The a capalla vocal quartet Quartom will appear in Nelson on Oct. 5. Photo:

Nelson Overture Concerts Society announces new classical music series

The Nelson organization opens its 64th season in October


The Nelson Overture Concerts Society returns to the Capitol Theatre for its 64th season with an all-Canadian line-up of artists presenting world-class classical music in the Kootenays.

The 2019/20 season will open on Oct. 5 with a return visit from Quartom, an a capella male vocal quartet who performed here to great acclaim in 2018. Formed in April 2008, the four charming and charismatic singers have entertained audiences throughout Quebec, the rest of Canada and Europe with their insightful interpretations, obvious mutual affection, and contagious good humour.

Quartom will be followed on Nov. 11 by the world-acclaimed Rolston String Quartet, the first group to receive the Cleveland Quartet Award for Chamber Music America and first prize in the Banff International String Quartet Competition. A group of this calibre is rare and Nelson is fortunate to have the opportunity to welcome them.

On Feb. 8, Duo Concertante, Canada’s premier violin and piano ensemble will perform. They have toured the globe and in 2011 were awarded the Juno Award for Classical Composition of the Year. They have received fabulous reviews for their passionate and beautiful interpretations of many classical works, notably Beethoven’s complete sonatas for violin and keyboard.

The final concert on March 4 will present Canadian pianist Ian Parker. Born in Vancouver to a family of pianists, Parker began his piano studies at age three with his father, Edward Parker. He holds both bachelor and master of music degrees from Juilliard. He is a first prize winner in the CBC National Radio Competition, grand prize winner in the Canadian National Music Festival and the recipient of the annual Most Talented Canadian Artist award given by the Canada Council for the Arts.

All concerts will be held at the Capitol Theatre. Tickets are available in person, by phone, or online at Admission is free for students aged 18 and under. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Volunteers needed at Nelson soup kitchen

Our Daily Bread is struggling to find help

Community comes together to create outdoor classroom at Kootenay school

Brent Kennedy Elementary has a new learning space thanks to an inspired teacher Kalesnikoff Lumber

RDCK rescinds evacuation alert for properties near Talbott Creek fire

Cooler and wetter condition are expected to help crews fight fire in coming days

LETTER: Friends of Kootenay Lake should read the science

From Harvey Andrusak, former provincial director of fisheries

Citing stability, B.C. Premier calls snap election for Oct. 24

John Horgan meets with Lieutenant Governor to request vote

COVID-19: 4 more deaths, 366 new cases in B.C. since Friday

A total of 8,208 people in B.C. have tested positive for COVID-19 since January

Vancouver Island sailor stranded in U.S. hospital after suffering massive stroke at sea

Oak Bay man was attempting to circumnavigate the world solo

Majority needed to pass COVID-19 budget, B.C. premier says

John Horgan pushes urgent care centres in first campaign stop

Public health officials urge Canadians to limit contacts again as COVID-19 cases rise

Canada has committed $1 billion to buy at least 154 million doses of vaccines from five different companies

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Vancouver Island family overwhelmed with 14 Lab puppies

Litter may be one of the biggest ever

B.C. could be without a new leader for multiple weeks after Election Day: officials

More than 20K mail-in voting packages were requested within a day of B.C. election being called

Most Read