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Winter, 2018 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, 2018 Schedule (All concerts: 2:30 to 4:30 PM)

Admission: $18.00


Jan. 14

Jiten Beairsto, violin and Barry Tan, piano 

These two young, rapidly rising stars in the Vancouver chamber music firmament present a program of French repertoire that features the music of Gabriel Faure and his student, Maurice Ravel and also includes works by Saint Saens and Messiaen.





Jan. 21

Classical and More


The Vancouver Cello Quartet (Luke Kim,  Cristian Markos,  Kevin Park,  Lee Duckles)

Formed in 2012, The Vancouver Cello Quartet is comprised of four dedicated professionals who perform original works and arrangements for cellos. Since their acclaimed debut, the Quartet has quickly won the hearts of music lovers through their performances of staples of the classical music repertoire as well as contemporary and popular works, all of which showcase the limitless possibilities of the instrument they love.



Jan. 28

Anyssa Neumann, piano

“A pianist all the way down the line. Everything was exactly right…a beautiful performance.” – David Dubal, host of The Piano Matters, WWFM New York & WFMT Chicago     

An exquisite, not-to-be-missed solo recital by this renowned American pianist who is now based in London and performs throughout Europe and North America. The program will include works by Bach, Dallapiccola, Janacek, Granados and Wagner.





Feb. 4
Classical and More






Viveza (Gwen Thompson, violin    Robert Holliston, piano      Wilmer Fawcett-double bass)

Get your tickets early!  Formerly Canada's premier salon music group for more than twenty years,  Viveza is now ostensibly retired, but we have again coaxed them into a special reunion concert in our intimate gallery setting. You can expect their signature arrangements of miniatures by the great composers from Brahms to Piazzolla, with a dash of Spanish music and Tango.




Feb. 11 Classical




UVic YOUNG ARTISTS (Featuring String Instruments)
It is our great pleasure to again work with The Lafayette String Quartet to present their leading students in concert in our intimate, main gallery.   The program, which will include the winners of the University of Victoria School of Music Annual Unaccompanied Bach Competition Winners (who have excelled at playing an entire, unaccompanied Sonata, Partita or Suite by J.S. Bach by memory), will be expanded this year to feature a diverse range of outstanding solo performances on violin, viola and cello, as well as piano.


Suite No. 4 in E flat  BWV No. 1010   J.S. Bach (1685-1750)         Manuel Cruz, cello

  1. Prélude
  2. Allemande
  3. Courante
  4. Sarabande
  5. Bourrée I
  6. Bourrée II
  7. Gigue

Sonata in C Minor K 457          W. A. Mozart (1756-1790)          Liam Pistor, Piano
                I.                    Molto Allegro  
Barcarolle No. 6 in E flat Major Op. 70   Gabriel Fauré (1862-1924) 

 Violin Sonata 3 Op.108   Johannes Brahms 1833-1897    Jasmine Mather, violin    Liam Pistor, Piano
                4. Presto agitato


Sonata 2 for solo violin Op.27  Eugène Ysaÿe 1858-1931        Jasmine Mather, violin
                 1. Obsession: Prelude
                2. Malinconia
               4. Les Furies

  Suite No. 1 in G BWV 1007   J.S. Bach                 Maki Yamagata, viola

  1. Prélude
  2. Allemande
  3. Courante
  4. Sarabande
  5. Menuett I
  6. Menuett II
  7. Gigue



Feb. 18 Folk and More  

Singer/Songwriter Shari Ulrich

A two time Juno Award winner and inductee into the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame, Shari brings a special warmth, humour and honesty to her songwriting and solo performances along with her wide range of instrumental skills on piano, guitar, violin and mandolin. Her latest release “Everywhere I Go” is her 8th solo album, and the 21st of her career.



Feb. 25 Classical and More  

Double Double Duo (Kornel Wolak, clarinet & piano; Michael Bridge, accordions & piano)

“Double-Double Duo is the best of new, young ‘classical’ musicians… bringing their own style of intellect, expertise, and talent to a new 21st century audience.” (Barrie Examiner)

Actively touring in Poland, France, Ecuador, and across Canada, DDD performs their all-original arrangements of classical showpieces, sensitive jazz ballades, and fiery folk music from around the globe.





March 4


Amy Stephen: voice, Celtic harp, piano, accordion & penny whistle

Once again, a superb solo piano recital scheduled in mid-March has us starting the Saint Patrick's celebration a bit early with this extraordinary Celtic musician who has toured across Europe, North America and Japan, was nominated for two West Coast music awards for live performance and has been featured as a Celtic artist and composer in an award-winning documentary, "Music for a New World".

March 11

Alvin Tran, violin             Anna Vavilova, piano

A delightful afternoon of sonatas by Mozart, Beethoven and Franck performed by two of Vancouver's most highly respected chamber musicians and teachers.




March 18

Erika Crinò, piano

Italian pianist (now based in Toronto) Erika Crinò is active as a chamber musician and a soloist in Europe as well as North America and has appeared in solo recitals in numerous prestigious venues on both continents. Today's program will include Le Papillon by Calixa Lavallée (the composer of O Canada)  and Le Tombeau de Couperin by Maurice Ravel.



Mar. 25


The Ryan Oliver Quartet  (Ron Hadley-piano, Rick Kilburn-bass, Damian Graham-drums)

A Juno-nominated, Victoria-based saxophonist, Ryan Oliver honed his craft on Canada’s west coast before moving to Amsterdam, Toronto and then New York.  Since returning home, he has maintained a busy schedule as one of Canada’s most in-demand players.



April 8

The Davidsbündler Duo (Reginald Quiring, viola and Rosemary O'Connor, piano)

The Principal Violist of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra and one of Vancouver's most
in-demand chamber music pianists will treat us to a captivating program that will feature works by Schubert and Hindemith.









April 15

Arthur Rowe, piano

We are always delighted to present  this distinguished University of Victoria Piano Faculty member who maintains a busy solo, chamber music and orchestral performance schedule throughout the world. Today's program will include works by Mozart and Schubert.






April 22

Michael Kevin Jones, cello and Bruce Vogt, piano

British cello virtuoso Michael Kevin Jones (“magnificent tone, expansive phrasing...
irresistible” ~ American Record Guide) will play a solo first half and then be joined by Mr. Vogt, the internationally acclaimed concert pianist and University of Victoria piano faculty member.

Today's programme will include works by Bach, Rodrigo, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Brahms and Daniel Van Goens.








April 29

"The French Connection"

Liam Hockley-clarinet, Ron Hadley-piano, Rick Kilburn-bass, Buff Allen-drums

We conclude our winter series as it began, with a focus on France. The program will feature works by French  composers and by famous expatriate North American musicians living in Paris, as well as timeless musical gems inspired by France and its culture.






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