Music News & Events

Music News & Events

March 2019 – Okanagan Symphony Orchestra – Educational Shows

Join Heather as she performs horn with the

Okanagan Symphony Orchestra:

MEET OUR ORCHESTRA FAMILY

Monday, March 11, 2019 | Kelowna | 9:30AM, 11AM, 12:30PM

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 | Vernon | 9:30AM, 11AM, 12:30PM

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 | Penticton | 10AM, 11:30AM

 

MUSIC DIRECTOR | Rosemary Thomson

Don’t miss out! Book your class now by calling 250-763-7544

March 2019 – Okanagan Symphony – Film music from the Oscars!

Join Heather as she performs horn with the Okanagan Symphony.

OSO AT THE OSCARS ®

Friday, March 8, 2019 | Kelowna | 7:30PM

Saturday, March 9, 2019 | Penticton | 7:30PM

Sunday, March 10, 2019 | Vernon | 7:00PM

MUSIC DIRECTOR | Rosemary Thomson

GUEST ARTISTS | Melina Schein, soprano 
Justin Moore, tenor

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Selections from some of your favourite movies, including Pirates of the Caribbean, Mary Poppins, Titanic, many of your Disney favourites, and of course, Star Wars!

WHAT’S INTERESTING ABOUT THIS CONCERT?

  • The orchestra will be dressed for the red carpet! As always, you can dress to your comfort, or you can don a tux or best Oscar appropriate dress for a fun evening out!

When not performing music professionally, Heather teaches the Alexander Technique, a unique method for reducing tension & strain and improving your posture and movement patterns.  Please don’t hesitate to contact her for more details: 250-716-3464.

February / March 2019 – Brentwood College, Bernstein’s West Side Story

Join Heather as she performs horn in West Side Story.

Brentwood College, School of Performing Arts

T. Gil Bunch Centre for the Performing Arts

2735 Mount Baker Road
Mill Bay, British Columbia V0R 2P1

FroWest Side Storym the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. Arthur Laurents’ book remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The score by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim are widely regarded as among the best ever written. The world’s greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical that is one of the theatre’s finest accomplishments. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City as two young, idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the “American” Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time.

When not performing music professionally, Heather teaches the Alexander Technique, a unique method for reducing tension & strain and improving your posture and movement patterns.  Please don’t hesitate to contact her for more details: 250-716-3464.

 

February 2019 – Kamloops Symphony, The Genius of Beethoven

Join Heather as she performs horn with the Kamloops Symphony.

The Genius Of Beethoven

A Noran Masterworks Performance

Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Sagebrush Theatre, 1300 9th Avenue, Kamloops BC

BDO Open Dress Rehearsal

Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 1:00 pm.
Get a behind-the-scenes look as the orchestra prepares for this concert. This rehearsal is open to the public at no charge, sponsored by BDO.

violinist Kerson Leung
Jean-Michaël Lavoie

Guest Artist: Kerson Leong, Violin
Guest Conductor: Jean-Michael Lavoie

Revel in music written by one of the most famous and influential composers of all time, and come to appreciate the genius of Beethoven. We also present a new work by Maggie Ayotte in a special collaboration with the Université de Montréal.

Programme:

When not performing music professionally, Heather Walker teaches the Alexander Technique to individuals who want to be free of tension, pain, bad posture, and injuries.  Explore the possibility of lightness and freedom of movement using the Alexander Technique to expand your awareness.  Use practical experiments to learn how to notice tightening, release muscle tension, re-establish better balance and move more efficiently.  Anyone can learn to recuperate from stress, prevent undue wear and tear, relieve back pain, improve posture, and use less effort in daily activities.  Heather is based in Nanaimo, B.C. and can be contacted at 250-716-3464, or heather@soundbeingstudio.com.

January 2019 – VISO Discovery – a tribute to women composers

Join Heather as she performs as a core member of the Vancouver Island Symphony Orchestra.

Vancouver Island Symphony Orchestra

Saturday January 19th, 7:30 pm, Port Theatre, Nanaimo

GUEST ARTIST: Paolo Bortolussi, FLUTEPaolo-Bortolussi

Joan TOWER     For the Uncommon Woman

Cécile CHAMINADE     Flute Concertino, op. 107

Jennifer HIGDON     blue cathedral

Jocelyn MORLOCK     Ornithomancy

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV     Scheherazade, op. 35

We take a musical stand for women composers with striking, colorful, gorgeous symphonic music. Two American orchestral standards are performed alongside two short works for flute and orchestra, with soloist and VIS Principal Flutist Paolo Bortolussi. The program concludes with the greatest musical homage to women’s Grace, Beauty and Mind – Korsakov’s Scheherazade.

Vancouver Island Symphony Season Subscription Packages and Individual Performance Tickets
sold through the Port Theatre Ticket Centre: www.porttheatre.com | 250.754.8550

Additional 1 hour matinee concerts:

Friday January 18th, 2-3 pm, Port Theatre, Nanaimo

Saturday January 19th, 2-3 pm, Sid Williams Theatre, Courtenay  https://www.sidwilliamstheatre.com/

When not performing music professionally, Heather Walker teaches the Alexander Technique to individuals who want to be free of tension, pain, bad posture, and injuries.  Explore the possibility of lightness and freedom of movement using the Alexander Technique to expand your awareness.  Use practical experiments to learn how to notice tightening, release muscle tension, re-establish better balance and move more efficiently.  Anyone can learn to recuperate from stress, prevent undue wear and tear, relieve back pain, improve posture, and use less effort in daily activities.  Heather is based in Nanaimo, B.C. and can be contacted at 250-716-3464, or heather@soundbeingstudio.com.

December 2018 – Christmas with the Kamloops Symphony

Join Heather as she performs horn with the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra.

Christmas with the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra

Saturday December 15th, 7:30 pm, and Sunday December 26th, 2:00 pm
Sagebrush Theatre, 1300 9th Avenue, Kamloops BC
guest conductor Yaniv Attar

Guest Conductor: Yaniv Attar

Hear festive, seasonal favourites in our annual celebration of the holiday season. This concert features heartwarming melodies that will delight the whole family.

  • CUSTER: A Winter Wonderland
  • BACH: Jesu Joy of Man’s desiring
  • HERBERT: March of the Toys
  • RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Christmas Eve Suite

www.kamloopssymphony.com

December 2018 – Vancouver Island Symphony and Ken Lavigne

Join Heather as she performs as a core member of the Vancouver Island Symphony.

Vancouver Island Symphony presents HOME! Ken Lavigne’s Home for Christmas

Saturday, December 1st   7:30 pm: Port Theatre, Nanaimo

Sunday, December 2nd, 2:30 pm: Tidemark Theatre, Campbell River

Monday, December 3rd, 7:30 pm: Cowichan Performing Arts Centre, Duncan

Tuesday, December 4th, 7:30 pm: Royal Theatre, Victoria

GUEST ARTISTS: Ken Lavigne and Nadya Blanchette VOCALISTS

Ken and Nadya are reunited again, after their first meeting in “He Sings, She Sighs”! A festive concert featuring great seasonal Classics, from Sinatra to Bocelli, from the Ave Maria to Bing Crosby! Two exquisite performers, a fully-decked orchestra, heartwarming Christmas tales – from our home to yours this Christmas Season.

For more information: www.vancouverislandsymphony.com

Nadya Blanchette

When not performing music professionally, Heather Walker teaches the Alexander Technique to individuals who want to be free of tension, pain, bad posture, and injuries.  Explore the possibility of lightness and freedom of movement using the Alexander Technique to expand your awareness.  Use practical experiments to learn how to notice tightening, release muscle tension, re-establish better balance and move more efficiently.  Anyone can learn to recuperate from stress, prevent undue wear and tear, relieve back pain, improve posture, and use less effort in daily activities.  Heather is based in Nanaimo, B.C. and can be contacted at 250-716-3464, or heather@soundbeingstudio.com.

November 2018 – Yundi Li Touch of Chopin Tour, Vancouver

Join Heather as she performs as a core member of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra.

When not performing music professionally, Heather teaches the Alexander Technique, a unique method for reducing tension & strain and improving your posture and movement patterns.  Please don’t hesitate to contact her for more details: 250-716-3464.

Yundi Li with members of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra
Yundi-LiInternationally acclaimed pianist Yundi Li was propelled onto the international stage when he won first prize at the XIV Chopin International Piano Competition at the age of 18, becoming the youngest and first Chinese winner in the history of the renowned competition. Since then, he has been regarded as an international piano star, also a leading exponent of Chopin’s music. For this performance he’ll be joined by members of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra. Don’t miss it!

Yundi Li Touch of Chopin Tour
Wednesday, November 28
7:30pm
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Buy tickets online here

November 2018 – Wind Chamber Music in White Rock & Port Alberni

Join Heather as she performs these wonderful pieces of wind chamber music:
NOVEMBER 23 & 25, 2018 – MOZART’S GRAN’ PARTITA

In his Gran’ Partita Mozart has elevated the wind serenade to the glorious plateau of the string quartet.  The winds of the John Avison Chamber Orchestra led by distinguished clarinetists, José Franch-Ballester and François Houle, will perform this rarely heard masterpiece.  The programme will be conducted by Leslie Dala and will also include an early wind octet by Beethoven and the incomparable Serenade Opus 44 by Dvorak.mozartFriday November 23rd, 8:00 PM – White Rock Baptist Church, 1657 140 Street, Surrey BC

http://whiterockconcerts.com/

Sunday November 25th 2:30 PM -  Arrowsmith Baptist Church, Pt. Alberni, 4283 Glenside Rd.

Heather Walker is a professional horn player. When not performing music professionally, Heather teaches the Alexander Technique to individuals who want to be free of tension, pain, bad posture, and injuries.  Explore the possibility of lightness and freedom of movement using the Alexander Technique to expand your awareness.  Use practical experiments to learn how to notice tightening, release muscle tension, re-establish better balance and move more efficiently.  Anyone can learn to recuperate from stress, prevent undue wear and tear, relieve back pain, improve posture, and use less effort in daily activities.  Heather is based in Nanaimo, B.C. and can be contacted at 250-716-3464, or heather@soundbeingstudio.com

November 2018: Vancouver Island Symphony Education Concerts

Join Heather as she performs as a core member of the Vancouver Island Symphony Orchestra in the  Port Theatre, Nanaimo, B.C.

donor-slider-collage-full-widthVancouver Island Symphony Grade 4 Education Show

Monday, November 19th, 9:30AM, 11:00AM, and 1:00 PM (open to the public).

VIS Education Show Program allows ALL Grade 4 students, their teachers and chaperones an opportunity to hear a LIVE symphony performance in the Port Theatre. The Vancouver Island Symphony has partnered with School Districts #68 (Ladysmith-Nanaimo), #71 (Comox Valley), #72 (Campbell River) to allow Grade 4 students to attend the Education with the Vancouver Island Symphony, under the direction of conductor Pierre Simard , with the VIS Children’s Choir.

When not performing music professionally, Heather Walker teaches the Alexander Technique to individuals who want to be free of tension, pain, bad posture, and injuries.  Explore the possibility of lightness and freedom of movement using the Alexander Technique to expand your awareness.  Use practical experiments to learn how to notice tightening, release muscle tension, re-establish better balance and move more efficiently.  Anyone can learn to recuperate from stress, prevent undue wear and tear, relieve back pain, improve posture, and use less effort in daily activities.  Heather is based in Nanaimo, B.C. and can be contacted at 250-716-3464, or heather@soundbeingstudio.com.