Face of the Victoria Symphony Orchestra

VSO’s new Music Director and Conductor is ready to inspire a new generation of classical music lovers

  • Oct 3, 2018
Christian Kluxen is the New Face of the Victoria Symphony Orchestra