Flautist to perform at Fraser Valley Symphony concert

Bernard Blary is the guest soloist for the concert in Abbotsford on Sunday, April 12

Bernard Blary

Bernard Blary

The exciting music of the Romantic era, highlighted by Reinecke’s Flute Concerto in D, will be featured at the Fraser Valley Symphony’s March Into Spring concert on Sunday, April 12.

The guest soloist will be Bernard Blary, who has won numerous competitions and has been a featured soloist with a variety of orchestras.He has been heard on CBC and has performed hundreds of concerts in the U.S., Canada, Europe and South America.

Blary has been principle flautist with the Burnaby Symphony Orchestra, Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra, and Richmond Orchestra, and has premiered many contemporary works by Canadian, American and European composers. Blary is also an accomplished composer and arranger who has written and arranged concertos, symphonies and chamber works.

He currently resides in Maple Ridge. where he works as a freelance flautist, teacher and arranger.

Also on the program will be Entry March of the Boyars by Halvorsen and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2.

The concert is at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium (32315 South Fraser Way) at 3 p.m. Doors open at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets cost $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and students, and $5 for kids 12 and under. They are available in advance at King’s Music, Tourism Abbotsford Visitor Centre, Act 1 Music (Langley) and Black Bond Books (Mission). Tickets are also sold at the door, as available.

For more information visit fraservalleysymphony.org.