A fully-improvised session featuring innovative expressions will be on display at the Capital Theatre on Saturday. Photo submitted

Grand piano and an orchestra at the Capital

Adrian Wagner performs Saturday night

Adrian Wagner, a renowned Nelson photographer, returns to his most heartfelt artistic expression this weekend – the piano.

On February 10th, Wagner will perform at the Capitol Theatre, with a fully improvised performance, featuring innovative expressions of digital grand piano and orchestras. For the second part of the evening, he is joined by two of Nelson’s most qualified dancers – Slava Doval (founder and director of DanceFusion and Nelson’s 2018 Cultural Ambassador) and Eldon Pulak (former dancer with the Alberta Ballet and The Deutsche Oper in Berlin).

“It is hard to describe how long I have been dreaming of creating something like this, how the merging of live music and dance can feel in the moment.”, says Adrian Wagner. “How raw it is to explore with these two amazing people, how powerful and humbling it feels.”

The blending of genres is not new to Adrian. He grew up singing classical choral church music and playing piano in a black gospel choir and jazz orchestra. When he was 17, Adrian moved to New York City to study classical composition, jazz piano, and improvisation. He has also studied improvisation in traditional Shona music in Zimbabwe and lived for one year at the Yasodhara Ashram, exploring of devotional music. His most recent project was Odyssey 3, a live three-piece piano trio with Paul Landsberg and Jimmy Lewis. Adrian has performed at Kaslo Jazz Fest, Star Belly Jam, Shambhala Music Festival, Om Festival, Revelstoke Music Festival, Unity Festival, Berklee Hall in Boston, and the Reisinger Hall in New York City.

Call the box office for special pricing for youth/students – $10 and $45 for a family of 4. (250) 352-6363 Tickets also available online.

 

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