Calso Machado plays at Shambhala Performance Hall on Saturday

Selkirk Pro-Musica season opens with multi-instrumentalist Celso Machado

Machado has performed on concert stages internationally for over 40 years; throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

After a successful inaugural concert season in 2012-13, Selkirk Pro-Musica kicks off a new season September 14 with celebrated Brazilian/Canadian guitarist, percussionist, multi-instrumentalist, composer and music educator Celso Machado.

Machado has performed on concert stages internationally for over 40 years; throughout North America, Europe and Asia. In fact, he just finished touring in Hungary, Slovakia, Mexico, Atlin BC, and Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean, 700 kilometres east of Madagascar.

While Machado’s music is rooted in Brazilian rhythmic and melodic styles, it also reflects his incurable fascination with other world music traditions.

He won the 2008 Canadian Folk Music Award for World Solo Artist of the Year and a Leo Award for Best Original Music Score for Documentary. He was also nominated for four Juno Awards in the world music category and another Leo Award for a documentary film score.

The remainder of the season will feature a wide range of musical performers and styles including the Selkirk College Faculty Kordis Jazz Trio,  Melody Daichun, the Baroque fanfare of the Vancouver Symphony trumpet/organ duo of Marcus Goddard and Ellen Ay-Laung Wang as well as other local performers including the Selkirk Camerata strings, blues artists Holly and Jon and bluegrass master Craig Korth. Also featured this season are emerging artists Natasha Hall on violin and Nina Horvath playing piano who will be joined by clarinettist Nicola Everton and narrator Bessie Wapp for the devilishly saucy theatre piece, “The Soldier’s Tale” by  Igor Stravinsky.

Selkirk Pro-Musica wishes to thank its generous sponsors for the season, Columbia Basin Trust Community Initiatives and the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance.

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