A concert featuring performances by violinist Calvin Dyck, soprano Nadya Blanchette and pianist Andrea Wood takes place Sunday, March 11 in Abbotsford.
Music from the Heart is a feast of romantic music, taking place at 3 p.m. at the Mennonite Heritage Museum, 1818 Clearbrook Rd.
Dyck has performed around the world on four continents and has enjoyed a wide variety of opportunities as concertmaster for the Vancouver Island Symphony.
He has released four CDs and has his doctorate from the University of Southern California.
A highlight of his career was performing for the opening ceremonies for the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver.
Blanchette is fluent in five languages and charms audiences with her panache and elegance.
She has sung with the Vancouver Symphony, the Calgary Philharmonic and Cirque du Soleil.
Blanchette has created seven shows, released four CDs, and performed around the world in festivals, in films and on radio.
She was privileged to sing Ave Maria at Pierre Trudeau’s state funeral in 2000.
Wood began her career at Vancouver Opera performing in mainstage shows and touring the province with Vancouver Opera in Schools.
She also spent time in Melbourne, Australia as a collaborative pianist at Melbourne University and the Victorian College of the Arts.
Wood co-founded the Stewart Arts Council, raising funds and awareness to bring performances of professional dance and music to rural northern B.C.
She has performed across the country, at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and has been broadcast on CBC Radio.
Wood now enjoys life on Vancouver Island performing as a collaborative pianist and playing regularly with the Vancouver Island Symphony.
Music from the Heart includes music from Bernstein’s West Side Story; songs by Gershwin, and Porter and Ellington; and other favourites.
Dyck will perform the Meditation from Thais, Tango Jealousy, Salut d’Amour, O Danny Boy, music by Fritz Kreisler and the theme from the movie Ladies in Lavender.
Tickets are $23 in advance on eventbrite.ca or $25 at the door.