December 2019 – Mistletoe & Magic with Vancouver Island Symphony

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

mistletoe-and-magic-bannerMistletoe & Magic – Saturday December 14, 2019 7:30 PM

Port Theatre, Nanaimo B.C.

Mistletoe & Magic

Raise your voices for a festive and merry musical performance. The Vancouver Island Symphony joins forces with three choirs all led by Patricia Plumley , in our yearly holiday concert! Carols, Nutcracker, Christmas tales, Candles and Mistletoe – all the ingredients are reunited for an unforgettable evening of Christmas Magic!

Guest Artists
Vancouver Island Symphony Children’s Choir
A Capella Plus
Village Voices
Patricia Plumley – Choral Director

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 2019 – Amor! Classical Guitar with Kamloops Symphony

Join Heather as she performs French Horn with the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra

Kamloops Symphony Orchestra

Amor!  Classical Guitar

Friday, November 15, and Saturday November 16, 2019, at 7:30 pm
Sagebrush Theatre, 1300 9th Avenue, Kamloops BC

thierry_begin-lamontagneGuest Artist: Thierry Bégin-Lamontagne, guitar

Liebe. Amore. Amour. The language of love is universal, but nothing helps to ignite passions like the power of music.

PROGRAMME:

De Falla: El Amor brujo: Ritual Fire Dance
Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez
Evangelista: Symphonie minute
Marquez: Danzon No. 2
Bizet: Carmen Suites Nos. 1 & 2

Heather Walker is a professional musician and a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique.  When not performing music, Heather teaches the Alexander Technique both privately and in group classes and workshops. The Alexander Technique helps people learn to move, feel, and perform better in everything they do. It’s an educational approach used by people of all ages and abilities to increase physical and mental well-being and decrease strain in daily life.  For more information, contact Heather at 250-716-3464 or heather@soundbeingstudio.com.

 

October 2019 – Kamloops Symphony and the Music of “Chicago”

Join Heather as she performs horn with:

Kamloops Symphony
The Music of Chicago with Brass Transit

Friday, October 25, and Saturday October 26, 2019, at 7:30 pm
Sagebrush Theatre, 1300 9th Avenue, Kamloops BC

Guest Artist: Brass Transit
Guest Conductor: Bruce Dunn

Chicago, the original rock n’ roll band with brass_transithorns, is one of the longest running and most successful rock groups on the planet. We team up with Brass Transit, the world’s foremost Chicago tribute, for a dynamic, crowd-pleasing, studio-tight powerhouse performance!

PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS:

Hard To Say I’m Sorry
You’re The Inspiration
Hard Habit To Break
25 or 6 to 4
Saturday In The Park

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.

October 2019 – Vancouver Island Symphony, Grieg Piano Concerto & Tchaikovsky

Join Heather as she performs as a core member of the Vancouver Island Symphony Orchestra, based in Nanaimo.

FRIDAY, October 18, 2019  2:00 PM matinee concert (shorter version)
SATURDAY October 19, 2019 7:30 PM full programme
At the Port Theatre, Nanaimo

Brave Heart

A brave, big, bold opening concert for our 25th Anniversary season. Romanticism finds its essence through both the A minor Piano Concerto and Tchaikovsky’s spectacular Fourth Symphony – a voyage from darkness to light. Come hear some of the most tuneful melodies and lushest harmonies ever written! Longtime VIS friends, pianist Michael Kim and composer Jason Nett are our guests of honour!

Concert Programme

Michael_Kim_small-150x150Conductor Pierre Simard

Jason NETT The Brave Heart
GRIEG Piano Concerto in A minor, op.16
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony no. 4 in F minor, op. 36

Guest Artist
Michael Kim Piano

Sept. 2019 – KSO plays Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky Violin Cto

Join Heather as she performs horn with the Kamloops Symphony:

Romantic Elements

Timothy Choi, KSOKamloops Symphony with Guest Artist Timothy Chooi, violin

Our season begins with a musical journey through the four elements by Salmon Arm composer Jean Ethridge, paired with the bursting energy of the child prodigy Mendelssohn and the lyrical beauty of Tchaikovsky.

PROGRAMME:

Ethridge: ELEMENTS (KSO commission)
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 1
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto

Salmon Arm Series: Friday, September 27, 2019, at 7:30 pm
The Nexus At First, 450 Okanagan Avenue SE, Salmon Arm BC

Noran Masterworks Series: Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Oasis Church, 1205 Rogers Way, Kamloops BC

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.

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

chelsearus_webGuest Artists: Chelsea Rus, Soprano; Zach Finkelstein, Tenor; Michael Nyby, Baritone; Sally Arai, ClarinetKSO Chorus; Kamloops Thompson Honour Choirmichael-nyby_web

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.