Eight-piece ensemble performs chamber music in Kelowna

Octagon comes to the Mary Irwin Theatre on March 27.

Chamber Music Kelowna welcomes Octagon, an illustrious ensemble of artists, to our stage March 27 for an evening of extraordinary musicianship and beauty.

Eight amazing artists will come together to perform a selection of seldom heard, larger ensemble works.  Included in this unique concert is Beethoven’s Septet, Op. 20, one of his most successful and popular works.  Also featured is the Octet, D.803 by Schubert, his largest scale piece for chamber ensemble.  Another highlight of this concert will be Canadian composer, Malcolm Forsyth’s Concerto for 8.

Martin Beaver, violin “a renowned musician…gives a stellar rendering from start to finish”  – Performing Arts and Entertainment in Canada

Mark Fewer, violin “faultless to a tee”…  La Scena Musicale

Rivka Golani, viola “carving out a place of her own that no other performer on the instrument can reach”  – Fanfare Magazine

Rachel Mercer, cello “reminds us that the interpreter can be as much of a creator, not just a re-creator, as the composer” – Musical Toronto

Joe Phillips, double bass “making atmospherically moody and dreamy bass sounds” – Ifpress.com

James Campbell, clarinet    “a sensationally vertuosic and versatile soloist…”  The Boston Globe

Kathleen McLean, bassoon   “one of the most acclaimed orchestral bassoonists in North America”   – Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music

Ken MacDonald, French horn   “…master French hornist…”  – Toronto StarCheers,

The concert is Friday, March 27 starting at 7:30 pm at Mary Irwin Theatre, Rotary Centre For The Arts.

Tickets are at the box office at 421 Cawston Ave. in Kelowna or phone 250-717-5304.