Music Week celebrates learning and creating great music

An 11-day celebration of music in Campbell River begins Thursday morning April 28, as the Friends Of Music open their 24th annual Music Week

An 11-day celebration of music in Campbell River begins Thursday morning April 28, as the Friends Of Music open their 24th annual Music Week, which includes the Ruth Scott Chopin Competition and  a Finale Concert of highlights from the Festival.

The non-competitive music festival features students of all ages playing the piano (Fiesta and Carnival), the violin (Pizzicato) and singing (Cantabile).

Pizzicato starts on Thursday morning April 28, when all ages and levels, in Royal Conservatory, Suzuki, and Fiddle classes, will participate in Music Week. Master teacher Kathryn Appleby Ranger  an active clinician and adjudicator throughout western Canada and the Pacific Northwest, will work with students in a master class setting

Adele Clark, with many years of experience as a singer, stage director,  lecturer and teacher, will work with voice students starting Friday evening April 29, Saturday, and Sunday afternoon.

Students of all ages, including a number of adults, will perform, with their accompanists, folk songs, classical solos, sacred music, jazz and musical theatre.

Fiesta participants are piano students in Royal Conservatory Grade Three and above. They are grouped according to the type of music they play- Romantic, Baroque, Popular music etc. and their grade level. Master teacher Cynthia Goddard has performed numerous solo recitals in addition to teaching at the Langley Community Music School and at CYMC.

The Fiesta portion of the music week runs from Monday, May 2 until Friday May 6.

Students in their first years of piano study, some as young as five years old, take part in the Carnival, which runs from Friday evening May 6 until Sunday afternoon. They perform in small groups according to their age and level.

The master teachers suggest performers for the Finale Concert, to take place on Sunday May 15 at the Campbell River United Church.

This concert, which begins at 2:30 will also feature the winner of the Ruth Scott Chopin Competition.

Scott was a much-loved teacher and founding member of the Friends of Music. After her death, her friends and family chose to honour her through a competition featuring the music of Chopin, her favourite composer.

The competition will take place on Sunday, May 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the Trinity Presbyterian Church on Simms Road.

Students will  compete for this is a competition for a $500 prize, unlike the rest of Music Week.

All events, except the Finale Concert, take place at the Trinity Presbyterian Church, and the public is welcome to attend for a modest fee.

For more information about Music Week, contact Joan Rookes, at 250 923 0446.

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