Morning Musicale kicks of season

Award-winning entertainer Sarah Hagen kicks off another season of her popular Morning Musicale series

Award-winning entertainer Sarah Hagen kicks off another season of her popular Morning Musicale series on Monday, Oct. 19 at 10:30 a.m.

This will be the third year that classical music lovers will gather on the stage of the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre to enjoy the special blend of chat and music that Hagen and her guests offer.

What is unique about this morning series is that it offers a chance to hear a pre-concert talk and enjoy treats and hear world-class musicians in an intimate, personal performance.

The personable, Victoria-based Hagen has toured widely, making friends along the way.

She has performed with cellist Phillip Hansen, violinist Robert Uchida, tenor Benjamin Butterfield, Trio Accord, Ballet Victoria, the Emily Carr String Quartet, among many others, and has appeared in many orchestras.

Her style on the piano is both skillful and inventive and she was recently awarded as the BC Touring Council’s 2015 Touring Artist of the Year.

She will open the season with a solo performance but later will welcome Francois Houle, clarinet; Martin Chalifour, violin; Anne Grimm, soprano; and Ann Elliott-Goldschmid, violin.

Doors for the musicales open at 9:30 a.m.

Book your tickets at www.cowichanpac.ca or call the Cowichan Ticket Centre at 250-748-7529.

Tickets are $24 each or $22 for Elder College members. A season ticket for all five shows is available for $105.