“Music for a Sunday Afternoon: A Benefit Concert for Harmony Project Sooke” will take place in a lovely private Otter Point Garden on August 8th at 2:30 PM.
A stellar line-up of musicians who have performed and taught all over the world will be performing in support of HPS. They include:
- Hiroko Kagawa (violinist with the Canadian Opera Company and the National Ballet of Canada)
- David Visentin (Director of postsecondary studies at the Victoria Conservatory of Music and founder of Sistema Toronto)
- Christina Mahler (former principal cellist with Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra in Toronto)
- David Stewart (former Concertmaster of the Bergen Philharmonic in Norway, Professor at the University of Ottawa and University of Manitoba, now recently retired to Sooke and is cofounder and violinist of the Voces Intimae String Quartet and board member of Harmony Project Sooke)
- Paule Prefontaine (former Assistant Concertmaster of the Bergen Philharmonic, guest Principal 2nd Violin in Porto, Portugal, now co-founder and violinist in Voces Intimae String Quartet.
- Plus, several students in Drumline and the Wolfgang String Quartet.
This benefit concert will include works by Grieg, Dvorak and Piazzolla.
Admission is by donation (suggested minimum of $20: tax receipts can be issued for amounts over $25 upon request). If you wish to attend please email Jenny Nelson at email@example.com for more info. Space is fairly limited.
Harmony Project Sooke is a registered charitable society that provides musical instruments and instruction to children and youth in the Sooke Region. It was founded by Maestro Norman Nelson in 2016 and has had a close relationship with the Sooke Phil ever since.