Dorothy Fraser and Ruth Langevin

Houston house hosts fundraising musicale

The historic John Houston house at 702 Carbonate Street was the site of a musical fundraiser for the Nelson Overture Concerts Society.



The historic John Houston house at 702 Carbonate Street was the site this month of a musical fundraiser for the Nelson Overture Concerts Society.

Kathleen Neudorf, Noemi Kiss, Dorothy Fraser, Ruth Langevin, Tobias Jenny, Arni Satanove, and others donated their time and talent.

The society, founded in 1955, was established with the goal of bringing affordable classical music to town, and stages an annual series of concerts.

“We feel that it is vital to introduce our younger generation to the classics,” says president Kathryn Shold, who hosted the concert in the home that once belonged to the city’s founding mayor.

With the help of a Columbia Basin Trust grant, the society has been able to offer free admission to participating schools as part of an outreach program.

Last season, twice as many students and schools took advantage of the program as the year before.

“The cultural landscape of Nelson has radically changed since 1955 and there is more competition for an audience,” Shold says. “It is vital to keep our prices affordable and at the same time, ensure the viability of the school program.”

The society’s 2012-13 lineup consists of pianist Inna Faliks on September 15, Vancouver vocal chamber ensemble Musica Intima on October 13, local singer and choir director Allison Girvan on January 26, and Montreal’s Ensemble Caprice on March 8.

Season tickets are $75 for adults and $42 to students. Single-event tickets are $24 for adults and $14 for students. All shows are at the Capitol Theatre.

Many artists also provide workshops and classes while they’re in town.

Just Posted

Campbell scores in OT as Leafs outlast Nitehawks 7-6

Nelson gave up three leads against rival Beaver Valley

Winlaw mosquito control referendum fails

The initiative received 339 votes against, and 118 in favour

COLUMN: Celebrate the season at Nelson’s Civic Theatre

The Civic Theatre presents a program of Halloween delights

Applications sought for annual Nelson heritage award

Deadline for submissions is Oct. 30.

Playmor Junction daycare expansion faces opposition

Neighbours upset with rezoning application, citing traffic, noise and concerns about future uses

Tommy Chong says cannabis legalization makes him proud to be a Canadian

Legendary marijuana advocate and comedian celebrates cultural milestone at Kelowna event

Prank pizzas delivered to B.C. mayor on election night

The fake orders happened throughout Victoria mayor’s re-election campaign

MLA to become Nanaimo’s next mayor, could weaken NDP’s grasp on power

Leonard Krog’s win will trigger a byelection when he gives up his provincial seat

Horvat nets OT winner as Canucks beat Bruins 2-1

Young Vancouver star had spirited scrap earlier in contest

Team Canada gold medal winners for first time in world curling championship

Team Canada earned gold in Kelowna at the 2018 Winn Rentals World Mixed Curling Championship

B.C. passenger caught smoking weed in a car issued $230 fine

Saanich police did a field sobriety test on the driver and deemed it safe for him to drive

Payette invites critics to ‘come and spend a few days’ with her

Governor General Julie Payette made her first official to B.C. back in March

More pot stores expected in B.C. in coming ‘weeks and months’: attorney general

Attorney General David Eby and Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth visited the new BC Cannabis Store in the province’s Interior

Telus launches charitable foundation to help vulnerable youth

The Telus Friendly Future Foundation complements other social initiatives by the company, including Mobility for Good

Most Read