Vancouver musicians Sarah Hagen and Joan Blackman bring a recital of classical music for piano and violin to the Tidemark Theatre on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 18.
Violinist Blackman, Associate Concertmaster of the Vancouver Symphony, enjoys a vibrant and varied musical life. Blackman is the Artistic Director of Vancouver’s Vetta Chamber Music and Recital Society, and is also a member of the acclaimed American String Project, which brings together concertmasters and soloists throughout North America.
She has performed and recorded as soloist with the Vancouver Symphony, Victoria Symphony, CBC Radio Orchestra, and the Banff Festival Orchestra.
Blackman has also performed chamber music with premier groups such as the Penderecki String Quartet, Purcell String Quartet, Curio, Vancouver New Music, and the Turning Point Ensemble. She has appeared on the series Music in the Morning, Music Fest Vancouver, the Pender Harbour Music Society Concert Series, The Jeffrey Concerts in London, Ont., and at several summer festivals including the Hornby Island Festival, Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festival, and the Victoria Summer Music Festival. She is frequently heard in recital broadcasts on CBC radio.
From the Comox Valley, pianist Hagen has been heard in concert halls and on the airwaves to critical acclaim throughout North America and Europe. As well as hosting eight recital series in B.C., Hagen enjoys a busy and varied concert schedule as both a soloist and collaborator.
As First Prize Winner in the 2013 Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition, she was awarded the opportunity to perform solo at New York City’s Carnegie Hall in May 2013. Highlights of Hagen’s upcoming season include recitals featuring Rachmaninoff’s complete Opus 32 Preludes in both Ontario and PEI, a Pro’ject Sound performance in Saint John featuring New Brunswick photographers and the launch of her second album with music of Robert and Clara Schumann.
A Classical Afternoon with Sarah Hagen comes to the Tidemark Theatre on Nov. 18 at 1 p.m. Join in afterwards for refreshments and a reception with the artists.
Tickets are $22 for Members and $27 for Non-Members (plus applicable taxes and fees) and can be purchased at the Box Office from Tuesday – Saturday between 12-4 p.m. Tickets are also available online at: tidemarktheatre.com .