Jack Glatzer, wizard of the violin, will be giving a concert in 100 Mile House, in the Evangelical Free Church (across from the movie theatre) on May 3, starting at 7 p.m.
Playing on the same concert will be some outstanding local performers who were thrilled to be asked to perform alongside this master musician.
In the time I have known Jack, he has travelled all over the world performing in most of the esteemed concert halls.
He likes to visit out-of-the way places and is able to form deep attachments to all the folks he meets, including myself.
When I found out he was coming to visit me, I asked him if he would be willing to make another “gift” of his music to 100 Mile House along with some fine local musicians.
He agreed, and on May 3 in the Evangelical Free Church at 7 p.m., he will perform along with contributions from some of our local musicians. This promises to be an excellent concert of varied classical music to satisfy the soul.
Jack specializes in music for the unaccompanied violin, which is so difficult that only a few violinists in the world can play this music, especially those pieces by J.S. Bach and Nicolai Paganini.
Jack has earned international recognition for his superb playing. Here are two testimonials:
“Glatzer played with such ease…. It was a phenomenal performance.” Washington Post
“Glatzer is a world-class violinist with such a wealth of instrumental beauty at his disposal….” Oxford Mail.
For the local concert, Jack will join some fine local musicians.
Pat Friesen, local pianist and accompanist, loved the challenge a few years ago playing with Jack, so she jumped at the chance to join with him again in this concert in a full Mozart Concerto.
Brian Beattie, local trumpeter, has impressed us with his flawless renditions of Reveille on Remembrance Day. Now, we will hear him in two entertaining concert solos.
Alex Zamorano, a guitarist who hailed originally from Chile, and has delighted the community with his sensitive and compelling artistry.
Anthony Lau, once a local musician who now lives in Kelowna, is returning to play a double concerto with Glatzer.
Local singer Ingrid Mapson, who has also made a semi-professional career with symphony orchestras around British Columbia, will also sing two contrasting selections.
Local music teacher and fine pianist Jasmine Kreschuk will offer a movement from a piano sonata and show she has achieved a high level of performance. Rounding out the program will be a duo with local violinist Curtis Wolfe and Jack. There will be some very able accompanying by young emerging artist, Daven Mapson, and choir leader and musician Marilyn Buyar.
Admission will be by making a suggested donation of approximately $15 at the door to cover expenses.