Feature Story Tuesday, May 9, 2017
The Romance of Spring
Local talent featured in emotional concert May 27
Lynne Preston, Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra
Wesley Hawkins, concert pianist, will lead the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra with Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto no.2 in C minor. Below, talented conductor Paula Dewit at Central Community Park in 2014.
hilliwack Symphony Orchestra presents A SUPER SPRING CONCERT on Saturday, May 27, at their new venue, First Ave. venue in Chilliwack.
“Oh my goodness! This concert is going to be
so much fun,” says Music Director Paula DeWit.
“They will perform Saturday Night Waltz and
Hoe-Down. Their dances depict intricate stories with fascinating plots which
are delightfully portrayed by both the young dancers and the orchestration,”
The Chilliwack music duo, Portraits of Us, Anna and Jason Ratzlaff will make a guest appearance. This young couple are gifted, experienced solo performers who are building a reputation for themselves with beautifully balanced vocal and instrumental arrangements.
They are of a comparable genre to The Civil
Wars, The Staves, and Noah Gunderson, and are currently working on an eight
song album that is due for release in coming months.
Sergei Rachmaninoff, a talented composer,
conductor and pianist, dedicated this concerto to his psychotherapist to
whom he credited a cure from the depths of his severe depression. Written at
the beginning of the 20th century, it is now one of the greatest
masterpieces of all time in piano repertoire. Its enduring charm continues
to enchant music lovers the world over.”
Chilliwack is fortunate to have a professional orchestra, bringing awareness and appreciation for music of the highest calibre.