The Old Schoolhouse Arts Centre will be featuring the flute throughout its winter-spring 2017 Music On Sunday series, and this ensemble, organized by Brenda Fedoruk, the principal flutist with the Vancouver Opera Orchestra and flute faculty member of the University of British Columbia School of Music, is a wonderful way to begin the season’s feature.
Mezzo-soprano Sarah Fryer, Fedoruk on flute and Shoko Inoue on piano will be performing at The Old Schoolhouse Arts Centre for the first Music On Sunday concert of 2017.
The Jan. 8 program, entitled “The Power and Passion of Song” will include works by Jake Heggie, John Corigliano, Robert Helps, GabrielFaure and André Previn.
The classical concert featuring the three musicians is from
2:30-4:30 p.m. at TOSH (122 W. Fern Rd., Qualicum Beach).
Admission for the concert is $18.
For more information, call 250-752-6133 or visit www.theoldschoolhouse.org.
To plan ahead or to view the floor plan of the concert, visit the website.
British-Canadian mezzo-soprano Fryer has sung extensively in Europe and in North America.
Fryer has been a guest of many festivals including Dartington, Aldeburgh, Taormina, Southern Cathedrals and The Three Choirs.
She has appeared with notable orchestras and choirs including the Hallé Orchestra, the Liverpool Philharmonic, The Bach Choir, Orquesta Sinfonica del Estado de Mexico, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, The Hanover Band, Florilegium and the Philharmonia Orchestra .
In Canada, Fryer has performed as a soloist with top orchestras and choirs including the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, the Victoria Symphony Orchestra, The CBC Orchestra, the Vancouver Bach Choir and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.
She was a soloist for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s performances of Mahler’s Eighth Symphony as part of the celebrations surrounding the 2010 Winter Olympics and she made her debut with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in May 2010.
Fedoruk is currently principal flute of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra, a position she has held for more than 20 years, and a core member of Vancouver’s Turning Point Ensemble.
As a long-time member (flute and piccolo) of the CBC Radio Orchestra, she was also the Musicians’ Contractor until the orchestra’s disbanding in 2008. A busy freelance player, she has performed often with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, has been guest principal flutist with the Victoria Symphony Orchestra, and has played with the touring orchestras of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and the National Ballet.
Fedoruk has performed in many major musical productions including the Vancouver productions of Les Miserables, Showboat, Sunset Boulevard, Ragtime, Phantom of the Opera and Mary Poppins.
Inoue is a prize-winner of the Cleveland International Piano competition, first prize winner for contemporary music of the Frinna Awerbuch competition, and first prize winner of the Chopin competition in New York where she made her Carnegie Hall debut.
Inoue is active as a soloist, chamber musician and recitalist throughout North America, Japan and Europe.
Among her notable appearances are solo recitals at the ninth Annual World Piano Pedagogy Conference in Las Vegas and at the Shostakovich Festival in Rome’s St. Cecilia Hall.
Inoue has also had many solo concerts at the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto. Her addditional performance highlights include Prokofiev’s Concerto #2 in G minor, opus 16 with Oshawa Symphony, a trio concert in Florida with Pinchas Zukerman and Amanda Forsyth, as well as a piano duo concert with Sergei Babayan in Cleveland. A piano and cello duo concert with Amanda Forsyth at the Glenn Gould Studio was broadcast by CBC.
— Submitted by TOSH