Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Thank you, Bowen!

On the day Sir Paul and the "Boss" were performing in Vancouver, and UK pianist Stephen Hough was being re-discovered at the Chan Center, the Bowen Island Arts Council took a big risk for its season opener!

Fortunately, more seats were added and the recital enjoyed full house. Thanks to Mariana Holbrook's hospitality, we received a warm island welcome and gauging from the audience reaction, it was returned through the music making.

Since the program was about Russian music, I have chosen two rarely heard pieces as video highlights: Schnittke "Five Aphorisms" and an Encore by Mikael Tariverdiev "Two in a Caf√©" from the classic Russian film "Seventeen Moments of Spring".

The recital was advertised in the local press, here in Bowen Island and far away in Omsk, Siberia! A world wide coverage!