Symphony offers free concert

Vancouver Island Symphony concertmaster Calvin Dyck leads a string ensemble in a free concert at Woodgrove Centre Sept. 1. - Photo by HA Photography
Vancouver Island Symphony concertmaster Calvin Dyck leads a string ensemble in a free concert at Woodgrove Centre Sept. 1.
— image credit: Photo by HA Photography

A raffle kicks off with two free concerts from the Vancouver Island Symphony.

The concerts, featuring a string ensemble led by symphony concertmaster Calvin Dyck, take place at the waterclock in Woodgrove Centre Sept. 1 at 6 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.

The group will play classical music and popular favourites, including music from Pachelbel’s Canon, Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Les Miserables, Chatanooga Choo Choo and some tunes from the Beach Boys to celebrate summer.

At the concert, tickets for the Symphony Sweeps raffle go on sale, with proceeds supporting the Nanaimo-based orchestra to present concerts at the Port Theatre annually.

Six prizes are available to be won, including:

u  an iPad 2;

u  $1,000 shopping spree at Woodgrove Centre;

u  $1,000 gift certificate to Q Laser Body Sculpting;

u  $1,000 in groceries;

u  Large, flat-screen panel TV

u  $2,000 travel gift certificate.

The raffle runs until February, with monthly draws. Winning ticket stubs go back into the draw each time for future draws, allowing one ticket to win up to six times.

Tickets cost $20; three tickets for $50; seven tickets for $100.

For more information, please call 250-754-0177 or visit www.vancouverisland


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