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Feel the Pulse at LCMS

Marcel and Elizabeth Bergmann, The Bergmann Piano Duo. - submitted photo
Marcel and Elizabeth Bergmann, The Bergmann Piano Duo.
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Langley Community Music School invites music lovers to enjoy a variety of fun and inspiring concerts by professionals and students during its Pulse Music Program and Festival, from July 21-27.

Pulse focuses on chamber music and also includes improvisation and composition. Festival concerts will feature various collaborations among faculty, visiting artists and student participants.

“As a community music school, LCMS invites the public to experience music making from young aspiring musicians to faculty and guest artist performances at their finest during our summer concert festival,” said Elizabeth Bergmann, LCMS’ director of summer programs and artistic director, concerts.

Pulse Creative & Innovative Chamber Music Program Concerts

July 21 –  7:30 p.m. Pulse 2012 Opening Concert

The opening concert features Pulse faculty members Joel Stobbe, cello (LCMS faculty member), Jeanette Bernal-Singh, violin (Vancouver Symphony Orchestra) and Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann (LCMS and Bergmann Piano Duo) performing  a program from duos to trios.

The lighter spirited Beethoven – Trio Op. 11, Schubert – Arpeggione Sonata, the famous Handel/Halvorsen duo for violin and cello and a couple of Marcel’s new arrangements for two pianos of tunes by Chick Corea and Pat Metheny will be performed.

July 24 – 7:30 p.m.  Boogie Woogie for Two

This concert includes special guest, Boogie Woogie pianist Dominik Heins. Hamburg-born and now living in White Rock,  Heins will offer some highly entertaining and virtuosic playing.

Marcel Bergmann will join him on a few tunes. Prepare for pianistic fireworks.

July 26 – 2 p.m. Young Composers Competition and Workshop

An always-interesting and informative event, the Pulse Young Composers competition and workshop features new compositions by student composers.

Pulse faculty members play through and give feedback on the new compositions.

July 26 – 7:30 p.m. Up to a Minute and In C

This concert features the winning compositions from the Pulse Young Composers Competition, performed by Pulse faculty, along with other student compositions composed throughout the Pulse course.  Pulse students and faculty will perform the seminal work In C by minimalist composer, Terry Riley.

July 27 – 7:30 p.m. Pulse Final Concert with Student Ensembles

“This concert features the collaborative work students have been engaged in over the week. Chamber groups will perform works by Beethoven, Mozart, Bloch, Debussy, Dvorak, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Milhaud, Khachaturian and Piazzolla.

Admission for all concerts is by donation.

The Rose Gellert Hall is located at 4899 207 St. For more concert information visit www.langleymusic.com or call 604-534-2848.

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