@ Black Rabbit – 321 Selby Street (Upper Room)
Elise Boulanger is sweet darkness wrapped in orchestral instrumentation. Hailing from the West Coast of Canada, this Indie-Chamber-Folk artist completely captivates audiences with her haunting avalanche of a voice. Boulanger is a bilingual multi-instrumentalist and environmental advocate that creates cinematic dreamscapes atop cello, violin, piano, drums and ukulele. Deemed as “definitely one to watch” by the Times Colonist, Boulanger is influenced by nature, her classical training, and artists like Regina Spektor, Patrick Watson, and Radiohead. She’s sonically reminiscent of Kate Bush.
The Island Notes Chamber Music Festival (formerly known as the Vancouver Island Chamber Music Festival) is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. The vision of the Island Notes Chamber Music Festival is to present a multi-day world-class festival of chamber music for the Vancouver Island area performed by local, and regional artists. Presented in intimate settings in the City of Nanaimo, featuring diverse instrumentation and repertoire, both historical and contemporary, along with a commitment to presenting Canadian works.