From Carnegie Hall to Langley, the Concerts Café Classico series at Langley Community Music School (LCMS) begins with a bang.
Or, rather, with a Sonata.
On Sunday, Oct. 5, world-renowned pianist and violinist the Duo Concertante will come to Langley to perform Bach to Beethoven at LCMS’ Rose Gellert Hall.
Praised by WholeNote Magazine for their “grace and fire… fury and repose… a triumphant mass of non-stop energy,” Concertante will be playing Sonata in E major, BWV 1016 by J.S. Bach, Claude Debussy’s Sonate, and the Sonata in A op. 47 (“Kreutzer”) by Ludwig van Beethoven.
The event starts at 2:30 p.m. featuring a conversation with the star guests, hosted by LCMS artistic director Elizabeth Bergmann.
The audience will listen to anecdotal stories, gain some insight into life as a world-renowned performer, and learn the meaning behind the music.
Following the talk, there will be a short break with coffee and refreshments, before the performance from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
“I’m looking forward to welcoming Nancy Dahn and Timothy Steves of the Duo Concertante back to our stage for the second time,” said Bergmann.
“I’m eager to hear about their latest accomplishments and musical travels, and to share their stories with the audience.”
Musicians Nancy Dahn and Timothy Steves are looking forward to being back in Langley.
“We really enjoy touring . . . It’s so wonderful to just focus on the music, play concerts and perform for/communicate with an audience,” said Bergmann.
Award-winning Duo Concertante violinist, Dahn, and pianist, Steeves, maintain a busy touring schedule which takes them across North America, Europe and China, performing at such facilities as Carnegie Hall in New York and the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing.
Heralded as “musical dynamite,” Duo Concertante are known for their classical performances and have produced multiple CDs and music videos.
The Langley Community Music School hosts multiple musical concerts from October to May, including the Rose Gellert Hall Series, a Saturday evening concert featuring well-known Canadian and international musicians, as well as the Concerts Café Classico Series, a Sunday afternoon concert series featuring stellar local and touring musicians playing classical, jazz or contemporary works.
Tickets for the Concerts Café Classico event are $15 adults, $13 seniors and $10 students.
Those who want to save 15 per cent off regular ticket prices may be interested in a Seasons Pass (which includes six concerts) at $77 for adults, $67 for seniors, and $51 for students.
A Concerts Café Classico flex pass is also available that gives access to any four concerts in the series for $54 adults and $47 seniors.
Call the box office at 604-534-2848. The Rose Gellert Hall is located at 4899 207 St.