Violinist Jasper Wood plays the Capitol with pianist David Riley on Sept. 29. Photo submitted

Violinist Jasper Wood opens Nelson classical music series

Overture Concert Series features four nights of music at the Capitol Theatre

The Nelson Overture Concerts Society returns to the Capitol Theatre for its 63rd season of presenting world-class classical music in the Kootenays. The 2018-19 season will feature past favourites, several local connections, and up-and-coming stars.

The season opens on Sept. 29 with the return of British Columbia violinist Jasper Wood and pianist David Riley, performing a recital featuring music by Sergei Prokofiev and Antonin Dvorak.

On Dec. 5, Vivace Vocal Ensemble will dazzle audiences with everything from opera to pop to original compositions. Vivace features Nelson’s own homegrown vocal talent, Gabriel Macdonald.

Fresh from CBC Music’s list of 30 hot Canadian classical musicians under 30, the Cheng2Duo, Canadian siblings Silvie and Bryan Cheng, will take to the stage on Jan. 30, with their program of romantic impressions for violin and cello.

The season wraps up on March 30 showcasing a trio of Okanagan Symphony musicians known as Monashee Winds. The group is composed of bassoonist Karmen Doucette, oboist Akane Setiawan, and Nelson-based clarinetist Nicola Everton. The program will showcase the delightful and unique combination of woodwind timbres in a program of early 20th century French composers.

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

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