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Renowned duo performs the classics and new works

Duo Concertante the featured performers for Chemainus Classical Concerts

The timing couldn’t be better for the eternal awakening of spring to be funneled through St. Michael’s Church in Chemainus with the music of Duo Concertante in the Chemainus Classical Concerts series.

The Feb. 18 2 p.m. ‘Dance me to your beauty’ program of Duo Concertante’s Nancy Dahn (violin) and Timothy Steeves (piano) features classics by Beethoven and Brahms as well as new works by composers Kelly-Anne Murphy and Dawn Avery.

“When artists such as Nancy Dahn and Timothy Steeves of Duo Concertante grace our stage, it inspires us to think bigger and reach further in our endeavours to bring outstanding live classical music to the community,” noted Rykie Avenant, artistic co-director for Chemainus Classical Concerts. “We are so humbled and grateful to be included in their B.C. tour this month.”

The name Duo Concertante is derived from the inscription over Beethoven’s ‘Kreuzer’ Sonata: in stilo molto concertante that implies the equal and dynamic voices of the two performers and defines their artistic relationship. Dahn and Steeves are visionary artistic directors and inspiring mentors.

Duo Concertante formed 24 years ago and has built an international career with more than 700 concerts throughout North America, Central America, Europe and China while striving to provoke thought and engagement through music in innovative ways.

“This is a unique opportunity to experience world-class music right here in the Cowichan Valley,” added Avenant.

Pre-paid tickets to see and hear Canada’s preeminent chamber music duo in the intimate St. Michael’s venue are $23, available by calling Eleanor Montour at 250-748-8383. Tickets are $30 at the door or $10 for Under 18.

Don Bodger

About the Author: Don Bodger

I've been a part of the newspaper industry since 1980 when I began on a part-time basis covering sports for the Ladysmith-Chemainus Chronicle.
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