Rebecca MacLeod returns for homecoming concert

The young Nelson violinist will bring some musician friends along to play Schumann and Bach on August 19.

“Classical musicians are always spending their summers at music festivals in beautiful places— think Banff

Nelson native Rebecca MacLeod returns home on Aug. 19 to present an evening of chamber music with friends.

Joining the violinist is the Synapse Ensemble, a piano quartet, which includes violist Rory McLeod, cellist Sebastian Ostertag, and pianist Emily Rho.

The foursome are long time friends and colleagues having all completed studies at the Glenn Gould School and currently reside in Toronto where they are pursuing performing careers as some of Canada’s finest young classical musicians.

“Classical musicians are always spending their summers at music festivals in beautiful places, think Banff, Aspen, etc. So, I thought, hey, why not Nelson?” says MacLeod.

“I absolutely love coming home and am always trying to convince my friends to make the trek, so I’m thrilled that the quartet has agreed to come along. There is nothing better than doing something you love in the place you love with the people you love!”

The program will feature a wide range of repertoire including Schumann’s beloved Piano Quartet, selections from Bach’s Goldberg Variations and the exciting Handel-Halvorsen Passacaglia.

The concert is at the Nelson United Church at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 or $10 for children under 12 and are available at Eddy Music and the Nelson Star.

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