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Winter, 2013 Schedule (Full Schedule Shown Below)

(All concerts: 2:30 to 4:30 PM)

Admission: $13.00 (Members) $16.00 (Non-members)


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The Old School House Arts Centre

122 Fern Road West, Qualicum Beach, B.C. 250-752-6133

Winter, 2013 Schedule (All concerts: 2:30 to 4:30 PM)

Admission: $16.00


Jan. 13

The Maureen Washington Quintet

Start off the New Year with a bluesy bounce in your step! A rare opportunity to enjoy this superbly soulful Victoria-based vocalist extraordinaire in an intimate gallery setting. With Daniel Cook-guitar. Ron Hadley-piano, John Hyde-bass, Bill Hicks-drums



Jan. 20


Violinist Nicholas Wright and Pianist Grace Huang

We welcome this highly respected Vancouver-based duo that features the former First Violinist of the London Symphony Orchestra/current Assistant Concertmaster of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. The program will include works by Stravinsky, Beethoven, Faure and Sarasate.

Jan. 27
Brazilian Popular Music

Happy Birthday, Djavan!

We celebrate the 64th birthday of Brazilian pop icon Djavan Caetano Viana with a program of great tunes by Djavan as well as Ivan Lins, Caetano Veloso, Dori Caymmi, etc. Featuring the internationally esteemed, San Francisco-based vocalist Sandy Cressman with pianist Ron Hadley, clarinetist Liam Hockley, bassist Joey Smith and drummer Bill Hicks.


Feb. 3

University of Victoria School of Music Annual Unaccompanied Bach Competition Winners

It is our great pleasure to again work with The Lafayette String Quartet to present their leading students who have excelled at playing an entire unaccompanied Sonata, Partita or Suite by J.S. Bach by memory.



Feb. 10 Classical




Sara Airoldi, cello and Massimo Folliero, piano

We are delighted that these two superb artists from Italy, who maintain busy international performance and teaching schedules, have included us in their Canadian concert tour itinerary. Works by Piatti, Chopin, Debussy and Prokofiev will be on the program.

Feb. 17 Multi-genre Fiddle Music  

Sarah Tradewell and Friends

This young fiddler and singer based in Victoria is the current BC Provincial Fiddle Champion. Sarah performs in genres ranging from old time to bluegrass to jazz and all the way to classical with a skill and maturity that belie her years. Don’t miss her!
With Cheryl Tradewell-piano, Brendan McGuigan-bass



Feb. 24 Academy Award Songs  

Oscar Party Concert

Get in the spirit for tonight’s big, annual Hollywood show by listening to a delightful selection of those great tunes that have, through the years since 1934, won the Academy Award for Best Original Song.

Liam Hockley-clarinet, Ron Hadley-piano, John Hyde-bass




Mar. 3 Classical  

Flute Quartet Featuring Christie Reside 

The Principal Flute in the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra is joined by some of her VSO colleagues for a wonderful afternoon of quartet compositions by
Mozart, CPE Bach, and Karg-Elert.

With violinist Rebecca Whitling, cellist Olivia Blander and violist Matthew Davies




Mar. 10

The Alex Goodman Quartet

Hailed as “the next big thing in the jazz world” (CityTV news), “sophisticated and
accomplished” (The Toronto Star) as well as “genius” (La Presse, Montréal), Toronto-based guitarist and composer Alex Goodman has established himself as a major force on the Canadian jazz scene. This captivating ensemble mixes jazz and classical music in their own compositions as well as arrangements of works by Mendelssohn, Bartok and Debussy.
Felicity Williams-voice, Alex Goodman-guitar
Michael Davidson-vibraphone, Andrew Downing-cello




Mar. 17

Patrick and Patricia De Gabrielle

What better way to spend St. Patrick’s Day than with this enchantingly versatile duo from Sooke? Patrick was born in Dublin, so expect to hear the authentic music of the day (warm ballads, lively jigs and a generous portion of shenanigans) sung and played from the heart on a wide range of instruments including Celtic harp, guitar, mandolin, fiddle, Irish bouzouki, tin whistles and bodrhan.





Mar. 23 Sat. 2:30

Avan Yu, piano

We have scheduled a special weekend of solo piano recitals by two of the world's finest concert artists to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the donation of our superb Seiler grand piano.

Young Avan Yu's stellar career has made yet another quantum leap forward with his remarkable triumph in Australia as Winner of the 2012 Sydney International Piano Competition.

The program will include works by Debussy, Beethoven, and Chopin

Get your tickets early...



Mar. 24

Eugene Skovorodnikov, piano

We continue our Seiler grand piano's 10th Anniversary celebration with another distinctive solo recital.

"... Eugene captured attention of the audience with his perfect mastery and polished sense of style, full of life and romanticism... he played with the power and colours of symphony orchestra, with fluent and flawless virtuosity", "Nevsky Times", Russia

Today this internationally celebrated pianist presents a program of Haydn, Mozart and Brahms.





Apr. 7

Josh Layne, harp

Virtuoso Victoria-based harpist Josh Layne performs a concert of solo harp music to celebrate the release of his new CD!  The program will include some of Josh's own compositions plus music by Bach, Beethoven, and more!






April 14

Dale Barltrop’s Brahms Piano Quartet Project

We eagerly look forward to the first Music On Sunday visit of the Concertmaster of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.  And what a first visit! All three of the Brahms piano quartets will be performed.  With pianist Rosemary Quiring, violist Reg Quiring and cellist Olivia Blander.








April 21

Michael Jones, cello

This outstanding British musician, currently based in Spain, has performed all over the world and even played for the British Royal Family. Today’s remarkable program will consist of selections from  J.S Bach’s Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello as well as Joaquin Rodrigo’s ´como una fantasia´.


April 28 Classical  

Clarinetist Cris Inguanti and Friends

Once again the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra lends us one of its finest players for a delightfully engaging program that will include works by Milhaud, Khachaturian, Bartok and Brahms.

With violinist Rebecca Whitling and pianist Monica Pfau.





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