Salish Sea Early Music Festival
JEST Trio Baroque

Date and Venue Wednesday,May 8, 2019 at 7.30 pm 2019 | Knox United Church, 5600 Balaclava St., Vancouver

Artistic Director Jeffrey Cohan Featured performers Jeffrey Cohan, baroque flute; Suzie Napper, viola da gamba; Elizabeth Wright, harpsichord

Reviewer Elizabeth Paterson

Salish Sea Early Music Festival and JEST, with special encouragement from Suzie Napper, have taken inspiration from the French “Concert Spirituel” to present a short and most enjoyable evening of short pieces and excerptsFull review

 

Salish Sea Early Music Festival
Winds of the Baroque

Date and Venue Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 7.30 pm 2019 | Knox United Church, 5600 Balaclava St., Vancouver

Artistic Director Jeffrey Cohan Featured performers Vicki Boeckman, recorder; Sand Dalton, baroque oboe, flute and recorder; Jeffrey Cohan, baroque flute; Caroline Nicolas, baroque cello; Jonathan Oddie, harpsichord

Program Boismortier Sonata I in G minor, op. 34, Telemann Trio Sonata from "Essercizii Musici", Vivaldi Cello Sonata in A minor and Recorder Concerto "La Pastorale", RV 95 in D major, Quantz Trio Sonata in C major, Boismortier, Trio in D major, Telemann Quartett from "Tafelmusik" in D minor

Reviewer Elizabeth Paterson

Salish Sea Early Music Festival is now half-way through its strenuous, ambitious season of 9 completely different concerts each offered in a dozen locations throughout the Pacific Northwest. Musically varied and consistently accomplished, the programs always delight and surprise. Wednesday’s concert was no exception. Joining regulars Jeffrey Cohan, Caroline Nicolas and Jonathan Oddie were eminent baroque oboist Sand Dalton and Vicki Boeckman, a remarkable recorder player. Virtuoso playing and intense musicality were the order of the day. Full review

 


The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Tea & Trumpets: Northern Lights

Date and Venue Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 2pm | Orpheum Theatre

Conductor William Rowson Host Christopher Gaze Featured performer Kristofer Siy, percussion

Program Halvorsen’s Entry March of the Boyars, Sibelius’ Valse Triste & Finlandia, Grieg’s Holberg Suite Op. 40, Nielsen’s Masquerade Overture and Rosauro’s Concerto No. 1 for Marimba

Reviewer John Jane

What better source of a repertoire than a selection of music celebrating Scandinavian masters and what better way to kick off such a musical feast than the welcoming Entry March of the Boyars by Norwegian composer Johan Halvorsen. Full review

 

 

The Blue Shore at Cap U and Rogue Folk Club
Alsarah & the Nubatones

Date and Venue April 14, 2019, at 8pm | St. James Hall, 3214 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver

Reviewer Sharon Cairney

Alsarah enters onto the stage after the rest of her group. She is relaxed and confident as she calls out to the audience, “I didn’t come such a long way to sweat by myself!” Full review

 


The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
A Century of Nat ‘King’ Cole

Dates and Venue March 1 & 2, 2019 at 8pm | Orpheum Theatre

Conductor John Morris Russell Featured performers John Pizzarelli - Vocalist & Guitar, Konrad Paszkudzki – Piano, Mike Karn – Bass, Andy Watson - Percussion

Reviewer John Jane

New Jersey native John Pizzarelli is an accomplished jazz musician in his own right and considered to be a prime interpreter of the Great American Songbook. He would therefore seem to be the perfect choice to perform a selection of the late, great jazz pianist and singer’s best known songs. Full review