The Okanagan is hosting a feast for guitar lovers this month, as five of Canada’s finest classical guitarists will perform for the Okanagan Symphony and in concerts as part of the Minds and Music concert series at UBC Okanagan.
On Jan. 18, the Montréal Guitar Trio performs in a morning show at UBC’s Okanagan campus theatre. The 10:30 a.m. program is free and open to the public and comes before the trio takes the stage for a full concert performance at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre at 7:30 p.m. that night.
On Jan. 20, guitarist Daniel Bolshoy will perform Rodrigo’ Concierto de Aranjuez and the neo-romantic Concerto in D by Castelnuovo-Tedesco with the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre. The concert starts at 7 p.m. and tickets are available at the Ticket Seller, 549-7469, www.ticketseller.ca.
Back on the UBCO campus Jan. 23 at 2 p.m., Alan Rinehart will present the second in a series of three Minds and Music concerts of Spanish and South American music at the University Centre Ballroom. His program will feature some favourites of exciting and beautiful romantic works for the guitar.
The Minds and Music concert series aims to present the world’s finest music by renowned performers, and put it all into a contemporary context through informal lectures by faculty and artists about the music, its past, and how it relates to the present. The series, which is made possible through the Irving K. Barber Endowment, is free and open to the public.
For information on the Minds and Music concert series, including upcoming events, visit www.ubc.ca/okanagan/mindsandmusic/welcome.html. To learn more about Rinehart visit www.alanrinehart.com. Further information about the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra can be found at www.okanagansymphony.com.