Marcus Goddard and Karen Gerbrecht of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra to perform in Nelson – Nelson Star

The Selkirk Pro-Musica is proud to present its second concert of the year. The concert series continues its tradition of bringing captivating chamber music to Nelson’s Capitol Theater on March 12 at 7:30 p.m. with “Echoes Across the Atlantic – Intercontinental Innovations, Past and Present.”

Featuring Vancouver Symphony Orchestra musicians Marcus Goddard, trumpet/composition, and Karen Gerbrecht, violin, as well as local musicians Nicola Everton, clarinet, Dave Restivo, piano and Bessie Wapp, vocals, the public will discover works very innovative in nature.

The concert will feature music from the revolutionary period between the two world wars, including the second movement of Ravel’s second violin sonata titled ‘Blues’, highlighting how the composer was inspired by the jazz music of the time. . Jazz-influenced works by Martinů and Milhaud will also be performed.

The talents of Wapp and Restivo are showcased on works such as Kurt Weill’s Pirate Jenny and Billy Strayhorn’s Lush Life. Moving forward to the present, audiences will enjoy the compositional talents of Marcus Goddard with a new work titled Vocalise as well as an improvisational piece featuring trumpet and loop machine.

Tickets for the show “Echoes Across the Atlantic” are available at the Capitol Theater www.capitoltheatre.ca and at the box office from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday to Friday, or by phone at 250-352 -6363. Masks are mandatory and members of the public will be required to show proof of vaccination passport.

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