18th Century Musical Genius

Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra

Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra

The Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra is presenting 18th Century Musical Genius – wise, witty, soul-stirring classics served up fresh and a-live at 7:30 pm on Friday, March 26, 2010, at Brechin United Church, 998 Estevan Road, Nanaimo. And if that feast of music just isn’t filling enough, there’s a second serving on Saturday, March 27, at 2 pm, just a short ferry ride away at the Gabriola Island Community Hall, 2200 South Road. The program includes Tomaso Albinoni’s Concerto a Cinque for Oboe and Strings – played soulfully by Gabriola Islander Toby Macklin; Symphony No. 77 by Joseph Haydn; Water Music by George Frideric Handel; and Piano Concerto No. 27 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart being performed by Nanaimo’s Rie Okamura. Featured performers include soloist Toby Macklin on oboe and guest artist Rie Okamura on piano, under the musical direction of Karl Rainer. Admission is $20 adults, $10 students, and under 12 free. Nanaimo tickets are available at the Port Theatre Ticket Centre 250-754-8550, while Gabriola tickets are sold by the Village Liquor Store, 575 North Road.