Music News & Events

Music News & Events

May 2019 – Kamloops Symphony Orchestra, Carmina Burana

Join Heather as she performs with:

Kamloops Symphony Orchestra:

Carmina Burana

A Noran Masterworks Performance

Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Oasis Church, 1205 Rogers Way, Kamloops BC

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Carmina Burana plunges us into the carnal excess of medieval ritual and vice. The enormous orchestra and choir, beguiling cast of soloists, and fascinating mix of comedy and tragedy, make this one of the most enduringly popular works of the 20th century. Les zackfinkelsteinÉtourneaux (starlings) by Nelson BC composer Keiko Devaux evokes the immense landscapes and sally634807087387265815crystalline air of the BC Interior, while Montreal composer Maxime Goulet’s “theatrical” concerto for clarinet completes the program.

Programme:

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.

April, May 2019 – Vancouver Opera, Gounod’s Faust

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

Charles Gounod: FAUST

April 27 | May 2 at 7:30pm

May 5 at 2:00pm

Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver

Tickets start at $50

Gounod’s Faust is the pinnacle of 19th century French opera, it’s full of rich characterization, it’s dramatically exciting, and it’s exuberantly evocative. Faust, an aged and bitter man, sells his soul to Méphistophélès in return for youth and the love of Marguerite, an innocent young woman. By trying to have it all, he loses everything. Gounod’s sensuous and sublimely melodic masterpiece will be presented in a production not seen before in Vancouver. This all Canadian cast features east-coast native David Pomeroy and local favourite Simone Osborne, last seen in our 2015 production of Rigoletto. Making his Vancouver Opera debut is Toronto native Robert Pomakov, who appears regularly in the world’s greatest opera houses. Jonathan Darlington returns to conduct the Vancouver Opera Orchestra and Chorus.
The performance will last approximately 3 hours and 15 minutes, including 2 intermissions.
Sung in French with English SURTITLES™

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.

April 2019 – Evensong Chamber Singers, Mendelssohn & more

Join Heather as she perfroms with:
Evensong Chamber Singers present

MCC Benefit Concert

A Special Event
MCC Benefit Concert

April 28, 2019, 3:00pm

Chilliwack Cultural Centre , @ HUB International Theatre

Mendelssohn’s Lobgesang

Evensong Chamber Singers with Orchestra and guest soloists under the direction of Hans Kruger.
Also featuring the Abbotsford Youth Orchestra directed by Calvin Dyck.

This concert is sponsored by Mennonite Central Committee with all ticket sale revenue going to support their international and local programs.

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.

April 2019 – Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Tea & Trumpets: Northern Lights

Join Heather as she performs with:

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

Tea and Trumpets, Northern Lights Program

  • Halvorsen
    Entry March of the Boyars
  • Sibelius
    Valse Triste
  • Grieg
    Holberg Suite, Op. 40
  • Nielsen
    Masquerade Overture
  • Rosauro
    Concerto No. 1 for Marimba
  • Sibelius
    Finlandia

Finlandia! Revel in Sibelius’ victorious tone poem, Grieg’s Classical-styled Holberg Suite, and more in a rousing afternoon of Scandinavia’s finest music. Featuring a special performance by the VSO School of Music’s young percussion virtuoso Kristofer Siy. Join us before the concert for tea & cookies in the lobby

Thursday April 25th, 2019 – 2:00 pm, Orpheum Theatre

  • William Rowson

    William Rowson
    Assistant Conductor (Marsha & George Taylor Chair)

  • Christopher Gaze
  • Kristofer Siy

    Kristofer Siy
    Marimba

     

    When not performing music professionally, Heather Walker 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.

April 2019 – Kamloops Symphony, Virtuosic Piano

Join Heather as she performs horn with:

Kamloops Symphony, Virtuosic Piano

A Noran Masterworks Performance

Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Oasis Church, 1205 Rogers Way, Kamloops BC

A Salmon Arm Series Performance

Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm
The Nexus at First, 450 Okanagan Avenue East, Salmon Arm BC

pianist Mathieu Gaudet

Guest Artist: Mathieu Gaudet, Piano

Chopin’s scintillating and virtuosic Second Piano Concerto is joined on this program by Louise Farrenc’s Symphony No. 3, a rarely heard masterpiece from the mid-nineteenth century. Polish composer Wojciech Kilar wrote a great deal of music for films – an influence that can be felt in his work Orawa for string orchestra.

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.

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.