Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The Arts at One puts on free concerts Thursdays

Mihalis Schindle performs at the Music Technologies Concert last spring.    
     Black Opal Images photo
By Michael Strutt, Music Instructor

This month sees the return of Douglas College’s popular recital series, The Arts at One. This free, long-running event is a cultural highlight, and one the College is proud to share with the New Westminster community. The concerts present an eclectic mix of classical, jazz, world, to the latest in music technologies.

The series begins Thursday, Sept. 6, with Music for Strings and Flute. This program will feature our own flute instructor, Brenda Fedoruk, who is also principal flutist with the Vancouver Opera Orchestra. The following week will be Piano Pinnacle with Deborah Grimmett and Iman Habibi. This highly innovative piano duo features everything from classical to contemporary, and we welcome the return of Iman, who is a former Douglas student.

The series continues with a vocal recital, followed by the highly acclaimed Robin Shier Jazz Quintet, solo guitar, voice with guitar and a Music Technologies Concert. The Fall season will end with a spectacular presentation of The Nutcracker featuring the award-winning dancers of the Goh Ballet.

All concerts are held from 1–2pm in our state-of-the-art Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre, on the fourth floor of the New West Campus. The concerts are presented by the Music Department at Douglas College with support from the City of New Westminster.

For  more information on The Arts at One, see the program online.