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Young Artists concert features 20 local musicians

Program on Saturday, Oct. 12 at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium in Abbotsford

Songs Strings and Steps presents a Young Artists concert on Saturday, Oct. 12 featuring 20 musicians from the Abbotsford/Mission area accompanied by an orchestra.

The concert starts at 7 p.m. at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium.

It features the Abbotsford Youth Orchestra and members of the Canada West Chamber Orchestra playing selections written by Bernard Blary, Clyde Mitchell and local composer Stan Gubiotti.

For most of these soloists, this is their first opportunity to perform with an orchestra.

Some of the highlights include music from Beauty and the Beast, Schindler’s List and The Sound of Music; Winter from the Four Seasons by Vivaldi; and Lark Ascending by Vaughan Williams.

The featured talent includes Sanne Heaven, 15, winner of the senior trophy at the Abbotsford Music Festival, and Rafael Brisbois, 14, top winner at the 2019 Agrifair.

Other pieces at the concert include two piano duets featuring Payten and Elliott Whittome playing Festival Toccata and Olivia and Katelyn Jesse performing The Lonely Goatherd, and a piano trio with three girls playing one piano in a piece called Bolero.

Tickets are available at King’s Music, House of James or online at EventBrite.

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