Overture Concert Series brings big names to Capitol Theatre

Nelson will be treated to four world-class concerts between October and April

Pianist Jane Coop is one of the Nelson Overture Concerts Society’s series performers.

Nelson will be treated to four world-class concerts between October and April thanks to the Nelson Overture Concerts Society.

For their 58th season, well‐known local symphony performer Wendy Herbison, is back in the role of program director for the society and has managed to bring to the Capitol Theatre remarkable talent from both far and near.

Based out of Toronto, The Gryphon Trio will kick off the series on Thursday, October 24 at 7:30 p.m., on piano, violin and cello. This trio was awarded the 2013 Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts. Administered by the Canada Council for the Arts, this award recognizes the highest level of artistic excellence and distinguished career achievement by a Canadian professional artist in music, theatre or dance.

Founded in Vancouver in 2000, and having toured world‐wide, the Borealis String Quartet will bring their dynamic, fiery ensemble to town on Sunday, November 17 at 2 p.m. These musicians will undoubtedly brighten a November day: “They take the audience on an unforgettable ride” claimed a reviewer from the Winnipeg News.

Pianist Jane Coop, a 2012 Order of Canada recipient, will take the stage on Sunday, February 2 at 2 p.m. Coop is considered one of Canada’s premier Mozart interpreters, praised for her sensitivity and spirit of the music. As The New Yorker magazine put it: “She showed herself to be a cultivated and intelligent musician.”

The Galena Trio will wrap up the series on Saturday, April 19 at 8 p.m. This trio came together in 2011 while on faculty of the Valhalla Summer School of Music. They are known for their passion for the art of chamber music and the audience will recognize Nelson-based clarinetist, Nicola Everton.

Series tickets are $75 for adults or $42 for students. Individual tickets are $24 for adults and $14 for students. Students from schools participating in the NOCS School Outreach program are granted free admission. All concerts are at the Capitol Theatre.

Series and single tickets are available now at capitoltheatre.bc.ca.

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