PHMS Concert Series 2015-2016
Saturday, October 24, 2015 – 7:00 pm
Whether you’re old enough to remember him as Bim or just meeting Roy Forbes for the first time, you’re in for a treat. As one of Canada’s best loved singer/songwriters and an acoustic guitar virtuoso, Roy has established a musical persona that is truly unique. In another part of his rich and varied life, Roy produces a number of well- known artists, scores music for film and leads song writing workshops across Canada.
Sponsored in part by Gary & Elaine Park
Unfortunately, this concert was cancelled due to an accident.
Flowing with the ease of water in a stream through works by Baroque, Modern and Avant-garde composers, guitarist Pierre Beaudry always impresses. We welcome him back to the Sunshine Coast as part of an extensive international touring schedule in which his concerts and master classes have been received with respect and great enthusiasm.
Sponsored in part by Madeira Park Law Office
Sunday, November 22, 2015 – 2:00 pm
Imagine 1930’s Paris when Stéphane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt played American jazz blended with pulsing gypsy rhythms – that’s gypsy jazz. Join us when the wildly popular Van Django returns to Pender Harbour for a concert guaranteed to delight.
Sponsored in part by Madeira Park Law Office
COMPANY B JAZZ BAND
Sunday, December 13, 2015 – 2:00 pm
They’re coming back! Company B Jazz Band rocked the 2009 Pender Harbour Jazz Festival and fans have been clamouring for their return. This six piece vintage jazz harmony ensemble met at Capilano College and set out on a mission to recreate the ground-breaking sound of 1940’s and 50’s groups such as the Andrews Sisters accompanied by clarinet, sax, guitar and upright bass.
Sponsored in part by Margi & Alan Skelley
GARY LEVINSON & BAYA KAKOUBERI
(with Andrés Diaz)
Saturday, January 23 & Sunday January 24, 2016 – 2:00 pm
Partners both in life and in performance, Gary and Baya were so impressive at the 2014 Chamber Festival that we asked them to develop a program of two concerts over consecutive days featuring the glorious music of Schumann and Brahms. The winter doldrums won’t stand a chance in the presence of their passionate and perfectly nuanced playing.
Presented by the Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festival. Sponsored in part by John Storer, Ann & Patrick Munro, & Wayne Jobb
Saturday, January 23, 2016, 2:00 pm
Johannes Brahms Sonata No. 1 in G Major – Gary Levinson (violin), Baya Kakouberi (piano)
Clara Schumann Two Humoresques – Gary Levinson (violin), Baya Kakouberi (piano)
Robert Schumann Intermezzo from FAE Sonata – Gary Levinson (violin), Baya Kakouberi (piano)
Robert Schumann Sonata No. 1 in A Minor – Gary Levinson (violin), Baya Kakouberi (piano)
Johannes Brahms Sonata in D Minor – Gary Levinson (violin), Baya Kakouberi (piano)
Sunday, January 24, 2016 2:00 pm
Johannes Brahms Sonata No. 2 in A Major – Gary Levinson (violin), Baya Kakouberi (piano)
Robert Schumann Fanasiestucke for cello and piano – Andrés Diaz (cello), Baya Kakouberi (piano)
Clara Schumann Piano Trio – Gary Levinson (violin), Andrés Diaz (cello), Baya Kakouberi (piano)
CÒIG, CELTIC MUSIC OF CAPE BRETON
Sunday, February 14, 2016 – 3:00 pm
An ensemble of stellar Cape Breton musicians, CÒIG is a young band that has become a serious force within the traditional Celtic music scene. Their driving tunes, haunting songs and infectious energy earned them the 2014 Canadian Folk Music Award for Traditional Album of the Year as well as the 2015 East Coast Music Award for Roots/Traditional Group. Make this your Valentine’s gift for someone special!
Sponsored in part by Lori & Don Rymes, Ed & Gwen Hawkins, & Jennifer Love & David Pritchard
Sunday, March 13, 2016 – 2:00 pm
Eight singers standing in a half circle, facing each other and singing a cappella – this is musica intima. Now recognized as one of Canada’s truly important choirs, this BC group has built an international reputation on its extraordinary ensemble singing, performed from memory and without a conductor. Their honours include being one of only 24 international choirs invited to participate in the World Symposium on Choral Music.
Sponsored in part by H&R Block
Sunday, April 17, 2016 – 2:00 pm
Though born in the Yukon and now living part time in BC, Brandon Isaak plays the blues as though his soul is rooted south of Memphis. His fine musicianship and powerful song-writing abilities have been honed through collaboration with greats such as Jim Byrnes, Jeff Healey and Joe Louis Walker and he is now internationally recognized as Canada’s emerging blues superstar.
Sponsored in part by Sunshine Coast Credit Union
Daniel Bolshoy & Jasper Wood
Sunday, May 15, 2016 – 2:00 pm
The Sunshine Coast is well acquainted with Daniel Bolshoy’s sparkling artistry and delightful rapport with his audience. Jasper Wood, a colleague in the Vancouver Symphony and the UBC School of Music, shares Bolshoy’s passion for combining well known masterworks with new commissions from Canada’s leading composers to create performance magic. Join them for the grand finale to our concert season.
Sponsored in part by Les & Jan Falk