at Beban Park Auditorium, 2300 Bowen Road, Nanaimo
Presented by Vancouver Island Vintage Dance Society
The music will be played by a quartet of local musicians. Larry Miller (Clarinet), Anatol McGinnis (Violin), Kosma Busheikin (Stand-up Bass) and a pianist T.B.A.
They will be joined by Guest Artists:-
Joseph Clemotter, a young Nanaimo harpist will join the quartet to add the unique tone of his Celtic Lever Harp two numbers.
Frankie Bouchier (Baritone) has recently settled in Nanaimo and is a classically trained baritone from Sydney, Australia where he studied under the tutelage of renowned countertenor Andrew Dalton at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. He has performed across the globe, most notably at the Montreaux Jazz festival in Switzerland and at the Sydney Opera House with Patti LuPone. He is delighted to be based out of Nanaimo where he will be performing at the Port Theatre in late May with local musician Joshua Holloway.
Elise Boulanger (Soprano) hails from Nanaimo, on the traditional territory of the Snuneymuxw. After receiving her Diploma in Classical Vocal Performance from the Victoria Conservatory of Music, Boulanger began focusing on composing. Well-known for her Indie-Folk project ‘Elise Boulanger,’ she has been deemed as “definitely one to watch” by the Times Colonist. Her EP ‘The Blooming,’ was released in 2022. She has received radio play on CBC, toured Western Canada, performed at The Port Theatre and opened for Carmanah. She is delighted to be a part of the Nanaimo Salon Orchestra. For more, please visit https://www.eliseboulanger.com
The music programme consists of favourite classical dance divertimentos by W.A. Mozart, Beethoven and other popular dance music by Josef Strauss, G. Rossini, F. Schubert, L. Arditi, J. Mikel, and others. The dance music includes early Waltzes, Reels, E.C.D. ( Regency-Jane Austen), Mazurka, Barn Dance, Polka, Cotillion, Quadrille, Galop, Schottische, and others.
The concert will be “M.C.’d” by Gordon Pascoe to show his personal love of vintage music and dance and will include several of his own compositions.
Any surplus proceeds will be used by the Vancouver Island Vintage Dance Society (VIViD) a B.C. Society to help fund the Salon Orchestra’s musicians.
Concert programme details and contact info at: www.vintagedance.ca