Date: Jan. 28, 2017
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: Phoenix Auditorium, The Haven
Gabriola Islanders are in for a treat at 7:30 pm on Saturday, January 28, 2017, when Vancouver’s Trio Accord, and Borealis String Quartet, and Kelowna based pianist, Arnold Draper, come together to present a concert in Phoenix Auditorium at The Haven. These BC musicians form the Faculty of the 16-year-old Gabriola String Ensemble Retreat (GSER) which draws chamber music enthusiasts from Canada, the USA and the UK for a weekend of coaching with these highly respected professionals.
The Faculty concert is always the weekend’s highlight, is usually a wonderful surprise of Trios, Quartets, and possibly even Quintets, and includes performances on Gabriola’s much loved “Lulu” grand piano, purchased with a contribution from GSER.
Admission is by donation, $25 suggested. If you wish to come for dinner before the concert, check with The Haven at 250-247-9211.
Incidentally, GSER recently held a retreat in Italy, during which the faculty and participants put on a benefit concert for the Italian earthquake victims, raising about $1500 for the cause.