2009 - 201O SEASON
Thurday, February 4, 2010

Trio Voce

with Jasmine Lin, violin; Marina Hoover, cello; Patricia Tao, piano. Anyone fortunate enough to have heard them last January will tell you that they are simply not to be missed. (Who's the connection? My mother who (besides being connected to me) has visited Gabriola several times, and who lives in the same retirement facility in Edmonton as Marina Hoover's mother!)
Saturday, March 13, 2010

The Darren Sigesmund Septet

with Darren Sigesmund, trombone; Quinsin Nachoff, tenor saxophone, clarinet; Jim Vivian, bass; Anthony Michelli, drums; Reg Schwager, guitar; Daniel Stone, percussion; and Eliana Cuevas, vocals. This leading contemporary Canadian ensemble brings their own unique blend of jazz, latin, and classical influences. (Who's the connection? Gabriola's own beloved trombonist, John Capon.)
Friday April 23, 2010

Stabat Mater

Touted as an innovative and very personal response to the religious experience, this work will feature Gabriola's own Elizabeth Lutz, Soprano and Elizabeth Wilson, Contralto; with Karl Rainer and members of the Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra;. Opening the concert will be special guest violinist, Jack Glatzer. This will be an extraordinary event where some of the regions finest classical musicians will get to share the stage with an internationally touring solo violinist.. (Who's the connection? Some of it speaks for itself! The Jack Glatzer connection came through Gabriola resident, David Carrington.)
Thursday, May 16, 2010


Music by Juliet Palmer
Text by Anna Chatterton
Performed by Christine Duncan, Patricia O'Callaghan &
Neema Bickersteth.
An Urban Vessel Production

From the abuse of the sweatshop to the fantasy of costume and the empowerment of sewing-it-yourself, the sewing machine has been a force for exploitation and liberation since its invention in the 19th century. Anchored in the sounds and rhythms of sewing, Stitch uncovers the emotional layers of the relationship between woman and barely-tamed machine.
Thursday, October 29th, 7:30pm (6:45 artists chat), at the Phoenix Auditorium, Lulu presented

The Jones Maruri Duo

with Michael Jones, cello and Augustin Maruri, guitar. Haled from England and Spain, The Jones Maruri Duo are one of the only established cello / guitar duos in the world, having performed all over the Europe, North and South America, and Asia. (Who's the connection? Ifan Williams', former head of the Maritimes Conservatory of Performing Arts in Halifax, daughter Ariana and grandson, Moksha live on Gabriola.)