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Winter, 2017 Schedule (Full Schedule Shown Below)

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

Admission: $15.00 (Members) $18.00 (Non-members)


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The Old School House Arts Centre

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

Winter, 2016 Schedule (All concerts: 2:30 to 4:30 PM)

Admission: $18.00


Jan. 8

Sarah Fryer, mezzo-soprano; Brenda Fedoruk, flute; Shoko Inoue, piano 

We will be featuring the flute throughout this winter's series, and this ensemble, organized by the Principal Flutist with the Vancouver Opera Orchestra and flute faculty member of the UBC School of Music, is a wonderful way to begin that feature. The program, entitled "The Power and Passion of Song"  will include works by Heggie, Corigliano, Helps, Faure and André Previn.



Jan. 15



Anna Levy, piano        Rosemary O'Connor, piano

It has been a while since we have presented the always exciting two-piano format, and we are happy to remedy that with these two highly respected Vancouver area pianists. The program, entitled "Symphonies For Two Pianos", will feature works by Brahms and Rachmaninoff.


Jan. 22
Country Fiddle

Ivonne Hernandez Duo  (With Tad Ruszel - guitar & mandolin)

In our fall season we got a delicious,  little taste of Ivonne's fantastic fiddling skills when she was the special  guest with a folk ensemble, and we are now delighted to feature this 4-time Grand North America Fiddle Champion in her own, dedicated concert.





Jan. 29






Bruce Vogt, piano

Here is something quite intriguing from this internationally esteemed pianist who has made tremendous musical contributions to our series over the years. The program is called "Beethoven and Debussy: Purgatory Mates" and features not only the music of these two masters but also a posthumous, comedic and theatrical dialogue over the course of which they are transported from mutual hatred to mutual understanding and respect.





Feb. 5 Jazz




The Vince Mai Quartet

A back-by-intense-popular-demand engagement by this extraordinary Vancouver trumpeter who has shared the stage with a veritable who's who list of jazz luminaries and appeared on hundreds of recordings for TV, feature films, commercials and albums. Vince will bring us a tasteful afternoon of standards and original tunes.

With Ron Hadley-piano, Rick Kilburn-bass and John Lee-drums


Feb. 12 Jazz  

Vocalist Maureen Washington Quartet

Exquisite, soulful renditions of love songs in the Valentine spirit by Victoria's queen of jazz and blues! 

With Ron Hadley-piano, John Hyde-bass and Don Leppard-drums



Feb. 19 Celtic  


Due to the two fine solo piano recitals scheduled in mid-March, we will start the Saint Patrick's celebration a bit early this year. And what a celebration it will be! Cookeilidh never fails to delight audiences with their high energy traditional and modernized Celtic tunes. Comprised of 12-string guitar, electric bass, Irish flute, fiddle, bodhran, and vocals, they weave their own special blend of "Trad with Attitude" whose ingredients are the tunes of Ireland and Scotland with a heaping spoonful of Maritime flavour and a dash of Folk.






Feb. 24 Friday 7:00 PM


The Rimsky-Korsakov String Quartet (From St. Petersburg, Russia)

A return concert by one of the world's leading and longest tenured string quartets.  Their triumphant, recent North American tours have resulted in enthusiastic calls for return engagements in every city that they visited.  We are ecstatic to be able to once again include TOSH's music-loving community in their 2017 schedule!

Feb. 26

Guitarist Alexander Dunn

Canadian classical guitarist Alexander Dunn has performed to enthusiastic acclaim in Canada, the USA, Cuba, New Zealand, Mexico, Brasil, Southeast Asia, China, South Africa, western and eastern Europe, and Russia. In solo recital, concerto, and chamber music he is consistently praised for his musicality, technique and rich sound.

Mr. Dunn presents a program of music including little-known versions of Beethoven for two guitars, and introducing the beautiful music of Ferdinand Rebay – a Viennese composer influenced by Brahms, and who produced a large body of work for guitar: Rebay is undeservedly not known in N America. This concert introduces a new member to the Victoria guitar community – Andrei Burdeti, who will join Alexander Dunn in duo music. The program includes the stunning Sonata para Guitarra of Turina.  





Mar. 5

" Águas de Março (The Waters of March)"  Music from Brazil
Liam Hockley-clarinet, Ron Hadley-piano, Joey Smith-bass & guitar, Liam MacDonald-percussion

A full and historical spectrum (choro, samba, bossa nova, contemporary pop, etc.) dedicated to some of the greatest composers in one of the world's most inspiring musical cultures.



Mar. 12


Barry Tan, piano

This multiple national award-winning Vancouver-based pianist will bring us a program that features Five Bagatelles by the Australian composer, Carl Vine, as well as works by Schumann and Brahms.



Mar. 19

Avan Yu, piano

We are excited to once again check in on the stellar career progress of one of the world's finest young concert pianists, currently based in Paris and Berlin. "...profound communion between pianist and composer" (Neville Cohn, West Australian)  "...exquisite sensibility, control of instrumental demands and, above all, his easy and close to miraculous naturalness." (Julio Garcia Casas, Seville)








Mar. 26

Stephanie Bell, flute          Irene Setiawan, piano

These two superb and increasingly in-demand young Vancouver chamber musicians and teachers will perform works by Schubert, Bach, Poulenc, and Griffes.






April 2

Soile Stratkauskas, baroque flute         Michael Jarvis, harpsichord

Finnish-born Soile Stratkauskas earned her Master’s Degree with distinction at the Royal Academy of Music in London and has played with many prominent period instrument orchestras in the UK.  Michael Jarvis has been acclaimed as one of Canada’s finest harpsichordists and has performed with leading orchestras and chamber ensembles throughout Canada, the US and Europe. Today's program will include works by Bach, Handel, Telemann and Purcell.








April 9

The Bill Runge Quartet

Don't miss this long-time, first-call pillar of the Vancouver jazz scene.  Bill has been a successful performer, composer, arranger, and orchestrator for over 30 years. His saxophone style amalgamates the influences of John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Michael Brecker, and Steve Grossman with his own compositional approach… a modern player, firmly rooted in jazz tradition.
With Ron Hadley-piano, Rick Kilburn-bass, Buff Allen-drums



April 23 Jazz  

Flutist Tom Keenlyside Quartet

"...the flute is a very difficult instrument to matriculate in the world of jazz ... Tom Keenlyside is one of a few to do it successfully." - Hubert Laws                                    "Keenlyside has a lush, warm sound, a fleet technique, and a complete command of the expressive devices available to the flute ... " - David Kane, Cadence Magazine, New York
With Ron Hadley-piano, Rick Kilburn-bass, Hans Verhoeven-drums

April 30 Classical  

Suzanne Snizek, flute        Yoomi Kim, piano

A delightful way to wind up our winter series flute feature!  This internationally accomplished flutist and Professor of Flute at the University of Victoria School of Music will bring us an enchanting program that will include Faure's Morceau de Concours, Caplet's Reverie et Petite Valse, and Debussy's Syrinx.






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