North Okanagan Community Concert Association

Diversity... and excellence
A concert series presented by the

North Okanagan Community Concert Association

Concert Season • 2022 2023

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$150.00 Adult
$75.00 Youth 18 and under


Mirror Visions Vocal Ensemble Saturday, October 29
Pentaèdre Friday, November 18
Marc Atkinson Trio with Cam Wilson Friday, February 17
Valencia Baryton Project Monday, March 20, 2023
meagan&amy Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Season Events

Mirror Visions Vocal Ensemble
North Okanagan Community Concert Association Presents

Mirror Visions Vocal Ensemble

22 10 29 Mirror Visions Poster 500

$40.00 Adult
$20.00 Youth

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The Mirror Visions Ensemble (MVE), Soprano Mireille Asselin, Tenor Scott Murphree, Baritone Jesse Blumberg with Grant Wenaus accompanying on piano, is passionate about storytelling through art song, laced with humor. "Charm is a quality that this ensemble of three engaging singers has in spades", also praised for “memorable music making”, this is sure to be intriguing and delightful evening. MVE will sing their way to far-flung destinations, real and imaginary, with travel songs by Barber, Berlioz, Blangini, Duparc, Haydn, Poulenc and Hugo Wolf along with MVE commissions by Tom Cipullo and Scott Wheeler, as well as Gilda Lyons' "Great Barrier Reef." The poetry of Baudelaire, Joyce and Metastasio is featured, as well as the correspondence of Paul Bourget, Isabella Stewart Gardner and Edna St. Vincent Millay. Come share the ride!

https://www.mirrorvisionsensemble.org/

Pentaèdre
North Okanagan Community Concert Association Presents

Pentaèdre

22 11 18 Pentaèdre Poster 500

$40.00 Adult
$20.00 Youth

A unique ensemble in Quebec's musical landscape, Pentaèdre explores and introduces the public to a varied and original chamber music repertoire from the great tradition of music for winds, currently made up of five talented performers whose technique and precision are unanimously acclaimed: Ariane Brisson (flute), Élise Poulin (oboe), Martin Carpentier (clarinet), Louis-Philippe Marsolais (horn) and Mathieu Lussier (bassoon).

Pentaèdre’s seven recordings to date include a chamber version of Schubert’s Winterreise by Normand Forget, awarded the Opus Prize in 2008, and an arrangement of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.

Robert Rowat of CBC Music says, “Sit back and let the beautiful sound of this ensemble wash over you as the musicians ably manoeuvre between the alternating tension and release of Mozart's phrases.

https://pentaedre.com/en

Marc Atkinson Trio
North Okanagan Community Concert Association Presents

Marc Atkinson Trio

With Cam Wilson
02 17 23 Marc Atkinson Poster 500

$40.00 Adult
$20.00 Youth

The Marc Atkinson Trio will be appearing with Cam Wilson (Joe Trio, Van Django) at the Performing Art Centre on Friday, February 17, 2023, for a different kind of evening for NOCCA. Marc is a Juno nominated performer, an award winning composer and one extremely talented guitarist in any genre.

Brett Martens plays rhythm guitar and Scott White is on stand-up bass presenting solid back-up and solo performances as well.

Cam Wilson, who performed here in Vernon in May 2022 with Joe Trio, rounds out this quartet with his contribution of virtuosic violin and compositions that have been heard throughout North America and the United Kingdom.

If you enjoy being entertained, this is one show not to be missed.

https://www.marcatkinson.com/

Valencia Baryton Project
North Okanagan Community Concert Association Presents

Valencia Baryton Project

23 03 20 Valencia Baryton Project Poster 500

$40.00 Adult
$20.00 Youth

The Valencia Baryton Project was formed by colleagues from the opera of the Palau de les Arts (Valencia) and the Orchestre Nationale de Montpellier with the vision of performing the nearly 160 works written by Franz Joseph Haydn for the baryton. At the heart of the ensemble is the traditional baryton trio - baryton, viola, and violoncello - for which Haydn wrote 123 works of outstanding beauty during his time as the court composer for the Prince Esterhazy of Austria.

With Matthew Baker, one of only a handful baryton performers in the world, the Valencia Baryton Project have delighted audiences in North, Central and South America as well as Europe with what is considered to have been the pinnacle of aristocratic instruments of the classical era. Their work has been described as ‘delightfully inventive”

https://www.valenciabaryton.com/

megan&amy
North Okanagan Community Concert Association Presents

megan&amy

23 04 19 Meagan Amy Poster 500

$40.00 Adult
$20.00 Youth

meagan&amy, a vibrant Canadian duo consisting of violinist Amy Hillis and pianist Meagan Milatz, share an intense passion for innovative programming and fearless music-making. They began their partnership in 2011 at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University. Their individual strengths – Meagan’s interest in the fortepiano and Amy’s in contemporary music combine in their wide range of repertoire. Praised for their energy, sensitivity and musical maturity, they were awarded the first ever “Pan-Canadian Partnership” recital tour, being chosen from over 50 applications. “Their collaborative musicianship combined with their very accessible, yet audacious repertoire made an immediate impression on the jury.” Their concerts present works by local composers as well as European classics, and through their artistry are interesting, intriguing, and fun!

https://www.meaganandamy.com/