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Fire and Passion together at the Cultch March 11

Released by Ann Goodswaard, CACC


he sensual sounds of the cello will fill the Rotary Hall Studio Theatre on March 11, 2012 at 2:30pm.


Concert soloist and talented chamber musician, Joel Stobbe, currently the principal cellist of the Vancouver Island Symphony, treats us to the magical sounds of this wonderful string instrument in Fire and Passion, the second performance in the Chilliwack Cultural Centre’s Rain Mountain Series.


Presented in partnership between The Chilliwack Academy of Music and The Chilliwack Arts & Cultural Centre Society, Fire and Passion will delight classical music lovers with the incredible talent of Stobbe and seven other cellists who will accompany him in this breathtaking concert.

This amazing bowed string instrument, the cello, can evoke a deep emotional response when its formidable notes fill the air. Showcased either as a solo instrument or in the string section of an orchestra this fantastic instrument’s ability to resonate sound right through us will captivate audience members as they are drawn into the magical sounds produced by Stobbe and his fellow cellists in this spectacular event.

Born and raised in Prince George, Stobbe received his Artistic Diploma of Music Performance from the Augsburg Conservatory of Music in Germany. This Canadian born cellist is an active performer, recording artist, and chamber director with rave international acclaim and has performed both as a soloist and with chamber groups throughout Europe.


Once returning to Canada, Stobbe became a co-founder of the Borealis Strings Quartet with whom he has toured extensively, performing throughout Canada and the United States and broadcasting frequently on radio and television stations. Stobbe has recently furthered his teaching and solo careers by taking the position of coordinator of Advanced Programming, head of the String Department, and Cello teacher at the Langley Community Music School.

The spellbinding atmosphere created in this incredible display of talent will showcase an abundantly talented ensemble of cellists as they rotate the principal role performing a repertoire of familiar classical music including pieces like Astor Piazzolla’s La Muerte del Angel and Franz Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody no. 2. Treat yourself to a delightful feast of sound with Fire and Passion on March 11, book your seat today!

The generous sponsors that have helped bring this amazing talent to The Chilliwack Cultural Centre are Bronze Sponsors: Fraser Valley Custom Printers and Sutton Group Showplace Realty. Our Media Sponsor: the Chilliwack Times. Our Government Sponsors: the British Columbia Arts Council, The Province of British Columbia and the City of Chilliwack we thank you all for your support.

Purchase your tickets early for this classical treat Fire & Passion by calling the Centre Box Office at 604.391.SHOW(7469) or visit the friendly agents Monday-Friday 9:30am-9:00pm, Saturday & Sunday 9:30am-5:00pm. Tickets are also available online at