From ragtime and blues to folk and Celtic melodies, Langley Community Music School opens the stage to two year-end concerts: the year end jazz concert on Monday, May 11, and the LCMS Fiddlers year-end concert on Wednesday May 13.
Both performances begin at 7:30 p.m.
The May 11 concert will feature an array of jazz styles from multiple decades performed by the LCMS Jazz Ensemble.
The LCMS Jazz Ensemble is comprised of six students (one adult and five high school students) and two of the jazz faculty, Tim Stacey and Ross Curran.
“This year’s Jazz Ensemble is the biggest we’ve had at the school,” says LCMS jazz teacher Ross Curran.
“This well-rounded program is unique in the Lower Mainland.” In addition to lessons, students get to learn from working and performing with professional musicians.
The May 13 concert will “celebrate the violin’s cousin, the fiddle,” said Andrea Taylor, LCMS fiddle instructor.
“The LCMS Fiddlers will be reeling and jigging their way through a selection of popular traditional music, ranging from old time and country to Celtic and Slavic.”
“Both of these performances highlight the unique breadth of musical expertise that we foster at LCMS,” said LCMS principal Susan Magnusson.
“Our diverse programs give our students the opportunity to explore many different genres of music, while learning from great teachers.”
Admission to both concerts is by donation.
Spring Open House
Langley Community Music School welcomes people of all ages to their annual Spring Community Day Open House on Saturday, May 9, from noon to 2 p.m., with a special master class scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m.
The public is invited to listen to student soloists and chamber groups, enjoy performances by the school’s children’s choir, harp ensemble and string ensemble and LCMS early learning classes.
There will also be an opportunity to meet the teachers, tour the facility, and learn about Langley Community Music School programs and classes.
Following the main event is free special master class at 2:30 p.m. with master teacher and renowned pianist Henri-Paul Sicsic.
Selected students should be playing at Royal Conservatory Grade 10 or ARCT level.
“We invite new students of all ages to take advantage of this wonderful community resource, and to receive the highest quality music education from our professional faculty,” said LCMS principal Susan Magnusson.
Langley Community Music School will be accepting registrations for the fall 2015 semester during the open house event. As space is limited in these programs, LCMS encourages people to register as soon as possible.
Guests are also invited to sign up to receive notifications of the school’s renowned concerts and events, which feature stellar local, national and international artists throughout the year in the school’s Rose Gellert Hall.
No registration is necessary to attend the open house, however, registration is required to play in the master class.
The Rose Gellert Hall is located at 4899 207 St.
For more information about any of these events or to register, call Langley Community Music School at 604-534-2848.