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.

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