Local residents are being invited to enjoy an intimate morning of classical music on Oct. 4 at the Rotary Hall Studio. The Chilliwack Arts & Cultural Centre Society and The Chilliwack Academy of Music welcome the talents of worldrenowned pianist Sarah Hagen accompanied by cellist Ariel Barnes for the 2013/2014 season opener.
The performance will include pieces ranging from Schumann to Shostakovich as part of the Rain Mountain Classical Music Series.
A Canadian talent now known around the globe, Hagen has performed in Carnegie Hall three times this year alone. Hagen's talents, which radiate technical ease and tonal purity, has garnered her critical acclaim throughout North American concert halls.
Her motivation is the belief that music has the power to be a window into our souls regardless of age or knowledge.
A visionary and an idealist, Ariel Barnes Hagen's performances are conceptually innovative, often involving photography, dance and theatre.
Coming in as a special guest, Barnes has been described as having a "luscious tone" and "technical prowess."
Equally comfortable in musical languages ranging from the Baroque to the music of our modern times, Barnes' performances range from evenings of unaccompanied Bach to world premieres of contemporary art music.
His solo and chamber music recordings have been nominated for a Juno Award and two Western Canadian Music Awards.
Show starts at 10:30 a.m. and each performance in the series will also feature refreshments and treats, courtesy of Sardis Bakery.
Tickets are $27 for adults, $24 for seniors, and $22 for students. Call the Centre box office at 604-391-SHOW(7469) for more information.
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